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A researcher from the University of Manitoba among the most cited in the world for 5 years


Ekram Hossain of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Manitoba has been on the Clarivate organization’s shortlist since 2017, a statement from the University said.

Each year, Clarivate, a UK-based company specializing in the analysis of scientific output, identifies the most influential researchers on the planet who are regularly cited by the scientific community for a period of 10 years.

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His research has had a tremendous impact on the advancement of broadband wireless technology., says the University of Manitoba.

Clarivate recognizes him for his exceptional influence in research.

In 2021, approximately 1% of researchers representing 21 fields of research appear in the Clarivate ranking. In other words, 6,602 researchers from 70 countries have earned a place in the ranking.

In Canada, 196 researchers appear on the list, including 9 from the University of Manitoba. Among these, Ekram Hossain has been nominated for the fifth consecutive year.

A great distinction for a researcher

The number of citations makes it possible to measure the impact of research work of all kinds on professional knowledge, says Ekram Hossain.

According to him, a large number of citations for a research article means that many other researchers follow that article in their work, he adds.

Being cited a lot brings the satisfaction of knowing that our work has significant scientific benefitsexplains Yves Frenette, professor of history at the Université de Saint-Boniface and holder of the Canada research chair in migration, transfers and Francophone communities.

In pure and applied sciences, being cited a lot is more and more a criterion for promotions as well as for obtaining grants and prizes., adds Yves Frenette.

However he recognizes that this is less true in the humanities, although the practice is gaining popularity.

Originally from Bangladesh, Mr. Hossain is a member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Canadian Institute of Engineers. He is also a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada.

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