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Published: 2019-12-17 12:29 | Updated: 2019-12-17 12:51

KI researchers listed among historical celebrities

Albert Einsten and Sigmund Freud (photo montage with images from Wikimedia Commons).

What do KI researchers Alicja Wolk, Peter Stenvinkel, and Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg have in common with historical super-celebrities such as Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein? They are all on the highly cited researchers list of h-index 100 or more in Google Scholar.

The list is compiled by the Ranking Web of Universities, managed by a unit within the Spanish Research Council. Their list of the most cited researchers with profiles in Google Scholar includes everything that has been published within all scientific disciplines, and Freud and Einstein are far from the only celebrities to be featured. For instance, you may also find philosophers such as Friedrich Nietzsche and Martin Heidegger, the linguist Noam Chomsky, and the geneticist Svante Pääbo.

Depending on how one is counting, there are at present some 20 researchers with a connection to KI on the list. Below are the listed researchers with KI as their main affiliation – and a few more (by surnames):

  • Hans-Olov Adami
  • Peter Arner
  • Anders Ekbom
  • Ulf de Faire
  • Laura Fratiglioni
  • Bertil Fredholm
  • Sten Grillner
  • Jan-Åke Gustafsson
  • Göran K Hansson
  • Arne Holmgren
  • Tomas Hökfelt
  • Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg
  • Randall S Johnson
  • Lars Klareskog
  • Tomas Olsson
  • Ole Petter Ottersen
  • C I Edvard Smith
  • Peter Stenvinkel
  • Patrick F Sullivan
  • Karl Tryggvason
  • Elisabete Weiderpass
  • Alicja Wolk

The whole Google Scholar highly cited list

Facts and method

H-index is a metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a researcher or scholar. 

About the method used in this ranking