photo Marlon Dumas

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

Co-Founder at Apromore

Institute of Computer Science
University of Tartu
Narva mnt 18
51009 Tartu, Estonia

Telephone: +372 737 5473
Fax: +372 737 5468
Find me also on Linkedin, Google scholar, Slideshare, Twitter, Youtube


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.


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

Note to prospective PhD students. I always welcome expressions of interest from prospective PhD students (and also from prospective postdocs). If you have a strong background in algorithms, machine learning and/or optimization, you are a deep thinker, and you are passionate about applying your skills and deep thinking to solve relevant problems, please contact me.

List of publications

Some research outputs to which I have contributed are showcased in the following sites:
I regularly blog about my research directions and outputs on LinkedIn. Below is a selecton of blog posts:

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?