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Math Professor Shigui Ruan Included Among Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers

By UM News

Math Professor Shigui Ruan Included Among Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers

By UM News
UM College of Arts & Sciences Professor of Mathematics Shigui Ruan is one of the world’s leading scholars in the sciences, according to Thomson Reuters.

Thomson Reuters is a major multinational media and information firm, operating in more than 100 countries. It included Ruan in its Highly Cited Researchers listing, which recognizes scholars whose work has been cited frequently by fellow researchers.

“Essentially, your peers have identified your contributions as being among the most valuable and significant in the field of mathematics,” wrote Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property and Science President Basil Moftah.

Ruan said, “I am very delighted to be featured in the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers 2014 list. I am pleased that my published work has consistently been judged by my peers worldwide to be of significance.”


Ruan’s research focuses on nonlinear dynamics of differential equations. He has published articles in mathematical journals including Journal of Differential Equations and Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society

He also uses mathematical models to study biological, epidemiological and medical problems, such as antibiotic-resistant bacteria and immune response to HIV infections. 

“UM is one of the leading research centers internationally for mathematical biology and has a very strong interdisciplinary research team that works together to successfully solve a variety of important ecological and epidemiological research challenges,” Ruan said.

A. “Parsu” Parasuraman, professor and chair in the School of Business Administration Department of Marketing, was also included on the highly cited list, along with Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science Professor Brian Soden and Philip Harvey, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and Director of the Division of Psychology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Thomson Reuters compiled the list by analyzing data using its Web of Science platform to determine which researchers have produced work that is most frequently acknowledged by their peers. It includes about 3,200 individuals. To view the full listing, visit

August 11, 2015