Top Computer Science Scientists in Germany

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
15 World 1 National Bernhard Scholkopf

Bernhard Scholkopf

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany
H-index 156 Citations 168,558 605
17 World 2 National Wil van der Aalst

Wil van der Aalst

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
H-index 155 Citations 114,158 813
47 World 3 National Klaus-Robert Muller

Klaus-Robert Muller

Technical University of Berlin, Germany
H-index 130 Citations 88,071 402
66 World 4 National Bernt Schiele

Bernt Schiele

Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
H-index 125 Citations 62,738 453
107 World 5 National Wolfram Burgard

Wolfram Burgard

University of Freiburg, Germany
H-index 115 Citations 87,861 561
133 World 6 National Hans-Peter Seidel

Hans-Peter Seidel

Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
H-index 111 Citations 48,759 751
163 World 7 National Daniel Rueckert

Daniel Rueckert

Technical University of Munich, Germany
H-index 107 Citations 54,826 597
165 World 8 National Michael J. Black

Michael J. Black

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany
H-index 107 Citations 50,301 242
179 World 9 National Hermann Ney

Hermann Ney

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
H-index 105 Citations 69,773 720
217 World 10 National Hans-Peter  Kriegel

Hans-Peter Kriegel

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
H-index 100 Citations 79,658 417
255 World 11 National Daniel Cremers

Daniel Cremers

Technical University of Munich, Germany
H-index 97 Citations 44,810 468
297 World 12 National Thomas Wiegand

Thomas Wiegand

Technical University of Berlin, Germany
H-index 94 Citations 64,125 276
306 World 13 National Gerhard Weikum

Gerhard Weikum

Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
H-index 94 Citations 38,723 600
309 World 14 National Steffen Staab

Steffen Staab

University of Stuttgart, Germany
H-index 94 Citations 36,861 404
364 World 15 National Nassir Navab

Nassir Navab

Technical University of Munich, Germany
H-index 91 Citations 40,931 961
378 World 16 National Metin Sitti

Metin Sitti

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany
H-index 91 Citations 29,424 161
436 World 17 National Thomas Brox

Thomas Brox

University of Freiburg, Germany
H-index 87 Citations 63,234 235
491 World 18 National Frank Leymann

Frank Leymann

University of Stuttgart, Germany
H-index 85 Citations 38,719 479
494 World 19 National Robert Schober

Robert Schober

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
H-index 85 Citations 36,324 897
563 World 20 National Daniel Keim

Daniel Keim

University of Konstanz, Germany
H-index 82 Citations 37,954 452
597 World 21 National Giuseppe Caire

Giuseppe Caire

Technical University of Berlin, Germany
H-index 81 Citations 36,300 615
622 World 22 National Dorin Comaniciu

Dorin Comaniciu

Siemens Corporate Technology, Germany
H-index 80 Citations 51,653 277
673 World 23 National Carsten Rother

Carsten Rother

Heidelberg University, Germany
H-index 79 Citations 32,800 206
685 World 24 National Jan Mendling

Jan Mendling

Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
H-index 79 Citations 26,242 456
813 World 25 National Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi

Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi

Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
H-index 76 Citations 23,620 404
822 World 26 National Christian Theobalt

Christian Theobalt

Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
H-index 76 Citations 19,298 277
823 World 27 National Patrick Baudisch

Patrick Baudisch

Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
H-index 76 Citations 17,987 170
838 World 28 National Joachim Weickert

Joachim Weickert

Saarland University, Germany
H-index 75 Citations 28,640 285
850 World 29 National Wolfgang Nejdl

Wolfgang Nejdl

Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany
H-index 75 Citations 23,454 421
891 World 30 National Ding, Steven X.

Ding, Steven X.

