Marlon Dumas

Marlon Dumas is Professor of Software Engineering at University of Tartu, Estonia where he leads a research group of around 20 members focused on evidence-based approaches to business process and software process management. The group specializes on the use of data mining methods to identify and analyze process improvement opportunities.

Prof. Dumas is also Strategic Area Leader at STACC: a collaborative research center that gathers ten IT organizations with the aim of conducting industry-driven research in service engineering and data mining. In this context, Prof. Dumas leads a cooperative research project with Microsoft’s Skype Division aimed at developing scalable methods to analyze Skype’s social graph for predictive purposes.

From 2000 to 2007, Prof. Dumas worked in the Business Process Management (BPM) research group at Queensland University of Technology in Australia where he worked in several research projects in the field of BPM and Service-Oriented Computing with SAP’s Brisbane Research Centre. These cooperative research projects led to half a dozen patents.
Professor Dumas has been recipient of best paper awards at the ETAPS’2006, BPM’2010 and BPM’2013 conferences and recipient of the 10-years most influential paper award at MODELS’2011 conference. He is co-author of the textbook “Fundamentals of Business Process Management” (Springer).

Prof. Dumas is regional representation at the Global University Alliance. Providing a international platform where universities and thought leaders can interact to conduct research, comparison and explore leading practices, best practices as well as to develop missing practices.