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USC has 11 of the world’s most influential scientists

Articles published rank among the top 1 percent most cited for significance in their respective fields

by USC News
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The 10 professors represent four USC schools. (Graphic/courtesy of USC Dornsife)

Eleven USC researchers have been named by Thomson Reuters as having “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” for 2014.

The New York City-based multinational media and information firm assessed papers indexed between 2002 and 2012 in 21 fields of study. It tracked authors who published numerous articles ranking among the top 1 percent of the most cited in their fields in the year of publication. The documents represent research that the scientific community has judged to be the most significant and useful.

Upwards of 3,200 researchers from throughout the world are recognized in the study. The compilation is meant to attest to the power and scope of citations in determining influential research across disciplines.

The USC researchers are:

Giuseppe Caire, professor at USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Eileen Crimmins, AARP Chair in Gerontology at the USC Davis School of Gerontology

Inderbir Gill, associate dean at the Keck School of Medicine of USC

Steve A. Kay, dean of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Terence G. Langdon (retired), William E. Leonhard Professor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Earth Sciences at USC Viterbi

Kenneth Nealson, professor of earth sciences and biological sciences at USC Dornsife

William Nelson, former assistant research professor at USC Dornsife

Hashem Pesaran, professor of economics at USC Dornsife

Ray Stevens, Provost Professor of Biological Sciences and Chemistry at USC Dornsife

Paul Thomas, associate professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine

Paul Thompson, professor of neurology and psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine whose cited research was done at UCLA

Arthur Toga, professor of neurology at the Keck School of Medicine whose cited research was done at UCLA

Berislav Zlokovic, director of the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute at the Keck School of Medicine


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