Full Professor at the UFRGS Institute of Informatics, Manuel Menezes de Oliveira Neto, was included in an international ranking as one of the most influential researchers in Computer Graphics (AI 2000 Computer Graphics Most Influential Scholars). This ranking was prepared by ArnetMiner, linked to Tsinghua University, in China. ArnetMiner is a free online service, used to index, search, and extract large scientific data. The system indexes more than 133 million expert profiles and 270 million publications. It has been in operation since 2006 and has been visited by more than 10 million independent IP addresses from more than 220 countries and regions.
The most influential academics in 2020 are the most cited researchers in their respective fields in the last 10 years, from 2009 to 2019. The 100 elected researchers are recognized with the “Honorable Mention of AI 2000’s Most Influential Academics”. The selection criteria consider only references (i.e., citations) to articles published in the ACM SIGGRAPH conference and in the ACM Transactions on Graphics Journal, which are, respectively, the most important conference and journal in the area.
The list covers 20 sub-areas, including Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Robotics, Knowledge Engineering, Speech Recognition, Data Mining, Information Retrieval and Recommendation, Databases, Human-Computer Interaction Computer, Computer Graphics, Multimedia, Visualization, Security and Privacy, Computer Networks, Computer Systems, Computer Theory, Chip Technology and Internet of Things.
Manuel Menezes was ranked in position 62. He is the only active researcher in Brazil to be included in the list. “Being part of this ranking is something rewarding and a great stimulus. According to him “It is an international evaluation, which uses objective and very selective criteria. This is an important professional recognition, for which I feel quite honored. The merit is shared by all my co-authors, in particular by the students I had the privilege of supervising at the Institute of Informatics-UFRGS”.
The complete list of researchers elected among the most influential in Computer Graphics is available here.