Electrical Engineering Ranked no. 1 and School Ranked no. 4 in the World by Microsoft Academic Search

May 11, 2012

By UCLA Samueli Newsroom

The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science is currently ranked highly in several research areas by Microsoft Academic Search. This includes a no. 1 ranking worldwide for electrical engineering by H-index over ten years. This dynamic worldwide ranking also places aerospace engineering at no. 8, and computer science at no. 9 and the school at no. 4 overall, throughout the same time period by H-index. H-index measures both the productivity and impact of published work.

“These rankings are a testament of the kind of impact being made by our faculty,” said Vijay K. Dhir, dean of UCLA Engineering. “It is apparent based on these rankings and others, that our faculty’s research is regularly disseminated and referenced on a global scale. I could not be more proud of what the school has accomplished over the last decade especially.”

UCLA Engineering faculty, students and researchers all consistently publish papers on their research in top professional and scholarly journals, and are regularly invited to present their work worldwide at symposiums. They have authored numerous books, many of which have been translated to various languages and are regularly called upon to serve as experts to the media.

The Microsoft Academic Search, currently being beta tested, is a search engine developed by Microsoft Research Asia to help users quickly find information about academic researchers and their activities. With academic search, one can find top researchers, their papers, conferences and journals. It also contains visualization features like co-author graphs, co-author paths, paper citation graphs, domain trends, and organization comparison charts.

At present, one can explore nearly 39 million publications and find more than 19 million authors with information being updated regularly.

Microsoft Research Asia is a subsidiary of Microsoft Research, which was founded in 1991. Since its founding, it has grown into one of the largest and most respected software research organizations in the world. Currently, more than 850 computer scientists, sociologists, psychologists, mathematicians, physicists and engineers work in eleven labs, across four continents, in an effort to advance the state of the art in computing through a combination of basic and applied research. In addition, researchers at Microsoft work across more than 60 disciplines within areas like: communication and collaboration, computational sciences, design, economics, education, health and well-being, search, security and privacy.

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