In terms of visibility, it is hard to distinguish the contributions of individual projects. However, for the past 2 years, the project was our main funding source and during this time, we observed that the PI’s institution established itself as one of the premier institutions in software engineering. Here are some observations:
- The paper on “Instant Consistency Checking for the UML” (the foundation of this project) is listed among the Top 150 software engineering papers in terms of citations published in the last 5 years (out of roughly 45,000 papers listed there). (http://academic.research.microsoft.com/RankList?entitytype=1&topdomainid=2&subdomainid=4&last=5)
- According to ArnetMiner.org, the PI ranks 89th in terms of H-Index and 131st in terms of citations among the scholars in the area of software engineering (out of roughly 5400 scholars ranked)
- The Johannes Kepler University (JKU) now ranks 71 in research institutions in software engineering in the world (out of roughly 3,400 institutions) (http://academic.research.microsoft.com/RankList?entitytype=7&topDomainID=2&subDomainID=4&last=5&start=1&end=100)
- The PI has been cited 2296 times (H Index=25) according to Google Scholar (determined through the Publish or Perish Software http://www.harzing.com/pop.htm)
- The ACM Digital Library reveals that 20 papers from the PI available there have been downloaded 1059 times in the past 12 months
- The PI’s research web site at http://www.alexander-egyed.com/ attracted over 102,000 page views since 2006 according to StatCounter.
- An article in the journal of the Communications of the ACM (June 2007) recognized the PI as the 10th best scholar in software engineering. This article ranked thousands of software research scholars worldwide according to their quality and quantity of publications.