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lecturers 2010
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lecturers 2010

Jonathan Adams

Director of Research Evaluation, Thomson Reuters

Dr Jonathan Adams was the lead founder of Evidence Ltd, and is now Director of Research Evaluation for Thomson Reuters Scientific. Dr Adams has published over 100 articles in research journals and scholarly books on research policy.
Between 1979 and 1989 he has worked at different universities and colleges in the UK. He was a member of the science policy staff of the Advisory Board for the Research Councils from 1989-1992 and was Leeds University's Director of Research Strategy (1993-1997). Amongst others he recently was a member of the Australian Research Council (ARC), chaired the EC Monitoring Committee for the Evaluation of FP6 and has been invited to be an expert advisor to the interim evaluation of FP7.

Judit Bar-Ilan
Bar-Ilan University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Information Science, Israel

Judit Bar-Ilan is head of department and associate professor at the Department of Information Science of Bar-Ilan University in Israel. She received her PhD in computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and started her research in information science in the mid-1990s at the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She moved to the Department of Information Science at Bar-Ilan University in 2002. She is a member of the editorial boards of JASIST, Scientometrics, Journal of Informetrics, Cybermetrics, and Online Information Review. Her areas of interest include: informetrics, information retrieval, Internet research, information behavior, the semantic Web and usability.

Associated Research Unit SCImago, Spain

Honored with five degrees from both Spanish and English universities. PhD in Scientific Information at the University of Granada (2008). Since 2009 is researcher at the IPP-CSIC (Spanish National Research Council) and member of the SCImago group since 2004.  She currently works on the potentialities and limitations of bibliometric tools, comparative analysis of bibliographic databases, scientometric analysis of scientific domains with emphasis in the area of Biomedicine and the study of communication structures and research assessment in Humanities and Social Sciences, the measurement and ranking of institutional research performance.  Previous work as Head Manager of Research Finance and Administration at the Business Promotion Bureau of the City Hall of Caravaca (Murcia). She has taught in the University of Granada and internationally at the University of Canton in China and at the University of Kent at Canterbury in England.

Wolfgang Mayer
Vienna University Library, Austria

Wolfgang Mayer joined the Vienna University Library in 1998. He is head of the Electronic Resource Management Department, deputy head of Centre for Electronic Searches and founding member of the Bibliometrics Department. His responsibilities include organizing and coordinating acquisition of electronic resources, supporting scientific research and collecting scientometric data for evaluating tasks respectively consulting the University's Quality Assurance Department in case of analytic approaches. In the context of international cooperation Wolfgang Mayer is development partner of Scopus/SciVal Spotlight© (Elsevier) and Web of Science/InCites (Thomson Reuters). He takes part in the negotiations of the Austrian Academic Consortia (KEMÖ) and various working groups mostly related to Electronic Resource Management. His lectures within the MSc Information and Library Studies at the University of Vienna and the Austrian National Library include "Media Theory", "Hybrid Library / Knowledge Portals", and "Arts and Humanities Resources" each with emphasis on Digital Library and Scientometrics.

Henk Moed
Senior Scientific Advisor, Elsevier

Henk F. Moed is Senior Scientific Advisor at Elsevier in Amsterdam as from 1 February 2010. He is a former senior staff member, - and during the last few months before his departure, a full professor of research assessment methodologies –  at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), in the Department (Faculty) of Social Sciences at Leiden University, as from 1986. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in Science Studies at the University of Leiden in 1989. He has been active in numerous research topics, including: the creation of bibliometric databases from raw data from Thomson Scientific’s Web of Science and Elsevier’s Scopus; analysis of inaccuracies in citation matching; assessment of the potentialities and pitfalls of journal impact factors; the development and application of science indicators for the measurement of research performance in the basic natural- and life sciences; the use of bibliometric indicators as a tool to assess peer review procedures; the development and application of performance indicators in social sciences and humanities; studies of the effects of ‘Open Access’ upon research impact and studies of patterns in ‘usage’ (downloading) behaviour of users of electronic scientific publication warehouses; studies of the effects of the use of bibliometric indicators upon scientific authors and journal publishers. He published over 50 research articles, and is editor of several journals in his field. He is a winner of the Derek de Solla Price Award in 1999. He published in 2005 a monograph, Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation (Springer, 346 pp.), which is one of the very few textbooks in the field.

