Each year, Clarivate's Highly Cited Researchers rankings identify the world's most cited scientists by their peers. Among the 6,600 researchers worldwide who have demonstrated significant influence in their fields through the publication of several highly cited articles, there are 146 French researchers in 2021, including Professor Alexandre Dolgui, Head of the Department of Automation, Production and Computer Sciences at IMT Atlantique.
The United States remains at the top of this "who's who" of influential researchers, followed by China, the UK and Australia. France ranks 8th in the world, with 146 highly cited researchers. This list is very selective, and these French researchers are mostly affiliated with the French university system. In France, the University of Paris-Saclay remains the most represented, ahead of the University of Paris and Aix-Marseille University. The only engineering institutions on the list are Ecole des Ponts, INSA Toulouse, INSA Rennes, Centrale Lyon, and ESPCI under the Paris Sciences et Lettres banner... and now IMT Atlantique!
In recognition of exceptional research performance demonstrated
by producing multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% of
highly cited papers in a given field in a given year, in this case, engineering
Of these 146 researchers in all disciplines, Alexandre Dolgui is the only one in engineering. This is fine recognition for Dolgui, who joined the School in 2015 after a rich professional career in France and abroad (see his portrait) and who has already received several awards for his numerous scientific publications (available here).
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by Pierre-Hervé VAILLANT