Twelve scholars affiliated with the School of Data Science (SDSC) are recognized in Stanford’s list of world’s top 2% scientists

Twelve Scholars from the School of Data Science

Twelve Scholars affiliated with the School of Data Science (SDSC) are recognized in Stanford’s List of World’s Top 2% Scientists

We are proud to share that twelve faculty members affiliated with SDSC have been recognized as Top 2% of the World’s Most Cited Scholars by the Stanford-Elsevier indicators. The lists were published in October and November 2022 respectively.

The selection ranked the top 100,000 scientists by citation score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above in their specialty field. The list is based on two sets of categorizations. Career-long consists of data running up to the end of 2021; whereas Single Year data pertained to citations received during calendar year 2021. For more details, please visit

The list was prepared by a team of experts from Stanford University. It identifies scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant and broad influence, reflected in the publication of multiple papers frequently cited by their peers during the last decade. This publicly available database provides continually updated information on the work of the world’s top scientists including standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship-adjusted hm-index, citations of papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator.

12 faculty members affiliated with SDSC are listed among the top 2% of the world's most highly cited scientists

No. Name of Researcher Career-long Impact Single Year Impact
1. Prof S. Joe QIN (Dean, Chair Professor)
2. Dr Zijun ZHANG (Associate Dean & Associate Professor)  
3. Prof Way KUO (President and University Distinguished Professor)
4. Prof Alain BENSOUSSAN (Chair Professor)
5. Prof Jun WANG (Chair Professor)
6. Prof Minghua CHEN (Professor)  
7. Dr Lishuai LI (Associate Professor)   √ (ranked 7th of the CityU list)
8. Dr Qing KE (Assistant Professor)   √ (ranked 7th of the CityU list)
9. Prof Keng Leng SIAU (Affiliate Member)  
10. Prof Min XIE (Affiliate Member)
11. Prof Chuangyin DANG (Affiliate Member)
12. Professor Xin LI (Affiliate Member)  

More than 170 CityU faculty members are listed among the top 2% of the most cited scientists in the world. This achievement reflects the excellent academic standards and outstanding research performance of CityU faculties. Compared to faculty size, CityU's percentage of the top 2% of the world’s most highly cited scientists is among the top 100 in the world, while only a very few universities in Asia made the list.

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