Researchers from Charles Darwin University (CDU) have enhanced their global reputations as some of the most influential in their fields in the world.
According to a Stanford University study, 24 academics from CDU and Menzies School of Health Research were ranked in the top two per cent of researchers cited in their respected disciplines for 2021 – a record number that tops the previous listing.
The Stanford and Elsevier study tallies the citation, references, and authorships of more than 100,000 past and present researchers, and was published in the journal PLOS Biology this month.
Last year, the University had 22 academics in the upper tier of influential researchers.
The researchers who achieved the notable rankings this year were from a wide variety of fields, including ecology, applied physics, accounting, general and internal medicine, nursing, environmental engineering, and artificial intelligence.
CDU Associate Professor of Information Technology Mamoun Alazab said it was an honour to make the list for the third time in a row, in the discipline of artificial intelligence and networking and telecommunications.
“This ranking is a testament to the research capabilities and achievements we are so lucky to accomplish at CDU,” Associate Professor Alazab said.
“Research from CDU is making a difference in academia and industry, and it is wonderful to see our researchers ranked among others from prestigious universities in their fields across the world. It is a great honour to be placed in such distinguished ranks as my CDU colleagues, all of whom have made important contributions to their field.”
“My main aim is to publish impactful research that is potentially useful for many scientists and industry. Without the support from my peers at CDU and in the cybersecurity field, my achievement would not have been possible.”
CDU Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation Professor Steve Rogers said the Stanford study reinforces the vital role of research in advancing CDU’s national and international reputation.
“CDU is known for our innovative and high-quality research across many disciplines,” Professor Rogers said.
“A new record of CDU academics in the top two per cent of cited researchers is not only something to be proud of, but to aspire to increase every year.”