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Khalifa University Faculty Named Country’s Top Scientist

Dr. Ernesto Damiani Ranked #1 Scientist in UAE According to Guide2Research 2020 Computer Science and Electronics Ranking

Dr. Ernesto Damiani is Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems Institute, Director of C2PS Center, Research Professor at EBTIC and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Khalifa University. As a regional leader in artificial intelligence, Dr. Damiani focuses his research on developing solutions to global challenges using intelligent systems, AI, and information and communication technologies.

In recognition of his pioneering work, he has been ranked the #1 scientist in the UAE, according to the Guide2Research Computer Science and Electronics Ranking 2020 of the Top 1000 Scientists in the field of Computer Science and Electronics. 

The Guide2Research ranking is based on the H-Index metric (the number of publications for which an author has been cited by other authors at least that same number of times) provided by Google Scholar and includes only leading scientists with an H-index of at least 40 and a considerable number of research papers indexed on DBLP (a computer science bibliography website).

Dr. Damiani’s research interests include secure service-oriented architectures, privacy-preserving big data analytics and cyber-physical systems security. On Scopus, he has co-authored around 600 scientific papers and many books, including Open Source Systems Security Certification.

In 2008, Dr. Damiani was nominated ACM Distinguished Scientist and received the Chester-Sall Award from the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. In 2015, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation granted US100,000 for Dr. Damiani’s ‘Pay with a Selfie’ technology to be developed. Recently, Dr. Damiani has been chosen by the European Network and Information Security Agency among the international Group of Experts for Artificial Intelligence in Cyber-Security Defense.

“I welcome this ranking as a recognition of the international impact of the research in AI and cybersec done at KU. I am proud of my KU colleagues and of the students who contributed to this effort” said Dr. Damiani.

Erica Solomon
Senior Editor
10 June 2020