GLOBAL EUGENE GARFIELD AWARD FOR ITU SCIENTIST
Pakistani Scientist Dr. Saeedul Hassan Director of ITU Scientometrics Lab and a permanent faculty member at the Information Technology University (ITU), Punjab is decorated with Global Eugene Garfield Honorable Mention Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis.
Dr. Hassan’s research applies advanced computer-science techniques to scholarly communication data such as Scopus, Web of Science citation indexes and social media data sets. In important work studying the semantic context of scholarly knowledge flows to be presented later this year at ISSI 2017 in China, the research work applies machine-learning techniques to classify citation context of a full-text corpus, an important and active area for scientometricians.
Dr. Hassan applied his scientometric expertise to contribute to national-level analyses of research excellence and international collaboration, including in the Middle East, an emerging scientific region. Additionally, he is working to bolster bibliometric and scientometric researchers in Pakistan.
“As the caretakers of Dr. Garfield’s legacy, we are excited to see the creative and important work that you and other early career scientists are doing with the Web of Science and other scientometric data sets. I hope that this recognition provides some important support to your efforts to build a strong scientometrics community in Pakistan”, said by Prof. Joshua Schnell, Director, Scientific and Academic Research, Clarivate Analytics [formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters].