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The Best Nurturers in Computer Science Research

Kumar, Bharath M and Srikant, YN (2004) The Best Nurturers in Computer Science Research. IISc-CSA-TR-2004-10.

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Abstract

The paper presents a heuristic for mining nurturers in temporally organized collaboration networks: people who facilitate the growth and success of the young ones. Specifically, this heuristic is applied to the computer science bibliographic data to find the best nurturers in computer science research. The measure of success is parameterized, and the paper demonstrates experiments and results with publication count and citations as success metrics. Rather than just the nurturer's success, the heuristic captures the influence he has had in the independent success of the relatively young in the network. These results can hence be a useful resource to graduate students and post-doctoral candidates. The heuristic is extended to accurately yield ranked nurturers inside a particular time period. Interestingly, there is a recognizable deviation between the rankings of the most successful researchers and the best nurturers, which although is obvious from a social perspective has not been statistically demonstrated.

Item Type: Departmental Technical Report
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation (Formerly, School of Automation)
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2004
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 09:37
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/2106

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