photo Marlon Dumas

Professor of Information Systems
Software Engineering & Information Systems Group
Institute of Computer Science
University of Tartu, Estonia

Institute of Computer Science
University of Tartu
J Liivi 2
Tartu 50409, Estonia

Telephone: +372 737 5473
Fax: +372 737 5468
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Most of my lecture notes, lab notes and lecture video recordings are available via the links below. Please enjoy!

I am a co-author of the textbook Fundamentals of Business Process Management (see also the companion web site) and co-instructor of two MOOCs: Business Process Management: An Introduction to Process Thinking and Fundamentals of BPM.

Note to prospective students. I am program manager of the International Master's of Software Engineering. We are looking for bright and passionate IT graduates from all over the world to join us in this Master's program (more than a dozen scholarships available). Some opportunities for PhD studies are also available every year for exceptional students with a passion for research. Please drop me an e-mail if you feel you have the passion.


I conduct research in the areas of software engineering and information systems engineering. The problems I examine generally revolve around the following question: How to build and maintain integrated software systems that are aligned with business operations? My efforts are currently focused on two approaches:

List of publications

Some research outputs to which I have contributed are showcased in the following sites:
I am also Strategic Area Leader at the Software Technologies and Applications Competence Centre (STACC). STACC is an industry-focused research centre that brings together Estonia's two major universities and 10 companies with the aim of conducting industry-driven research in data analytics. I oversee all STACC activities related to data analytics for software and systems optimization.

Professional Service and Peer-reviewing

Commissions of trust

Editorial roles

Recent conference committee roles

About Me

I was born in Honduras, a relatively small country located in Central America, which caters visitors with uncrowded and magnificent beaches, tropical natural parks and vestiges of the Mayan culture. Curious? Check this travel guide! I studied in Grenoble, France and after graduating, spent a few years in Brisbane Australia. For reasons that I am yet to determine, I then decided to trade the sun for the gloom by moving to Tartu, Estonia. Where next?