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KU Research Scientist Recognized as One of the Most Influential Researchers Worldwide by Clarivate

January 13, 2022

Dr. Yaqoob joins an elite of researchers setting the pace for fresh and pioneering research.


Dr. Ibrar Yaqoob, Research Scientist in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Khalifa University, has been listed as one of the most influential researchers in the world by Clarivate.  


Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers List 2021 recognizes researchers for their contributions to innovation in science, social science, and citation analysis. The list highlights the most influential researchers who have published multiple papers frequently cited by their peers and have ranked in the top 1% of citations in their field in the Web of Science in the last decade, from 2010-2020. 


Being included in the list is a huge achievement, especially at such a young age. Dr. Yaqoob, 32, notes, “Being acknowledged as a highly cited researcher worldwide based on scientific achievements by Clarivate-Web of Science less than five years after PhD graduation is truly a great honor and an immense pleasure. It is also a worldwide recognition for my research team, which is led by Prof. Khaled Salah.”


Dr. Yaqoob has been conducting cutting-edge research in the fields of Mobile Edge/Cloud Computing, Big Data, IoT, Blockchain, and Computer Networks. Life of a researcher requires a lot and he has devoted his time, intellectual effort, technical skills, commitment, and even conceded personal sacrifices to ensure his work consistently demonstrates relevant and innovative research. 


“I encourage the KU community to conduct research on hot topics and publish their findings in prestigious venues on time. Time and publication venues are two key factors. To think out of the box, it is important to have a deep understanding of what is already inside the box. This can only be achieved if one has a good understanding of the coursework,” Dr. Yaqoob advised. 


“I encourage KU students to pay careful attention and full devotion to the coursework as it will lead them from the known to the unknown–research problem. Research collaborations with influential researchers and domain experts are equally important as they can lead to combining expertise and resources that assist in solving bigger and more complex scientific problems,” he added. 


Clarivate provides insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation. Its Highly Cited Researchers are from more than 1,300 institutions all over the world, promoting recognition and support for these research institutions as they evaluate and plan their strategies to accelerate the advancement of their research programs. 


Ara Maj Cruz
Creative Writer
13 January 2022