Claes Wohlin - A brief CV

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Claes Wohlin is Professor of Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. He is Dean for the Faculty of Computing from January 1, 2014. In 2011, Claes Wohlin was elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Claes Wohlin has previously served as Pro Vice Chancellor for six years (2004-2010) and the first Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Education at Blekinge Institute of Technology in 2002. Prior to joining BTH in 2000 he held professor chairs at Linköping (appointed in 1997) and Lund (appointed in 1998) Universities. The chair at Linköping University was the first professorship in Sweden focused on large-scale software development (i.e. software engineering). He has held a Visiting Professor position at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg (2005-2008), been a Professorial Visiting Fellow at University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia (2009-2011) and a Guest Professor at Shandong University at Weihai in China (2013-2016). Furthermore, he has five years of industrial experience and continues to work very closely with industry while being in academia, including both research collaborations and consultancy services.

Professor Claes Wohlin received a Ph.D. degree in Communication Systems from Lund University in 1991. His research interests include empirical methods in software engineering, software metrics, software quality, requirements engineering and systematic learning and improvement in software engineering. Claes Wohlin is the lead author of the book Experimentation in Software Engineering: An Introduction (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000) and for the new and revised version published by Springer in 2012 with the title Experimentation in Software Engineering. The book was released in Chinese in October 2015. He is also an author of a textbook in software engineering in Swedish (Studentlitteratur, 2005). He is co-editor of three books on knowledge management, requirements engineering and project management respectively. In total, he has more than 230 international publications. His h-index in Google Scholar is 51 with the book on experimentation having more than 3 900 citations, and he has more than 140 articles with 10 citations or more. The total number of citations to his work exceeds 12 500 in Google Scholar.

Professor Claes Wohlin is special content editor (in particular responsible for special issues and special sections) for the journal of Information and Software Technology (published by Elsevier), from January 1, 2016. He has previously been Editor-in-Chief of the journal between 2008-2015 and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal since 2001. He is on two other editorial boards: Software Quality Journal and Requirements Engineering Journal. He was on the editorial board of  Empirical Software Engineering: An International Journal between 2002 and 2012.

Claes Wohlin was the recipient of the prestigious Telenor Nordic Research Prize in 2004 for his achievements in software engineering and improvement of reliability for telecommunication systems.  He is a senior member of IEEE since 2009. 

Based on his publication record, Claes Wohlin is listed as one of the top ten authors with the highest contributions to the software engineering literature in the time period 1971-2012 in an article published in Scientometrics in October 2014.

He was ranked among the top 15 scholars in systems and software engineering by the Journal of Systems and Software for his contributions in the following time periods 1998-2002 (No. 14), 1999-2003 (No. 10), 2002-2006 (No. 8) and 2003-2007 (No. 9), and listed as fifth for his contributions to experimentation in software engineering in 1993 to 2002 in an article in Transactions on Software Engineering in September 2005. In addition, he has been instrumental in the ranking of Lund University (12th in the period 1999-2003) and Blekinge Institute of Technology (11th in the period 2002-2006, 5th in the period 2003-2007 and 6th in the period 2004-2008) among the top 15 institutions in the Journal of Systems and Software.

A more extensive CV can be found here.

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