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
101 World 5 National Xiaogang Wang

Xiaogang Wang

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
H-index 117 Citations 62,494 168
102 World 70 National Lotfi A. Zadeh

Lotfi A. Zadeh

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 116 Citations 270,424 192
103 World 71 National Thomas Kailath

Thomas Kailath

Stanford University, United States
H-index 116 Citations 78,113 222
104 World 72 National Ming-Hsuan Yang

Ming-Hsuan Yang

University of California, Merced, United States
H-index 116 Citations 73,676 548
105 World 73 National Li Fei-Fei

Li Fei-Fei

Stanford University, United States
H-index 115 Citations 125,526 337
106 World 74 National Jakob Nielsen

Jakob Nielsen

Nielsen Norman Group, United States
H-index 115 Citations 99,411 89
107 World 5 National Wolfram Burgard

Wolfram Burgard

University of Freiburg, Germany
H-index 115 Citations 87,861 561
108 World 6 National David Wishart

David Wishart

University of Alberta, Canada
H-index 115 Citations 87,733 98
109 World 75 National Susan Dumais

Susan Dumais

Microsoft Research, United States
H-index 115 Citations 83,210 190
110 World 2 National martin vetterli

martin vetterli

EPFL : École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
H-index 115 Citations 79,020 412
111 World 76 National Moti Yung

Moti Yung

Columbia University, United States
H-index 115 Citations 40,421 537
112 World 77 National Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport

Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport

New York University, United States
H-index 114 Citations 91,081 195
113 World 78 National Jure Leskovec

Jure Leskovec

Stanford University, United States
H-index 114 Citations 82,427 326
114 World 79 National Dieter Fox

Dieter Fox

University of Washington, United States
H-index 114 Citations 72,231 294
115 World 80 National R. Stanley Williams

R. Stanley Williams

Texas A&M University, United States
H-index 114 Citations 66,568 31
116 World 81 National Huan Liu

Huan Liu

Arizona State University, United States
H-index 114 Citations 66,343 230
117 World 2 National Petre (Peter) Stoica

Petre (Peter) Stoica

Uppsala University, Sweden
H-index 114 Citations 66,124 419
118 World 82 National Mubarak Shah

Mubarak Shah

University of Central Florida, United States
H-index 114 Citations 65,746 478
119 World 3 National Roland Siegwart

Roland Siegwart

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 114 Citations 59,935 679
120 World 6 National Wei-Ying Ma

Wei-Ying Ma

Tsinghua University, China
H-index 114 Citations 53,988 330
121 World 83 National Jeffrey Ullman

Jeffrey Ullman

Stanford University, United States
H-index 113 Citations 128,078 328
122 World 84 National Robert Tarjan

Robert Tarjan

Princeton University, United States
H-index 113 Citations 82,406 328
123 World 1 National Josep M. Guerrero

Josep M. Guerrero

Aalborg University, Denmark
H-index 113 Citations 65,297 325
124 World 85 National martial hebert

martial hebert

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 113 Citations 51,106 392
125 World 86 National Vijay Kumar

Vijay Kumar

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 112 Citations 55,986 517
126 World 87 National Kang G. Shin

Kang G. Shin

University of Michigan, United States
H-index 112 Citations 54,517 766
127 World 88 National Daniela Rus

Daniela Rus

MIT, United States
H-index 112 Citations 46,790 557
128 World 89 National Rakesh Agrawal

Rakesh Agrawal

Microsoft Research, United States
H-index 111 Citations 136,246 236
129 World 90 National Jon Kleinberg

Jon Kleinberg

Cornell University, United States
H-index 111 Citations 99,312 325
130 World 6 National Qiang Yang

Qiang Yang

HKUST : Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
H-index 111 Citations 67,715 512
131 World 91 National Richard Baraniuk

Richard Baraniuk

Rice University, United States
H-index 111 Citations 65,058 359
132 World 92 National Jennifer Rexford

Jennifer Rexford

Princeton University, United States
H-index 111 Citations 57,856 318
133 World 6 National Hans-Peter Seidel

