Thomson Reuters names ECE’s Cui among the world’s most influential scientific minds

CuiDr. Shuguang (Robert) Cui, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named to Thomson Reuters’ list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014.”

Cui was honored in the engineering category. The list includes 3,215 scientists from all the scientific subjects around the world who have published the highest number of articles that are cited the most frequently by other researchers. The list was compiled from two separate Thomson Reuters studies analyzed for publication and citation data from 21 broad fields of study, ranging from chemistry to social sciences.

Cui received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 2005. He is now working as an associate professor in the Information Science and Systems group in the department. He joined the department as an assistant professor in 2007 after working at University of Arizona for two years as an assistant professor. His current research interests focus on big data oriented information processing over networks, including large-scale distributed estimation and detection, information theoretical study of large distributed storage systems and large-scale cognitive system design.

Cui’s research papers have been highly cited; according to the data on February 16, 2014 from Web of Science. Eight of them had been ranked within the top 10 most highly cited papers (one of them ranked No.1 and three of them ranked No.2) among all published over the same periods in the corresponding journals. He was the recipient of the IEEE Signal Processing Society 2012 Best Paper Award, two conference best paper awards, 12 United States federal grant awards (six NSF awards and six DoD awards). He has been serving as the TPC co-chairs for many IEEE conferences. He also has been serving as the associate editors for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He is the elected member for IEEE Signal Processing Society SPCOM Technical Committee (2009-2015) and the elected secretary for IEEE ComSoc Wireless Technical Committee. He also was elected as an IEEE Fellow in 2013 (within eight years after earning his Ph.D., one of the quickest in IEEE history).