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
901 World 559 National zheng chen

zheng chen

Microsoft Research, United States
H-index 74 Citations 22,359 175
902 World 560 National Ness Shroff

Ness Shroff

Ohio State University, United States
H-index 74 Citations 22,171 442
903 World 34 National Leif Kobbelt

Leif Kobbelt

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
H-index 74 Citations 22,060 239
904 World 25 National Joachim M. Buhmann

Joachim M. Buhmann

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 74 Citations 22,021 264
905 World 54 National Tao Xiang

Tao Xiang

University of Surrey, United Kingdom
H-index 74 Citations 21,903 309
906 World 561 National Kunle Olukotun

Kunle Olukotun

Stanford University, United States
H-index 74 Citations 21,703 167
907 World 14 National David Peleg

David Peleg

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
H-index 74 Citations 21,317 423
908 World 562 National Norman Badler

Norman Badler

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 74 Citations 20,930 181
909 World 563 National Tao Li

Tao Li

Florida International University, United States
H-index 74 Citations 20,206 338
910 World 13 National Marc Moonen

Marc Moonen

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 74 Citations 20,199 525
911 World 564 National Gerhard Fischer

Gerhard Fischer

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
H-index 74 Citations 19,621 176
912 World 565 National William Hersh

William Hersh

Oregon Health & Science University, United States
H-index 74 Citations 19,581 210
913 World 566 National Ross Girshick

Ross Girshick

Facebook, United States
H-index 73 Citations 176,941 139
914 World 18 National Zbigniew Michalewicz

Zbigniew Michalewicz

University of Adelaide, Australia
H-index 73 Citations 75,320 175
915 World 567 National Philip Bourne

Philip Bourne

University of Virginia, United States
H-index 73 Citations 60,723 158
916 World 568 National Yi Ma

Yi Ma

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 73 Citations 57,206 110
917 World 55 National Andrea Vedaldi

Andrea Vedaldi

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 73 Citations 50,260 220
918 World 15 National Yair Weiss

Yair Weiss

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
H-index 73 Citations 46,352 115
919 World 569 National Sanjit K Mitra

Sanjit K Mitra

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 73 Citations 40,190 225
920 World 12 National Nikos Paragios

Nikos Paragios

Ecole Centrale de Paris, France
H-index 73 Citations 39,405 288
921 World 570 National Peter Bartlett

Peter Bartlett

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 73 Citations 39,199 221
922 World 571 National Marti A Hearst

Marti A Hearst

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 73 Citations 35,154 149
923 World 572 National Tzyy-Ping Jung

Tzyy-Ping Jung

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 73 Citations 31,883 167
924 World 38 National Jiasong Wu

Jiasong Wu

Southeast University, China, China
H-index 73 Citations 31,796 61
925 World 16 National Noam Nisan

Noam Nisan

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
H-index 73 Citations 30,390 239
926 World 17 National Ron Kimmel

Ron Kimmel

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
H-index 73 Citations 30,067 247
927 World 573 National Lydia E. Kavraki

Lydia E. Kavraki

Rice University, United States
H-index 73 Citations 29,912 191
928 World 574 National Badri Nath

Badri Nath

Rutgers University, United States
H-index 73 Citations 29,259 111
929 World 575 National Richard M Leahy

Richard M Leahy

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 73 Citations 28,354 150
930 World 26 National Touradj Ebrahimi

Touradj Ebrahimi

EPFL : École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
H-index 73 Citations 28,237 311
931 World 576 National Wei Wang

Wei Wang

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 73 Citations 26,342 254
932 World 577 National Jason Hong

Jason Hong

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 73 Citations 25,903 148
933 World 1 National Gonzalo Navarro

Gonzalo Navarro

University of Chile, Chile
H-index 73 Citations 25,260 533
934 World 578 National Wen-mei W. Hwu

Wen-mei W. Hwu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
H-index 73 Citations 25,126 298
935 World 18 National Dov Gabbay

