SUTD Professor Lists as Highly Cited Researcher for the Fifth Consecutive Year

18 Nov 2020

For the fifth year running, Professor Tony Quek, has been named Clarivate Analytics' Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Computer Science.

The highly anticipated annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index.

The methodology that determines the “who’s who” of influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts and data scientists at the Institute for Scientific Information™ at Clarivate. It also uses the tallies to identify the countries and research institutions where these scientific elite are based.

“It is my honour to be listed as a Highly Cited Researcher for the fifth consecutive year. This is only possible with the continuous support from SUTD, MOE, and NRF. With 5G being deployed, the world starts to research in 6G and I hope to make an impact together with my team in SUTD and Singapore,” said Professor Tony Quek.

Professor Quek is Head of Pillar for the Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD) at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), as well as Programme Director of the Design and Artificial Intelligence (AI) degree programme. He focuses in the research domain of small cell networks and beyond 5G future communications.
Small cell networks, compared to conventional base stations which transmit networks over a wider span of geographical area, are able to be deployed indoors in locations such as trains, offices or residential homes. This allows for the network to be closer to users, resulting in a lower-power network and seamless coverage for quicker, reliable connectivity.
Professor Quek is currently leading an indoor network testbed of 5G small cells at SUTD. This is in partnership with M1, one of the major telecommunications service providers and is the first indoor 5G system to be deployed in Singapore.
Real-time remote operation of robots, augmented-reality content and e-scooters are some of the testbed’s areas of focus. This will help translate research innovations into industry solutions while providing SUTD’s students, faculty and staff invaluable access to the latest 5G technology.
He has also co-authored two books, ‘Small Cell Networks’ and ‘Cloud Radio Access Networks’, published by Cambridge University Press in 2013 and 2016 respectively. His books have provided insights to academia and industry experts into the area of small cell solutions as well as opportunities for deep diving into technical refinements to boost efficiency and network performance.
“SUTD continues to champion multi- and inter-disciplinary research, within which Professor Quek’s research in future communications will be instrumental in meeting the challenges that come with Singapore’s ongoing Smart Nation journey,” added Professor Yeo Kiat Seng Associate Provost for
Research and International Relations at SUTD.
SUTD is one of the first universities in the world to incorporate the art and science of design and technology into a transdisciplinary, human-centric curriculum. Its mission is to nurture technically grounded leaders to address the challenges of the society and better the world.
A research-intensive university, SUTD is distinguished by its unique East and West academic programmes which incorporate elements of innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking and local and international industry collaborations. SUTD continues to invest in the growth areas of Healthcare, Cities and Aviation which are supported by capabilities in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science.
David Pendlebury, Senior Citation Analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate said, “In the race for knowledge, it is human capital that is fundamental and this list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers who are having a great impact on the research community as measured by the rate at which their work is being cited by others.”

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