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
H-index 74 Citations 27,340 174
894 World 31 National Gregor Schoner

Gregor Schoner

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
H-index 74 Citations 23,180 93
896 World 32 National Kurt Mehlhorn

Kurt Mehlhorn

Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
H-index 74 Citations 23,096 428
900 World 33 National Manfred Reichert

Manfred Reichert

Ulm University, Germany
H-index 74 Citations 22,361 423
903 World 34 National Leif Kobbelt

Leif Kobbelt

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
H-index 74 Citations 22,060 239
967 World 35 National Gerhard P. Fettweis

Gerhard P. Fettweis

Dresden University of Technology, Germany
H-index 72 Citations 35,232 716
982 World 36 National Frank Allgöwer

Frank Allgöwer

University of Stuttgart, Germany
H-index 72 Citations 25,986 317
990 World 37 National Benjamin Blankertz

Benjamin Blankertz

Technical University of Berlin, Germany
H-index 72 Citations 24,800 87
1030 World 38 National Rudi Studer

Rudi Studer

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
H-index 71 Citations 26,350 195
1045 World 39 National Jan Peters

Jan Peters

Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
H-index 71 Citations 22,580 389
1088 World 40 National Albrecht Schmidt

Albrecht Schmidt

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
H-index 70 Citations 23,645 461
1109 World 41 National Anja Feldmann

Anja Feldmann

Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
H-index 70 Citations 19,485 189
1120 World 42 National Gerhard Woeginger

Gerhard Woeginger

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
H-index 70 Citations 17,659 463
1149 World 43 National Christof Paar

Christof Paar

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
H-index 69 Citations 23,538 291
1152 World 44 National Stefan Decker

Stefan Decker

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
H-index 69 Citations 22,994 271
1180 World 45 National Christoph Meinel

Christoph Meinel

Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
H-index 69 Citations 16,986 751
1223 World 46 National Joost-Pieter Katoen

Joost-Pieter Katoen

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
H-index 68 Citations 21,777 351
1229 World 47 National Joachim Hornegger

Joachim Hornegger

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
H-index 68 Citations 21,017 379
1243 World 48 National Thomas Ertl

Thomas Ertl

University of Stuttgart, Germany
H-index 68 Citations 18,853 494
1321 World 49 National Peter Sanders

Peter Sanders

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
H-index 67 Citations 17,333 346
1338 World 50 National Peter Druschel

Peter Druschel

Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany
H-index 66 Citations 43,182 127
1365 World 51 National Helmut Krcmar

Helmut Krcmar

Technical University of Munich, Germany
H-index 66 Citations 24,634 654
1374 World 52 National Bastian Leibe

Bastian Leibe

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
H-index 66 Citations 22,801 187
1436 World 53 National Christian Bizer

Christian Bizer

University of Mannheim, Germany
H-index 65 Citations 35,719 131
1466 World 54 National Alexander Maedche

Alexander Maedche

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
H-index 65 Citations 20,279 203
1497 World 55 National Thorsten Holz

Thorsten Holz

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
H-index 65 Citations 16,504 200
1512 World 56 National Bernhard Steffen

Bernhard Steffen

Technical University of Dortmund, Germany
H-index 65 Citations 14,627 345
1513 World 57 National Rainer Stiefelhagen

Rainer Stiefelhagen

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
H-index 65 Citations 14,246 299
1515 World 58 National Sven Apel

Sven Apel

Saarland University, Germany
H-index 65 Citations 13,508 242
1533 World 59 National Christoph von der Malsburg

Christoph von der Malsburg

Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
H-index 64 Citations 25,480 98
1548 World 60 National Matthias Jarke

Matthias Jarke

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
H-index 64 Citations 20,948 422
1592 World 61 National Janusz Rajski

Janusz Rajski

Siemens Corporate Technology, Germany
H-index 64 Citations 14,710 268
1643 World 62 National Rüdiger Dillmann

Rüdiger Dillmann

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
H-index 63 Citations 19,527 515
1700 World 63 National Hinrich Schütze

Hinrich Schütze

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
H-index 62 Citations 56,264 0
1704 World 64 National Franz Baader

Franz Baader

Dresden University of Technology, Germany
H-index 62 Citations 33,027 282
1705 World 65 National Krishna P. Gummadi

Krishna P. Gummadi

Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany
H-index 62 Citations 31,579 0
1713 World 66 National Erhard Rahm

Erhard Rahm

University of Leipzig, Germany
H-index 62 Citations 26,774 265
1736 World 67 National Detlev Marpe

Detlev Marpe

Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany
H-index 62 Citations 20,053 135
1743 World 68 National Cyrill Stachniss

Cyrill Stachniss

University of Bonn, Germany
H-index 62 Citations 18,832 180
1749 World 69 National Michael Beetz

