lecturers 2012

Éric Archambault
Science-Metrix, Canada

Éric Archambault is President and CEO of Science-Metrix and has been a passionate student, analyst, and researcher in the evaluation and measurement of science, technology, and innovation for 25 years. With his extensive knowledge of quantitative methods and the issues surrounding the evolution and monitoring of research, education and S&T policy, Dr. Archambault has directed well over 100 S&T evaluation-, measurement- and policy-related projects during his 10 years as head of Science-Metrix. Éric graduated in Science, Technology and Society 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). Dr. Archambault is a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society and the American Evaluation Association and a Fellow at the Centre for Innovation Studies (THESIS, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada). He is also a lifetime member of the ISSI (International Society for Scientometrics & Infometrics) and sits on the editorial board of the Scientometrics journal. Thanks to his initiative, the Science and Technology Indicator Conference (STI, as known as the “Leiden Conference”) will be held outside Europe for the first time, and Éric will be co-chairing STI in Montreal from September 6 to 9, 2012.

Katy Börner
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), The Netherlands / Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, Director, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

KATY BÖRNER is the Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science at the School of Library and Information Science, Adjunct Professor at the School of Informatics and Computing, Adjunct Professor at the Department of Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences, Core Faculty of Cognitive Science, Research Affiliate of the Biocomplexity Institute, Fellow of the Center for Research on Learning and Technology, Member of the Advanced Visualization Laboratory, and Founding Director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center (http://cns.iu.edu) at Indiana University.  She held Visiting Professor appointments at NIH (July 2010), Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH), Switzerland (June 2011), and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), The Netherlands (2012). She is a curator of the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit (http://scimaps.org). Her research focuses on the development of data analysis and visualization techniques for information access, understanding, and management. She is particularly interested in the study of the structure and evolution of scientific disciplines; the analysis and visualization of online activity; and the development of cyberinfrastructures for large scale scientific collaboration and computation.  She is the co-editor of the Springer books ‘Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries’ (2003) and ‘Modeling Science Dynamics’ (2012) and of a special issue of PNAS on ‘Mapping Knowledge Domains’ (2004).  Her book ‘Atlas of Science: Visualizing What We Know’ by MIT Press was published in 2010. She holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology in Leipzig, 1991 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Kaiserslautern, 1997.

Donald deB. Beaver
Williams College, USA

With an A.B. from Harvard College in 1958, and a 1966 Ph. D. in history of science from Yale University, Professor Beaver has spent the last 46 years teaching history of science and technology, 41 of them at Williams College, a small liberal arts college in the northwestern corner of the state of Massachusetts. At Yale, Beaver was a research assistant to Derek J. deSolla Price, with whom he worked closely.  In Scientometrics in 1978, with collaborator Richard Rosen, he published a three part article on the history and development of collaboration in research.  Since then he has often returned to the topic of collaboration and teamwork in scientific research.

Nicola De Bellis
Medical Library - 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 currently acts as a consultant on bibliometric databases to the academic personnel of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

Patricia Brennan
Director Product Strategy, Thomson Reuters

Patricia Brennan is Director Product Strategy, at Thomson Reuters where she has responsibility for research analytics products for Scientific and Scholarly Research market including InCites, Research In View, Essential Science Indicators, and  Journal Citation Reports. Previously she was manager of journal selection for Thomson Scientific. Before joining Thomson in 2001, Patricia was communications and publications librarian for the Harvard University Library. She held a number of positions at the Association of Research Libraries most recently as communications program officer. She holds an MS in Library and Information Science from the Catholic University of America and a BA in English Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Malgorzata Krasowska
Business Development Manager, Thomson Reuters

Malgorzata Krasowska joined Thomson Reuters in 2010, as the business development manager for East and Central Europe, Russia and Central Asia. She is a graduate from the Amherst College and the University of Michigan, United States, where she studied English, French and Russian literature and pursued a doctorate in Comparative Literature. After a few years as a language and literature instructor and researcher, she joined the university administration at the Northwestern University in Chicago, where she was the director of admissions to the executive MBA program. As part of this role, Malgorzata travelled throughout Latin America supporting marketing efforts and learnt Spanish on the road. In 2009, Malgorzata moved back to Europe to work as international relations director for the University of Porto Business School. For the past two years at Thomson Reuters, she supports all sales efforts and educates users on the proper use and understanding of Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge℠ and other Thomson Reuters scientific solutions. Since the beginning of 2010, she has presented over 80 workshops and 140 teleconferences, across eight countries in six different languages, reaching just fewer than 3,000 people.

