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
201 World 7 National Pascal Fua

Pascal Fua

EPFL : École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
H-index 102 Citations 53,765 462
202 World 136 National Jie Wu

Jie Wu

Temple University, United States
H-index 102 Citations 42,155 1,017
203 World 137 National MengChu Zhou

MengChu Zhou

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), United States
H-index 102 Citations 41,926 755
204 World 2 National Daniel Cohen-Or

Daniel Cohen-Or

Tel Aviv University, Israel
H-index 102 Citations 41,314 344
205 World 138 National J. J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves

J. J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
H-index 102 Citations 40,896 412
206 World 4 National U. Rajendra Acharya

U. Rajendra Acharya

Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
H-index 102 Citations 39,397 298
207 World 139 National Ward Whitt

Ward Whitt

Columbia University, United States
H-index 102 Citations 38,643 201
208 World 140 National Don Norman

Don Norman

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 101 Citations 121,986 79
209 World 141 National Dimitri Bertsekas

Dimitri Bertsekas

MIT, United States
H-index 101 Citations 110,405 123
210 World 142 National Terence Tao

Terence Tao

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 101 Citations 80,527 42
211 World 143 National Edmund Clarke

Edmund Clarke

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 101 Citations 78,863 315
212 World 144 National Samuel Madden

Samuel Madden

MIT, United States
H-index 101 Citations 57,002 296
213 World 7 National Philip Torr

Philip Torr

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 101 Citations 51,181 399
214 World 145 National Miroslav Krstic

Miroslav Krstic

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 101 Citations 49,532 440
215 World 146 National Tim Finin

Tim Finin

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States
H-index 101 Citations 46,065 315
216 World 1 National T F Chan

T F Chan

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
H-index 100 Citations 85,622 205
217 World 10 National Hans-Peter  Kriegel

Hans-Peter Kriegel

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
H-index 100 Citations 79,658 417
218 World 147 National Fred Glover

Fred Glover

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
H-index 100 Citations 71,405 270
219 World 148 National William Dally

William Dally

Stanford University, United States
H-index 100 Citations 69,735 243
220 World 149 National Biswanath Mukherjee

Biswanath Mukherjee

University of California, Davis, United States
H-index 100 Citations 59,289 403
221 World 150 National eduardo sontag

eduardo sontag

Northeastern University, United States
H-index 100 Citations 51,585 177
222 World 8 National Giovanni De Micheli

Giovanni De Micheli

EPFL : École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
H-index 100 Citations 47,251 566
223 World 2 National Enrique Herrera-Viedma

Enrique Herrera-Viedma

University of Granada, Spain
H-index 100 Citations 40,644 438
224 World 151 National Maja J Matarić

Maja J Matarić

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 100 Citations 40,192 277
225 World 9 National Markus Gross

Markus Gross

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 100 Citations 40,009 428
226 World 152 National Dimitris N. Metaxas

Dimitris N. Metaxas

Rutgers University, United States
H-index 100 Citations 39,360 541
227 World 1 National Sundarapandian Vaidyanathan

Sundarapandian Vaidyanathan

VEL Tech University, India
H-index 100 Citations 21,752 134
228 World 153 National Bing Liu

Bing Liu

University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
H-index 99 Citations 72,221 310
229 World 10 National Adrian Perrig

Adrian Perrig

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 99 Citations 68,729 265
230 World 5 National Olivier Faugeras

Olivier Faugeras

INRIA, France
H-index 99 Citations 51,162 241
231 World 154 National Michael Arbib

Michael Arbib

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 99 Citations 50,087 141
232 World 7 National Michel Gendreau

Michel Gendreau

Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
H-index 99 Citations 45,369 282
233 World 7 National Michael R. Lyu

Michael R. Lyu

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
H-index 99 Citations 40,963 528
234 World 3 National Francisco José García-Peñalvo

