Professor Claes Wohlin

Claes Wohlin is Professor of Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.

He has served as Pro Vice Chancellor for six years and Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Education at Blekinge Institute of Technology. Prior to joining BTH in 2000 he held professor chairs at Lund and Linköping Universities. He has held a Visiting Professor position at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg from 2005 to 2008. From 2009, he is a professorial visiting fellow at University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

The topics of the lectures that Dr. Claes Wohlin lecture on· was·Success Factors in Industry-Academia Collaboration – An Empirical Study and Software Development Going Incremental, Iterative and Agile: Advantages and Challenges

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 principal author of the book Experimentation in Software Engineering: An Introduction (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000) and the author of a textbook in software engineering in Swedish (Studentlitteratur, 2005). He is also co-editor of two books together with colleagues from Australia.

He has published more than 180 articles internationally. His h-index in “Publish or Perish” is 29 with the book on experimentation having more than 1200 citations, he has more than 80 articles with 10 citations or more, and his w-index is 629 based on the listing in “Publish or Perish”. Since January 2008, Professor Wohlin is Editor-in-Chief of the journal of Information and Software Technology, which is published by Elsevier, and he has been the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal since 2001. He is on three other editorial boards: Empirical Software Engineering: An International Journal, Software Quality Journal and Requirements Engineering Journal.

Based on his publication record, Claes Wohlin 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. Furthermore, 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.

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.