LEXINGTON, Ky. — Sherali Zeadally, in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky, has been named one of the most highly cited researchers in the world.
Zeadally, an associate professor and University Research Professor in the School of Information Science, is the first UK researcher since 2014 to be named to the Highly Cited Researcher annual list published by Clarivate, The Web of Science Group.
Clarivate’s annual list of Highly Cited Researchers recognizes the world’s most influential researchers of the past decade. Researchers are selected for their exceptional performance in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences — this includes agricultural sciences, social sciences, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, clinical medicine, computer science, economics and business, engineering, environment, ecology, geosciences, immunology, materials science, mathematics, microbiology, molecular biology and genetics, neuroscience and behavior, pharmacology and toxicology, physics, plant and animal sciences, psychiatry, psychology and space science — and a further cross-disciplinary category.
Those recognized have demonstrated significant and broad influence reflected in their publication of multiple papers, highly cited by their peers in the past 10 years. These highly cited papers rank in the top 1% by citations for a chosen field or fields and year in Web of Science. Of the world’s population of scientists and social scientists, the Web of Science Group’s Highly Cited Researchers is one in 1,000 or fewer than 0.1% of the world’s researchers who have earned this exclusive distinction.
This year, researchers from more than 60 countries have been recognized — including Zeadally in the field of computer science. He is one of 124 computer science researchers worldwide recognized this year and one of only 13 researchers from the United States.
Zeadally’s expertise is in the areas of cybersecurity, privacy, the internet of things, and computer networks. He has published more than 420 peer-reviewed publications. He has received more than 50 awards/honors/prestigious fellowships nationally and internationally for his research, teaching, and service in his career.