Eight Swinburne academics in top 200 scholars in Australia

Professor Qing Long Han

Eight Swinburne researchers have been announced in the top 200 scholars in Australia. This achievement is acknowledged annually by Guide2Research, and is listed in their 6th Edition of the 2020 Ranking of Top 1000 Scientists.

Guide2Research is an academic platform for computer science research and acts as a portal to streamline progress for professors, research fellows and those studying for a PhD or a master’s degree.

Global recognition of top computer scientists is designed to create visibility and promote influential research contributions. Scholars earn this ranking by demonstrating leadership and excellence in the area of computer science and electronics.

Swinburne demonstrates notable expertise and established analysis through leading research by the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. From the eight esteemed academics, research passions range from autonomous control systems, data science, mathematics, cyber security and software analysis.

The Swinburne researchers recognised for their exceptional influence are:

Distinguished Professor Qing-Long Han is Swinburne’s Pro Vice-Chancellor in Research Quality. Professor Han has been recognised in the Ranking for Computer Science and Electronics as No. 320 in the world and No. 5 in Australia.

“I am very proud to receive this recognition as one of the Top 1000 Scientists in the world in 2018-2020 (consecutively three years). My world ranking has improved significantly from No. 656 in 2018, to No. 456 in 2019, and now to No. 320 in 2020. My Australia’s ranking has also improved from No. 9 in 2018, to No. 6 in 2019, to No. 5 in 2020. ”

Additionally, Professor Han is internationally established as a leader in Control Theory and Engineering, and guides future development in Quality Strategy at Swinburne’s School of Software and Electrical Engineering.

This year more than 6000 scientist profiles were examined with various metrics assessed in order to consider each scholar’s inclusion in the ranking. The selection process begins with an analysis of data provided by Google Scholar, including only leading scientists with a H-index of at least 40. In addition to a considerable number of research papers indexed on DBLP, the verification of awards and fellowships of each researcher is reviewed.

The position in the global ranking is based on H-index value, which acts as a numerical indicator of the contribution a researcher has made to a field reflected through a range of papers with a number of citations. In 2020, Swinburne ranked as No.7 in Australia and No.3 in Victoria, with a total H-index of 443.

Of those noted as top researchers in the computer science and electronics field, five of the influential scholars work in Swinburne’s Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. Dean of Digital Research and Innovation Capability, Professor Yang Xiang, and Distinguished Professor in Applied Mathematics, Professor Vo V Anh, demonstrate the range of knowledge and proficiency across Swinburne’s faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.

As part of Swinburne’s 2020 Research and Innovation Strategy, Swinburne continues to build the university’s global influence and reputation by cultivating strong leadership in science, technology and innovation.

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