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lecturers 2018

Éric Archambault
1science & Science-Metrix, Canada

Éric Archambault is CEO of 1science and Science-Metrix. He has been a passionate student, analyst, researcher and entrepreneur in science, technology, and innovation evaluation and measurement for 30 years. Since 2014 he has been leading a software development and data science team at 1science, where he has overseen the development of 1findr, currently the world’s most comprehensive curated bibliographic database of articles published in academic and scientific journals. As president of Science-Metrix between 2002 and 2015, Dr. Archambault directed S&T evaluation-, measurement- and policy-related activities, a function now held by Grégoire Côté, who co-founded the company with Éric in 2002. Éric graduated in Science, technologie et société from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and obtained an M.Sc. in Science, Technology, and Industrialisation, and a D.Phil. in S&T Policy Studies at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU, University of Sussex, UK).

Tomasz Asmussen
Customer Consultant, Elsevier

Tomasz Asmussen is a Customer Consultant for Research Management solutions for the DACH region at Elsevier. In his role he is working closely with Elsevier’s academic, governmental (A&G) and corporate customers in Germany, Switzerland and Austria and supports them to leverage Elsevier’s Research Intelligence solutions with its rich data assets and analytics tools to inform strategic research planning, grant applications, research evaluation and benchmarking (rankings), as well as international collaboration. Tomasz has a professional background in market and media research, business information and data analytics solutions. He has been working as an account manager and consultant with corporate, academic and governmental institutions for the past 10 years, focused on the improvement of operational steering and strategic planning through data analytics tools and custom analytics. Previous career stations include The Nielsen Company, NM Incite and IHS Markit where he was advising corporate strategy and R&D departments across EMEA, with a focus on business information and analytics solutions. Tomasz holds a M.Sc. in Sport Management degree from German Sport University Cologne (DSHS).

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.

Jeff Clovis
Sr. Director, Solutions Specialists & Customer Education, North America & Europe, Clarivate Analytics

Trained as a biologist in the United States and then a Germanic language specialist and translator in the US and Germany, Jeff Clovis has been working in the field of Information Sciences for the past thirty-seven years at Clarivate Analytics (formerly ISI and Thomson Reuters). He has held a variety of positions for this period, in Editorial Development, Product Production, Business and Technology Planning, Product Development, Business Development and finally Head of Global Solutions Support & Customer Education.
He was jointly responsible for:  the design of the Image based editorial production system used in processing all journals, conference proceedings, and scholarly books, the development of the Web of Science Core Collection and the Derwent Innovations Index, as well as responsible for the addition and development of BIOSIS resources, CAB Abstracts from CABI Publishing and Inspec from IET. All of these were developed for the Web of Science platform.
He is currently Director, Customer Success/Education, and in this position is responsible for supporting Research & Discovery and Research Analytics platforms and custom analytics projects in North America and Europe.

Stephan Gauch

German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies - DZHW & Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Stephan Gauch studied social science at the University of Mannheim majoring in statistics and methods of empirical social research in fall of 2003. From 2004 to 2008 Stephan Gauch was a researcher in the department of Innovation Systems and Policy at Fraunhofer ISI. Between 2009 and 2014 he has been working at the Berlin Technical University at the Chair of Innovation Economics. From 1012 to 2014 Stephan Gauch was affiliated to Fraunhofer FOKUS working on a number of economics- and innovation-related topics in the ICT field such as Big and Open Data Analytics, policy analysis in the ICT sector, standardization foresight, as well as standardization strategies. Stephan Gauch finished his PHD in 2011 on the topic of the interlinkage between research and standardization and the division of labor between formal and informal standardization in ICT. His thesis was awarded the “Sonderpreis Wissenschaft 2012” of the German Institute for Standardization (DIN). Since 2014 Stephan Gauch is affiliated to DZHW and Humboldt University of Berlin. Since 2017 he is head of a research group working on reflexive bibliometrics aiming to link bibliometrics to the sociology of quantification and (e)valuation.

Daniel Hook

Managing Director, Digital Science

Daniel has been CEO of Digital Science since 2015.  He previously held the role of Director of Research Metrics at Digital Science, where he was responsible for Altmetric, Figshare, Symplectic and UberResearch.  During his tenure at Digital Science Daniel has focused on strategy development for all parts of the group.
He was also responsible for creating Digital Science’s Consultancy Group, oversaw the creation of the GRID organisational identifier database, brought together the institutional sales team and served as Figshare’s COO for an 18 month period. Prior to joining Digital Science, Daniel was a founder of Symplectic and served as its Managing Director from its foundation in 2003 until 2013. During his time at Symplectic, Daniel played an active role in the UK research community, helping to shape the research information management space through working with universities and with government.  He spent significant time building Symplectic’s commercial capability and took the company’s products to Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
Daniel holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Imperial College London.  He is a co-author of more than published 30 scholarly articles, reports and popular pieces as well as a book.  Daniel continues to collaborate and publish research articles today.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and holds visiting positions at Imperial College London and an honorary professorship at Washington University in St Louis.  Daniel serves as a board member of ORCID.


Maria de Kleijn-Lloyd
SVP Analytical Services, Elsevier

Ir. Maria de Kleijn-Lloyd MBA is Senior Vice President Analytical Services for Elsevier. In this role she is responsible for bespoke analytical services to universities, funding bodies and governments worldwide, advising them on research performance, international collaboration, gender in research and research impact. Prior to joining Elsevier, Maria has worked for McKinsey and Company, for the Dutch government, and in the power and gas sector, in various analytical roles to combining big data to inform decisions. Maria holds a master’s degree with distinction in Applied Physics from Delft University of Technology, and an MBA with distinction from Oxford University.

