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Most Influential Scholar Award for Muhammad Shafique

  • By Claudia Vitt (edt.)
  • 2020-05-12
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Shafique is ranked among the top ten researchers in the field of Chip Technology between the years 2009 and 2019.

Muhammad Shafique received the AI 2000 Chip Technology Most Influential Scholar Award.
Muhammad Shafique received the AI 2000 Chip Technology Most Influential Scholar Award.

In recognition of outstanding and vibrant contributions in the field of Chip Technology, Muhammad Shafique from our research unit Embedded Computing Systems at the Institute of Computer Engineering received the AMiner’s “AI 2000 Chip Technology Most Influential Scholar Award” which is given to top ten prolific researchers in the last ten years (2009-2019). Shafique is ranked 6th and finds himself among scholars from renowned institutions such as MIT, UCLA, and the University of Michigan.

AMiner: An Academic Search System

The AMiner is an online academic database and search system developed by Tsinghua University and operated since 2006. It tracks and analyzes research results for 250,669 scholars worldwide over the past ten years (2009-2019), covering 140,377 papers, including 43 top conferences and journals. The annual lists are automatically generated and determined by computer algorithms deployed in the AMiner system that tracks and ranks scholars based on citation counts collected by top-venue publications. World-renowned universities and organizations officially recognize the previous lists.

Most Influential Scholars

The 2020 AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars in Chip Technology are the top ten most cited scholars from the top venues of this field over the past ten years from 2009 to 2019. This year’s award winner Muhammad Shafique is a full professor of Computer Architecture and Robust Energy-Efficient Technologies (CARE-Tech.) at the Embedded Computing Systems since November 2016. He got his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, in January 2011. Shafique received the prestigious 2015 ACM/SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award (typically, given world-wide to one person per year) for demonstrating outstanding potential as a lead researcher and/or educator in the field of electronic design automation. He also received six gold medals in his educational career, and several best paper awards and nominations at prestigious conferences like CODES+ISSS, DATE, DAC, and ICCAD, Best Master Thesis Award, DAC’14 Designer Track Best Poster Award, IEEE Transactions of Computer “Feature Paper of the Month” Awards, and Best Lecturer Award. Shafique is currently project lead with FFG’s €5m+ flagship research project Trustworthy IoT for CPS.

The top 11–100 most cited scholars are recognized as AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars Honorable Mention. The identified top venues of this field are IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), Design Automation Conference (DAC), and Symposium on Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), which published 5266 papers authored by 19513 scholars between 2009 and 2019.

Apart from that, there is also the AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar Annual List, naming 2,000 of the world’s top-cited research scholars from the fields of artificial intelligence over the next ten years (2020–2029). The list is conferred in recognition of outstanding technical achievements with lasting contribution and impact. Inclusion is determined solely based on the Tsinghua AMiner academic data, which indexes more than 133 million expert profiles and 270 million publications.

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