Thirty-seven UCLA scholars have been named as the world’s most influential scientific researcher. This annual list of the most highly cited researchers is compiled by the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate using data based on scholarly publication counts and citation indexes. The selected researchers wrote publications that ranked in the top 1% by citations in their field for that year, according to the Web of Science citation index.
Wotao Yin and Mason Porter, applied mathematicians and professors within the Department of Mathematics, have been named among 2020’s UCLA scholars listed. Yin is best known for co-inventing fast algorithms for sparse optimization and distributed optimization. Currently, he is working on optimization algorithms for noncovex and large-scale problems. Porter works in diverse topics — encompassing theory, computation, and applications — in networks, complex systems, and nonlinear systems.
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