Academic joins world leading researchers on highly cited list

For the third year in a row, Professor Wei Xing Zheng from the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics has been named on the annual Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list – identifying his research as work that has consistently won peer approval from international researchers.

Professor Zheng – whose research interests include control and systems theory, signal processing and applied mathematics – was the only academic primarily affiliated with Western Sydney University to make this prestigious list, and one of very few from outside the Group of Eight.

The citation analysis identifies the most frequently cited researchers as determined by the extent to which their papers have supported, influenced, inspired and challenged other researchers around the globe.

“This is another outstanding result for Professor Zheng – one of our leading researchers,” said Professor Holmes, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Engagement, Development and International.

“Professor Zheng’s success demonstrates the strong and increasing research reputation of Western Sydney University.”

The methodology that determines the who's who of researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts from Clarivate Analytics.  It uses Essential Science Indicators, a unique compilation of science performance metrics and trend data based on scholarly paper publication counts and citation data from the Web of Science, the premier web-based environment of scientific and scholarly research literature totaling over 33,000 journals.

This is one of many accolades received by Professor Zheng, who has also been the recipient of the Best Theory Paper Award presented at the fifth World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation in 2004, the Outstanding Paper Award presented at the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology in 2012, and the 2017 Annual Best Conference Paper Award of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society in 2017.

In November 2013 Professor Zheng was also elected as IEEE Fellow for contributions to signal processing and system identification. He is a prolific author/coauthor of peer-reviewed articles with 300 articles published in international journals and 280 papers published in refereed international conference proceedings.


4 December 2017

Emma Sandham, Senior Media Officer