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SELF CITATION LETTER Volume 1, Issue 2

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The Truth about Nelson Tansu Nelson Tansu, Member, IEEE Self Citation

Abstract— Self-citation, where an author cite his own works, account for a significant portion of total citations in the field. Self citation or self referencing can be a result of an author’s social and psychological needs for personal gratification. It is used as a tactical tool to get famous, in the struggle for visibility and scientific authority. This paper provides a self consistent citation analysis on a famous self-proclaimed youngest professor in the history from Medan. The analysis reveals the author has a high self citation, able to cite himself 10 to 40 times in a publication. The activity of self citation is more than 50% of the number of citations he received. This is consistent self citation.

Index Terms— Optoelectronics; Semiconductor Properties; Semiconductor Diode Lasers; Metalorganic chemical Vapor Deposition; Quantum Wells; III/V compound semiconductor materials.

I. INTRODUCTION

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elson Tansu has become very popular on the web because of the Indonesian media. Nelson Tansu proclaimed to the Indonesian media that he is the youngest professor in the history. Nelson Tansu has been telling lies and making false claims to the Indonesian news, making people think he is a genius. Hundreds of websites from Indonesia claimed that Nelson Tansu is the genius from Indonesia. This paper will look at all of Nelson Tansu’s claim and showed that he’s been telling lies II. THE YONGEST PROFESSOR

Nelson Tansu proclaimed that he is the youngest professor in the history. The fact is Tansu just got an ASSISTANT professor at the age of 26 years old. He is NOT even a FULL professor yet. You can learn about different US professors here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professor The world's youngest professor is Alia Sabur becomes a professor at the age of 19 years recognized by Guinness World record. (http://www.aliasabur.com/) There are many young ASSISTANT Professor in the US who are even younger than 26 years old. For example: Eric Demaine is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the world famous MIT at the age of 22 years old Manuscript received April 9, 2011. This work was supported in part by the World Department of Self Citation under Grant BS Tansu. N. Tansu is with the National Institute of Self Citation.

(http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2003/demaine-1008.html) Eric doesn't even called himself the youngest professor. Here are examples of real genius. Charles Fefferman entered college at the age of 12 at the University of Maryland, published his first academic paper at the age of 15. He earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Princeton and became a FULL professor of mathematics at the University of Chicago by 22. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Fefferman Terence Tao born in 1975 earned his Ph.D. from Princeton at the age of 21 and became an Assistant professor at UCLA at the age of 21. UCLA promoted him to a FULL professor of mathematics at the age of 24. http://www.math.ucla.edu/~tao/ Noam Elkies become a FULL professor in Mathematics at the age of 26 at Harvard: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noam_Elkies) Dr. Tathagat Avtar Tulsi, from India, becomes an assistant professor at the Indian Institute of Technology at Powai in Bombay at the age of 22. http://www.allindianewssite.com/7793/tulsi-the-youngestprofessor-of-iit-bombay-at-22 There are so many real genius in the world, read here, and Tansu is not one of them There is a website listing the Young Exceptionally Gifted Students, Read here Tansu is not one of them http://yegs.org/yegs-hall-of-fame-main-page/ Here is a list if child prodigies, the real genius, Tansu is not one of them http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_child_prodigies Meanwhile Nelson Tansu only became an ASSISTANT professor at the age of 26 years. Assistant professor is a position generally after receiving PhD.And now he is only just an ASSOCIATE professor at the age of 33 years old. He is NOT even a FULL professor. In the US, there are so many young professors, after getting a PhD one can become an assistant professor.

III. THE 300 CANDIDATES Tansu also boasted that he managed to get the assistant professor after eliminating 300 candidates. Can you belive there are 300 candidates for a specialized job in Electrical and Computer Engineering? How many days


SELF CITATION LETTER Volume 1, Issue 2 it will take to interview 300 candidates? More than 3 months!! Unless all of the candidates are idiots??

IV. LEHIGH UNIVERSITY Tansu claims that Lehigh University of the world top University. This is a false claim, Not True. Lehigh is only ranked 500 in the world http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/worlduniversity-rankings/2010 Meanwhile other Universities from Asia are ranked in the top 50: University of Hong Kong is ranked 23 Tokyo University is ranked 24 Kyoto University is ranked 25 National University of Singapore is ranked 31 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is ranked 40 Peking University is ranked 47 Osaka University is ranked 49 Seoul National University is ranked 50 How can you call Lehigh A Top University when it is ranked 500 below many Asian universities?

2 Tansu claims he has more than 1000 citations. Most of the citations are self citations. Many research has shown Tansu manipulate citation. http://www.scribd.com/doc/52567419/Consistentselfcitation NelsonTansu

VIII. INDONESIAN GRADUATE Tansu in an Interview for Lehigh University said that only 10% of Indonesian graduated High School and 1% graduated in University. This is an understatement by a professor who don't know about Indonesia saying that the 230 million Indonesian people are stupid. The real estimate is; the number of university students in Indonesia is around 23% of the population. The current number of university students are around 4.8 million (already 2% of the population). Nelson Tansu who called himself genius, but cannot get a simple number right.

IX. THE PASSION Tansu also claimed in the same interview that his passion is teaching and will do it even without getting paid. If this is true, why Tansu don't teach in Indonesia for free? Do a bit of service to your country.

V. TANSU BACK TO JAPAN X. EVIDENCE OF SELF CITATIONS Tansu also claims that many universities in Japan aksed Nelson Tansu to return home to teach. A big Lie. As shown above 3 of Japan's universities are ranked top 50 in the world. Why do they want to hire someone with ranked 500 below japan?

