TCD Graduate is Most Cited Mathematician in the World

Posted on: 31 May 2005

Adrian E. Raftery, a TCD graduate and elected Fellow was the most cited mathematician in the world for the period 1995-2005, according to the Institute for Scientific Information. Professor of Statistics and Sociology, College of Arts & Sciences, and Director of the interdisciplinary Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences at the University of Washington, Prof. Raftery obtained a BA in Mathematics and a M Sc in Statistics from TCD in 1976 and 1977 respectfully. He went on to be a Lecturer in Statistics in the College from 1980 to 1986 and was elected a Fellow of TCD in 1986. A researcher’s impact is often measured by counting the number of times his or her work is cited in scientific research articles by other scientists. As the world’s most cited researcher during the past decade in mathematics, including statistics, biostatistics and applied mathematics, Prof. Raftery’s tremendous accomplishment is a tribute to his influence in the field, and to the esteem of his peers.