Posted July 25th, 2014 by Marit Mitchell

U of T Engineering’s Wei Yu among world’s most influential researchers

Wei Yu

Professor Wei Yu named as one of the most highly cited researchers
in the world.

Want faster Internet? Professor Wei Yu (ECE) is on the case.

Professor Yu was recently named to Thomson Reuters’ rankings of the most highly cited scientific researchers in the world, one of 19 University of Toronto professors to make the list. He was included in the Computer Science category, which selected just 117 top thinkers from around the globe.

“I’m drawn to research in communication theory, both because of the beauty of the mathematical theory of communications, and because the enormous practical impact communication technologies have had in our society,” said Professor Yu. “This is a rare combination that makes scientific pursuits in this area so rewarding.”

Professor Yu’s research focuses on information theory and wireless communications, and he is the current Canada Research Chair in Information Theory and Wireless Communications. His work aims to develop systematic tools for the design, analysis, and optimization of wireless cellular systems. Professor Yu has published several highly cited research papers devoted to uncovering the fundamental capacity limits of communication scenarios, so as to derive insights that propel and evolve the future of wireless networks.

According to Google scholar citations, Professor Yu has received almost 10,000 citations.

Thomson Reuters is a multinational data and media company. It selected its most influential researchers by considering “highly cited papers,” definted as “those that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year indexed in the Web of Science.” Learn more about their methodology.