UT Professor Marlon Dumas One of The Most Cited Estonian Scientists
According to the Google Scholar database, Dumas' studies have over 10,000 references by now.
Marlon Dumas, a Professor of software engineering at the University of Tartu has reached an important milestone in scientific success. According to the Google Scholar database, his studies have over 10,000 references by now.
Google Scholar is a search engine created specifically for searching scientific information. It allows access to various versions of scientific articles. Data from Google Scholar shows that articles by Marlon Dumas are referenced 10,349 times thus far. 7837 references have occurred during last five years. Also, according to the Thomson Reuters Web of Science database he’s among the 1% of the most referenced scientists in the world.
Professor Vilo, the Director of the Institute of Computer Science of UT, assures that such results imply that over four articles with references to studies by Professor Dumas are published every day. „Good scientists are constantly looking for new problems and finding solutions to them – answering to questions proposed by themselves or the science community. When the questions are relevant and the answers adequate, the works will be referenced. The results are used for asking new questions and finding new solutions,“ Vilo explained.
Marlon Dumas has been a professor of software engineering at UT since 2007. This professorship was established in co-operation with Hansapank (which has since become Swedbank). It was the first professorship in Estonia that was fully funded by private sector.
„One can wonder what’s there for a bank, when more scientific articles, linked to Estonia, are published?“ Jaak Vilo proposes a question. „But the real impact comes from schooling and co-operating with Estonian IT-sector. Marlon is the head of the international master program of software engineering at UT and supervises many doctoral candidates, collaborating with Estonian software companies. A practical and constructive scientist is not only able to teach very well; he can also make the students work so they could achieve world class results,“ Vilo says with conviction.
In recent years, UT’s international master program of software engineering has turned out to be really popular among both foreign and Estonian students. In the college year of 2012/2013 fifty persons can study in the program for free.
Application documents can be presented using Internet-based application data system (SAIS) until April 16th. The results are to made public June 1st.
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