EECS Professor Hamid Jafarkhani recognized as an ISI Highly Cited Researcher

Professor highlighted for exceptional citation count in the field of computer science

Hamid Jafarkhani, Ph.D., professor of electrical engineering and computer science, deputy director of the Center for Pervasive Communications and Computing, and a California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology academic affiliate at the University of California, Irvine, has been selected as an Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) Highly Cited Researcher.  Jafarkhani will appear on Thomson Scientific’s ISIHighlyCited.com in recognition of his exceptional citation count in the field of Computer Science, and contributions to this field as shown by the high number of citations his publications have received from fellow scientists and researchers.


Thomson Scientific's http://isihighlycited.com is a public website dedicated to featuring the world’s most highly cited authors in numerous fields and disciplines.  Thomson Scientific reports that less than one half of one percent of publishing authors fulfill the criteria set for inclusion on the list and website, and the site currently highlights more than 5,000 profiles in 21 categories.  

Author of the book, “Space-Time Coding: Theory and Practice,” Jafarkhani is one of the inventors of space-time block coding, which is widely used to improve wireless transmission quality. He is currently concentrating on the theoretical and practical challenges of designing systems and networks that use multiple antennas.


He has also been involved in developing data compression algorithms, especially for image and video coding. His recent work in this field focuses on the transmission of multimedia information over wireless networks and the Internet.

Jafarkhani received a B.S. degree in electronics from TehranUniversity in 1989, and an M.S. and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1994 and 1997, respectively.  He is an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow, received the 2006 IEEE Marconi Best Paper Award in Wireless Communications, and was recognized as a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award recipient in 2003.

To learn more about Jafarkhani’s research, please visit: http://newport.eecs.uci.edu/~hamidj/index.html.