Three Kwankwasiya scholars, Drs Aliyu Isa Aliyu, Tukur Abdulkadir Sulaiman, and Abdullahi Yusuf, have been listed among the top 2% most-cited scientists in the world.
The list, published in August 2021, was compiled by a team of researchers ed by Prof. John Loannidis at the Stanford University, California.
Using verifiable data derived from the SCOPUS database, Mr Loannidis’ team applied algorithms that take into consideration number of non-self citations, h-index, co-authorship, first authorship and a composite indicator to identify researchers whose scholarly works were most cited by their peers.
The list includes over 100,000 researchers selected among more than 8 million scientist in 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields across the globe.
Dr Abdullahi Yusuf
Dr. Abdullahi Yusuf was born in Dala Local Government Area of Kano State. He graduated from Kano University of Science and Technology in 2010. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Firat University, Elazig, Turkey in 2019.
Dr Tukur Suleiman
Dr. Tukur Abdulkadir Sulaiman was born in Kiru Local Government Area of Kano State. He graduated from Bayero University, Kano in 2009. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Firat University, Elazig, Turkey in 2019.
Dr Aliyu Isa Aliyu
Dr. Aliyu Isa Aliyu was born in Bichi local government of Kano state. He graduated from Bayero University, Kano in 2009. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Firat University, Elazig, Turkey in 2018.
The three young scholars were among the beneficiaries of the Kano State Government Foreign Scholarship during the tenure of Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso from 2011 to 2014. They were sponsored in 2012 for a master’s degree at the Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan.
The trio currently works for the Department of Mathematics, Federal University Dutse, Jigawa, Nigeria.
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