Alumnus Prof. Kalyanmoy Deb (B.Tech./Mechanical Engineering/1985), faculty at Michigan State University, has recently been conferred the "Lifetime Achievement Award" by Clarivate Analytics (formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, and owner of Web of Science) at the Citation Awards 2017 for making maximum impact based on a citation analysis of three of his papers during 2010-2016. He is the first-ever recipient of this award. One of Dr. Deb's papers has passed 10,000 citations by Web of Science and is ranked 174 among all papers published in all science disciplines together since 1900.
The award citation reads as follows: "Professor Deb is recognized for research on multi-objective optimization using evolutionary algorithms, which are capable of solving complex problems across a range of fields involving trade-offs between conflicting preferences. A 2002 paper, with more than 10,000 citations, ranks among the 200