Estonian/Latvian/Finnish Computer Scientists

Citation indices of Estonian/Latvian/Finnish computer scientists

Next follows some partial study of the influence of Estonian, Finnish and Latvian computer scientists in terms of how much they have been cited. It started off as a table for Estonians only, to which I added Latvians (since I know many Latvians personally, and wanted to get some comparative material). Later, when I moved to Finland, I also decided to add Finns.

These tables are based on a freely accessible source, Scholar. It finds most of the online papers and also includes many papers that are not available on-line (at least not free), and then processes them automatically. I have not used ISI: ISI only includes some papers (they ignore ACM and IEEE), and is very difficult to use. For example, as of 01.03.08, I had 76 ISI citations if I only take into account citations to my papers that are in ISI, while at the same time I had 765 citations according to Google Scholar. Current numbers are obviously larger in both cases (about 350 in ISI and 1800 in Google Scholar, May 2012), but there is still a large gap.

Disclaimer: I do not have any connections with Google. All data is given on ``as is'' basis.

For final comparison, according to the CIA World Factbook, the number of population in Estonia, Finland and Latvia is 1.43, 5.17 and 2.40 millions, resp. Note that I have considered a person x to be Estonian/Finnish/Latvian, if (s)he is either born in the corresponding country, or has the corresponding nationality, or has been working in this country for a considerable period of time. (So, Margus Veanes is considered to be Estonian, Hartmanis is considered to be Latvian and Rissanen is considered to be Finnish. In particular, I have added myself to both Finnish and Estonian tables.)

See these links for detailed information about every computer scientist:

Scholar included to the system on 01.05.05. (Before that I used Citeseer.) All numbers on this page come from Scholar only.


Old Backups

Certainly it is interesting to know how different statistics (like citation indeces) evolve. Currently I have only produced a backup for 2001.