Dr.Syed Ali Jafar, professor of engineering and computer science at University of California (Irvine), was recognized recently by Sciencewatch among the Worldâ€™s Most Influential Scientific Minds in 2014. He was also included by the Thomson Reuters in its Highly Cited Researcher list.
Such prestigious recognition is not new to the India born scientist who has excelled throughout his academic and professional career. Dr. Jafar received the National Science Foundation Career award in 2006, the ONR Young Investigator Award in 2008, the Information Theory Society paper award in 2009, the School of Engineering Maseeh Outstanding Research Award in 2010, an IEEE GLOBECOM CTS Best Paper Award in 2012 and an IEEE Communication Society Best Tutorial Paper Award in 2013. Dr. Jafar received the UC Irvine EECS Professor of the Year award five times, in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2014, from the Engineering Students Council and the Teaching Excellence Award in 2012 from the School of Engineering. He was a University of Canterbury Erskine Fellow in 2010 and is an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2013-2014.