Dov Gabbay

Bar-Ilan University, Israel
H-index 73 Citations 24,712 332
936 World 579 National Daniel P W Ellis

Daniel P W Ellis

Google, United States
H-index 73 Citations 24,499 185
937 World 580 National Engin Kirda

Engin Kirda

Northeastern University, United States
H-index 73 Citations 24,268 182
938 World 581 National Erik Demaine

Erik Demaine

MIT, United States
H-index 73 Citations 23,096 634
939 World 27 National John Lygeros

John Lygeros

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 73 Citations 22,677 307
940 World 582 National Viktor K. Prasanna

Viktor K. Prasanna

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 73 Citations 22,467 693
941 World 583 National Nick Feamster

Nick Feamster

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 73 Citations 22,336 236
942 World 584 National Steve Whittaker

Steve Whittaker

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
H-index 73 Citations 22,322 174
943 World 585 National Jodi Forlizzi

Jodi Forlizzi

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 73 Citations 22,244 183
944 World 586 National David Kotz

David Kotz

Dartmouth College, United States
H-index 73 Citations 21,853 190
945 World 56 National steve benford

steve benford

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
H-index 73 Citations 21,794 303
946 World 587 National Craig A. Knoblock

Craig A. Knoblock

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 73 Citations 21,498 264
947 World 20 National Pheng Ann Heng

Pheng Ann Heng

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
H-index 73 Citations 21,488 410
948 World 6 National Dieter Schmalstieg

Dieter Schmalstieg

Graz University of Technology, Austria
H-index 73 Citations 21,375 344
949 World 588 National Haixun Wang

Haixun Wang

Instacart, United States
H-index 73 Citations 21,126 264
950 World 19 National Justin Zobel

Justin Zobel

University of Melbourne, Australia
H-index 73 Citations 21,076 255
951 World 589 National Amr El Abbadi

Amr El Abbadi

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 73 Citations 21,000 369
952 World 590 National Z. Morley Mao

Z. Morley Mao

University of Michigan, United States
H-index 73 Citations 20,072 180
953 World 591 National Allison Okamura

Allison Okamura

Stanford University, United States
H-index 73 Citations 19,873 273
954 World 57 National Stephen Muggleton

Stephen Muggleton

Imperial College, United Kingdom
H-index 73 Citations 19,459 180
955 World 39 National Tao Mei

Tao Mei

JD.com, China
H-index 73 Citations 19,271 357
956 World 32 National Jimmy Lin

Jimmy Lin

University of Waterloo, Canada
H-index 73 Citations 19,093 370
957 World 58 National Stephen Brewster

Stephen Brewster

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
H-index 73 Citations 19,077 301
958 World 592 National Kostas Daniilidis

Kostas Daniilidis

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 73 Citations 16,331 271
959 World 593 National Desney Tan

Desney Tan

Microsoft Research, United States
H-index 73 Citations 15,905 99
960 World 594 National Yiannis Aloimonos

Yiannis Aloimonos

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 73 Citations 13,738 214
961 World 595 National Rob Fergus

Rob Fergus

New York University, United States
H-index 72 Citations 79,759 0
962 World 596 National David Kriegman

David Kriegman

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 72 Citations 49,369 177
963 World 597 National John Hennessy

John Hennessy

Stanford University, United States
H-index 72 Citations 45,193 109
964 World 28 National Gunnar Rätsch

Gunnar Rätsch

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 72 Citations 41,108 138
965 World 40 National Dong Yu (俞栋)

Dong Yu (俞栋)

Tencent, China
H-index 72 Citations 40,110 297
966 World 598 National Andrew Senior

Andrew Senior

Google, United States
H-index 72 Citations 37,520 92
967 World 35 National Gerhard P. Fettweis

Gerhard P. Fettweis

Dresden University of Technology, Germany
H-index 72 Citations 35,232 716
968 World 599 National Jerry L. Prince

Jerry L. Prince

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 72 Citations 34,635 336
969 World 10 National Arjan van der Schaft

