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University of Oulu's 6G Researchers Achieve Global Recognition as Highly Cited Experts

Professor Tarik Taleb and professor Mehdi Bennis, 6G Flagship. Photo: University of Oulu

In a remarkable testament to their pioneering work in 6G technology, Professor Mehdi Bennis and Professor Tarik Taleb from the University of Oulu's 6G Flagship have been named among the world's most influential researchers. Their inclusion in the Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list, based on the Web of Science data, highlights their significant contributions to the field of telecommunications and 6G research.

Profiles of the Highly Cited Researchers:

  1. Professor Mehdi Bennis: As a professor at the Centre for Wireless Communications and head of the ICON group at the University of Oulu, Professor Bennis has made substantial contributions to the field. With over 200 research papers in international forums, his work primarily focuses on radio resource management, heterogeneous networks, game theory, distributed AI, machine learning in 5G/6G networks, and the evolution of these networks beyond 5G towards 6G.
  2. Professor Tarik Taleb: Serving at the same Centre for Wireless Communications, Professor Taleb is the founder and director of the MOSA!C Lab. His illustrious career includes a professorship at Aalto University, Finland, between 2014 and 2021. His research interests encompass telco cloud, network softwarization and slicing, AI-based software-defined security, immersive communications, mobile multimedia streaming, and next-generation mobile networking.

Clarivate's Highly Cited Researchers List:

The Highly Cited Researchers list by Clarivate annually recognizes the world's most impactful researchers. These individuals are identified based on their peers frequently citing their work over the past decade. The list honors those whose research papers rank in the top 1% by citations for their field and publication year in the Web of Science. This distinction places them in the top echelon of researchers globally, representing the "one in 1000" in the scientific and social scientific community.

Final Insight:

The recognition of Professors Bennis and Taleb as Highly Cited Researchers underscores the University of Oulu's leading role in advancing 6G technology research. Their groundbreaking contributions are not only elevating the university on the global stage but also shaping the future of telecommunications and network technology.

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