Discovering Mentorship Information from Author Collaboration Networks

  • V. Suresh
  • Narayanan Raghupathy
  • B. Shekar
  • C. E. Veni Madhavan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4755)


Researchers are assessed from a researcher-centric perspective — by quantifying a researcher’s contribution to the field. Citation and publication counts are some typical examples. We propose a student-centric measure to assess researchers on their mentoring abilities. Our approach quantifies benefits bestowed by researchers upon their students by characterizing the publication dynamics of research advisor-student interactions in author collaboration networks. We show that our measures could help aspiring students identify research advisors with proven mentoring skills. Our measures also help in stratification of researchers with similar ranks based on typical indices like publication and citation counts while being independent of their direct influences.


Citation Count Prior Publication Prospective Student Publication Count Coauthorship Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Suresh
    • 1
  • Narayanan Raghupathy
    • 2
  • B. Shekar
    • 3
  • C. E. Veni Madhavan
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012India
  2. 2.Dept. of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 
  3. 3.Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore-560076India

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