Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Four researchers from the University of Maryland are included on Thomson Reuter’s newly launched list of Highly Cited Researchers, a compilation of influential names in science. All four are affiliated with the university’s College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences.

UMD's 2014 Highly Cited Researchers are:

    • Sankar Das Sarma, Richard E. Prange Chair in Physics and Distinguished University Professor (who also appeared on the 2001 list of Highly Cited Researchers)
    • Najib El-Sayed, associate professor, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
    • Mihai Pop, associate professor, Department of Computer Science and the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
    • Jeremy Selengut, visiting associate research scientist, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies 

The list includes 3,215 authors from 21 science disciplines. These researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers—ranking among the top 1 percent most cited for their subject field and year of publication—between 2002 and 2012. The listings of Highly Cited Researchers feature authors whose published work in their specialty areas has consistently been judged by their peers to be of particular use and significance.

The Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list is one of several criteria used by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University to determine the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Media Relations Contact: Abby Robinson, 301-405-5845, abbyr@umd.edu

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About the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland educates more than 7,000 future scientific leaders in its undergraduate and graduate programs each year. The college’s 10 departments and more than a dozen interdisciplinary research centers foster scientific discovery with annual sponsored research funding exceeding $150 million.