Future of Research Forum 2021

Clarivate Future of Research Forum 2021

Anand Desai

Anand Desai is the Policy Research and Assessment Advisor at the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)™ of Clarivate and Professor Emeritus at Ohio State University. Before joining Clarivate, he was at the United States National Science Foundation where he established the Evaluation and Assessment Capability Section and served as the Section Head and Chief Evaluation Officer. At Ohio State, Dr. Desai taught statistics, mathematical modeling, evaluation, and simulation for public policy analysis. His research was focused on use-inspired theory and applications of evaluative inquiry, performance measurement, data visualization and spatial analyses. He studied mathematics and mathematical statistics at universities in India and the United Kingdom and obtained a master’s degree in operations research and a doctorate in public policy analysis from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Benjamin Gross

Benjamin has been working with semantic web technologies since 2015. Through his work with the VIVO™ application, he has been exploring research collaboration networks and data discovery through linked data. At Clarivate™, he has continued implementing, supporting, and developing the VIVO software, as well as contributing to data integration projects leveraging Web of Science™ APIs.

Bogdan Tăut

For the past 15 years Bogdan has worked as a consultant, project manager and solution architect for projects such as product development, online platforms or communication campaigns. His role is to manage teams in finding creative solutions, meaningful stories. Since founding youngminds in 2007, he put his efforts towards building suitable tech-tools for fields of action that span across NGO’s, academia and businesses alike.

Recent projects targeting civil society and academic needs through information dissemination include www.faraura.ro // an index of online hate speech against the Rroma and Jewish population in Romania, www.andco.ro (Grand FIBRA Award Winner) // a database of Romanian Communist Party members and collaborators, www.mipex.eu (Webby Awards Nominee) // an world-wide index measuring integration policies and www.migrationreasearch.com // the most comprehensive database of research on migration.

Chris Belter

Chris Belter is the lead analyst for the Division of Extramural Research at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), a division of the US National Institutes of Health. At NICHD he designs and conducts scientometric and bibliometric analyses to inform the Institute’s funding decisions, provides strategic guidance on the role of analytics and indicators in decision-making, and coordinates analytical activities across the Division.
A librarian by training, Chris created and led the bibliometrics program at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Central Library and co-created and co-led the bibliometric services program at the US National Institutes of Health Library. He has a master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Maryland and a BA in Religion from Shenandoah University.
His analytical activities include characterizing past and current NICHD funding programs, assessing the outcomes of those programs, and identifying opportunities for future funding. He is also an advocate for expanding the roles of librarians in research assessment and works to provide resources and training for librarians to move into these roles.

David Driesbach

Mr. David Driesbach, serves as Assistant Vice President for Research within the Office of Research & Economic Development and University Graduate School at Florida International University (FIU). In this role, he leads a team which fosters and implements collaborate information technology and information management initiatives across the university that enable the universities’ research, innovation and graduate studies communities. Prior to FIU, David worked extensively in the private industry leveraging technology to enhance business operations with leading technology enabled companies such as Accenture, IBM, and FedEx Express. He is a co-project manager for the Scholars@FIU discovery system at FIU and has presented on multiple occasions on various aspects of implementing expertise/research networking systems. He has also presented on multiple occasions at PeopleSoft Higher Education User Group (HEUG) conferences on topics ranging from PeopleSoft Grants implementation strategies to techniques for reporting within a financial system. Mr. Driesbach has a Bachelor’s in Finance and MIS from University of Delaware and a Master’s of International Business from FIU. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI). He has served as a member of Oracle’s Product Advisory Group for Grants, Contracts, and Billing functionalities and is currently the University’s technical representative for the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP). In 2013, Mr. Driesbach became a Campus Champion for FIU with XSEDE (Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment).

Dr Nandita Quaderi
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Dr Nandita Quaderi joined Clarivate™ in 2018 and serves as Editor-in-Chief & Editorial VP of the Web of Science™. Nandita is responsible for the editorial strategy, policy and practices governing selection for the Web of Science and inclusion in Journal Citation Reports (JCR). She also serves on the Crossref Board of Directors.

Nandita was Publishing Director, Open Research at Springer Nature with responsibility for the open access Nature Portfolio journals and before that, Editorial Director at BMC. Prior to this, Nandita was a Principal Investigator at the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at Kings College London. Nandita has a BA in Chemistry from U. Oxford and a PhD in Molecular Genetics from Imperial College.

Dr. Gali Halevi

Dr. Gali Halevi is Director at the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)™. Previously she was Associate Dean of Libraries & Information Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Mount Sinai Health System. She has a background in bibliometrics and has worked in academic publishing and as an information specialist for pharmaceutical and financial companies.

