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Ekram Hossain named one of the most highly cited researchers

December 1, 2021 — 

According to Clarivate, an organization that focuses on analytics and research, Dr. Ekram Hossain is one of the most highly cited researchers in 2021. Each year, Clarivate identifies the world’s most influential researchers who have been most frequently cited by their peers over the last decade. 

In 2021, about 0.1% of the world’s researchers, in 21 research fields and across multiple fields, have earned this exclusive distinction. A researcher in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, this is Dr. Hossain’s fifth year on the list (2017-2021). To date, his research works have received more than 35,500 citations in Google Scholar. Clarivate recognizes him for his exceptional research influence demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations in his field. 

Dr. Hossain currently serves as the Associate Head (Graduate Studies) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE), and a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC). Also, he is a Member of the College of  New Scholars, Artists and Scientists in the Royal Society of Canada (Class of 2016). Dr. Hossain leads the Wireless Communications, Networks, and Services (WiCONS) research group at the University of Manitoba, with current research interests including beyond 5G cellular wireless communications, machine learning and game theory for wireless communications systems and networks, mobile cloud and edge computing, and intelligent wireless connectivity for cyber physical systems.

The majority of his works are in the area of modeling, analysis, design, and optimization of wireless communications systems and networks. He is a pioneer of using game theoretic and micro-economic models for resource allocation problems in wireless communications systems. His research works have had a substantial impact on the advancement of broadband wireless technology (including 3G, 4G, and 5G technologies). Also, they are currently impacting the evolution of research in the area of beyond 5G/6G wireless technology. 

“Wireless Communications is the one of the major frontiers in telecommunications technology and University of Manitoba is at the forefront of research in this area. I am very happy to receive this recognition. I gratefully acknowledge the contributions of my graduate students and research associates for this achievement,” says Dr. Hossain.

The Price Faculty of Engineering extends our congratulations to Dr. Hossain on this outstanding achievement.

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