lecturers

Dr. Valeria Aman
German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), Germany

Valeria Aman has been working in the Competence Centre for Bibliometrics at the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) in Berlin since 2013. She has conducted various bibliometric analyses and evaluations on the basis of an in-house version of Web of Science and Scopus. She is completing her PhD on the exploration of bibliometric methods to detect knowledge transfer inherent to international mobility.

Prof. Dr. Massimo Aria
Universita‘ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Massimo Aria is a full professor in Statistics for Social Sciences at the Department of Economics and Statistics of the University of Naples Federico II and Ph.D. in Computational Statistics.
His main research fields are bibliometrics, science mapping, systematic literature reviews, and machine learning. He led several statistical surveys about economic, social, ethological, and healthcare phenomena.
He is co-founder of the academic spin-off K-Synth and author of four open-source statistical software:

  • Bibliometrix R Package
    An R-tool for comprehensive science mapping analysis and quantitative research in scientometrics and bibliometrics.
  • pubmedR
    A set of tools to extract bibliographic content from the ‚PubMed‘ database using the ‚NCBI‘ REST API.
  • dimensionsR
    A set of tools to extract bibliographic content from ‚Digital Science Dimensions‘ using ‚DSL‘ API.
  • PLS-SEM Matlab Toolbox
    A Matlab/Octave package to estimate Structural Equation Models with Partial Least Squares algorithm (SEM-PLS, PLS-SEM, or PLS Path Modeling).

Google Scholar page: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Qu66YZQAAAAJ&hl=it

Tomasz Asmussen
Elsevier Research Intelligence

Tomasz Asmussen works as a Customer Consultant in Elsevier’s Research Intelligence division. He has been working in client-facing roles in market research and analysis across EMEA for the last 15 years.
In his current role he works closely with academic, government institutions and industrial R&D to implement scientometric approaches in various application fields such as research evaluation/rankings, recruiting, strategy planning, internationalisation, university-industry collaboration and trend scouting.

Jeff Clovis
Senior Director of Customer Education, Clarivate

Jeff Clovis has been working in the field of Information Sciences and Technology for the past forty years at Clarivate (formerly ISI, Thomson Scientific and Thomson Reuters). During this time at ISI he attended Drexel University Library & Information School focusing on Information Management Systems and the Management of Digital Information.
He has held a variety of positions during this tenure that helped him become an expert in editorial content and Clarivate academic & government resources. He has worked in Indexing & Translations, Business and Technology Planning, Product Development, Business Development, Global Customer Solutions and finally ISI, the reestablished Institute for Scientific Information.
He was jointly responsible for: Clarivate’s Image-based editorial production system, the development and design of the Web of Science Core Collection in its initial releases, the collaboration with then Thomson Derwent to design the Derwent Innovations Index, as well as the addition, design and development of BIOSIS resources, CAB Abstracts and Inspec, all on the Web of Science platform.
In his current position he has traveled extensively in over 75 countries and presented original research on the Web of Science content and tools and Research Evaluation. His focus today is on Research Analytics solutions and management systems, Data Analytics, and the use of Clarivate data in our international markets, including our core content and metrics.

Prof. Dr. Corrado Cuccurullo
Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy

Corrado Cuccurullo, Ph.D., is a full professor in Accounting and Corporate Governance at the Department of Management and Economics of the University of Campania – Luigi Vanvitelli.
He has an extensive teaching, research, managerial and consulting experience. He currently is the Chairman of State-Owned enterprise (1.3 billion in turnover) that operates in purchasing, technological infrastructure, and digital innovation in healthcare and public administration.

Together with Massimo Aria, he founded the academic spin-off K-Synth and designed Bibliometrix (2016). He founded, with other colleagues, other digital start-ups and designed other business intelligence and data analytics software.

Google Scholar page: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=it&user=mfW3fRwAAAAJ

Dr. Nicola De Bellis
Bibliometric Office (CSBA) – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Graduated in philosophy at the University of Bari, Italy, De Bellis obtained a PhD in history of science in 1998 with a doctoral dissertation on Renaissance natural history. Seven years later, that job provided the background for an Italian prize-winning manuscript on the role of bibliographic citations in the scientific communication system. Having joined a medical library in 2002, he has been working since then on the boundary line between information science, history and philosophy of science. He is currently contract professor of information science for the Department of Education and Humanities and runs a full time bibliometric office supporting research evaluation activities at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

Dr. Anselm Geiger
Senate Department for Higher Education and Research, Health, Long-Term Care and Gender Equality, Germany

Anselm Geiger is a science manager with focus on research, networks and cooperation, internationalization as well as strategy development. He has worked for a broad variety of universities and research institutions in Germany and beyond, including LMU Munich, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK), University of Potsdam and the Turkish-German University in Istanbul. In 2021, Anselm Geiger joined the Berlin senate administration in the unit for research, digitalization and cooperation in the university sector.