Michael Beetz

University of Bremen, Germany
H-index 62 Citations 18,025 331
1759 World 70 National Stefan Voss

Stefan Voss

University of Hamburg, Germany
H-index 62 Citations 16,595 246
1772 World 71 National Philipp Cimiano

Philipp Cimiano

Bielefeld University, Germany
H-index 62 Citations 15,426 219
1778 World 72 National Bernhard Rumpe

Bernhard Rumpe

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
H-index 62 Citations 14,565 538
1828 World 73 National Andreas Zeller

Andreas Zeller

Saarland University, Germany
H-index 61 Citations 19,839 225
1855 World 74 National Michael Waidner

Michael Waidner

Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
H-index 61 Citations 16,752 130
1919 World 75 National Stefan Roth

Stefan Roth

Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
H-index 60 Citations 24,895 143
1931 World 76 National Frank Hutter

Frank Hutter

University of Freiburg, Germany
H-index 60 Citations 20,830 146
1958 World 77 National Helge Ritter

Helge Ritter

Bielefeld University, Germany
H-index 60 Citations 17,215 306
1961 World 78 National Rolf Drechsler

Rolf Drechsler

University of Bremen, Germany
H-index 60 Citations 16,797 716
1962 World 79 National Mathias Weske

Mathias Weske

Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
H-index 60 Citations 16,759 308
1969 World 80 National Elisabeth Andre

Elisabeth Andre

University of Augsburg, Germany
H-index 60 Citations 16,082 408
1971 World 81 National Adam Wolisz

Adam Wolisz

Technical University of Berlin, Germany
H-index 60 Citations 15,783 266
1992 World 82 National Alex B. Gershman (1962-2011)

Alex B. Gershman (1962-2011)

Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
H-index 60 Citations 14,013 184
1994 World 83 National Heiner Stuckenschmidt

Heiner Stuckenschmidt

University of Mannheim, Germany
H-index 60 Citations 13,881 282
1995 World 84 National Iryna Gurevych

Iryna Gurevych

Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
H-index 60 Citations 13,881 348
2003 World 85 National Tanja Schultz

Tanja Schultz

University of Bremen, Germany
H-index 60 Citations 12,625 309
2037 World 86 National Heiko Schwarz

Heiko Schwarz

Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany
H-index 59 Citations 20,207 113
2048 World 87 National Hannes Hartenstein

Hannes Hartenstein

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
H-index 59 Citations 18,586 156
2077 World 88 National Joachim Selbig

Joachim Selbig

University of Potsdam, Germany
H-index 59 Citations 15,732 57
2114 World 89 National Eyke Hüllermeier

Eyke Hüllermeier

University of Paderborn, Germany
H-index 59 Citations 14,142 314
2118 World 90 National Volker Mehrmann

Volker Mehrmann

Technical University of Berlin, Germany
H-index 59 Citations 13,984 82
2137 World 91 National Carsten Lutz

Carsten Lutz

University of Bremen, Germany
H-index 59 Citations 12,248 228
2139 World 92 National Andreas Zell

Andreas Zell

University of Tübingen, Germany
H-index 59 Citations 12,186 328
2143 World 93 National Sven Behnke

Sven Behnke

University of Bonn, Germany
H-index 59 Citations 11,933 355
2168 World 94 National Sören Auer

Sören Auer

Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany
H-index 58 Citations 22,933 338
2200 World 95 National Gennady Andrienko

Gennady Andrienko

Fraunhofer-Institut für Intelligente Analyse (IAIS), Germany
H-index 58 Citations 16,672 200
2222 World 96 National Dorothea Wagner

Dorothea Wagner

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
H-index 58 Citations 15,420 340
2225 World 97 National Gerhard Rigoll

Gerhard Rigoll

Technical University of Munich, Germany
H-index 58 Citations 15,283 445
2231 World 98 National Bernhard Nebel

Bernhard Nebel

University of Freiburg, Germany
H-index 58 Citations 15,101 230
2232 World 99 National Jürgen Teich

Jürgen Teich

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
H-index 58 Citations 15,064 584
2235 World 100 National Natalia Andrienko

Natalia Andrienko

Fraunhofer-Institut für Intelligente Analyse (IAIS), Germany
H-index 58 Citations 14,976 180

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