Top Computer Science Scientists

This 2021 7th edition of top scientists ranking for computer science was published by Research.com, one of the major websites for computer science research offering credible data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The ranking contains h-index, publications and citations values collected on June 25th 2021 Show more

Our top scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of computer science, based on a meticulous examination of more than 6300 profiles on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph.

The h-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 40 if most of their publications are in the field of computer science. The threshold was determined based on the recommendation by J. E. Hirsch, PhD in his “An index to quantify an individual's scientific research output” paper where he pointed out that an h-index of 40 characterizes outstanding researchers.

Our goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking. That is why we also manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given area.

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s h-index from Google Scholar, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
H-index
Citations
Articles on DBLP
1 World 1 National Anil K. Jain

Anil K. Jain

Michigan State University, United States
H-index 196 Citations 221,989 740
2 World 1 National Yoshua Bengio

Yoshua Bengio

University of Montreal, Canada
H-index 182 Citations 392,580 726
3 World 2 National Herbert Simon

Herbert Simon

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 182 Citations 383,000 85
4 World 3 National Jiawei Han

Jiawei Han

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
H-index 182 Citations 155,188 982
5 World 4 National Michael I. Jordan

Michael I. Jordan

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 180 Citations 208,417 554
6 World 5 National David Haussler

David Haussler

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
H-index 173 Citations 241,930 169
7 World 6 National Philip S. Yu

Philip S. Yu

University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
H-index 172 Citations 138,098 1,427
8 World 7 National Takeo Kanade

Takeo Kanade

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 168 Citations 172,625 474
9 World 1 National Andrew Zisserman

Andrew Zisserman

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 165 Citations 250,644 568
10 World 8 National Terrence Sejnowski

Terrence Sejnowski

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, United States
H-index 165 Citations 156,732 199
11 World 9 National Thomas S. Huang

Thomas S. Huang

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
H-index 163 Citations 172,078 1,113
12 World 2 National Geoffrey Hinton

Geoffrey Hinton

University of Toronto, Canada
H-index 162 Citations 438,777 254
13 World 10 National Scott Shenker

Scott Shenker

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 158 Citations 157,336 333
14 World 11 National Sebastian Thrun

Sebastian Thrun

Stanford University, United States
H-index 157 Citations 124,144 320
15 World 1 National Bernhard Scholkopf

Bernhard Scholkopf

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany
H-index 156 Citations 168,558 605
16 World 1 National Luc Van Gool

Luc Van Gool

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 156 Citations 144,261 949
17 World 2 National Wil van der Aalst

Wil van der Aalst

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
H-index 155 Citations 114,158 813
18 World 1 National Guanrong Chen

Guanrong Chen

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
H-index 154 Citations 106,779 722
19 World 1 National Francisco Herrera

Francisco Herrera

University of Granada, Spain
H-index 151 Citations 96,408 733
20 World 1 National Laurent D. Cohen

Laurent D. Cohen

Paris Dauphine University, France
H-index 151 Citations 84,449 163
21 World 12 National Georgios  B. Giannakis

Georgios B. Giannakis

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 147 Citations 79,679 999
22 World 13 National Daphne Koller

Daphne Koller

insitro Inc., United States
H-index 146 Citations 93,295 264
23 World 1 National Rajkumar Buyya

Rajkumar Buyya

University of Melbourne, Australia
H-index 145 Citations 111,876 703
24 World 14 National HV Poor

HV Poor

Princeton University, United States
H-index 145 Citations 105,683 1,923
25 World 15 National TOMASO POGGIO

TOMASO POGGIO

MIT, United States
H-index 144 Citations 121,303 205
26 World 16 National Eric Horvitz

Eric Horvitz

Microsoft Research, United States
H-index 143 Citations 79,103 381
27 World 17 National Jitendra Malik

Jitendra Malik

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 142 Citations 198,687 328
28 World 18 National Alex Sandy Pentland

Alex Sandy Pentland

MIT, United States
H-index 142 Citations 134,168 452
29 World 19 National hector garcia-molina

hector garcia-molina

Stanford University, United States
H-index 142 Citations 95,491 460
30 World 2 National Peng Shi

