NYU Tandon Researchers among top 10,000 Most Cited Researchers

Three NYU Tandon researchers have been ranked as among the 10,000 most-cited researchers in the sciences and engineering, according to a new study from Stanford University and published in Elsevier. 

“Citation metrics are widely used and misused,” say the researchers who compiled the list. “We have created a publicly available database of top-cited scientists that provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions and a composite indicator (c-score).”

Citations — other scientists and engineers referencing a researcher’s findings in their own academic papers — are not only an acknowledgment of excellent work, but an indicator the work’s ripple effect is moving the researcher’s field forward.

The full study highlights the top 2% of all researchers in the sciences and engineering. Separate lists were compiled for career-long and, separately, for single recent year impact. The scientists are classified into 22 scientific fields and 174 sub-fields according to the standard Science-Metrix classification. 

The three Tandon researchers ranked in the top 10,000 are:

Zhong-Ping Jiang

Zhong-Ping Jiang
  • Professor
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering, Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications (CATT), Connected Cites for Smart Transportation (C2SMART) Center
  • Citations Ranking (2022): #2763
  • Citations Ranking (Career-long): #3607

Jiang’s research interests lie at the interface of control and learning for network systems and have practical applications in many areas, including helping clinicians devise new ways to diagnose and treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s and developing safe and robust automated lane-changing technology that will encompass interactions between vehicles, complex routing choices, and interactions between vehicles and the environment — a project that could greatly increase road safety.


Theodore (Ted) Rappaport

Theodore Rappaport
  • David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering, NYU Wireless, Courant Institute, Grossman School of Medicine
  • Citations Ranking (2022): #2937
  • Citations Ranking (Career-long): #3751

Rappaport began his academic career at the dawn of the cellular and Wi-Fi industries.  His work focuses on many aspects of wireless networks, including communication system design, circuit design, radio propagation channel measurements and modeling, communications theory, sustainability, and antennas. His work has influenced the wireless industry’s progression to greater bandwidths and carrier frequencies, and he led the wireless world to adopt millimeter wave and sub Terahertz frequencies. He has authored several textbooks that are used globally to educate the wireless telecommunications workforce.


Ivan Selesnick

Ivan Selesnick
  • Department Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Citations Ranking (2022): #6062
  • Citations Ranking (Career-long): #8289

Selesnick’s research interests include digital signal processing, sparsity in signal processing, and wavelet-based methods for signal, image, and video processing, with applications in biomedical time-series analysis, machine fault monitoring, audio, and radar. He developed the Tunable Q-Factor Wavelet Transform (TQWT) which is used for the analysis and processing of oscillatory signals such as EEG, speech, and machine vibration data. He has also developed convex/non-convex regularization techniques for sparse signal processing with applications to nonlinear filtering, signal separation, and deconvolution. 

View the full list of researchers, including other Tandon faculty members.