Dr. Joshua Schnell

Dr. Joshua Schnell is Principal, within the Academic & Government Global Consultancy at Clarivate™, overseeing a team of analysts and data scientists conducting scientometric analyses, program evaluations and strategic planning for research funders, universities and research and development organizations. He was recently Sr. Advisor at the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)™ within Clarivate, advising on science planning, the evaluation of R&D, and science and technology policy. Before joining Clarivate, Schnell directed the analytics group at a science management start-up, worked in research administration at Northwestern University, and was a S&T Policy Graduate Fellow at the US National Academies of Science. He holds a PhD from Northwestern University and a B.S from Tulane University. He is currently the co-chair of the Research, Technology and Development (RTD) Topical Interest Group of the American Evaluation Association.

Dr. Peter Mascher

Peter Mascher obtained a PhD in Engineering Physics in 1984 from the Technische Universität Graz (TUG) in Austria and in 1989 joined McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is a Professional Engineer and a professor in the Department of Engineering Physics and chaired the department from 1994 to 2000. From 2003 to 2014 he served as the Associate Dean (Research and External Relations) of the Faculty of Engineering and since 2014 he is overseeing McMaster’s International Portfolio as Vice-Provost, International Affairs. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and The Electrochemical Society.

Mascher holds the William Sinclair Chair in Optoelectronics and leads active research groups involved in the fabrication and characterization of thin films for optoelectronic applications, the development and application of silicon-based nanostructures, and the characterization of defects in solids by positron annihilation spectroscopy. His research work has been continuously funded for more than 30 years by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and also has drawn funding from the Canada Foundation of Innovation (CFI), several federal and provincial Centres of Excellence, and industry, for a lifetime total surpassing $25M.

He has supervised more than 85 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, has authored or coauthored close to 250 publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and has presented many invited lectures at international conferences and workshops. He serves as Chair of the International Committee of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Vice-Chair of NanoOntario, Chair of the Dielectric Science and Technology Division of the Electrochemical Society, and since 2017, as a Technical Editor for the ECS Journal of Solid-State Science and Technology. In September 2021, he was appointed as the Chair of the Senior Leaders’ Group of Universitas 21, is a global network of world leading, research-intensive universities.

Elie Khoury

Elie Khoury is the Manager, Research Information Solutions at Clarivate™. With more than ten years of experience helping organization streamline and digitize their processes, Elie has a record of successful implementations of research information solutions to funders; government agencies; research centers and universities.

Federico Ferrario

Federico Ferrario is a Software development Manager for CINECA’s IRIS (Institutional Research Information System), a CRIS platform to support Universities and Research institutes in Research Management lifecycle. CINECA is a non profit Italian Consortium, made up of 67 Italian universities, 9 Italian Research Institutions, 1 Polyclinic, and the Italian Ministry of Education.
During his 15-year tenure, Federico oversaw operations and strategic planning of different projects in Education environment becoming an expert in Universities and Ministries’ processes. Before this role, Federico was a J2ee software architect.
Federico holds a master’s degree in Engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan and a Postgraduate Master in Information & Communication Technology Management at the University of Milan Bicocca.

Francesca Buckland

Francesca Buckland is a Product Director responsible for the Web of Science™. She joined Clarivate™ in 2018 after working in product development for a boutique innovation consultancy Made by Many. Previous roles also include Senior Product Manager at Elsevier (Mendeley) where she was responsible for researcher personalisation, and technology consultant at KPMG. Francesca also has experience in grants management at the Royal Society in the UK and academic publishing, as well as a degree in Physics from Imperial College London. She spends her spare time caring for her young son and two cats and is currently renovating a house in East London where she lives.

Giacomo Livan

Giacomo Livan is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science of UCL. He is also affiliated with the Systemic Risk Centre of the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. Giacomo obtained a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Pavia (Italy) in 2012, after which he joined the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste (Italy). He joined UCL in 2014 as a postdoctoral researcher, and in 2015 he was awarded an early career Fellowship in Digital Economy from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Giacomo’s main research interests focus on the application on methods and ideas borrowed from Complex Systems Science and Network Science to the quantitative analysis of socio-economic systems. Among other areas of application, Giacomo’s published work investigates financial markets, sharing economy marketplaces, and scientific networks.

Jevin West

Jevin is an Associate Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington. He is the Director of the new Center for an Informed Public at UW aimed at resisting strategic misinformation, promoting an informed society and strengthening democratic discourse. He is also the co-founder of the DataLab at UW, a Data Science Fellow at the eScience Institute, and Affiliate Faculty for the Center for Statistics & Social Sciences. His research and teaching focus on the impact of technology on science and society, with a focus on slowing the spread of misinformation. He develops methods for mining the scientific literature to study the origins of disciplines, examine the social and economic biases that drive these disciplines, and measure the impact of the current publication system on the health of science. He is also the co-author of the new book, Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World, which helps non-experts question numbers, data, and statistics without an advanced degree in data science.

