Four (4) Faculty members of the Open University of Cyprus (OUC) have been recognized among the world’s top scientists in their respective scientific fields in the updated (on October 4, 2023) study entitled “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators” published by Professor John Ioannides, Stanford University.
This prestigious ranking, based on bibliometric data, includes -for the fourth consecutive year since 2019- the following OUC academics:
- Professor of Educational Theory and Curriculum Studies Michalinos Zembylas, Academic Coordinator of the OUC MA Programme in “Educational Sciences”, in the field of Education.
- Professor Yannis Manolopoulos, with special research interest on Data Management, Dean of the OUC Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, in the field of Artificial Intelligence.
- Associate Professor Antonis Zorpas, OUC MSc Programme in “Environmental Conservation and Management”, head of the OUC Lab of Chemical Engineering and Engineering Sustainability, in the field of Environmental Sciences.
- Associate Professor Jahna Otterbacher, head of the Cyprus Centre for Algorithmic Transparency of the Open University of Cyprus, is amongst the world’s top scientists in the field of Artificial Intelligence, and amonght the only 5 scientists in Cyprus in the career-long ranking list.
The selection is based on the top 100,000 scientists by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above in the sub-field. The study retrieves data from the SCOPUS database, and using a range of parameters for each scientist's research contribution and influence, compiles, as indicated by the authors of the ranking “a publicly available database of over 100.000 top-scientists from all scientific subjects (as well as those ranked in the top 2% in their main subfield discipline) that provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions and a composite indicator”. Scientists are classified into 22 scientific fields and 174 sub-fields. Field- and subfield-specific percentiles are also provided for all scientists who have published at least 5 papers.
Professor Petros Pashiardis, Rector of the Open University of Cyprus, warmly congratulates the four OUC academics for their inclusion in this prestigious list, and for the well-deserved recognition of the quality and productiveness of their research work.