Asia-Pacific SciVal User Group
Rankings, Collaboration, Emerging Themes and Beyond
This is the first APAC-wide user group meeting. The aim of this year's Asia-Pacific SciVal User Group is to be forward-thinking in nature and to explore and share how institutions across different countries use SciVal to achieve success in reporting for rankings, collaboration and identifying emerging research trends for their institution. This meeting will include a number of case studies presented by our speakers from various institutions in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and India.
This online event will take place on the 29th October 2020, at 2:00pm - 4:30pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) via Zoom.
Other location time zones
|Location||Local Time||Time Zone|
|Delhi (India - Delhi)||Thursday, 29 October at 8.30 am||IST|
|Singapore||Thursday, 29 October at 11.00 am||SGT|
|Beijing (China - Beijing Municipality)||Thursday, 29 October at 11.00 am||CST|
|Tokyo (Japan)||Thursday, 29 October at 12.00 pm||JST|
|Seoul (South Korea)||Thursday, 29 October at 12.00pm||KST|
|Wellington (New Zealand - Wellington)||Thursday, 29 October at 4.00 pm||NZDT|
| 2.00pm - 2.10pm|
|Introduction||Dr Steven Riddell - Senior Customer Consultant (Australia)|
| 2.10pm -2.40pm|
|SciVal - where we are and where we are going||Robbertjan Kalff – Vice President SciVal|
| 2.40pm - 3.00pm|
|Keynote address will present the following sections; |
1) First round of Australia's national assessment with University of Southern Queensland, Institutional tagging and data cleaning.
2) Australian Research Management Society - Elsevier Young Researcher Awards
3) International research collaboration, evidence based decision making
|Professor Ren Yi – University of Southern Queensland (Australia)|
| 3.00pm - 3.20pm|
|Measuring SDG ranking success||Dr Jingwen Mu – University of Auckland |
| 3.20pm - 3.35pm|
|Panel 1 Discussion||Robbertjan Kalff, Professor Ren Yi and Dr Jingwen Mu|
| 3.35pm - 3.55pm|
|Measuring emerging trends in SciVal||Professor Michael Khor – Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)|
| 3.55pm - 4.15pm|
|What's India's take on Research? - a Bibliometric overview||Dr. K. V Santhosh – Manipal Institute of Technology (India)|
| 4.15pm - 4.25pm|
|Panel 2 Discussion||Professor Khor and Dr K.V Santhosh|
| 4.25.pm - 4.35pm|
|Close||Yoshiko Kakita – Regional Solution Sales Director|
Dr Steven Riddell
Senior Customer Consultant at Elsevier
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Steve Riddell is a Senior Customer Consultant with Elsevier. After completing his PhD in the University of Sydney, Steve was a researcher at UNSW. He was a member of a Research and Evaluation team at a nationally funded non-for-profit health organisation before moving into healthcare market research. He joined Elsevier in 2014 and brings extensive metrics and data expertise to his role.
Vice-President of SciVal.
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Robbertjan Kalff is a product person. He thoroughly enjoys building, launching and growing online information solutions, particularly for the academic research community. In his current role as Vice President of SciVal, he is the business owner of the global market leader in research performance evaluation. SciVal supports institutions as well as researchers with their strategic planning needs. To achieve that, his teams apply AI technologies in combination with designing great user experiences.
In his 20+ years of experience in product development, he was the product owner who launched Scopus , the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature used by over 4,000 institutions and millions of researchers; the business owner of Geofacets, a geoscience solution that empowers natural resource exploration; and product manager for ScienceDirect, the world's leading source for scientific, technical and medical research accessed by over 10 million monthly unique visitors. Prior to joining SciVal, he was responsible for the introduction of Mendeley toolsets, such as article recommender systems that support millions of researchers in achieving higher research outcomes, faster in the changing world of the research ecosystem.
Robbertjan lives in Amsterdam with his family. He has lived in Brazil, Thailand, Indonesia, Iran and Spain during his youth and continues to enjoy working with multinational teams and colleagues.
Professor Ren Yi
University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Pro Vice-Chancellor International at the University of Southern Queensland -- providing leadership across the university for strategic guidance and advise for internationalisation and global engagement.
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Professor Ren has been working in higher education for over 15 years, and previously held positions at the University of Melbourne, University of Queensland, Victoria University, and Macquarie University. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Melbourne in economic geography and international business. He is an experienced international education executive and a researcher with a keen interest in the effective management of international education and global partnerships. He is an expert on international matters in the higher education sector. He was one of the special experts for the Australian Council for International Education. He was commissioned to complete the Australian Postgraduate Research Student Mobilities Report by the Department of Education and Training. In 2015 and 2016, Professor Ren represented Australia at the Asia Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) meeting in Indonesia and Peru on APEC Researcher Mobility and submitted a report on behalf of the Australian Government and APEC.
He is an experienced researcher and is actively involved in the research management profession. He is currently a reviewer for the Academy of International Business and the Australian Research Council. He completed an Australia Research Council Linkage grant in 2015 focusing on international business, social psychology, and economic geography. Professor Ren is a past President of the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) and is an active member of the International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS). He has also been appointed to different research management committees by the Australia Research Council and by Universities Australia. In 2009, he was awarded an Australian Endeavour Executive Award by Deputy Prime Minister Hon Julia Gillard. In the same year, he won an Award for Excellence from the Australasian Research Management Society for embedding research administration in a regional university. In 2016, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award to Research Management by the Australasian Research Management Society.