Hans-Peter Seidel

Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
H-index 111 Citations 48,759 751
134 World 93 National Andrew McCallum

Andrew McCallum

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
H-index 110 Citations 82,773 327
135 World 4 National Zoubin Ghahramani

Zoubin Ghahramani

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 110 Citations 65,968 315
136 World 1 National De Moor Bart

De Moor Bart

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 110 Citations 65,495 286
137 World 1 National Max Viergever

Max Viergever

Utrecht University, Netherlands
H-index 110 Citations 64,297 337
138 World 94 National Pieter Abbeel

Pieter Abbeel

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 110 Citations 57,557 397
139 World 95 National W. Bruce Croft

W. Bruce Croft

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
H-index 110 Citations 56,644 412
140 World 1 National Thomas Henzinger

Thomas Henzinger

Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST), Austria
H-index 110 Citations 55,692 489
141 World 96 National Robert E. Kraut

Robert E. Kraut

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 110 Citations 55,332 186
142 World 1 National Luca Benini

Luca Benini

University of Bologna, Italy
H-index 110 Citations 53,952 1,026
143 World 97 National Moshe Y. Vardi

Moshe Y. Vardi

Rice University, United States
H-index 110 Citations 53,249 657
144 World 98 National Pierre Baldi

Pierre Baldi

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 110 Citations 49,018 226
145 World 7 National Dinggang Shen

Dinggang Shen

ShanghaiTech University, China
H-index 110 Citations 47,981 940
146 World 8 National Xuelong Li

Xuelong Li

Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
H-index 110 Citations 44,929 776
147 World 99 National David E. Goldberg

David E. Goldberg

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
H-index 109 Citations 159,843 259
148 World 100 National Gene H. Golub

Gene H. Golub

Stanford University, United States
H-index 109 Citations 134,298 114
149 World 2 National Marco Dorigo

Marco Dorigo

Université Libre de Bruxelles ULB, Belgium
H-index 109 Citations 120,152 278
150 World 101 National Antonio Torralba

Antonio Torralba

MIT, United States
H-index 109 Citations 76,436 244
151 World 102 National Alan Yuille

Alan Yuille

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 109 Citations 64,299 488
152 World 103 National Mihir Bellare

Mihir Bellare

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 109 Citations 58,999 317
153 World 2 National Rui Zhang

Rui Zhang

National University of Singapore, Singapore
H-index 109 Citations 48,441 604
154 World 104 National Zhu Han

Zhu Han

University of Houston, United States
H-index 109 Citations 47,816 1,069
155 World 105 National Guillermo Sapiro

Guillermo Sapiro

Duke University, United States
H-index 108 Citations 71,150 417
156 World 106 National Chin-Hui Lee

Chin-Hui Lee

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 108 Citations 66,791 406
157 World 107 National Mani Srivastava

Mani Srivastava

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 108 Citations 62,397 381
158 World 4 National Nicholas Ayache

Nicholas Ayache

INRIA, France
H-index 108 Citations 50,111 440
159 World 108 National Amit Sheth

Amit Sheth

University of South Carolina, United States
H-index 108 Citations 49,571 490
160 World 109 National Sushil Jajodia

Sushil Jajodia

George Mason University, United States
H-index 108 Citations 47,594 604
161 World 110 National Pietro Perona

Pietro Perona

California Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 107 Citations 98,859 268
162 World 5 National Xin Yao

Xin Yao

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
H-index 107 Citations 56,263 633
163 World 7 National Daniel Rueckert

Daniel Rueckert

Technical University of Munich, Germany
H-index 107 Citations 54,826 597
164 World 111 National Kaushik Roy

Kaushik Roy

Purdue University, United States
H-index 107 Citations 51,537 163
165 World 8 National Michael J. Black

Michael J. Black

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany
H-index 107 Citations 50,301 242
166 World 112 National Kishor Trivedi

Kishor Trivedi

Duke University, United States
H-index 107 Citations 47,696 486
167 World 113 National Pravin VARAIYA

