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MORE UCSI ACADEMICS MAKE THE STANFORD TOP 2% LIST



KUALA LUMPUR: Nine UCSI University academics are on Stanford’s World’s Top 2% of Scientists list, marking a 50% improvement from last year’s total of six.

They are: Distinguished Prof Dr Phang Siew Moi, Distinguished Prof Dr Ooi Keng Boon, Senior Prof Dr Garry Tan Wei Han, Prof Dr Richard Peter Bailey, Assoc Prof Dr Mehrbakhsh Nilashi, Assoc Prof Dr Eric Chan Wei Chiang, Assoc Prof Dr Eugene Aw Cheng Xi, and Assoc Prof Dr Shayla Islam.

Breaking down the numbers, Prof Ooi and Dr Nilashi are classified in the world’s top 0.17%, while six UCSI academics made the top 1%. Seven academics are also recognised as the top three researchers in Malaysia based on their respective fields and subfields.

Prof Phang, UCSI deputy vice-chancellor (Research and postgraduate), is ranked as Malaysia’s top scientist in the field of biology, as well as the subfields of marine biology and hydrobiology.

Prof Ooi, UCSI Graduate Business School dean, is ranked as Malaysia’s top researcher in the subfields of information systems, as well as business and management; while Prof Bailey is ranked first in the subfield of sport sciences.

“Research is central to what we do at UCSI, and I’m happy to see that more academics are being recognised globally,” said Prof Phang.

“We will continue to emphasise consequential research to come up with actionable insights, and we will collaborate more with the world’s best.”

She added that UCSI has a further 21 adjunct professors who are listed in the annual list that acknowledges the impact of the most cited scientists and academics from around the world.

UCSI stands out as one of Asia’s best private universities in the QS World University Rankings 2024. It is classified in the world’s top 1% by virtue of its top 300 ranking.

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UCSI University academics who made Stanford’s World’s Top 2% Scientists 2023
 

Name                                                          

Fields and subfields (listed in blue)

World classification

Malaysian rank

Distinguished Prof Dr Ooi Keng Boon

Economics and business
Business and management
Information systems

Top 0.17%
Top 0.2%
Top 0.1%

4
1
1

Assoc Prof Dr Mehrbakhsh Nilashi

Information and communication technologies
Artificial intelligence and image processing

Information systems

Top 0.17%
 

Top 0.21%
Top 0.24%

2
 

2
2

Prof Dr Richard Peter Bailey

Clinical medicine
Sport sciences
Education

Top 0.34%
Top 0.45%
Top 0.59%

8
1
2

Distinguished Prof Dr Phang Siew Moi

Biology
Marine biology and hydrobiology
Biotechnology

Top 0.79%
Top 0.76%

Top 0.57%

1
1

6

Assoc Prof Dr Eric Chan Wei Chiang

Clinical medicine
Pharmacology and pharmacy
Medicinal and biomolecular chemistry

Top 0.82%
Top 0.38%
Top 0.55%

18
4
2

Prof Dato' Dr Ng Seik Weng

Chemistry
Inorganic and nuclear chemistry
Organic chemistry

Top 0.92%
Top 0.7%
Top 1.05%

21
2
3

Senior Prof Dr Garry Tan Wei Han

Economics and business
Business and management
Information systems

Top 1.23%
Top 1.34%
Top 0.64%

17
5
4

 

Assoc Prof Dr Eugene Aw Cheng Xi

Economics and business
Marketing
Business and management

Top 1.68%
Top 1.79%
Top 1.52%

25
3
6

Assoc Prof Dr Shayla Islam

Information and communication technologies
Networking and telecommunications
AI and image processing

Top 1.99%

Top 1.99%
Top 1.98%

56


18
33

 


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