Every year, Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) assembles a highly-selective list of researchers who have distinguished themselves by publishing a large number of papers that rank in the top one percent most-cited in their respective fields over an 11-year period. The 2017 list contains about 3,300 researchers across all disciplines.
Dhillon, whose research interests include communication theory, stochastic geometry, cyberphysical systems, and wireless ad hoc and heterogeneous cellular networks, is the only Virginia Tech researcher on the 2017 list.
Dhillon has received five best paper awards, including the 2016 IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Heinrich Hertz Award, the 2015 IEEE ComSoc Young Author Best Paper Award, and the 2014 IEEE ComSoc Leonard G. Abraham Prize, among others. He received the 2017 Outstanding New Assistant Professor Award from the Virginia Tech College of Engineering, and is currently serving as an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, and the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters.
Dhillon received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, his M.S. in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech, and his B.S. in electronics and communication engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.