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Thapliyal Ranked Top 30 in the World in Database

Himanshu Thapliyal, an Associate Professor in the Min H. Kao Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been ranked in the top 30 among scientists throughout the world in the field of Computer Hardware & Architecture.

Himanshu Thapliyal

Stanford University in October released a publicly available database of 100,000 top-scientists that provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator.

Thapliyal is ranked No. 26 out of 402 scientists for the 2022 calendar year.

According to the Stanford paper, “the single year provides a measure of performance in that single recent year. Therefore, it removes the bias that may exist in comparing scientists with long accrual of citations over many years of active work versus younger ones with shorter time frame during which they may accumulate citations because it focuses on citation accrual only during a single year.”

“I am grateful to the department and college and UT for their tremendous support, which enabled me to attain international recognition for my research on “Computer Hardware & Architecture,” Thapliyal said.

Thapliyal is the recipient of the 2019 NSF CAREER award and the 2020 IEEE-CS TCVLSI Mid-Career Research Achievement Award. In March 2022, he was selected to the inaugural class of IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Contributors, which recognizes his distinguished contributions to society and the profession. Thapliyal has authored more than 200 journal/conference articles with more than 6,000 citations (h-index of 46), and 3 US Patents.

He received the Best Poster/LBR Award at the 2023 ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI. He received Best Paper awards at the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE), 2020 IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, 2017 Cyber and Information Security Research Conference (CISR), and 2012 IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI).

Thapliyal is serving as the section editor of the Springer Nature Computer Science. He has served or is serving on editorial boards of journals, including IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics. Thapliyal has a strong mentorship record and two of his PhD students received NSF GRFP fellowships in 2022 and 2023.

Thapliyal has brought two major conferences to Knoxville. He served as the general chair of the 2023 ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (GLSVLSI) that was held in June. He is also serving as the general chair of the 2024 IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI), which will be held in July 2024.