Jan-Albert Majoor
Account Development Manager Elsevier S&T

Jan-Albert Majoor is an Account Development Manager for France, the BeNeLux and the Nordic countries for Elsevier Science & Technology. In this role, he is responsible for analyzing research and usage analytics, products training sessions and organizing researcher events, focusing on the Academic and Governmental market.  Before joining Elsevier in 2009, Jan-Albert graduated as Master of Science and Innovation Management at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

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.

Bülent Özel

Department of Computer Science, Istanbul Bilgi University (IBU) , Turkey

He has a PhD in Organisation Studies, a MSc degree in Computer Engineering, and a BSc degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. As part of his PhD study he was granted a Fulbright scholarship at CASOS (Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems) Research Center of School of Computer Science at Carnegie-Mellon University, USA. He is currently an Asst. Prof. at IBU Computer Science Department. His recent research at IBU aims to develop computational methodologies to examine collaboration and knowledge transfer in sciences.

Olle Persson

Sociology Department, Umeå universitet, Sweden

Olle Persson, born in 1949. His main line of research is Scholarly Communication among Scientists and Engineers. He is professor in Library and Information Science and the founder of the Inforsk research group. In 2004-2008 he was Research School Director for NORSLIS, a Nordic research school in library & information science. In the same period he served as head of the sociology department. During the last 25 years he has specialised in the field of science studies and has a leading role in the development of bibliometric research techniques.

Valérie Thiel
SciVal Consultant Elsevier

As Elsevier SciVal Consultant, Valerie is responsible for supporting academic and government institutions region identifying optimal solutions to evaluate their research performance, determine their research strategies and increase their institutional efficiencies. Valérie graduated as DESCAF in Toulouse, France and as MBA at the Nicholls State University in the United States. She worked within several different companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Netherlands and Intralox in the US before joining Elsevier in 2010 as SciVal planning and performance consultant for academic and governmental customer based in Europe and Latin America.  Valerie has a strong professional and personal interest in providing the right solutions to the scientific research issues and creating an effective and beneficial collaboration between Elsevier and the scientific research community.

Bart Thijs
Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM), Dept MSI, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Bart Thijs is a research expert in bibliometrics at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. 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 K.U.Leuven. In 2009 he received his PhD from the Leiden University. Nowadays he is a senior researcher at the Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM). He works on mapping of science based on the application of hybrid techniques.

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, 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.

Matthias Winterhager

Bielefeld University, Institute of Science and Technology Studies (IWT), Germany

Matthias Winterhager is senior researcher and coordinator of bibliometric studies at Bielefeld University, Institute of Science and Technology Studies (IWT), Germany. He studied electrical engineering, education, psychology and sociology at TU Berlin and Bielefeld University. From 1980 he worked together with Peter Weingart on science indicators and quantitative studies of science at Bielefeld University. He is member of steering committee at the German Competence Centre for Bibliometrics (www.bibliometrie.info).

Michel Zitt
INRA, LERECO Lab, Research Department SAE2, France

Michel ZITT, born 1947, PhD in management sciences and in economics, specialised in quantitative approaches of scientific activity. He works at the Lereco lab (Inra, Nantes) and also (1991-2011) at the Observatoire des Sciences et des Techniques (OST, Paris), devoted to S&T indicators in France.
Often in collaboration with E. Bassecoulard, he published scientometric works on a variety of topics:  journal qualification, international collaboration, spatial dimensions of S&T activities, patents-publications relationships, citation analysis, mapping. He drew attention to some specific traps of bibliometric indicators. His recent works follow two main lines: citation analysis, especially along new proposals reversing the point of view on field-normalization ("citing-side" or source-level normalisation); and thematic  mapping, with a focus on comparison and combination of lexical and citation techniques into hybrid approaches -  both for delineating and mapping of scientific fields.
He is a member of the scientific board of the journal Scientometrics. He won the Derek Price Medal in 2009.