Here are another Self Consistent Citation Analysis on Nelson Tansu recent papers published in 2011. This is another consistent proof of Self citations:

VI. THE SALARY

Zhang, J., Zhao, H., Tansu, N. 2011. Gain characteristics of deep UV AlGaN quantum wells lasers. Proceedings of SPIE The International Society for Optical Engineering 7953, art. no. 79530H This paper has 27 References to Tansu

Tansu said his Salary is over $10,000 per month. Not True. The average Assistant Professor Salary is $58,000 per year All salary of US professor is published http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professors_in_the_United_Stat es#Salary http://www.aaup.org/NR/rdonlyres/C63FA6B1-DC6E49E3-9C07-51D5E5EE887E/0/Table4.pdf

VII. PUBLICATIONS & CITATIONS Tansu claims he has published more than 200 articles Most articles are duplicate from conference proceedings and later published as a journal paper doubling the number. Tansu never write any paper anymore. Now he is only listed as last authors in all papers.

Tansu, N., Zhao, H., Zhang, J., Liu, G., Li, X.-H., Ee, Y.-K., Song, R., (...), Huang, G.S. 2011. Novel approaches for highefficiency InGaN quantum wells light-emitting diodes: Device physics and epitaxy engineering Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 7954, art. no. 795418 This paper has 40 References to Tansu Li, X.-H., Ee, Y.-K., Song, R., Tansu, N. 2011. Enhancement of light extraction efficiency of InGaN quantum wells light-emitting diodes using TiO2 microsphere arrays. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 7954, art. no. 79540U This paper has 27 References to Tansu


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3 ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Zhang, J., Tong, H., Liu, G., Herbsommer, J.A., Huang, G.S., Tansu, N. 2011. Characterizations of Seebeck coefficients and thermoelectric figures of merit for AlInN alloys with various In-contents. Journal of Applied Physics 109 (5), art. no. 053706 This paper has 17 References to Tansu

The authors would like to acknowledge helpful technical discussions with Prof. Tansu regarding the calculation and analysis of self citation. The author declares no conflict of interest with the subject of this paper.

REFERENCES Wow.. Tansu loves himself so much that he cite himself 20 to 40 times in a paper! He is the world's youngest self citation professor in the history. The following papers show Tansu activities in self consistent citation Ee Y.-K., Kumnorkaew P., Arif R.A., Tong H., Zhao H., Gilchrist J.F., Tansu N. Optimization of light extraction efficiency of III-nitride LEDs with self-assembled colloidalbased microlenses. 2009, IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, This paper has 18 self referencing to Tansu And this paper is cited by Tansu 16 times Zhao H., Arif R.A., Ee Y.-K., Tansu N. Optical gain analysis of strain-compensated InGaN-AlGaN quantum well active regions for lasers emitting at 420-500 nm 2008, Optical and Quantum Electronics, (5-6) 301-306 This paper has 18 self referencing to Tansu And this paper is cited by Tansu 15 times. XI. EVIDENCE OF HIGH SELF CITATION • Tansu, N., Zhao, H., Zhang, J., et al 2011. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 7954, art. no. 795418. This publication has 40 self referencing. • Li, X.-H., Tong, H., Zhao, H., Tansu, N. 2010 . Proceedings of SPIE -The International Society for Optical Engineering 7597, art. no.75970H. This publication has 23 self referencing. • Tong, H., Zhang, J., Zhao, H., Liu, G., Handara, V.A., Herbsommer, J.A., Tansu, N. 2010 Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 7602, art. no. 76020U. This publication has 19 self referencing. • Zhao, H., Liu, G., Tansu, N. Applied Physics Letters 97 (13), art. no. 131114. This publication has 16 self referencing. The examples show that Tansu in total has 10-40 self referencing in a publication. Each publication reference himself up to 40 times. This is an excessive self referencing.

XII. CONCLUSION Nelson Tansu is not the youngest professor in the history. He just make up all this lies to the Indonesian people.

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Tansu N. 2011. Self Consistent Citation Analysis of Self Citation Letters 1(1):1-3. Tansu N. 2011. Self Consistent Citation of Tansu Group. Self Citation Letters 1(3):1-3. Tansu, N., Zhao, H., Zhang, J., et al 2011. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 7954, art. no. 795418. Li, X.-H., Tong, H., Zhao, H., Tansu, N. 2010 . Proceedings of SPIE The International Society for Optical Engineering 7597, art. no.75970H.

Nelson Tansu (born in Medan, Sumatera Utara, 20th of October 1977; age 33 years old) is the world self-proclaimed youngest professor in history. Nelson Tansu. He is a self-proclaimed expert and genius in nanotechnology and optoelectronic from Indonesia who has become a tenure-tracked Assistant Professor in the University of Lehigh when he was 25 years old. Tansu has eliminated more than 300 doctors to get the position since July 2003. He was the selfproclaimed youngest professors appointed in a high profile university in America. Since his surname “Tansu” sounds Japanese, Tansu claims that many Japanese Consulates has tried to persuade him to return to Japan to contribute to Japan’s economy. BUT, Prof. Tansu declared that he actually holds a Green Passport with the image of Garuda Pancasila. Tansu’s Doctorate dissertation received the award as “The 2003 Harold A. Peterson Best ECE Research Paper Award” winning over 300 other Doctorate dissertations. In total, he has received 11 scientific international awards and has published over 200 articles in international journals and more than 1200 self citations. Currently he is a visiting professor in 18 higher education and research institutions. He is also active and often invited as a speaker in many international events in USA, Canada, Europe and Asia.

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