Arjan van der Schaft

University of Groningen, Netherlands
H-index 72 Citations 30,612 166
970 World 600 National Mark Crovella

Mark Crovella

Boston University, United States
H-index 72 Citations 30,107 116
971 World 11 National Holger Hoos

Holger Hoos

Leiden University, Netherlands
H-index 72 Citations 29,512 214
972 World 601 National Rahul Sukthankar

Rahul Sukthankar

Google, United States
H-index 72 Citations 28,882 169
973 World 11 National Chen Change Loy

Chen Change Loy

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
H-index 72 Citations 28,880 206
974 World 41 National Hisao Ishibuchi

Hisao Ishibuchi

Southern University of Science and Technology, China
H-index 72 Citations 28,453 420
975 World 602 National Sartaj Sahni

Sartaj Sahni

University of Florida, United States
H-index 72 Citations 27,886 363
976 World 29 National Wulfram GERSTNER

Wulfram GERSTNER

EPFL : École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
H-index 72 Citations 27,390 125
977 World 603 National Ling Liu

Ling Liu

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 72 Citations 27,341 213
978 World 604 National Lang Tong

Lang Tong

Cornell University, United States
H-index 72 Citations 27,011 345
979 World 605 National David Salesin

David Salesin

Google, United States
H-index 72 Citations 26,992 94
980 World 606 National Rajeev Rastogi

Rajeev Rastogi

Amazon.com, Inc., United States
H-index 72 Citations 26,766 186
981 World 59 National Philip Wadler

Philip Wadler

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
H-index 72 Citations 26,675 153
982 World 36 National Frank Allgöwer

Frank Allgöwer

University of Stuttgart, Germany
H-index 72 Citations 25,986 317
983 World 20 National Chin-Teng Lin

Chin-Teng Lin

University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
H-index 72 Citations 25,926 428
984 World 607 National Ragunathan (Raj) Rajkumar

Ragunathan (Raj) Rajkumar

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 72 Citations 25,430 201
985 World 12 National Antonio Bicchi

Antonio Bicchi

Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Italy
H-index 72 Citations 25,286 400
986 World 60 National Nicholas J. Higham

Nicholas J. Higham

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
H-index 72 Citations 25,042 104
987 World 19 National Sarit Kraus

Sarit Kraus

Bar-Ilan University, Israel
H-index 72 Citations 25,014 386
988 World 608 National Ranveer Chandra

Ranveer Chandra

Microsoft Research, United States
H-index 72 Citations 24,992 98
989 World 2 National Cengiz Kahraman

Cengiz Kahraman

Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
H-index 72 Citations 24,846 247
990 World 37 National Benjamin Blankertz

Benjamin Blankertz

Technical University of Berlin, Germany
H-index 72 Citations 24,800 87
991 World 609 National John Reif

John Reif

Duke University, United States
H-index 72 Citations 24,432 254
992 World 610 National Chenyang Lu

Chenyang Lu

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
H-index 72 Citations 24,410 221
993 World 611 National Kathleen McKeown

Kathleen McKeown

Columbia University, United States
H-index 72 Citations 24,019 237
994 World 33 National Jean-François Cordeau

Jean-François Cordeau

HEC Montréal, Canada
H-index 72 Citations 23,973 114
995 World 612 National Michael Kearns

Michael Kearns

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 72 Citations 23,725 215
996 World 613 National Walid Saad

Walid Saad

Virginia Tech, United States
H-index 72 Citations 23,597 562
997 World 21 National Fatih Porikli

Fatih Porikli

Australian National University, Australia
H-index 72 Citations 23,569 284
998 World 7 National Wolfgang Maass

Wolfgang Maass

Graz University of Technology, Austria
H-index 72 Citations 23,127 211
999 World 614 National Stan Sclaroff

Stan Sclaroff

Boston University, United States
H-index 72 Citations 22,458 219
1000 World 34 National Carl Gutwin

Carl Gutwin

University of Saskatchewan, Canada
H-index 72 Citations 21,926 258

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