Dr. Torger Möller
German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), Germany

Torger Möller is a senior researcher at the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW, Berlin). He received his PhD in Sociology at the Institute of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Bielefeld and worked at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science and Humanities, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment and the Free University Berlin. Since 2011 Torger Möller is a lead researcher in various research projects at the DZHW. His research interests are research evaluation, bibliometrics, governance, research funding and peer review.

Prof. Dr. Isabella Peters
Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft (ZBW), Germany

Isabella Peters is Professor of Web Science at ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and head of the Web Science research group at Kiel University. She received her PhD in Information Science at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. Her research focusses on user-generated content and its potential for scholarly communication on the social web, e.g. altmetrics. Professor Peters is active in the Association for Information Science and Technology (in particular European Chapter and SIGMetrics) and in the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0. She was member of the European Expert Group on Altmetrics and she co-chaired the LIBER Working Group on Metrics.

Dr. Andrew Plume
Vice President, Research Evaluation, Elsevier

Andrew Plume is Vice President of Research Evaluation at Elsevier, and Chair of the ICSR Advisory Board. He holds a PhD in plant molecular biology from the University of Queensland (Australia) and conducted post-doctoral research at Imperial College London. Since 2004 he has specialized in the application of scientometric approaches to understand the dynamics of the world of research, from researchers and articles all the way up to system-wide studies.

Prof. Dr. Gunnar Sivertsen
NIFU – Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education, Norway

Gunnar Sivertsen is Research Professor and Head of Bibliometric Research at the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU) in Oslo, Norway. In addition to research on research, Sivertsen has contributed to science-based innovation in the development of research evaluation, research funding, and the use of indicators. He has advised the development of the research evaluation and funding systems in several countries.

Peter Sjögårde
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Peter Sjögårde works as bibliometric analyst at Karolinska Institutet at the University Library. He is also a PhD student at the Health Informatics Centre (HIC) at the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME). He works with the in-house versions of Web of Science and PubMed at Karolinska Instutitet, conducting bibliometric analyses of the publication output of Karolinska Institutet, including for example co-publishing analyses, calculation of citation indicators, subject mapping and benchmark. His work also includes structuring and curation of data.  In his PhD project he contributes to the development of algorithmic publication-level classifications used for subject mapping.

Asst.Prof. Dr. Bart Thijs
Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM), KU Leuven, Belgium

Bart Thijs is a research expert in bibliometrics at the Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM) and professor at the department of Management, Strategy and Innovation both at KU Leuven. His main research focusses on application of network analysis techniques in areas like Science Mapping.
In 1999 he graduated at the same university in Psychology with a specialization in Statistics. He spent several years in industry as a statistical consultant, there he gained experience in the application of automated data analysis. In 2002 he joined the newly created policy research centre on R&D statistics at the KU Leuven. In 2010 he received his PhD from the Leiden University.
He co-authored more than 60 journal and conference contributions on a broad range of topics in scientometrics. Along his research he also teaches a course on large scale network analysis at the Master of Artificial Intelligence program at KU Leuven.

Dr. Jürgen Wastl
Director Academic Relations and Consultancy, Digital Science

Jürgen Wastl leads the Digital Science Consultancy, supporting research institutions, funders, governments and other institutions with research capabilities to make better use of data to inform their strategies and decisions. He also currently works on improvements in research classifications, most notably UoA (UK REF) and UN SDG (Sustainable Development goals). Since October 2019 he is also Associate Director at the Research on Research Institute (RoRI).
Before joining Digital Science, he headed the research information team in the Research Strategy Office at the University of Cambridge where he deputised for the PVC Research in national and international committees in all matters Research evaluation, assessment and interoperability. In his role as Deputy REF Manager he has been responsible for the development and advancement of tools and applications to meet a diverse set of research information needs. He supported the University’s extensive Strategic Research Review process with analyses and reports.

The esss is a wonderful initiative. Although bibliometrics are becoming more and more important in research evaluation, there is a general lack of appreciation of the intricacies of the different research metrics and data sources. esss will play a key role in building up expertise in this area.

— Prof. Anne-Wil Harzing, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Business & Economics, University of Melbourne

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