Prof. Dr. Sören Auer, TIB Director and Professor for Data Science and Digital Libraries at Leibniz Universität Hannover, is ranked 87th in the current "World Ranking of Top Scientists for Computer Science & Electronics" of German scientists in the field of computer science and electronics. The so-called h-index, the number of Google citations and the number of publications in the Digital Bibliography & Library Project (DBLP), a bibliographic online collection of scientific publications in computer science, are evaluated as indicators for the ranking.
The current research focus of Prof. Auer is in the field of knowledge graphs. With his work on the Open Research Knowledge Graph (ORKG), he and his team aim to improve the accessibility of information, data and knowledge and make it more effective. The aim is to digitally link information and to improve its machine usability in the future. The objective is to change scientific communication from a document-based to an information-based communication, in which digital integration reveals connections of information and enables easier access to the-state-of-the-art in a certain scientific field.
To the full summary of the ranking of the best computer scientists by Guide2Research, a research portal for computer science