Francisco José García-Peñalvo

University of Salamanca, Spain
H-index 99 Citations 37,772 403
235 World 3 National Karl Johan Åström

Karl Johan Åström

Lund University, Sweden
H-index 98 Citations 94,351 61
236 World 155 National John Doyle

John Doyle

California Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 98 Citations 84,295 119
237 World 156 National James Allen

James Allen

University of Rochester, United States
H-index 98 Citations 78,442 174
238 World 157 National Alan S. Willsky

Alan S. Willsky

MIT, United States
H-index 98 Citations 64,710 263
239 World 158 National Ramesh Govindan

Ramesh Govindan

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 98 Citations 59,131 269
240 World 11 National Zhengyou Zhang

Zhengyou Zhang

Tencent, China
H-index 98 Citations 58,832 281
241 World 12 National Fei-Yue Wang

Fei-Yue Wang

Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
H-index 98 Citations 54,254 0
242 World 159 National Eamonn Keogh

Eamonn Keogh

University of California, Riverside, United States
H-index 98 Citations 53,476 261
243 World 13 National Wen Gao

Wen Gao

Peking University, China
H-index 98 Citations 46,330 1,266
244 World 160 National Salvatore Stolfo

Salvatore Stolfo

Columbia University, United States
H-index 98 Citations 41,653 172
245 World 11 National Marc Pollefeys

Marc Pollefeys

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 98 Citations 37,189 440
246 World 161 National Gene Tsudik

Gene Tsudik

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 98 Citations 36,755 363
247 World 4 National Juan M. Corchado

Juan M. Corchado

University of Salamanca, Spain
H-index 98 Citations 34,310 489
248 World 1 National Matjaz Perc

Matjaz Perc

University of Maribor, Slovenia
H-index 98 Citations 30,903 127
249 World 162 National Jason Weston

Jason Weston

Facebook, United States
H-index 97 Citations 81,056 204
250 World 8 National Ian Horrocks

Ian Horrocks

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 97 Citations 66,729 407
251 World 2 National Mohamed-Slim Alouini

Mohamed-Slim Alouini

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
H-index 97 Citations 59,761 1,485
252 World 163 National Andreas F. Molisch

Andreas F. Molisch

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 97 Citations 53,979 464
253 World 164 National Dan Jurafsky

Dan Jurafsky

Stanford University, United States
H-index 97 Citations 51,341 230
254 World 165 National Joseph Hellerstein

Joseph Hellerstein

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 97 Citations 47,609 243
255 World 11 National Daniel Cremers

Daniel Cremers

Technical University of Munich, Germany
H-index 97 Citations 44,810 468
256 World 166 National Sergey Levine

Sergey Levine

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 97 Citations 41,109 382
257 World 167 National Gerhard Fischer

Gerhard Fischer

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
H-index 97 Citations 37,497 176
258 World 168 National Jiebo Luo

Jiebo Luo

University of Rochester, United States
H-index 97 Citations 31,179 595
259 World 5 National Qing-Long Han

Qing-Long Han

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
H-index 97 Citations 31,114 265
260 World 1 National Shyi-Ming Chen

Shyi-Ming Chen

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
H-index 97 Citations 27,119 329
261 World 169 National George Karypis

George Karypis

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 96 Citations 78,993 288
262 World 9 National Michael Wooldridge

Michael Wooldridge

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 96 Citations 74,996 425
263 World 170 National John C. Platt

John C. Platt

Google, United States
H-index 96 Citations 70,153 74
264 World 8 National Izak Benbasat

Izak Benbasat

University of British Columbia, Canada
H-index 96 Citations 67,815 236
265 World 171 National Pavel Pevzner

Pavel Pevzner

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 96 Citations 61,490 153
266 World 10 National Andrew Blake

Andrew Blake

The Alan Turing Institute, United Kingdom
H-index 96 Citations 59,133 169
267 World 11 National Lajos Hanzo

Lajos Hanzo

University of Southampton, United Kingdom
H-index 96 Citations 57,540 1,292
268 World 172 National Li Deng

