Kalyanmoy Deb, Professor & Koenig Endowed Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from Clarivate Analytics (formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, and owner of Web of Science) for his highly cited research contributions, in New Delhi on November 3rd, 2017. One of his papers published in 2002 passed 10,000 citations by Web of Science and is ranked 174 out of 45,602,967 journal and conference articles recorded by Web of Science from 1900 to 2017. Prof. Deb is the first recipient of this award. Besides this award, the Citation Awards 2017 event also gave away Research Excellence Awards to individual researchers and institutions in India for their impacting contributions.
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 most-cited papers recorded in the Web of Science, 1900-2017, and is by far the most influential paper ever produced by an Indian scientist, as reflected by citations."