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The list, published
by Thomson Reuters company, was based on the analysis of
citation data for the last 11 years, emphasizing the last two years. In
particular, the company defined "highly-cited" papers as papers whose citation
count is in the top 1% in their areas. Altogether, 21 broad areas were defined
(Biology & Biochemistry, Engineering, Computer Science, etc.).
The list includes 3,200 researchers from around the world who have published the
largest numbers of highly-cited papers during the years 2002-2012. A total of ten
scientists from Israel are included in the list, two of them from the Technion
and Prof. Michael Elad from the CS Department is the only Technion researcher to
appear in the list of the most influential scientists in the world in
Congratulations to Michael for this remarkable achievement.