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
301 World 6 National P. N. Suganthan

P. N. Suganthan

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
H-index 94 Citations 48,566 336
302 World 13 National Geoffrey Ye Li

Geoffrey Ye Li

Imperial College, United Kingdom
H-index 94 Citations 46,049 514
303 World 193 National Brian Williams

Brian Williams

MIT, United States
H-index 94 Citations 44,428 160
304 World 194 National Michael Luby

Michael Luby

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 94 Citations 43,980 143
305 World 195 National Jason H. Moore

Jason H. Moore

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 94 Citations 40,306 303
306 World 13 National Gerhard Weikum

Gerhard Weikum

Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
H-index 94 Citations 38,723 600
307 World 196 National David Blaauw

David Blaauw

University of Michigan, United States
H-index 94 Citations 37,844 517
308 World 197 National Eric Xing

Eric Xing

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 94 Citations 37,553 504
309 World 14 National Steffen Staab

Steffen Staab

University of Stuttgart, Germany
H-index 94 Citations 36,861 404
310 World 198 National Lorrie Faith Cranor

Lorrie Faith Cranor

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 94 Citations 34,276 207
311 World 9 National Ekram Hossain

Ekram Hossain

University of Manitoba, Canada
H-index 94 Citations 33,429 504
312 World 14 National Shaogang Gong

Shaogang Gong

Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
H-index 94 Citations 33,027 341
313 World 199 National Gaurav Sukhatme

Gaurav Sukhatme

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 94 Citations 32,812 385
314 World 200 National David Blei

David Blei

Columbia University, United States
H-index 93 Citations 96,625 224
315 World 201 National Rajeev Motwani

Rajeev Motwani

Stanford University, United States
H-index 93 Citations 95,017 210
316 World 1 National Matti Pietikainen

Matti Pietikainen

University of Oulu, Finland
H-index 93 Citations 70,466 283
317 World 202 National Jim Hendler

Jim Hendler

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
H-index 93 Citations 67,894 277
318 World 203 National Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy

Google, United States
H-index 93 Citations 64,788 156
319 World 204 National Thomas Anderson

Thomas Anderson

University of Washington, United States
H-index 93 Citations 53,321 159
320 World 205 National Stuart K. Card

Stuart K. Card

Stanford University, United States
H-index 93 Citations 51,963 93
321 World 4 National Moni Naor

Moni Naor

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
H-index 93 Citations 50,507 305
322 World 206 National James W. Davis

James W. Davis

Ohio State University, United States
H-index 93 Citations 49,085 69
323 World 207 National Amin Vahdat

Amin Vahdat

Google, United States
H-index 93 Citations 46,758 205
324 World 208 National Eduard Hovy

Eduard Hovy

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 93 Citations 46,656 422
325 World 209 National Thomas L. Griffiths

Thomas L. Griffiths

Princeton University, United States
H-index 93 Citations 46,162 269
326 World 210 National Robert C. Miller

Robert C. Miller

MIT, United States
H-index 93 Citations 44,703 137
327 World 211 National Martin Wainwright

Martin Wainwright

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 93 Citations 41,168 278
328 World 2 National Wiro Niessen

Wiro Niessen

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
H-index 93 Citations 39,641 324
329 World 212 National Tarek Abdelzaher

Tarek Abdelzaher

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
H-index 93 Citations 38,852 389
330 World 213 National Stefan Schaal

Stefan Schaal

Google, United States
H-index 93 Citations 37,683 259
331 World 214 National Ming Lin

Ming Lin

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 93 Citations 37,557 335
332 World 215 National Shrikanth (Shri) Narayanan

Shrikanth (Shri) Narayanan

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 93 Citations 37,382 730
333 World 15 National Mike Thelwall

Mike Thelwall

University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
H-index 93 Citations 36,866 401
334 World 16 National Mark Harman

Mark Harman

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 93 Citations 32,420 387
335 World 17 National Erol Gelenbe

