Two Indian-American faculty at NYU among top 1 percent of most-cited academics


Some 22 faculty at New York University, 2 of them Indian American, were recognized for publishing papers in top 1% by citations for their fields.

The faculty members are recognized as pioneers in their fields and have been named to Clarivate Analytics’ 2023 list of Highly Cited Researchers, the Nov. 15, 2023, press release from NYU says. The annual list identifies researchers who have demonstrated significant and broad influence by publishing influential papers that are frequently cited by other researchers.

According to Clarivate, only one in 1,000 of the world’s scientists and social scientists is named a highly cited researcher—a population that “contributes disproportionately to extending the frontiers of knowledge and gaining for society innovations that make the world healthier, more sustainable and more secure.”

The scientists and social scientists named to the list have published multiple influential papers that rank in the top 1% by citations in their fields over the past decade, based on Clarivate’s Web of Science citation index.

The Indian American NYU researchers named are Viral V. Acharya, a C.V. Starr Professor of Economics, Department of Finance, Stern School of Business; and Rahul Satija, Associate Professor of Biology, Arts and Science, and Core Faculty Member, New York Genome Center.

Viral V. Acharya. PHOTO:

Before his present position, Professor Acharya was a Deputy Governor at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) during 23rd January 2017 to 23rd July 2019 in charge of Monetary Policy, Financial Markets, Financial Stability, and Research. His speeches while at the RBI were released in July 2020 in the form of a book titled Quest for Restoring Financial Stability in India (SAGE Publications India), with a new introductory chapter Fiscal Dominance: A Theory of Everything in India.

He is or has been an Academic Advisor to the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, Cleveland, New York and Philadelphia, and the Board of Governors, and provided Academic Expert service to the Bank for International Settlements, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. He is a member of the Climaterelated Financial Risk Advisory Committee (CFRAC) of the Financial Stability Oversight Council for 2023-26.

A graduate in Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai in 1995 and Ph.D. in Finance from NYU-Stern in 2001, Professor Acharya was at London Business School (2001-2008), the Academic Director of the Coller Institute of Private Equity at LBS (2007-09) and a Senior Houblon-Normal Research Fellow at the Bank of England (Summer 2008).

His primary research interest is in theoretical and empirical analysis of systemic risk of the financial sector, its regulation and its genesis in government.

Rahul Satija. PHOTO:

Professor Satija, a Rhodes Scholar, is a graduate of Duke University with a Ph.D. from Oxford University. His areas of interest and research cover Single cell genomics, transcriptional regulation, and computational biology. He serves as Associate Faculty, Institute for Systems Genetics, NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a Core Member, New York Genome Center

Clarivate’s analysis, which employs both quantitative and qualitative data, is performed by experts and data scientists at the Institute for Scientific Information.



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