Kolade Owolabi, an associate professor at the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), has been voted the greatest Mathematical scientist in Nigeria in the Research.com Ranking for 2022.
Mr. Owolabi and another African Institute of Science and Technology professor, Charles Chidume, who is rated second, are the only two Nigerians on the current global ranking.
The second edition of Research.com’s list of the finest scientists in the field of Mathematics is based on data compiled from multiple sources, including OpenAlex and CrossRef.
On December 21, 2022, bibliometric data for estimating citation-based metrics were collected.
Position in the ranking is based on a scientist’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline.
Apart from the number of citations, “Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this type available to the scientific community.”
The ranking organisation said its “best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Mathematics, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Mathematics, over 6,262 were examined.”
And the “aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.”
The vice-chancellor, Adenike Oladiji, has congratulated Mr Owolabi, saying he exemplifies FUTA’s niche as a research-intensive university with global reach.