Prof. Mérouane Debbah Receives Double Accolade: Ranks No.1 in France, and 180th globally among Top 1,000 Scientists, and among the 2,000 most influential scholars for Internet of Things for 2022.

Prof. Mérouane Debbah


Congratulations to Prof. Mérouane Debbah, Chief Researcher, AI Cross-Center Unit, and Chief Researcher of the Digital Science Research Center (DSRC) for clinching not just one, but two new accolades., a leading academic research portal that ranks the world’s top scientists across different categories and serves as a global benchmark, has placed Prof. Debbah at number 180 on its 2022 list of Top 1,000 Scientists in Electronics and Electrical Engineering.

Prof. Mérouane Debbah has an overall H-index of 98 and more than 47000 citations for his research work. More specifically, with a H-index of 76 in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, and a H-index of 64 in Computer Science, he ranked number one in France for the former category.

Prof. Debbah’s research efforts lie at the intersection of fundamental mathematics, algorithms, statistics, and information and communication sciences, with a special focus on the application of random matrix theory and learning algorithms to communication sciences. In the wireless Communication field, he has played a crucial role in the development of small cells (4G), Massive MIMO (5G) and Large Intelligent Surfaces (6G) technologies, for which he received multiple distinctions.

In addition, he has also been recognized as the 2022 AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar in Internet of Things for his outstanding contributions in the field between 2012 and 2021. The AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar Annual List ( aims to name 2,000 of the world’s top research scholars from the fields of artificial intelligence over this decade (2020-2029). The list is conferred in recognition of outstanding technical achievements with lasting contribution and impact.

We are proud to be a part of your success, Prof. Debbah! Here’s wishing you many more research and industry distinctions in the years to come.