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SME Professor J. Leon Zhao Was Listed as One of The World's Top Scientists for 2023
Release time:2023-06-26Views:1688

Recently, the internationally renowned academic platform Research.com released its annual ranking of the world's top scientists for 2023.

Professor J. Leon Zhao, Presidential Chair Professor at the School of Management and Economics (SME), Co-Chair of Information System and Operations Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-Shenzhen) has been selected in Computer Science. According to reports, in the field of computer science, a total of 14,402 scholars were analyzed in this ranking, with a D-index threshold of 30 being included in the review. It is worth mentioning that Professor Zhao, as a professor at SME, has gained significant attention for his research achievements in the field of computer science. He has also been listed as one of the top global scientists in this field as an interdisciplinary scholar. This selection affirms his research achievements and academic citations and marks significant progress in enhancing the international influence of SME, CUHK-Shenzhen.

Research.com is one of the world's leading academic research portals, and its ranking is based on the D-Index (discipline H-Index) indicator. This ranking is based on various data sources, including OpenAlex and CrossRef, and is used to evaluate citation metrics using bibliometrics data as of December 21, 2022.

J. Leon Zhao is currently Presidential Chair Professor of SME, Director of the Center on Blockchain and Intelligent Technology (CBIT) at Shenzhen Institute of Data Economy, Co-Chair of Information System and Operations Management, CUHK-Shenzhen, Senior Research Scientist of Shenzhen Research Institute of Big Data. 

Before joining CUHK-Shenzhen, he was with the City University of Hong Kong as Chair Professor (2009-2020) and Head (2009-2015) of Information Systems. Before then, he was an Eller Professor at MIS, University of Arizona. Currently, Professor Zhao is leading and participating in multiple projects related to the development and application of blockchain technology. 

Prof. Zhao serves as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Springer Financial Innovation and as an Associate Editor for several academic journals. He has chaired many international academic conferences in information technology and edited more than 20 academic special issues. He received IBM Faculty Award in 2005.

His research interests encompass a range of topics, including Blockchain Information Security, Blockchain-based Business Trust and Regulation, Digitization of Supply Chain Finance, Smart Contracts and Process Automation, and Big Data Applications in Finance and Healthcare Management. Among the past research findings, the works in which he has been most frequently cited include:

◾Can E-Learning Replace Classroom Learning? (No. of citations: 628) 

◾Time Series Classification Using Multi-Channels Deep Convolutional Neural Networks (No. of citations: 271) 

◾Workflow Automation: Overview and Research Issues (No. of citations: 235)