The 2023 AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar Annual List rated Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering professors Filippo Menczer, Alessandro Flammini and XiaoFeng Wang as three of the world’s top Artificial Intelligence researchers.
Menczer, a Luddy distinguished professor of informatics, and Flammini, a professor of informatics, each made honorable mention in Information Retrieval and Recommendation for their outstanding and vibrant contributions. Menczer was rated in the top 78. Flammini was in the top 89.
Wang, the James H. Rudy Professor of Computer Science, received honorable mention recognition in Security and Privacy in each of the last two years. He ranked No. 22 in the Security and Privacy list.
“These faculty are world-renowned experts in their research areas, so it’s not surprising that the AI 2000 list has ranked the impact of their publications so highly,” said David Crandall, Luddy Professor of computer science and director of the Luddy Artificial Intelligence Center. “Luddy is lucky to have them.”
Menczer leads efforts to study online misinformation, and has developed tools to detect and counter online misinformation and manipulation through the Observatory on Social Media, the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research and the Indiana University Network Science Institute.
Flammini’s research targets complex networks and computational social science. That includes theoretical aspects as well as applications to real-world domains such as transportation, rivers, protein interactions and socio-technical systems. He’s also served as the director of Luddy’s undergraduate program in informatics.
Wang is the Luddy School’s associate dean for research. He targets systems security and data privacy with a specialization on security and privacy issues in mobile and cloud computing, cellular networks and intelligent systems. He also focuses on privacy issues in dissemination and computation of human genomic data.
Compiled through the AMiner database, which mines data to identify connections between researchers, conferences and publications, the AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar Annual List (https://www.aminer.org/ai2000) names 2,000 of the world's top research scholars from the fields of artificial intelligence. It recognizes outstanding technical achievements of lasting impact that advance scientific understanding. The 2023 leading scholars are ranked based on publications between 2013 and 2022.