Global award for Pak scientist

LAHORE: Pakistani Scientist Dr Saeed ul Hassan, Director, Information Technology University (ITU) Scientometrics Lab, and permanent faculty member at ITU, Punjab has been decorated with Global Eugene Garfield Honourable Mention Award for innovation in Citation Analysis.

According to a spokesman of ITU, 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 Middle East, an emerging scientific region. Additionally, he is working to bolster bibliometric and scientometric researchers in Pakistan.