Peng Shi

University of Adelaide, Australia
H-index 141 Citations 68,472 688
31 World 20 National Christopher D Manning

Christopher D Manning

Stanford University, United States
H-index 139 Citations 172,910 348
32 World 3 National Gilbert Laporte

Gilbert Laporte

HEC Montréal, Canada
H-index 139 Citations 76,107 370
33 World 21 National Christos Faloutsos

Christos Faloutsos

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 138 Citations 98,819 649
34 World 22 National David S. Johnson

David S. Johnson

Columbia University, United States
H-index 137 Citations 179,272 155
35 World 23 National Ian Foster

Ian Foster

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 136 Citations 128,064 556
36 World 24 National Jack Dongarra

Jack Dongarra

University of Tennessee, United States
H-index 136 Citations 121,265 866
37 World 25 National Ion Stoica

Ion Stoica

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 136 Citations 120,305 323
38 World 26 National Trevor Darrell

Trevor Darrell

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 134 Citations 142,229 532
39 World 27 National Deborah Estrin

Deborah Estrin

Cornell University, United States
H-index 134 Citations 133,277 276
40 World 28 National Don Towsley

Don Towsley

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
H-index 133 Citations 73,315 724
41 World 1 National HongJiang Zhang

HongJiang Zhang

Sourcecode Capital, China
H-index 132 Citations 69,165 399
42 World 29 National Andrew Ng

Andrew Ng

Stanford University, United States
H-index 131 Citations 173,417 229
43 World 30 National Alex Smola

Alex Smola

Amazon.com, Inc., United States
H-index 131 Citations 137,532 306
44 World 2 National Didier Dubois

Didier Dubois

Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, France
H-index 131 Citations 89,435 574
45 World 31 National David CULLER

David CULLER

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 130 Citations 106,429 271
46 World 32 National Shankar Sastry

Shankar Sastry

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 130 Citations 101,467 423
47 World 3 National Klaus-Robert Muller

Klaus-Robert Muller

Technical University of Berlin, Germany
H-index 130 Citations 88,071 402
48 World 33 National Mark Horowitz

Mark Horowitz

Stanford University, United States
H-index 130 Citations 59,970 207
49 World 34 National Robert Heath

Robert Heath

North Carolina State University, United States
H-index 129 Citations 72,837 806
50 World 3 National Dacheng Tao

Dacheng Tao

University of Sydney, Australia
H-index 129 Citations 61,075 1,089
51 World 35 National IAN  F.  AKYILDIZ

IAN F. AKYILDIZ

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 128 Citations 126,800 520
52 World 36 National christos papadimitriou

christos papadimitriou

Columbia University, United States
H-index 128 Citations 87,019 465
53 World 2 National Nicholas R. Jennings

Nicholas R. Jennings

Imperial College, United Kingdom
H-index 128 Citations 86,127 598
54 World 37 National Stephen Grossberg

Stephen Grossberg

Boston University, United States
H-index 128 Citations 78,496 131
55 World 38 National Leonidas Guibas

Leonidas Guibas

Stanford University, United States
H-index 128 Citations 77,232 586
56 World 39 National Rama Chellappa

Rama Chellappa

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 128 Citations 76,680 865
57 World 2 National Zeshui Xu

Zeshui Xu

Sichuan University, China
H-index 127 Citations 65,002 486
58 World 40 National Charu Aggarwal

Charu Aggarwal

IBM Research, United States
H-index 127 Citations 60,529 434
59 World 3 National Stan Z. Li

Stan Z. Li

Westlake University, China
H-index 127 Citations 47,047 447
60 World 41 National Yann LeCun

Yann LeCun

New York University, United States
H-index 126 Citations 193,378 256
61 World 3 National Cordelia Schmid

Cordelia Schmid

INRIA, France
H-index 126 Citations 108,238 317
62 World 2 National Xiaoou Tang

Xiaoou Tang

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
H-index 126 Citations 88,080 455
63 World 42 National Ronald R Yager

Ronald R Yager

Iona College, United States
H-index 126 Citations 82,831 677
64 World 43 National Shree Nayar

