The University of Texas at Dallas

Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science


Two Papers Considered Classic by Google Scholar

Two Papers Considered Classic by Google Scholar

Dr. Mark W. Spong
Dr. Zygmunt Haas

The work of two Jonsson School professors made it onto Google Scholar’s list of classic papers, a collection that showcases highly-cited papers that have stood the test of time. Google lists the ten most-cited articles that were published ten years prior in different research areas; the first release of classic papers consists of articles that were published in 2006.

Dr. Mark W. Spong’s paper with a postdoctoral student, “Passive bilateral teleoperation with constant time delay,” made the list of the ten most-cited paper in robotics. Spong, holder of the Excellence in Education Chair, directs the Laboratory for Autonomous Robotics and Systems (LARS). And Haas, holder of the Distinguished Chair in Computer Science, directs the Wireless Networks Lab.

Spong's work has been instrumental in establishing the theoretical foundations of robot control, and the results he has produced over the past three decades have been implemented in systems at companies and research development facilities around the world. He also co-authored one of the most popular textbooks on robot dynamics and control, which is still in use after more than 20 years.

A paper co-written by Dr. Zygmunt Haas, “Gossip-Based Ad Hoc Routing,” made the list of the ten most-cited papers in computer networks and wireless communication. Haas, who holds the Distinguished Chair in Computer Science, conducts research that focuses on mobile and wireless communication and networks, as well as biologically inspired complex systems and networks. Haas is an author of more than 300 technical papers. He has chaired numerous workshops, has delivered tutorials at major industry conferences and has been editor of several top journals and magazines in the field of communication and networking.