Tom Lickiss

Senior Research Consultant, ÜberResearch

Tom Lickiss is Senior Research Consultant at Digital Science portfolio company ÜberResearch. Before joining ÜberResearch in 2015, Tom was a postdoc researcher in the fields of developmental neuroscience and stem cell biology.
After finishing undergraduate and Masters degrees in Neuroscience at University College London and Oxford University, he obtained his PhD from Oxford examining the development of the cerebral cortex and the role of long noncoding RNA molecules in this process. He continued this work as a postdoc before moving to Germany in 2013 to work at the Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology in Bonn, where he explored in vitro models of cerebral cortical development using human induced pluripotent stem cells.
As part of his scientific research career, Tom has published and reviewed numerous journal articles in the field of developmental neuroscience and has written and submitted grant applications to several funding bodies which are ÜberResearch development partners.

Henk F. Moed
Independent researcher and scientific advisor

Between 1981 and 2010 Henk F. Moed was a senior staff member at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University. During 2010-2014 he was a senior scientific advisor with Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 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 development of  bibliometric databases and indicators for the assessment of research performance and scholarly journals; the effects of ‘Open Access’ upon research impact; ‘usage’ (downloading) behaviour; development of a new journal impact measure (SNIP); bibliometric studies of international scientific migration and collaboration; comparisons of Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar; multi-dimensional assessment of research impact; the potential of altmetrics; and ontology-based bibliometric data management. He published over 100 research articles in international, peer reviewed journals, and is editorial board member of several journals in his field. He is a winner of the Derek de Solla Price Award in 1999. Jointly with W. Glanzel and U. Schmoch, he edited in 2004 the Handbook on Quantitative Science and Technology Research (Kluwer, 800 pp), and published in 2005 a monograph, Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation (Springer, 346 pp.), which is one of the very few textbooks in the field, and in 2017 a second monograph, Applied Evaluative Informetrics (Springer, 312 pp.) He is currently an independent scientific advisor, and visiting professor at the Sapienza University of Rome and University of Granada.

Isabella Peters
ZBW - Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft, 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.



Christine Rimmert
Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Science - AG Bibliometrie, Bielefeld University, Germany

Christine Rimmert studied Mathematics and Psychology at Bielefeld University. In 2010 she joined the project team working on bibliometrics at Bielefeld University (AG Bibliometrie, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Science - ISOS). She is currently working on clearing and processing tasks concerning data in citation databases.


Bernhard Schubert
Open Access Office, University of Vienna, Austria

Bernhard Schubert holds degrees in English and German Literature and in Library and Information Studies from the University of Vienna. He joined the Vienna University Library in 2011 in a metadata entry capacity. Apart from metadata management he also teaches cataloguing theory and practice. In 2015 he was asked to join the Open Access Office part-time, where he is responsible for the publishing fund, the institutional repository u:scholar as well as the local Open Journal Systems installation.


Niels Taubert
Bielefeld University, Germany

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) at KU Leuven. His main research focusses on mapping of science through the application of network analysis techniques.  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.

Ton van Raan
Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University, The Netherlands

Ton (Anthony F.J.) van Raan is Professor of Quantitative Studies of Science. Founder and until 2010 Director of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University, Netherlands. After his retirement as Director of CWTS, he remained research professor. He studied mathematics, physics and astronomy at Utrecht University. PhD in Physics, Utrecht (1973). Post-doctoral fellow (1973-1977) at the University of Bielefeld, visiting scientist in the US, UK, and France. Work in atomic physics, laser-physics, astrophysics, and in science policy and research management. From 1977 research fellow physics in Leiden, in 1985 'field switch' from physics to science and technology studies, 1991 Professor. His research focuses on design, construction and application of quantitative indicators of important aspects of scientific research and on mapping of research fields. Long standing and broad experience in the practical application of bibliometric methods in contract research for governments, the European Commission, research organizations, universities and research institutions all over the world, and the business sector, particularly publishers. In 1995 he received together with the American sociologist Robert K. Merton, the Derek de Solla Price Award, the highest international award in the field of quantitative studies of science. Main research interests: application of bibliometric indicators in research evaluation; science as a self-organizing cognitive ecosystem, statistical and in particular scaling properties of bibliometric indicators, ranking and benchmarking of universities, mapping of science. Next to research he set up successful international teaching activities such as the CWTS Graduate Course on Measuring Science. Prof. van Raan set up a small spin-off company for advice on research evaluation and science policy issues. From 2013 he is adviser of the Netherlands Minister of Internal Affairs on urban policy of knowledge-intensive cities. In 2014-2015 he was adviser of the European Research Council (ERC) in the Expert Group for Program Monitoring and Evaluation. He published (as author and co-author) around thirty articles in physics and two hundred in science and technology studies. He is editor of the Handbook of Quantitative Studies of Science and Technology (Elsevier) and member of the editorial board of the international journals Scientometrics, Research Evaluation, and Journal of Informetrics. In 2014 he was listed amongst the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Scientists. On the occasion of his retirement as CWTS director he was awarded by the Queen of the Netherlands with the royal distinction of Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion.
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