MSU business, engineering professors among world’s most cited researchers

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James J. Chrisman Studio Portrait
James Chrisman (photo by Megan Bean)

STARKVILLE, Mississippi – Two Mississippi State University professors have been recognized as the world’s most cited researchers in the fields of business and economics and the earth sciences.

James J. Chrisman, professor of management at MSU’s College of Business, and Qian “Jenny” Du, the Bobby Shackouls Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, have been named “Highly Cited Researchers” in Clarivate Analytics’ 2022 Web of Science Citation Index. They rank among 6,938 scientists and social scientists worldwide whose papers rank in the top 1% for citations in a field and year of publication.

Chrisman is the most-cited researcher in business and economics and one of only 92 globally recognized researchers in the field. He has published more than 60 journal articles, a book and numerous book chapters. He received his BS and MS degrees in Business Administration and Finance from Western Illinois University and Bradley University, respectively. He also earned a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Georgia.

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Qian “Jenny” Du (Photo by Beth Wynn)

Du is the most cited researcher in the geosciences with approximately 10,415 citations. An MSU faculty member since 2004, her research interests include digital image processing, remote sensing, data compression, neural networks, and super-resolution, Du has served as an editor for several well-known journals and has published more than 300 journal publications, and other published works. She received her BS and MS degrees from Beijing Institute of Technology, and her MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Based on research expenditures per university faculty member, Mississippi ranks third in the Southeastern Conference for academic research output. MSU conducts 55 percent of all collegiate research in Mississippi, is the only university in the state ranked in the top 100 by the National Science Foundation, and spends more than $280 million in research and development annually.

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