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Dr. Penner winner of the 2018 Prestigious Eugene Garfield Award

© 2018 EPFL

© 2018 EPFL

Dr. Orion Penner wins the highly prestigious 2018 Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis at the 23rd Science and Technology Indicators Conference in Leiden, Netherlands. The announcement was made by Clarivate Analytics, the provider of Web of Science.

Dr. Penner, researcher and Ambizione Fellow at the Chair of Innovation and IP Policy, applies tools from data science, economics and other social sciences to publication and patent databases to ask pertinent questions about research and innovation as a system and how research careers evolve. Upon receiving word that he was selected this year, Dr Penner said, "This award affords me the opportunity to shift my research in a new direction that previously I felt was too risky. I see this as an excellent opportunity to step up efforts aimed at evaluating the current generation of machine learning and natural language processing algorithms as they may be applied to the citation and publication data in the Web of Science. The output will be of significant value to my ongoing research on academic careers, as well as in establishing my independent research program."