A wide representation of SoBigData and KDDLab is in the AMiner list of the most influential scholars 2018 for their outstanding and vibrant contributions to the field of Data Mining
At position n. 8 we can find Aristides Gionis from Aalto University (Finland) full professor and member of the SoBigData consortium, while at positions n. 17, 24 and 46 we can find respectively Fosca Giannotti, director of research and SoBigData Coordinator, Dino Pedreschi, full professor at the University of Pisa and Mirko Nanni, researcher, all from KDDlab and members of SoBigdata.
The AMiner Most Influential Scholar Annual List in Artificial Intelligence (AI) names the world's top-cited research scholars from the fields of AI. The list is conferred in recognition of outstanding technical achievements with lasting contribution and impact to the research community. In 2018, the winners are among the most-cited scholars whose paper was published in the top venues of their respective subject fields between 2007 and 2017. Recipients are automatically determined by a computer algorithm deployed in the AMiner system that tracks and ranks scholars based on citation counts collected by top-venue publications. In specific, the list of the field Data Mining answers the question of between 2007 and 2017, who are the most cited scholars in KDD and WSDM conferences, which are identified as the top venues of this field.
AMiner is a free online service for academic social network analysis and mining. As of 2018, the system has collected information on over 136 million researchers.