PolyU ranked eighth in field-weighted citation impact of AI research

Date:08 May 2019

According to a study on the citation impact of research papers in the area of artificial intelligence (AI), PolyU is ranked number eight, the highest ranking among Hong Kong universities by field-weighted citation impact among the global universities under this study. And the top three are Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

In terms of field-weighted citation impact by region, Hong Kong was on the top three, with a citation impact score of 2.00 although it produced fewer than 2,500 publications on AI over the time frame.

This study is held by Times Higher Education and supported by Elsevier’s Scopus database.

AI is one of the emerging areas for the education and research development of PolyU which has established various research collaboration platforms and has been carrying out many projects in this advanced technology. For instance, PolyU - Alibaba Cloud on Artificial Intelligence Collaboration particularly in smart cities and smart healthcare, PolyU - Royal College of Art to set up AI powered Design Laboratory, PolyU's funded projects in Alibaba Innovative Research Program, AI-powered system in textile industry, etc.

Institution Country Publications  Field-Weighted Citation Impact
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States 1,011 3.57
Carnegie Mellon University United States 1,311 2.53
Nanyang Technological University Singapore   1,197 2.51
University of Granada Spain 587 2.46
University of Southern California United States 627 2.35
Technical University of Munich Germany 656 2.27
Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences China 588 2.26
Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong 602 2.20
National University of Singapore Singapore 807 2.14
Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong 530 2.09

Source: Elsevier/Scopus

Source of article: Times Higher Education (THE), May 2017