A Pakistani lecturer has been ranked among the top 1 per cent of most influential researchers worldwide in the field of computer science.
Dr Mubashir Husain Rehmani, a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) in Ireland, has studied from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology.
Dr Mubashir’s work focuses on wireless networks, blockchain, cognitive radio networks, and software defined networks. He has written over 100 peer-reviewed articles of which 12 feature among highly cited articles by Clarivate Analytics.
His research work has been recognised internationally and he is the recipient of several best paper awards.
The latest Highly Cited Researchers report, compiled by Clarivate Analytics, identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.
The report identifies elite researchers who are tackling some of the world’s most significant challenges. This year’s list includes 26 Nobel laureates and recognises 6,400 researchers across 21 fields.
Of the world’s population of scientists and social scientists, Highly Cited Researchers represent one in 1,000.
In November, 81 Pakistani academics figured in the list of the world’s top 2 per cent scientists in a global list issued by the United States’ Stanford University.
The global list, compiled by Prof John Ioannidis and his team, carries names of 159,683 people from all scientific disciplines.
As many as 11 teachers of Islamabad’s Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) have figured among the top 2 per cent researchers. Five scientists from the University of Haripur (UoH), including its vice chancellor, are also included in the list.
The QAU academics whose names have appeared in the list include Prof Bilal Haider Abbasi of Biotechnology, Zabta Khan Shinwari and Mushtaq Ahmad of Plant Sciences, Amir Ali Shah of Microbiology and Riffle Nasim Malik of Environment Sciences.
The other names include Rashid Khan of Biochemistry, Masood Khan of Mathematics, Afzal Shah and Aamer Saeed of Chemistry and Abdul Haq of Statistics.