Li Deng

Citadel, United States
H-index 96 Citations 57,141 333
269 World 173 National Nick McKeown

Nick McKeown

Stanford University, United States
H-index 96 Citations 53,347 172
270 World 174 National Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen

Facebook, United States
H-index 96 Citations 47,665 129
271 World 175 National John M. Carroll

John M. Carroll

Pennsylvania State University, United States
H-index 96 Citations 47,558 414
272 World 176 National Oren Etzioni

Oren Etzioni

Allen Institute for AI, United States
H-index 96 Citations 41,748 170
273 World 177 National K. J. Ray Liu

K. J. Ray Liu

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 96 Citations 39,932 672
274 World 5 National Lihua Xie

Lihua Xie

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
H-index 96 Citations 39,891 542
275 World 14 National zhang liangpei

zhang liangpei

Wuhan University, China
H-index 96 Citations 36,775 576
276 World 178 National Michael I. Miller

Michael I. Miller

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 96 Citations 36,767 136
277 World 179 National Srini Devadas

Srini Devadas

MIT, United States
H-index 96 Citations 36,041 342
278 World 180 National Mary Czerwinski

Mary Czerwinski

Microsoft Research, United States
H-index 96 Citations 27,999 183
279 World 3 National Adi Shamir

Adi Shamir

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
H-index 95 Citations 102,830 263
280 World 181 National David Karger

David Karger

MIT, United States
H-index 95 Citations 67,440 244
281 World 182 National David Wagner

David Wagner

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 95 Citations 60,044 213
282 World 183 National Petar Kokotovic

Petar Kokotovic

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 95 Citations 59,574 59
283 World 184 National j.m.mendel

j.m.mendel

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 95 Citations 56,298 208
284 World 1 National Carlos A. Coello Coello

Carlos A. Coello Coello

Cinvestav, Mexico
H-index 95 Citations 55,767 437
285 World 185 National Katia Sycara

Katia Sycara

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 95 Citations 52,489 450
286 World 186 National Russell H. Taylor

Russell H. Taylor

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 95 Citations 45,581 346
287 World 187 National Andrew Whinston

Andrew Whinston

University of Texas at Austin, United States
H-index 95 Citations 42,469 309
288 World 188 National Ajith Abraham

Ajith Abraham

MIR Labs, United States
H-index 95 Citations 42,085 919
289 World 15 National Victor C. M. Leung

Victor C. M. Leung

Shenzhen University, China
H-index 95 Citations 40,715 1,275
290 World 189 National H. V. Jagadish

H. V. Jagadish

University of Michigan, United States
H-index 95 Citations 39,707 359
291 World 8 National Tong Zhang

Tong Zhang

HKUST : Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
H-index 95 Citations 39,197 0
292 World 6 National Merouane Debbah

Merouane Debbah

CentraleSupélec, France
H-index 95 Citations 38,965 742
293 World 190 National Barry Smith

Barry Smith

University at Buffalo, United States
H-index 95 Citations 38,547 162
294 World 12 National Horst Bunke

Horst Bunke

University of Bern, Switzerland
H-index 95 Citations 35,818 464
295 World 2 National Kannan Govindan

Kannan Govindan

University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
H-index 95 Citations 29,914 66
296 World 191 National Andrea Goldsmith

Andrea Goldsmith

Princeton University, United States
H-index 94 Citations 71,010 540
297 World 12 National Thomas Wiegand

Thomas Wiegand

Technical University of Berlin, Germany
H-index 94 Citations 64,125 276
298 World 192 National Frans Kaashoek

Frans Kaashoek

MIT, United States
H-index 94 Citations 59,355 177
299 World 12 National Jon Crowcroft

Jon Crowcroft

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 94 Citations 51,015 459
300 World 7 National Francis Bach

Francis Bach

INRIA, France
H-index 94 Citations 48,650 336

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