Professor Ren also has extensive industry management experience. He has participated in several management consulting projects for international companies. He was also a past Vice-President and Executive Officer for the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) QLD Branch.
Dr Jingwen Mu
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Strategic Planning Manager of the University of Auckland.
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Dr Jingwen Mu is the Strategic Planning Manager of the University of Auckland. She has been looking after the University of Auckland's ranking portfolio since 2018 and represents the university on Elsevier's partnership of research institutions committed to SDG research mappings. Prior to joining the university, Jingwen headed the consulting team at ShanghaiRanking Consultancy from 2015 to 2017. She has been consulting for the World Bank Sub-Saharan Africa Benchmarking Initiative and has been associated with a number of national benchmarking and ranking initiatives.
Professor Michael Khor
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Director, Talent Recruitment and Career Support Office & Bibliometrics Analysis
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Professor Michael Khor is Director, Talent Recruitment and Career Support Office & Bibliometrics Analysis at NTU, Singapore. He is concurrently a Professor at the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. He served as Director, Research Support Office & Bibliometrics Analysis from 2011 to September 2018, and thereafter re-designated as Director, Talent Recruitment and Career Support Office & Bibliometrics Analysis, his current appointment. From 2009 to 2011, he was Associate Provost (Research) and from 2008 to 2009, he was seconded to the National Research Foundation (NRF), Prime Minister’s Office, as Director (Projects). Prior to this move, he served as Director, Research Office from 2004 to 2008. He joined NTU (then NTI) in June 1989.
Professor Khor's research interests are in advanced materials processing; thermal sprayed coatings; spark plasma sintering, nano-bioceramics and nano-composites for artificial cornea implants, orthopaedic and dental implants. Since 2011, he has embarked on research and analysis into research collaboration networks, research topics analysis, development of research performance on metrics for universities and international collaborations of global young universities. He has published over 380 journal and conference papers and edited several international conference proceedings.
Several national institutions have invited him as Visiting Professor and Scientist over the years, these include the Japan National Defense Academy; Japan National Institutes of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST), Hanyang University and Zhejiang University. A Fellow of the Institute of Materials; Minerals and Mining (IOM3), UK, he received the IOM3 “Overseas Medal” in 2008.
Active in promoting research administration among the research community, Professor Khor served as Convenor of the ARMS Singapore Chapter since its inception in 2013 and Convenor of the ARMS Annual Conference, held in Asia for the first time in 2015. Building up the capability of research administration in Singapore is a key focus of his service in ARMS. In 2015, he oversees the development of two (2) new Singapore specific modules for the ARMS Accreditation Modules. These are: (i) The National Research and Innovation System in Singapore: covering the role of government, business and higher education in the national research and innovation system, funding mechanisms, codes and current issues; and (ii) Legislation as it affects research in Singapore - covering the most common legislative frameworks affecting research in Singapore. Starting from March 2017, he was appointed member of the ARMS Conferences and Major Events Committee (CMEC). He was awarded Fellow of the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) in 2017. Fellows of ARMS are recognised as individuals who have made an enduring and substantial contribution to research management as a practitioner, mentor, trainer or advocate in the research management profession.
Professor Khor has also been awarded the Award for Excellence in Research Management Leadership 2018. This award is given by the International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) to recognise research management leaders who have made substantial contributions to the profession. He is a Fellows of ARMS, who is recognised for his enduring and substantial contribution to research management as a practitioner, mentor, trainer or advocate in the research management profession.
From 2006 to 2016, he served as President of the Institute of Materials (East Asia). He is a member of the Governing Board, Workplace Safety and Health Institute (WSHI), Ministry of Manpower. From 2014 to 2016, he served as a member of the Thomson-Reuters Research Analytics Advisory Board (TRRAAB). Since 2014, he has represented Singapore in the ASEAN Citation Index (ACI) Steering Committee.
Professor Khor obtained his BSc (Hons) and PhD degrees from Monash University, Australia.
Dr K.V. Santhosh
Manipal Institute of Technology, India
Deputy Director Research (Technical), Associate Professor in the Department of Instrumentation and Control
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Dr Santhosh KV is working as Deputy Director Research (Technical) at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal and Associate Professor in the Department of Instrumentation and Control at Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, India. He is a coordinator for the Centre for Cyber Physical System. His research interest is in the areas of sensors. He has been working on research management systems, benchmarking institutions based on research outcomes. He serves as a reviewer and editorial board member for several peer reviewed journals. He is also Board of Examiner and Board of Syllabus member at various universities and an active member of several professional societies.
Regional Solution Sales Director for APAC, Research Intelligence
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Yoshiko Kakita is responsible for the Research Intelligence solutions such as Scopus, SciVal and Pure in the Asia-Pacific region at Elsevier. She has over 15 years of experience and expertise in the areas of research performance analyses.
Prior to joining Elsevier, she spent 10 years living and studying in the United States, France and Taiwan. Yoshiko has a Master of Arts degree in History from the University of Houston, Clear Lake; and withdrew with ABD (all but dissertation) status as a PhD candidate in History at Boston College.