Huang Honored as Top 10 Most Influential Scholar

Thomas S. Huang, a research professor of electrical and computer engineering and a member of the Organizational Intelligence and Computational Social Science Group at Beckman, has been recognized as a Top 10 Most Influential Scholar by AMiner, a free online service for academic social network analysis and mining. He was recognized for his outstanding and vibrant contributions to the field of computer vision.

AMiner’s annual list names the world's top-cited research scholars from the fields of science and engineering and is conferred in recognition of outstanding technical achievements with lasting contribution and impact to the research community. The winners were among the most-cited scholars from the top venues of their respective subject fields during 2016. Recipients are automatically determined by a computer algorithm deployed in the AMiner system that tracks and ranks scholars based on citation counts collected by top-venue publications.

The full list of the most influential scholars is available online.

Huang received his Sc.D. from MIT in 1963. He is a William L. Everitt Distinguished Professor in the U of I Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Coordinated Science Lab (CSL). His professional interests are computer vision, image compression and enhancement, pattern recognition, and multimodal signal processing.