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June 23, 2020

MSU researcher earns top ranking for computer science, electronics work

A Michigan State University researcher in the College of Engineering has the world’s top H-index ranking for computer science and electronics. The H-index is a measure of scientific research impact.

According to Guide2Research, University Distinguished Professor of computer science and engineering Anil K. Jain is ranked No. 1 in the 2020 edition of Top Scientists Ranking for Computer Science and Electronics. Guide2Research is a leading portal for the exploration and analysis of computer science. Jain’s H-index is 188, based on a detailed examination of more than 6,000 profiles on Google Scholar and DBLP.

Jain is an internationally recognized expert in pattern recognition, machine learning, computer vision and biometrics recognition. He directs MSU’s Biometrics Research Group.

Abdol-Hossein Esfahanian, chairperson of the MSU Department of Computer Science and Engineering, called Jain a caring and devoted mentor for students and faculty members alike.

"Anil is not only a world-class researcher, he is an inspiration for all of us. We are very fortunate to have him as a colleague,” he said.

J.C. Mao, corporate vice president at Microsoft, said he considers himself fortunate to have received his doctor of computer science under Jain’s supervision.

“Professor Anil Jain is a truly world-class researcher,” Mao said. “The education and training I got from MSU was my biggest asset when I graduated 26 years ago and it still is today.” Mao said. “I am so grateful to Anil, who has been my longtime mentor and friend ever since.

“He's offered me invaluable advice and guidance on my research and career and provided many opportunities for me to stretch myself throughout these years,” Mao said. “He really considers my success as his own. It is truly a blessing to have a professor, mentor and friend who cares so much about my success and well-being.”

Jain is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the Indian National Academy of Engineering and the World Academy of Sciences. He also is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science and International Society for Optics and Photonics.

Jain has been assigned six U.S. and two Korean patents and is active in technology transfer for which he was elected to the National Academy of Inventors. His list of publications is available at Google Scholar.

By: Zach Richardson

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