Erol Gelenbe

Imperial College, United Kingdom
H-index 93 Citations 25,183 446
336 World 216 National Ruslan Salakhutdinov

Ruslan Salakhutdinov

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 92 Citations 113,917 278
337 World 10 National Richard S. Sutton

Richard S. Sutton

University of Alberta, Canada
H-index 92 Citations 98,044 134
338 World 217 National Serge Belongie

Serge Belongie

Cornell University, United States
H-index 92 Citations 79,590 242
339 World 5 National Nir Friedman

Nir Friedman

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
H-index 92 Citations 76,255 146
340 World 218 National Martin Abadi

Martin Abadi

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
H-index 92 Citations 73,376 259
341 World 3 National Lars Juhl Jensen

Lars Juhl Jensen

University of Copenhagen, Denmark
H-index 92 Citations 63,530 70
342 World 219 National Jan Rabaey

Jan Rabaey

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 92 Citations 57,043 280
343 World 6 National Oded Goldreich

Oded Goldreich

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
H-index 92 Citations 55,581 493
344 World 220 National Patrick Hanrahan

Patrick Hanrahan

Stanford University, United States
H-index 92 Citations 47,854 184
345 World 11 National John Mylopoulos

John Mylopoulos

University of Ottawa, Canada
H-index 92 Citations 45,144 558
346 World 221 National John Cioffi

John Cioffi

Stanford University, United States
H-index 92 Citations 43,437 378
347 World 222 National David DeWitt

David DeWitt

University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
H-index 92 Citations 42,228 208
348 World 223 National Kalle Lyytinen

Kalle Lyytinen

Case Western Reserve University, United States
H-index 92 Citations 38,049 320
349 World 2 National Paolo Dario

Paolo Dario

The BioRobotics Institute, Italy
H-index 92 Citations 37,092 391
350 World 224 National Kathleen M. Carley

Kathleen M. Carley

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 92 Citations 36,830 234
351 World 225 National Mihalis Yannakakis

Mihalis Yannakakis

Columbia University, United States
H-index 92 Citations 35,903 267
352 World 226 National George J. Pappas

George J. Pappas

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 92 Citations 33,913 422
353 World 13 National Daniel Thalmann

Daniel Thalmann

EPFL : École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
H-index 92 Citations 32,195 540
354 World 4 National Lennart Ljung

Lennart Ljung

Linköping University, Sweden
H-index 91 Citations 77,167 150
355 World 227 National Henning Schulzrinne

Henning Schulzrinne

Columbia University, United States
H-index 91 Citations 76,138 380
356 World 228 National Prabhakar Raghavan

Prabhakar Raghavan

Google, United States
H-index 91 Citations 75,127 194
357 World 6 National James C. Bezdek

James C. Bezdek

University of Melbourne, Australia
H-index 91 Citations 69,593 218
358 World 229 National Tom Mitchell

Tom Mitchell

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 91 Citations 58,159 210
359 World 12 National Jian Pei

Jian Pei

Simon Fraser University, Canada
H-index 91 Citations 53,862 400
360 World 230 National Pedro Domingos

Pedro Domingos

University of Washington, United States
H-index 91 Citations 53,299 177
361 World 231 National Jian Li

Jian Li

University of Florida, United States
H-index 91 Citations 42,911 176
362 World 2 National Horst Bischof

Horst Bischof

Graz University of Technology, Austria
H-index 91 Citations 41,723 467
363 World 232 National James Kurose

James Kurose

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
H-index 91 Citations 41,323 270
364 World 15 National Nassir Navab

Nassir Navab

Technical University of Munich, Germany
H-index 91 Citations 40,931 961
365 World 233 National Joseph Halpern

Joseph Halpern

Cornell University, United States
H-index 91 Citations 40,889 569
366 World 234 National Wenke Lee

Wenke Lee

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 91 Citations 40,777 182
367 World 235 National Dimitris Bertsimas

Dimitris Bertsimas

MIT, United States
H-index 91 Citations 40,717 194
368 World 236 National Daniel Weld

