The late Dr. Saeed Ul
Hassan's proposal for innovation in science communications
using AI wins the 2022 award
LONDON, Sept. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarivate
Plc (NYSE: CLVT), a global leader in providing trusted
information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, has
today awarded the Eugene Garfield
Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis to the late Dr.
Saeed Ul Hassan, senior lecturer in
AI/Data Science at Manchester
Metropolitan University. The award was announced at the 26th
International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation
Indicators (STI 2022) by Dr. Gali Halevi, Director of the
Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)™ at Clarivate.
Dr. Ul Hassan's winning proposal
was to develop an automated, freely available online tool that
would both simplify and summarize text from scientific literature,
creating concise and easy-to-read abstracts. The judges felt that
the proposal, titled Sustainable & Effective Science
Communication: Making Science Accessible for the Public by
Generating Simplified Summaries of Scientific
Publications, presented an important topic that touches on
the real-world challenge of making scientific papers approachable
and accessible to the public.
Sadly, Dr. Ul Hassan passed away
suddenly before he could be informed of his success.
Dr. Gali Halevi, Director at the Institute for Scientific
Information, Clarivate said: "Dr. Ul
Hassan's research and planned online tool could ensure a
significant reduction in scientific misinformation especially in
times of global challenges such as pandemic, climate change,
sustainability and more. This is exactly the kind of innovation we
look to recognise with this award, and the judges felt that it was
a great example of the kind of work the ISI has pioneered.
"We were shocked and saddened to hear that Dr. Ul Hassan, a rising star in the bibliometrics
community, had passed away, and our thoughts are very much with his
family, friends, colleagues and students. We know he was passionate
about mentoring his students, and we hope that this award will be a
small part of continuing his legacy."
Prior to joining Manchester
Metropolitan University, Dr. Ul
Hassan spent six years at Information Technology University
in Pakistan, where he was the
Director of AI Lab and a faculty member. The $25,000 prize fund is being donated to ITU in
recognition of his work there.
Dr. Ul Hassan published more than
50 papers in reputed international journals and conference
proceedings, and was a lifetime volunteer of Pakistan Hemophilia
Patient's Welfare Society and technical lead of the National
Patient Registry of people with a bleeding disorder in Pakistan.
Launched in 2017, the Eugene
Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis
recognizes early-career scientists developing innovative approaches
to citation analysis that improve how the impact of scientific
research is measured. This field of study, also known as
scientometrics, was pioneered by Dr. Eugene Garfield, founder
of the Institute for Scientific Information.
The ISI focuses on the development of existing and new
scientometric approaches. Scientometrics shapes the future of
scientific discovery by helping governments, funding bodies and
universities assess the impact of their work and investments,
enabling them to allocate funding accordingly. It can also provide
researchers with insights regarding the impact of their research,
and the wider field.
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