Joel Haspel
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Joel Haspel, Senior Vice President, Life Sciences for Clarivate™ As head of strategy his current responsibilities include market, product and content strategies, the Web of Science™ editorial selection process, thought leadership including the Institute for Scientific Information™ (ISI) and M&A.

As an admitted techie, Joel has a passion for digital health and is currently serving on the board of two innovative digital health companies, FollowApp Care and XIM Lifelight which has earned a CE Mark for using AI to deliver vital signs using the iPhone, iPad and other smart device cameras. Prior he was also an advisor to Raremark which is focused on building rare disease communities for clinical research with pharmaceutical companies. Prior to joining Clarivate Joel was the Partner in charge of the EMEA Digital Health consulting practice at GE Healthcare and was a member of the WIN Consortium’s WINTHER study while leading the translational research platform at Oracle.

He brings extensive global experience built over 32 years working in the life sciences and healthcare industries, with over 13 of those years focused on the use of digital technologies by medical professionals and patients. He founded Sentient Health in 2000 and led early innovation in the use of mobile technology to collect patient data at hospitals across Asia Pacific including China and Japan.

More recently at Clarivate Joel led the conception and development of Cortellis Digital Health Intelligence product which included Clarivate’s ontologies for identifying and curating digital health content.

Jonathan Adams

Jonathan Adams is Chief Scientist, Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)™, a part of the Web of Science Group at Clarivate. He is also a Visiting Professor at King’s College London, Policy Institute, and was awarded an Honorary D.Sc. in 2017 by the University of Exeter, for his work in higher education and research policy.

Professor Adams was the lead founder of Evidence Ltd, Director of Research Evaluation for Thomson Reuters, and Chief Scientist at Digital Science & Research Ltd, a Holtzbrinck Group company and sister-company to Nature Publishing Group. He has carried out research evaluation for agencies and institutions in the UK, elsewhere in Europe, Brazil, Australia, China and India. Jonathan led the New Zealand government’s 2008 review of research evaluation and was a member of the Australian Research Council (ARC) indicators development groups for Excellence in Research for Australia (2009) and impact and engagement (2016). In 2004 he chaired the European Commission Monitoring Committee for the Evaluation of Framework Programme 6 (FP6); and, in 2006, he chaired the Monitoring Group of the European Research Fund for Coal & Steel. He has worked at King’s College London (1979-1980), University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1980-1983), University of Leeds (1983-1989) and Imperial College London (1989-1992), was a member of the science policy staff of the UK Advisory Board for the Research Councils (1989-1992) and Leeds University’s Director of Research Strategy (1993-1997).

Most recent paper 2021. Szomszor, M, Adams, J., Fry, R., Gebert, C., Pendlebury, D., Potter, R., Rogers, G. Interpreting bibliometric data. Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics (https://doi.org/10.3389/frma.2020.628703)

Joseph Brightbill

Joe Brightbill is a senior consultant leading Custom Data projects for Web of Science™ at Clarivate™. He has been with the company for over ten years, working in detail with bibliometric data from the Web of Science, InCites™, Essential Science Indicators, and Journal Citation Reports. He graduated from Drexel University in 2012 with a BS in computer science.

Kadri Nebiu

Kadri Nebiu is the Product Manager for Web of Science APIs since November 2020, with a more than seven-year background working in dynamic environments as a Consultant Engineer for Data Integration and Analysis. Fluent in various programming languages and passionate about efficient data algorithms and processing used to develop software within Research Fund and Assessment. He actively contributes and maintains multiple open-source libraries and tools that help working with Web of Science data. You can find his open-source work at https://github.com/Clarivate-SAR or https://github.com/clarivate.

Kate Heaney
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Kate joined Clarivate™ in 2018 and is the Product Manager of JCR. Prior to joining Clarivate, she managed journals at Taylor & Francis and developed and acquired books for medical professionals at Wolters Kluwer. She has worked closely with academic editors, authors, and learned societies over a 14-year career in scholarly publishing. She also serves on the Career Development Committee for SSP. Kate holds an MLIS from Drexel University and a BA in English from the University of Delaware.

Laurel Thomas, M.A.
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Laurel Thomas, M.A., is the International Research and Global Engagement Data Manager with USF World at the University of South Florida. She is responsible for directly assisting the Vice President for USF World in comprehensively mapping USF’s global engagement, collecting and visualizing global metrics for the unit, and promoting the university’s international research activities. Her data is used to provide senior university leaders essential knowledge of USF activity within various countries and allows for smart strategic decision-making without heavy lifting across multiple units. Furthermore, as a USF certified research administrator, she is involved in a number of projects designed to “bridge the gap” across units, departments, and offices in support of global engagement and research development. Recent accomplishments include presenting at the 2019 International NAFSA Conference, 2017 completion of the USF/NSF i-Corps Fellow program, Co-PI for the 2016 SRAI Big Ideas Grant leading to the development of a Global Research Toolkit for research development professionals, and current work to adapt a similar resource for USF – housed in the Library.