Daniel Weld

University of Washington, United States
H-index 91 Citations 38,076 216
369 World 237 National Surajit Chaudhuri

Surajit Chaudhuri

Microsoft Research, United States
H-index 91 Citations 37,471 254
370 World 238 National Alexander Waibel

Alexander Waibel

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 91 Citations 36,298 469
371 World 1 National Jon Atli Benediktsson

Jon Atli Benediktsson

University of Iceland, Iceland
H-index 91 Citations 35,065 337
372 World 7 National Xinghuo Yu

Xinghuo Yu

RMIT University, Australia
H-index 91 Citations 34,763 402
373 World 239 National Sajal K. Das

Sajal K. Das

Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States
H-index 91 Citations 34,464 808
374 World 7 National Tat-Seng Chua

Tat-Seng Chua

National University of Singapore, Singapore
H-index 91 Citations 34,168 552
375 World 240 National Giovanni Vigna

Giovanni Vigna

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 91 Citations 32,638 227
376 World 14 National Nadia Magnenat Thalmann

Nadia Magnenat Thalmann

University of Geneva, Switzerland
H-index 91 Citations 30,516 630
377 World 13 National Saul Greenberg

Saul Greenberg

University of Calgary, Canada
H-index 91 Citations 30,497 212
378 World 16 National Metin Sitti

Metin Sitti

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany
H-index 91 Citations 29,424 161
379 World 241 National John C Mitchell

John C Mitchell

Stanford University, United States
H-index 91 Citations 28,092 240
380 World 1 National Peter Corcoran

Peter Corcoran

National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
H-index 91 Citations 22,098 185
381 World 242 National Andrew Barto

Andrew Barto

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
H-index 90 Citations 82,677 0
382 World 7 National Michael Elad

Michael Elad

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
H-index 90 Citations 66,988 230
383 World 243 National Kai Li

Kai Li

Princeton University, United States
H-index 90 Citations 65,448 313
384 World 244 National John Tsitsiklis

John Tsitsiklis

MIT, United States
H-index 90 Citations 56,948 202
385 World 245 National Leonard Kleinrock

Leonard Kleinrock

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 90 Citations 52,972 145
386 World 246 National Rajeev Alur

Rajeev Alur

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 90 Citations 46,512 297
387 World 4 National Remus Teodorescu

Remus Teodorescu

Aalborg University, Denmark
H-index 90 Citations 45,826 53
388 World 15 National Jean-Pierre Hubaux

Jean-Pierre Hubaux

EPFL : École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
H-index 90 Citations 42,482 258
389 World 247 National Tamer Basar

Tamer Basar

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
H-index 90 Citations 42,068 553
390 World 248 National Mark Musen

Mark Musen

Stanford University, United States
H-index 90 Citations 40,565 354
391 World 16 National Toshio Fukuda

Toshio Fukuda

Beijing Institute of Technology, China
H-index 90 Citations 39,276 0
392 World 14 National Raquel Urtasun

Raquel Urtasun

University of Toronto, Canada
H-index 90 Citations 38,418 243
393 World 3 National Lorenzo Bruzzone

Lorenzo Bruzzone

University of Trento, Italy
H-index 90 Citations 37,754 414
394 World 8 National Dusit Niyato

Dusit Niyato

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
H-index 90 Citations 37,279 680
395 World 249 National Kannan Ramchandran

Kannan Ramchandran

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 90 Citations 37,262 443
396 World 250 National Ramesh Raskar

Ramesh Raskar

MIT, United States
H-index 90 Citations 33,911 324
397 World 251 National Jonathan P. How

Jonathan P. How

MIT, United States
H-index 90 Citations 32,852 262
398 World 252 National Divesh Srivastava

Divesh Srivastava

AT&T, United States
H-index 90 Citations 31,746 386
399 World 1 National Mehdi Dehghan

Mehdi Dehghan

Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran
H-index 90 Citations 29,333 270
400 World 253 National Jingsheng Jason Cong

Jingsheng Jason Cong

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 90 Citations 29,226 491

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