Professors Cui and Mukherjee Named Highly Cited Researchers

DAVIS, Calif.; December 2, 2016–UC Davis College of Engineering professors Shuguang (Robert) Cui and Biswanath Mukherjee have been noted among the world’s most influential scientific minds. The Thomson Reuters 2016 report of Highly Cited Researchers recognizes research that’s in the top one percent of most cited works within each subject field. According to Thomson Reuters, the final new list contains about 3,000 Highly Cited Researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences. The selection process used a rigorous methodology that surveyed data derived from Essential Science Indicators (ESI), 2004-2014, which included 128,887 Highly Cited Papers. Eight UC Davis faculty members in total were named Highly Cited Researchers this year.

Shuguang (Robert) Cui

Dr. Robert Cui is a Child Family Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Shuguang (Robert) Cui is a Child Family Endowed Professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

His current research interests focus on data driven large-scale information analysis and system design, including distributed signal processing, large scale data analysis, data driven wireless system design, and cognitive network optimization.

Dr. Cui was listed in the Worlds’ Most Influential Scientific Minds by ScienceWatch in 2014. He was the recipient of the IEEE Signal Processing Society 2012 Best Paper Award. He has served as the general co-chair and TPC co-chairs for many IEEE conferences. He has also been serving as the area editor for IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, and associate editors for IEEE Transactions on Big Data, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE JSAC Series on Green Communications and Networking, and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

He was the elected member for IEEE Signal Processing Society SPCOM Technical Committee (2009-2014) and the elected Vice Chair for IEEE ComSoc Wireless Technical Committee (2015-2016). He is a member of the Steering Committee for both IEEE Transactions on Big Data and IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking. He is also a member of the IEEE ComSoc Emerging Technology Committee. He was elected as an IEEE Fellow in 2013 and an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer in 2014.

Dr. Cui received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2005. He joined UC Davis in July 2016.

Biswanath Mukherjee

Dr. Biswanath Mukherjee is a distinguished professor in the Department of Computer Science. From 1997-2000 he was the Chair of his department and has supervised 67 Ph.D. students. Currently he is mentoring 15 advisees who are mainly Ph.D. students.

Biswanath Mukherjee is a distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Computer Science.

Biswanath Mukherjee is a distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Computer Science.

According to Google Scholar, Dr. Mukherjee’s research has been cited 41,673 times since 1994. His top-referenced article,  “Wireless sensor network survey,” published in 2008 in the journal Computer Networks, has 4,653 citations. He is a world-renowned scholar in the areas of networks, optical networks, energy efficiency, disaster resilience and broadband access.

He is the winner of the 2004 Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award, the 2009 College of Engineering Outstanding Senior Faculty Award, and the 2016 UC Davis International Community Building Award. He is co-winner of 10 Best Paper Awards, including three from IEEE Globecom Symposia, four from IEEE ANTS, and two from National Computer Security Conference.

Dr. Mukherjee is the author of the graduate-level textbook Optical WDM Networks (Springer, January 2006). He is Editor of Springer’s Optical Networks Book Series. He has served on eight journal editorial boards, most notably IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and IEEE Network. In addition, he has Guest Edited Special Issues of Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, and IEEE Communications.

He served a five-year term on the Board of Directors for IPLocks, a Silicon Valley startup company (acquired by Fortinet).  He has served on Technical Advisory Boards of over a dozen startup companies, including Teknovus (acquired by Broadcom).  He is founder of Ennetix and Skydoot, two startup companies incubated at UC Davis.  Dr. Mukherjee was the winner of the IEEE Communications Society’s inaugural (2015) Outstanding Technical Achievement Award “for pioneering work on shaping the optical networking area.” In 2006 he was made an IEEE Fellow.

Dr. Mukherjee received a BTech (Hons) degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (1980) and Ph.D. from University of Washington, Seattle (1987). He joined the faculty at UC Davis in 1987.

–Kelley Weiss