Pravin VARAIYA

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 107 Citations 44,174 170
168 World 114 National Hojjat Adeli

Hojjat Adeli

Ohio State University, United States
H-index 107 Citations 34,764 134
169 World 115 National Donald E. Knuth

Donald E. Knuth

Stanford University, United States
H-index 106 Citations 121,104 178
170 World 3 National Shuzhi Sam GE

Shuzhi Sam GE

National University of Singapore, Singapore
H-index 106 Citations 67,128 464
171 World 9 National Zhi-Hua Zhou

Zhi-Hua Zhou

Nanjing University, China
H-index 106 Citations 58,255 545
172 World 1 National Noga Alon

Noga Alon

Tel Aviv University, Israel
H-index 106 Citations 51,067 648
173 World 116 National Christos Davatzikos

Christos Davatzikos

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 106 Citations 47,257 272
174 World 117 National Heung-Yeung Shum

Heung-Yeung Shum

Microsoft Research, United States
H-index 106 Citations 46,388 292
175 World 118 National Christopher Kruegel

Christopher Kruegel

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 106 Citations 40,389 264
176 World 119 National Judea Pearl

Judea Pearl

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 105 Citations 106,624 266
177 World 120 National Richard M. Karp

Richard M. Karp

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 105 Citations 80,534 246
178 World 4 National Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

Australian National University, Australia
H-index 105 Citations 71,068 427
179 World 9 National Hermann Ney

Hermann Ney

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
H-index 105 Citations 69,773 720
180 World 121 National Lixia Zhang

Lixia Zhang

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 105 Citations 69,191 256
181 World 122 National Rosalind Picard

Rosalind Picard

MIT, United States
H-index 105 Citations 64,515 283
182 World 123 National Alon Halevy

Alon Halevy

Facebook, United States
H-index 105 Citations 50,612 275
183 World 124 National Ronald L. Rivest

Ronald L. Rivest

MIT, United States
H-index 104 Citations 144,950 222
184 World 125 National Ramesh Jain

Ramesh Jain

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 104 Citations 75,135 458
185 World 6 National Josef Kittler

Josef Kittler

University of Surrey, United Kingdom
H-index 104 Citations 67,289 703
186 World 4 National Michael Unser

Michael Unser

EPFL : École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
H-index 104 Citations 53,604 469
187 World 1 National Andrzej Cichocki

Andrzej Cichocki

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Russia
H-index 104 Citations 49,062 537
188 World 126 National Elisa Bertino

Elisa Bertino

Purdue University, United States
H-index 104 Citations 46,399 1,059
189 World 10 National Tieniu Tan

Tieniu Tan

Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
H-index 104 Citations 45,721 589
190 World 127 National Bernd Girod

Bernd Girod

Stanford University, United States
H-index 104 Citations 41,801 388
191 World 5 National Juergen Schmidhuber

Juergen Schmidhuber

Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence Research, Switzerland
H-index 103 Citations 126,027 368
192 World 128 National Vern Paxson

Vern Paxson

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 103 Citations 66,892 214
193 World 129 National Panos Pardalos

Panos Pardalos

University of Florida, United States
H-index 103 Citations 55,966 521
194 World 130 National C Lee Giles

C Lee Giles

Pennsylvania State University, United States
H-index 103 Citations 47,124 491
195 World 131 National Hsinchun Chen

Hsinchun Chen

University of Arizona, United States
H-index 103 Citations 42,777 566
196 World 6 National Onur Mutlu

Onur Mutlu

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 103 Citations 34,983 354
197 World 132 National Jennifer Widom

Jennifer Widom

Stanford University, United States
H-index 102 Citations 67,244 216
198 World 133 National Sara Kiesler

Sara Kiesler

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 102 Citations 65,039 113
199 World 134 National Jeffrey Andrews

Jeffrey Andrews

University of Texas at Austin, United States
H-index 102 Citations 61,643 485
200 World 135 National Michael Franklin

Michael Franklin

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 102 Citations 61,182 287

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