News from CEXS-UPF
The Cybermetrics Lab at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has published a list of the most cited Spanish scientists worldwide. Of the 5,000 scientists who make up the ranking, 103 belong to Pompeu Fabra University, five of whom are in the top 100.
Teun A. van Dijk, professor at Department of Translation and Language Sciences (DTCL) at UPF since 1999, heads the list in 6 th position, with more than 66,500 citations. With more than 51,400 citations and in 33 rd position comes Roderic Guigó, professor at the University since 2001 and coordinator of the Bioinformatics Programme of the CRG. Guigó works with genomics, studying the signals involved in the specification of genes in genomic sequences.
The next member of UPF on the list is Ricardo Baeza Yates, the 51 st most cited Spanish researcher in the world. Francisco X. Real, professor at the DCEXS at UPF and head of the Epithelial Carcinogenesis group of the CNIO, is ranked 60. Finally, at number 72 we find Ricard Solé, head of the DCEXS's Complex Systems Lab and ICREA research professor. One of his main interests is the understanding of the origins of complexity and destruction, both in biological systems and in artificial systems.
The Ranking of Scientists in Spain is based on data found in Google Scholar Citations in January 2016. It is an initiative of the CSIC's Cybermetrics Lab as part of the "Ranking Web of Universities" or Webometrics, the largest academic ranking of Higher Education Institutions.