lecturers 2015

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 .

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.

Linda Butler
College of Arts and Social Sciences, The Australian National University, Australia

Linda Butler holds visiting positions with the Australian National University (School Visitor) and the University of Newcastle (Conjoint Professor) and undertakes contract bibliometric assessments as an independent consultant.  She is a leading authority on bibliometric analysis, and has been engaged in the theoretical and empirical study of research evaluation for over 25 years.  Her findings on the effects of using publication counts to determine the distribution of research funding to universities have had significant public policy impact. She was a founding member of the Performance Indicators Project, set up at the Australian National University in 1988, and from 1999-2009 was head of the Research Evaluation and Policy Project, which took over and expanded the work of that unit.  She is on the editorial boards of Scientometrics and Research Evaluation and has served on the scientific committee of numerous ISSI and S&TI conferences.

Ms Butler expertise is widely sought and she has participated in many international expert working groups on indicators, most recently those established by the Council of the Canadian Academies, the OECD, the Higher Education Funding Council of England, and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.  She chaired the Metrics Working Group set up by the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training to develop the Research Quality Framework, and also advised the Australian Research Council on the Excellence in Research for Australia initiative, which has been operational since 2010.

Her research interests include assessing quantitative measures of research performance, with a particular interest in measures for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; using bibliometric techniques to map the organisational structure of national research landscapes, and analyse the relative strengths and weaknesses; the assessment of the impact of research in the broader community, outside academia; and the impact on institutions of the arrival of scholars who have been awarded highly-funded grants from eminent scholars programs.

Rodrigo Costas

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

Rodrigo Costas is an experienced researcher in the field of information science and bibliometrics. With a PhD in Library and Information Science obtained at the CSIC in Spain, Rodrigo has been working at CWTS (Leiden University, the Netherlands) since 2009. His lines of research cover a broad scope of topics, including the development of new bibliometric tools and indicators as well as tools for the study of research activities based on quantitative data, having a particular focus on the analysis of individual scholars through bibliometric methodologies. Rodrigo has recently started some novel research lines at CWTS including the study of ‘altmetrics’ and the possibilities of funding acknowledgments in order to expand the analytical possibilities of scientometrics. At CWTS Rodrigo also coordinates several projects for different scientific organizations worldwide.

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”.

Ulrike Felt
Head of Department and Professor of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna, Austria

Ulrike Felt is Professor of Science and Technology Studies, head of the STS Department at the University of Vienna, and Vice-Dean for Research of the Faculty of Social Sciences. She holds a PhD in physics/mathematics and a /habilitation/ in Science and Technology Studies/Sociology of Science. Her research focuses on knowledge politics, changing research cultures including questions of responsible innovation, institutional transformations with special focus on universities, as well as on issues of governance, democracy and public participation in technoscience. She has published widely in these areas.
She has been invited professor at numerous universities, has been and is involved in policy advice to the European Commission, to the European Science Foundation as well as to national bodies and is serving on a number of advisory boards of academic institutions as well as on editorial boards of journals. From July 2002 to June 2007 she was editor-in-chief of the international peer-reviewed Journal /Science, Technology, & Human Values/.

Floortje Flippo
Solutions Sales Manager, Research Management, Elsevier

Floortje Flippo is a Solution Sales Manager for Research Management solutions for the Nordics and Benelux at Elsevier. Floortje has been with Elsevier for almost a decade and worked in various roles in Northern and Eastern Europe. Floortje has a background in marketing and economics, before working at Elsevier she co-owned a small company importing goods from Southeast Asia.

Stephan Gauch

Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance (iFQ), 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 the division of labor between formal and informal standardization in ICT. His thesis was awarded with the “Sonderpreis Wissenschaft 2012” of the German Institute for Standardization (DIN). Since 2014 Stephan Gauch is affiliated to iFQ and Humboldt University of Berlin.

Sarah Heeffer
Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM), KU Leuven, Belgium

Sarah Heeffer studied Germanic philology and received a diploma in library and information science in 2001. She is a member of the ECOOM staff at KU Leuven since 2007. At ECOOM she is active in pre-bibliometrics and since 2011 she is also doing research in bibliometrics. Her topics of interest are author-identification methods and the empirical analysis of download and citation processes. Since 2013 she is Assistant Editor of the international scientific journal Scientometrics, and assumes administrative tasks for the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI).

Evangelia Lipitakis
Research Analytics Consultant, Thomson Reuters

Since 2013, Evangelia has been a research analytics consultant for European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) higher educational institutions, research institutions and research assessment funding bodies (governmental/private) for the Scientific & Scholarly Research (SSR) division of Thomson Reuters. Evangelia holds a Master’s degree in Management Science and a Ph.D. in Bibliometrics, and specializes in the area of academic research performance evaluation and quantitative methodologies for measuring research performance. Her publications can be found indexed in the Web of Science.

Gunnar Sivertsen

Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU), Oslo, Norway

Gunnar Sivertsen is a Research Professor at the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU) 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.

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

Bart Thijs is a research expert in bibliometrics at the KU 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 KU 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 (A.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 (Germany), visiting scientist in the US, UK, and France. Work in atomic physics, laser-physics, astrophysics, and in science policy and research management. From 1977 senior 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. 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 Measuring Science. 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. From 2013 he is adviser of the Netherlands Minister of Internal Affairs on urban policy of knowledge-intensive cities. From 2014 he is adviser of the European Research Council (ERC) in the Expert Group for Programme 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. Prof. van Raan set up a small spin-off company for advice on research evaluation and science policy issues. 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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Giles Radford

Head of Professional Services, ÜberResearch GmbH, Germany

Giles spent more than twenty years working for the Wellcome Trust, one of the largest independent biomedical research charities in the world.  He was responsible for the development of their grants management system, and it was whilst he was working there, trying to improve the Wellcome Trust's information systems, that he realised that intelligent software and comprehensive data were critical to any funder's mission. At ÜberResearch he is Head of Professional Services, helping clients maximise the benefits of Dimensions, both to aid strategic decision-making and to reduce the burden of operational activities, such as peer review.

Martin Reinhart

Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance (iFQ), Humboldt University, Germany

Prof. Dr. Martin Reinhart studied Sociology, Economics and Computer Science at the University of Basel (Switzerland), specialising in Science Studies and the work of Robert K. Merton. From 2004 to 2010 he did his doctorate in the context of a research project about peer review procedures in science at the Science Studies Program in Basel. From 2010 he was a lecturer at the Universities Basel, Lucerne, and ETH Zürich and
from 2011 post-doc in the research project "Reproducibility and
Innovation -- Boundary Work in Science" at the Collegium Helveticum (ETH Zürich). Since september 2012 he is assistant professor at the Humboldt-University and the iFQ.

Nicolas Robinson-Garcia
EC3Metrics spin-off, Universidad de Granada, Spain

PhD in Social Sciences University of Granada, Spain. Nicolas works as external consultant for the firm EC3Metrics spin-off and is member of the EC3 research group, University of Granada. His main research insterests are university rankings and institutional evaluation, and the use of new data sources for bibliometric analysis. He has published several papers in international journals on university rankings, the evaluation of monographs and the use of new data sources such as Google Scholar or Altmetric.com for research evaluation.

Matthias Winterhager

Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Science / AG Bibliometrie, Bielefeld University, Germany

Matthias Winterhager is senior researcher and coordinator of
bibliometric studies at Bielefeld University, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Science (I²SoS), 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.