lecturers 2013

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”) was held outside Europe for the first time in Montreal from September 6 to 9, 2012 with Éric as co-chair .

Erik Arnold
Technopolis, UK

Erik Arnold is Managing Director at Technopolis in the UK and Chairman of the Technopolis Group. He is also Professor of International Innovation at the University of Twente.
He works on: evaluation, science, technology and innovation policy; industry policy; regional and industrial development; benchmarking; and the design and management of policies and programmes.
He worked formerly at the Science Policy Research Unit, the University of Sussex, the European Commission and as a management consultant with Booz.Allen & Hamilton. He holds a BA (Hons) in English literature, an MSc in Science & Technology Policy and a DPhil in economics, all from the University of Sussex.
He is bilingual (Norwegian/Swedish and English) and also works in German and French.

Jeffrey Clovis
Senior Director, Customer Education & Sales Support, Scientific & Scholarly Research, Thomson Reuters

Trained as a biologist and then a Germanic language specialist and translator, Jeff Clovis has been working in the field of Information Sciences for the past thirty years at Thomson Reuters (formerly ISI and Thomson Scientific), holding a variety of positions for this period, mainly in Editorial Development, Product Production, Business and Technology Planning, Product Development, Business Development and finally Customer Education & Sales Support. He was jointly responsible for:  the design of the Image based production system used in processing all journals and conference proceedings, the development of Web of Science and the Derwent Innovations Index, as well as responsible for the addition and development of BIOSIS Previews and CAB Abstracts from CABI Publishing on the Web of Knowledge platform. He is currently Senior Director, Customer Education & Sales Support and in this position is responsible for supporting all Web products and content available for Academic & Government markets in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East & Africa – including all new tools and content added to the platform and all customer education activities for the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Hans-Dieter Daniel
ETH Zurich, University of Zurich

Hans-Dieter Daniel holds a dual professorship at ETH Zurich and at the University of Zurich. Since 2001, he is Director of the Evaluation Office of the University of Zurich and since 2002, Professor for Social Psychology and Research on Higher Education at ETH Zurich. Dr. Daniel is a psychologist by training, and a graduate of the University of Konstanz (Germany). He was professor for social science research methods at the Department of Social Sciences of the University of Kassel and director of the International Center for Higher Education Research Kassel (formerly: Center for Research on Higher Education and Work). He is a member of the International Council of Freie Universität Berlin and of the International Advisory Board of the University of Helsinki. From 2005 to 2011 Dr. Daniel was chairman of the Scientific Evaluation Board of the University of Vienna. Since 2009, he has been a member of the international advisory board for the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) "Audit – Internationalisation of Higher Education Institutions". In 2008, he was a member of the panel for the evaluation of the support actions of the European Research Council (ERC). Since 2009, Dr. Daniel has been chairman of the Steering Committee of the Center for Scientific Research Management, Speyer (Germany). Since 2011, he has been a member of the Evaluation Committee of the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat).

Dr. Daniel’s scholarly interests include
- Social studies of science with a focus on peer review research (reviewing of research grant proposals, journal manuscripts, and fellowship applications) and evaluative bibliometrics
- Research on higher education with an emphasis on students’ evaluation of teaching and study programmes, alumni surveys, and university rankings

He is a highly cited researcher and co-author of seven highly cited journal articles (last ten years) in Essential Science Indicators from Thomson Reuters. According to Kostoff (2004, p. 283) his book “Guardians of Science – Fairness and Reliability of Peer Review” is one of the ten “most cited (references) by recent peer review articles retrieved from the Science Citation Index”.

Arthur Eger

Customer Development Manager, Elsevier BV

Arthur Eger is responsible for organizing User Education activities for Academic institutions and Governmental organizations in the German speaking countries. He previously worked in various roles for leading publishers and the University of Utrecht (Holland). Arthur is author of a number of articles on issues on library and information science and bibliometrics and holds a MSc (with distinction) from the University of Glamorgan (UK), where he is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Business Administration.

Rainer Lange
German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat), Germany

Rainer Lange is head of the research policy department at the head office of the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) in Cologne. He is a biologist and holds a Dr. phil. in philosophy. After a period of research and teaching in philosophy of science at the university of Marburg, he has joined the Wissenschaftsrat’s head office in 2000. The research policy division supports the Wissenschaftsrat in preparing recommendations on various topics concerning the future of the German research and higher education system. The division is also responsible for a pilot project on a research rating for Germany, and for the Wissenschaftsrat’s evaluation of proposals for large research infrastructures.

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.

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.

Marion Schmidt
Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance (iFQ), Germany

studied Library and Information Science at the Humboldt University Berlin and wrote her Magister thesis as part of a project investigating the diversity of research fields using bibliometric methods. After graduating, she worked as head of library at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. She notably expanded the electronic services of the library, but also collaborated on bibliometric analyses for research evaluation of the Institute. She joined the bibliometrics team at iFQ in June 2011. At iFQ, she carried out a project involving the utilization of bibliometric indicators for university benchmarking. Besides, she works on indicators for the evaluation of errors in bibliometrics and is especially concerned with matching algorithms.

Daniel Sirtes
Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance (iFQ), Germany

studied philosophy and biology in Zurich, Konstanz, Tel-Aviv and Berlin. After his diploma in neurobiology he was both a research assistant at the Center for Philosophy and Ethics of Science at the University of Hannover and a member of the graduate school “Entering the Knowledge Society” at the Institute for Science and Technology Studies at the University of Bielefeld. In 2002-3 he was a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin, and at the History and Philosophy of Science Department of the University of Pittsburgh. 2005-2010 he was a research associate in the Swiss National Science Foundation’s project “Quality Assessment, Expertise and Decision-Making in Scientific Research: Criteria, Procedures, and Social Organization” at the Programme for Science Studies at the University of Basel in Switzerland. In July 2011 Daniel Sirtes joined the iFQ team.

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.

Tihomir Tsenkulovski
Customer Education and Pre-Sales Specialist, Thomson Reuters

Tihomir Tsenkulovski is a Customer Education Specialist at Thomson Reuters. He attained his Master’s degree at the Fletcher School, Tufts University as a Fulbright scholar and studied Strategic management at Harvard Business School. He was a DAAD fellow in Economics at the Humboldt University in Berlin. During his graduate career, he served as a research assistant at Harvard Law School and led a research project at the University of Pennsylvania.
Upon the completion of his degree Tihomir gained experience as an advisor at the United Nations and spent two years as a strategy consultant in the international division of Scholastic Inc. in New York City where he delivered strategy recommendations to the senior management on expanding operations in South America, Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa. He subsequently managed all research and communication functions on an international project at the International Finance Corporation – the private-sector arm of the World Bank Group – where he facilitated the communication among various departments and partner organizations, produced research papers and policy statements on sustainability-related topics, reported to a high-level working group, conceived a toolkit for the use of small- and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries, organized and co-facilitated multi-stakeholder workshops in the Philippines, Colombia, Kenya, Lebanon and Serbia.

He is currently a specialist of Thomson Reuters products and services dedicated to academic and government research institutions in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, East and Central Europe such as the Web of Knowledge and other scientific solutions in the life sciences, intellectual property and research evaluation and ensures customers’ understanding of the value and functionalities of these intelligent information solutions.

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).