Scientists annual ranking by AMiner

AI 2000 - Recognition for Fraunhofer IAIS Scientists

Press Release / May 17, 2021

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS received the "Most Influential Scholar Award" in the annual ranking of the online e-magazine AI 2000. By using computer algorythms, the AMiner system generates rankings based on citation frequencies of over 250 000 renowned scientists in the most important publications.

Visual analytics experts Dr. Natalia Andrienko and Dr. Gennady Andrienko were listed in 3rd and 4th place, respectively, in the "Visualization" subfield. In the category "Knowledge Engineering", Prof. Dr. Jens Lehmann, expert for "Knowledge Graphs & Conversational AI" at Fraunhofer IAIS, was ranked fourth. In the field of "Robotics", Prof. Dr. Sven Behnke, professor at the University of Bonn and scientist at Fraunhofer IAIS, was also listed under "Honorable Mentions".

The AI 2000 annual list, which uses computer algorithms to select the most influential scientists in 20 different subfields of Artificial Intelligence (AI), is one of the most important annual rankings of the AMiner platform. According to the editors, the lists are automatically generated using open access data from the internet for the last ten years (2011-2021) and evaluated based on various parameters, such as citation counts of selected top publications.

The AMiner platform tracks and analyzes more than 250 000 scientists worldwide with far more than 140 000 contributions at conferences and in journals to create the ranking. There are sometimes considerable differences among the data, for example with regard to the gender of the researchers. Only 9,1 percent of the AI scientists are female. The geographical location of the scientists listed on the AI 2000 also varies: about 170 are based in Europe, the majority are based in the USA.

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Dr. Natalia Andrienko ranked third in the "Visualization" category.
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Dr. Gennady Andrienko holds fourth place in the "Visualization" category.
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Prof. Dr. Jens Lehmann ranked fourth in the "Knowledge Engineering" category .