Luddy faculty named to AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars list

By: Ken Bikoff

Apr 20, 2020

(Clockwise from upper left) Filippo Menczer, Xiaofeng Wang, Jeffrey Bardzell, and Shaowen Bardzell
Four faculty members from the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering were among the top 100 most influential researchers named on the 2020 AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars list.

Distinguished Professor Filippo Menczer was ranked No. 61 in the category of Information Retrieval and Recommendation, while James H. Rudy Professor of Computer Science, Engineering, and Informatics Xiaofeng Wang ranked No. 20 in the area of Security and Privacy. Professor of Informatics Shaowen Bardzell and Professor of Informatics Jeffrey Bardzellwere ranked Nos. 35 and 53, respectively, in the human-computer interaction category.

“The faculty at our school are world-renowned experts in their respective fields,” said Kay Connelly, the associate dean for research at the Luddy School. “The inclusion of four of our faculty members on this prestigious list is a clear sign of the influence the work being conducted at the Luddy School has on researchers, and we’re thrilled to be a part of the rankings.”

The AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar list ranks the world’s top-cited research scholars in the field of artificial intelligence. The list is conferred in recognition of outstanding technical achievements with lasting contribution and impact. Inclusion is determined solely based on the Tsinghua AMiner academic data, which indexes more than 133 million expert profiles and 270 million publications.

Established in 2000, the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering is one of the broadest of its kind in the world. Blending the fields of computer science, informatics, intelligent systems engineering, information and library science, and data science, the Luddy School is home to more than 3,000 students from the United States and around the globe. The forward-looking School’s faculty are world-renowned experts in their respective fields, and computer and information sciences research expenditures are ranked 12th in the country.

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