Ulrich Schmoch
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI), Germany

Studied mechanical engineering and social sciences at the Universities of Hanover and Grenoble; 1977 Dipl.-Ing.; 1983 Dr. phil. at the University of Hanover. From 1978 to 1983 engineer at the Institute for Fluid Machines at the University of Hanover; 1983 to 1985 patent engineer at the office of patent attorney Peerbooms in Wuppertal. Since 1986 project manager in the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI); 1991-2002 Deputy Head; 2002-2004 Head of the Department "Technology Assessment and Innovation Strategies". Reader in Science and Technology Sociology at the University of Karlsruhe.

András Schubert

Institute for Research Organisation, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

András Schubert holds a PhD in chemistry from the Technical University of Budapest (Hungary). He switched from physical chemistry to library & information science in 1979, when he joined to the Information Science & Scientometrics Research Group (ISSRU) of the Hungarian Academy of Science (Budapest, Hungary). As the Head of the Bibliometrics Service, he lead dozens of research projects, published more than a hundred research papers and held numerous lectures on conferences and courses. His main research interest is the construction and analysis of scientometric indicators (particularly at macro-level) and the study of the network structure of scientific research communities. He is the Editor of the journal Scientometrics; won the Derek John de Solla Price Medal in 1993; is listed in the ISI Highly Cited Researchers database as the only representant of scientometrics.

Gunnar Sivertsen

NIFU STEP - Norwegian Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education, Norway

Gunnar Sivertsen is a Research Professor at the Norwegian Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU STEP) in Oslo. He is specialized in studies of scholarly publishing and in the development and use of bibliometric indicators for statistics, evaluation, funding, and science policy. Sivertsen has a doctoral degree in Scandinavian literature from the University of Oslo.

Anthony van Raan
CWTS - Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Ton (Anthony) van Raan is Professor of Quantitative Studies of Science and Director of CWTS, Leiden University. MSc Physics and PhD physics (1973) University of Utrecht. Lecturer and researcher (physics, astrophysics) in Utrecht, Bielefeld and Leiden. Visiting scientist in several universities and research institutes in the US, UK, and France. Previous work in experimental atomic and molecular physics, ‘field switch’ to science studies. Winner of the Derek de Solla Price Award 1995. Main interests: application of bibliometric indicators in research evaluation, science as a ‘self-organizing’ cognitive ecosystem, statistical properties of bibliometric indicators, ranking and benchmarking of universities.

Péter Vinkler
Chemical Research Center, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

Péter Vinkler graduated in chemistry at the University of Szeged, Hungary, in 1966 and obtained his PhD in infrared spectroscopy of organic sulphur compounds in 1974. He was made Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2003. He is currently scientific advisor and works as the scientific secretary of the Chemical Research Center (CRC), Budapest. Until November 2009 he was also the Director of the Scientific Publication Data bank of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS). Dr. Vinkler has published numerous journal papers and several book chapters on scientometrics and informetrics. His book entitled: The Evaluation of Research by Scientometric Indicators (Chandos Publishing, Oxford) has been published recently. He is a member of the American Society of Information Science and Technology and of the International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics. He serves as Editorial Advisor to Scientometrics. He regularly reviews publications for Scientometrics, Journal of Informetrics and Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. In 2009 he was awarded the Derek de Solla Price Medal for his contribution to the quantitative studies of sciences.

Ambros Wernisch
Vienna University Library, Austria

Ambros Wernisch has been with the Library and Archive Services of the University of Vienna since 2006. After completing a University Course Programme on Library and Information Studies, he is currently working at the Austrian Central Library for Physics, where his functions include journals administration, document delivery and information service. Since 2008, he has been involved in several evaluation projects of the Library and Archive Services’ Bibliometrics Department, partly in cooperation with the University’s Department for Quality Assurance, working primarily on obtainment, control and analysis of bibliometric information from scientific databases.

Elke Williamson
Referat für Forschung, Evaluation und Internationales, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany

Elke Williamson (Head of Office for Research, Evaluation and International Affairs, Medical Faculty of the University of Muenster) graduated 1987 in ‘biology’ from University of Muenster. From 1988 to 1992 she worked as a research fellow at the Medical Faculty of the University of Muenster. Since 1992 she focussed on the care of her handicapped son, born in 1991 (parental leave). In 1993, she got her PhD from University of Muenster. From 1995 to 2001 she worked as a freelance project assistant (University of Bielefeld, Public Health Department Muenster), as a personal assistant to the director of the Center for Molecular Biology of Inflammation (Muenster) and from 2000 to 2001 as an assistant editor for the Journal of Laboratory Medicine. Elke Williamson joined the Deanery of the Medical Faculty Muenster as the Head of Office for Research, Evaluation and International Affairs in 2001.