ACM and ISI Web of Knowledge have new features!


ACM has introduced Author Profile pages with citation and usage statistics to the Digital Library.

The new features provide a snapshot of an individual author’s contributions to computing, and a basic measure of their influence on the field.

You will find these pages by clicking on any author or colleague from a Citation Page in the ACM Digital Library //

ACM welcomes your comments and suggestions on the Author Profile pages. Your input will be used to shape the next set of developments to this new facility, so please forward your thoughts to

Check out Ray Kurzweil’s page, for example.


…an expert gateway to the most highly influential scientists and scholars worldwide.

This freely accessible Web site gives research professionals working in a variety of occupations an invaluable tool to identify individuals, departments and laboratories that have made fundamental contributions to the advancement of science and technology in recent decades. reveals the face of research–the people behind the accomplishments in 21 broad subject categories in life sciences, medicine, physical sciences, engineering and social sciences. These individuals are the most highly cited within each category for the period 1981-1999, and comprise less than one-half of one percent of all publishing researchers–truly an extraordinary accomplishment. will grow to include the top 250 preeminent individual researchers in each of 21 subject categories who have demonstrated great influence in their field as measured by citations to their work–the intellectual debt acknowledged by their colleagues. The information for each researcher is as follows:

  • Biographical information: education, faculty and professional posts, memberships and/or offices, current research interests, and personal Web sites.
  • Full listing of publications: journal articles, book or book chapters, conference proceedings, web sites and other Internet resources
  • Bibliography enhanced by links to the full bibliographic information indexed in the ISI Web of Science