Prof Qingfu ZHANG has been named by Thomson Reuters in the list of "Highly Cited Researchers 2016" in the field of Computer Science and has been elevated to IEEE Fellow, effective from January 2017, for his contributions to multi-objective evolutionary computation methodologies.

According to Thomson Reuters, "Highly Cited Researchers 2016" represents some of the world's most influential scientific minds. The 2016 list focuses on contemporary research achievement: only Highly Cited Papers in science and social sciences journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection during the 11-year period 2004-2014 were surveyed. Highly Cited Papers are defined as those that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science.