Caffarelli, Hughes On List of Most Highly Cited Researchers

ICES Professor Luis Caffarelli, professor of mathematics, and Thomas J.R. Hughes, professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, named "2018 Highly Cited Researchers."

ICES Professor Luis Caffarelli and Thomas J.R. Hughes appear on the prestigious Clarivate Analytics "Highly Cited Researchers" list for their exceptional research performance, demonstrated by production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1 percent by citations for field and year in Web of Science.

The list identifies scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant influence through publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.

Researchers are selected for their exceptional performance in one or more of 21 fields (those used in Clarivate Analytics Essential Science Indicators, or ESI) or across several fields. Approximately 6,000 researchers were named Highly Cited Researchers in 2018 – some 4,000 in specific fields and about 2,000 for cross-field performance. 2018 is the first year that researchers with cross-field impact are identified.

The number of researchers selected in each field is based on the square root of the population of authors listed on the field’s highly cited papers. The number of those with cross-field influence is determined by finding those who have influence equivalent to those identified in the 21 fields.

For the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers analysis, the papers surveyed were published and cited during 2006-2016 and which then ranked in the top 1 percent by citations for their ESI field and year (the definition of a highly cited paper).

Posted: Dec. 18, 2018