Life and Career
Prof. Dr. Varun Gupta is a Professor at GISMA University of Applied Sciences, Potsdam, Germany. He also serves as the Head of the Multidisciplinary Research Centre for Innovations in SMEs (MrciS) at GISMA. He has maintained various associations with Universidad de Alcalá in a number of capacities, most notably as a Postdoctoral Researcher, Researcher, and Co-Director of a master’s degree in Innovation Economics, Management, and Technology. He was also a visiting Postdoctoral Researcher with the Software Engineering Research Group (SERG), Department of Computer Science, Lund University, Sweden.
Professor Gupta was also a Researcher with Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway, and Poznań University of Technology, Poland. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Uniwersytet Szczeciński, Poland.
Additionally, he has a substantial level of professional experience working in several firms in the fields of software engineering, innovation management, and globalization. He holds a Doctorate (cum laude) in Organizational Engineering as well as in Computer Science and Engineering. He earned a Bachelor of Technology (Hons.), and a Master of Technology (By Research) in Computer Science & Engineering. He also holds an MBA, and a Máster en Dirección Internacional de Empresas.
He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Access (published by IEEE, and SCIE indexed with a 3.367 impact factor), PeerJ Computer Science (published by PeerJ, SCIE indexed with a 2.41 impact factor), PLOS One (SCIE indexed with a 3.752 impact factor), International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering & Technology (published by Inderscience Publishers, Scopus indexed), IEEE Software blog, and Journal of Cases on Information Technology (JCIT), and is a former editorial team member of the British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET) (published by Wiley, SCIE indexed).
He has worked on multiple projects that have been supported by various agencies such as the European Union and the Spanish National Programme. He is principal investigator (PI) of the project titled "Technology based Global Business Model Innovation" which is funded by Winning Scientific Management, Portugal amounting 18K Euros. He has authored numerous research articles in top rated, high impact factor and highly ranked (Q1 and Q2) international journals (Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and/or Scopus). He is an Author/Editor of 16 books which have been published by top publishers like Springer, Taylor & Francis and IGI Global. He had supervised 01 doctoral and 50 Masters students.
He was awarded the “Best Editor Award” by Inderscience Publishers for his contributions to the International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering & Technology (Scopus Indexed) as an Associate Editor. His area of interest is evidence-based software engineering, innovation management, Digital Transformations and Innovation, Technology Adoptions in SMEs, entrepreneurship and international business management.