Friday, August 7, 2009

Double Nelson

Double Nelson is a term used to denote 222. Yesterday, I got my 222nd paper accepted. Considering that I started my career in IISc in 1998 with 19 papers and 3 in the pipeline, this is my 200th paper from IISc. The list of my publications and the citations thereof. This can be attributed to several factors: supportive administration, excellent colleagues/friends, funding, but, most importantly my students. Most of them are more hard working and more intelligent than me and the credit really belongs to them.

PS: All papers were written from India and I have not traveled abroad after I returned from USA and, in fact, I do not even have a valid passport anymore.

PS2: For those (especially in India), who associate larger to mean poor quality, let me just inform that I have the largest number of citations for any engineering faculty in India in this ten year period.

16 comments:

vipul said...

That's great. Congratulations!

Chandrika Prakash Vyasarayani said...

Congratulations! Professor Madras you are an inspiration for many aspiring new researchers.

Dada said...

Sir,

Your achievement is truly great. Considering the modest facilities provided by our government, this record is phenomenal. Keep up the good work Sir and keep going.

Venkata Gopala Rao said...

hearty congratulations Professor!

cipher said...

20 papers an year. How above normal is that. Congrats =)

Anonymous said...

Congradulation Sir. Well said that one can achieve academic and research success in India among Indian students

Rainbow Scientist said...

Congratulation!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

And thank you for believing (when you joined IISC) that your home country would have as many opportunities as any other place.

M.

K V S Hari said...

WOW!

Anonymous said...

Sir, please also mention the citations of your papers and impact factors of the journals they appeared in. You could normalize them by acceptable measures.

Giri@iisc said...

As mentioned in the blog post itself, the citation information can be directly obtained from

http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-1257-2007

Regarding impact factor of journals where I publish, please see

http://giridharmadras.googlepages.com/quality.html

Sapan Thakkar said...

Congratulations sir !!

Anonymous said...

It is really an extraordinary achievement. I got inspired by you. But you know, I stared at myself and wondered what a waste body i am on this earth. And I thought at least I will try write 25% per year of your achivement now on. 3 days 4 days went wouthout any appreciable change and I feel I am loosing my commitment. So Request PROF GIRIDHAR MADRAS, to kindly lift me out of the depression by giving me some guidlines as to how I have to start? Hope I am not the only waste body here!

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to calculate what is the impact of your research on people/society? and how much each paper costed to the country? Can you give us these details? Somehow, we are in a race with various parameters like impact factor, citations etc which are nothing to do with the impact of research on society.

I am a young researcher who completed phd recently from IIT and got frustrated after publishing half-a-dozen papers. The work was done with a motto of publishing-- not with an intention to fulfill a need of the society or people. What for is this research?

Anonymous said...

It is amazing how we demean each other, especially within the Indian community.

If a professor does excellent fundamental research, ask him how his research impacted the society. If the professor does excellent work that is relevant to the society, ask him why he did not publish. and so on...

Any university system should have people who publish, who patent, who do societal work etc.

Scientific research may not result in societal impact immediately but will have an impact in the future. That's how science develops.

For all your talk and questioning the professor about his sincerity and ability, I hope you do not take up a job after your graduation in an industry but work for the society.

Krishnan

Ashwin Rao said...

Congratulations!