Shree Nayar

Columbia University, United States
H-index 126 Citations 58,069 239
65 World 44 National Hari Balakrishnan

Hari Balakrishnan

MIT, United States
H-index 125 Citations 140,463 240
66 World 4 National Bernt Schiele

Bernt Schiele

Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
H-index 125 Citations 62,738 453
67 World 4 National Jinde Cao

Jinde Cao

Southeast University, China, China
H-index 125 Citations 61,128 680
68 World 3 National Zidong Wang

Zidong Wang

Brunel University, United Kingdom
H-index 125 Citations 51,403 535
69 World 45 National Richard Szeliski

Richard Szeliski

University of Washington, United States
H-index 124 Citations 90,609 189
70 World 46 National Louis Rosenberg

Louis Rosenberg

Unanimous A.I., United States
H-index 124 Citations 44,019 12
71 World 47 National Kalyanmoy Deb

Kalyanmoy Deb

Michigan State University, United States
H-index 123 Citations 158,516 529
72 World 48 National Vipin Kumar

Vipin Kumar

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 123 Citations 105,772 393
73 World 49 National Manfred Morari

Manfred Morari

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 123 Citations 83,841 298
74 World 50 National Larry Davis

Larry Davis

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 123 Citations 67,615 611
75 World 4 National Xuemin Shen

Xuemin Shen

University of Waterloo, Canada
H-index 123 Citations 62,288 1,182
76 World 51 National Dinesh Manocha

Dinesh Manocha

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 123 Citations 45,398 700
77 World 52 National Ben Shneiderman

Ben Shneiderman

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 122 Citations 97,773 439
78 World 53 National Stephen Boyd

Stephen Boyd

Stanford University, United States
H-index 121 Citations 191,690 257
79 World 54 National Stanley Osher

Stanley Osher

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 121 Citations 153,099 205
80 World 55 National Randy Katz

Randy Katz

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 121 Citations 86,358 286
81 World 56 National Henri Prade

Henri Prade

University of Tennessee, United States
H-index 121 Citations 83,359 644
82 World 57 National David Heckerman

David Heckerman

Microsoft Research, United States
H-index 121 Citations 82,982 189
83 World 58 National Alan Bovik

Alan Bovik

University of Texas at Austin, United States
H-index 120 Citations 111,797 491
84 World 59 National Mario Gerla

Mario Gerla

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 120 Citations 73,397 774
85 World 3 National David Zhang

David Zhang

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
H-index 120 Citations 70,186 679
86 World 60 National Dawn Song

Dawn Song

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 120 Citations 67,595 350
87 World 61 National John Stankovic

John Stankovic

University of Virginia, United States
H-index 120 Citations 67,232 421
88 World 5 National Gao Huijun

Gao Huijun

Harbin Institute of Technology, China
H-index 120 Citations 47,198 408
89 World 62 National F.L. Lewis

F.L. Lewis

University of Texas at Arlington, United States
H-index 119 Citations 70,302 406
90 World 63 National Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli

Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 119 Citations 68,490 660
91 World 4 National Lei Zhang

Lei Zhang

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
H-index 119 Citations 61,309 382
92 World 64 National Shih-Fu Chang

Shih-Fu Chang

Columbia University, United States
H-index 119 Citations 59,417 528
93 World 65 National Dan Boneh

Dan Boneh

Stanford University, United States
H-index 118 Citations 88,917 348
94 World 66 National William T. Freeman

William T. Freeman

MIT, United States
H-index 118 Citations 78,565 265
95 World 5 National Witold Pedrycz

Witold Pedrycz

University of Alberta, Canada
H-index 118 Citations 75,668 1,120
96 World 1 National ATHANASIOS VASILAKOS

ATHANASIOS VASILAKOS

Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
H-index 118 Citations 48,861 685
97 World 67 National David Patterson

David Patterson

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 117 Citations 110,622 241
98 World 68 National A. S. Szalay

A. S. Szalay

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 117 Citations 98,315 147
99 World 1 National Shuicheng Yan

Shuicheng Yan

National University of Singapore, Singapore
H-index 117 Citations 73,455 746
100 World 69 National Alberto L. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

Alberto L. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 117 Citations 66,501 0

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