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
401 World 254 National Raghu Ramakrishnan

Raghu Ramakrishnan

Microsoft Research, United States
H-index 89 Citations 63,061 267
402 World 255 National Wei Ren

Wei Ren

University of California, Riverside, United States
H-index 89 Citations 44,476 168
403 World 256 National Miron Livny

Miron Livny

University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
H-index 89 Citations 42,639 185
404 World 3 National Bram van Ginneken

Bram van Ginneken

Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands
H-index 89 Citations 40,664 205
405 World 257 National Moe Win

Moe Win

MIT, United States
H-index 89 Citations 40,143 401
406 World 18 National Simon ARRIDGE

Simon ARRIDGE

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 89 Citations 36,370 97
407 World 258 National Ying-Chang Liang

Ying-Chang Liang

Microsoft Research, United States
H-index 89 Citations 33,974 521
408 World 259 National Brad A. Myers

Brad A. Myers

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 89 Citations 32,054 313
409 World 15 National Yiyu Yao

Yiyu Yao

University of Regina, Canada
H-index 89 Citations 30,956 350
410 World 260 National Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Microsoft Research, United States
H-index 89 Citations 29,432 85
411 World 261 National Daniel G. Bobrow

Daniel G. Bobrow

Palo Alto Research Center, United States
H-index 88 Citations 73,441 101
412 World 262 National Fernando Pereira

Fernando Pereira

Google, United States
H-index 88 Citations 56,262 114
413 World 263 National James W DEMMEL

James W DEMMEL

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 88 Citations 53,606 226
414 World 264 National Edward A. LEE

Edward A. LEE

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 88 Citations 51,028 253
415 World 265 National Jason T. L. Wang

Jason T. L. Wang

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), United States
H-index 88 Citations 46,383 156
416 World 19 National Roberto Cipolla

Roberto Cipolla

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 88 Citations 41,165 358
417 World 266 National Raymond Mooney

Raymond Mooney

University of Texas at Austin, United States
H-index 88 Citations 38,696 223
418 World 267 National jose principe

jose principe

University of Florida, United States
H-index 88 Citations 38,251 618
419 World 268 National Steven H. Low

Steven H. Low

California Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 88 Citations 37,906 264
420 World 16 National Ivan Stojmenovic

Ivan Stojmenovic

University of Ottawa, Canada
H-index 88 Citations 37,111 372
421 World 269 National Fredo Durand

Fredo Durand

MIT, United States
H-index 88 Citations 36,296 221
422 World 270 National Michael G. Pecht

Michael G. Pecht

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 88 Citations 36,295 181
423 World 20 National Steve Young

Steve Young

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 88 Citations 35,949 226
424 World 271 National Olvi Mangasarian

Olvi Mangasarian

University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
H-index 88 Citations 35,779 105
425 World 8 National Micha Sharir

Micha Sharir

Tel Aviv University, Israel
H-index 88 Citations 34,059 598
426 World 5 National Christian S. Jensen

Christian S. Jensen

Aalborg University, Denmark
H-index 88 Citations 31,642 533
427 World 21 National Stephen Roberts

Stephen Roberts

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 88 Citations 29,663 187
428 World 272 National S Muthukrishnan

S Muthukrishnan

Rutgers University, United States
H-index 88 Citations 28,919 353
429 World 9 National Gang Feng

Gang Feng

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
H-index 88 Citations 28,735 330
430 World 22 National Edmund Kieran Burke

Edmund Kieran Burke

University of Leicester, United Kingdom
H-index 88 Citations 28,512 264
431 World 273 National Andrew Kusiak

Andrew Kusiak

University of Iowa, United States
H-index 88 Citations 27,613 89
432 World 274 National Yuguang Fang

Yuguang Fang

University of Florida, United States
H-index 88 Citations 25,045 442
433 World 10 National Jun Wang

Jun Wang

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
H-index 88 Citations 22,218 297
434 World 275 National Eero Simoncelli

Eero Simoncelli

New York University, United States
H-index 87 Citations 74,536 98
435 World 276 National Barry Boehm

Barry Boehm

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 87 Citations 65,417 358
436 World 17 National Thomas Brox

Thomas Brox

University of Freiburg, Germany
H-index 87 Citations 63,234 235
437 World 277 National Gregory D. Abowd

Gregory D. Abowd

Northeastern University, United States
H-index 87 Citations 58,587 267
438 World 6 National Ramjee Prasad

Ramjee Prasad

Aarhus University, Denmark
H-index 87 Citations 50,878 383
439 World 17 National Chris Ding

Chris Ding

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China
H-index 87 Citations 50,280 269
440 World 5 National Ricardo Baeza-Yates

Ricardo Baeza-Yates

Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
H-index 87 Citations 49,791 443
441 World 278 National Ravi Sandhu

Ravi Sandhu

University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
H-index 87 Citations 44,736 330
442 World 279 National Victor R. Basili

Victor R. Basili

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 87 Citations 44,251 244
443 World 3 National Herbert Edelsbrunner

Herbert Edelsbrunner

Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST), Austria
H-index 87 Citations 41,016 292
444 World 280 National David Wetherall

David Wetherall

University of Washington, United States
H-index 87 Citations 40,247 122
445 World 23 National Harald Haas

Harald Haas

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
H-index 87 Citations 39,181 415
446 World 11 National Khaled B. Letaief

Khaled B. Letaief

HKUST : Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
H-index 87 Citations 39,093 661
447 World 24 National Björn W. Schuller

Björn W. Schuller

Imperial College, United Kingdom
H-index 87 Citations 37,228 640
448 World 281 National Pushmeet Kohli

Pushmeet Kohli

Google, United States
H-index 87 Citations 35,584 314
449 World 282 National Jessica J Fridrich

Jessica J Fridrich

Binghamton University, United States
H-index 87 Citations 35,145 184
450 World 283 National Abbas El Gamal

Abbas El Gamal

Stanford University, United States
H-index 87 Citations 34,726 173
451 World 8 National Ian D Reid

Ian D Reid

University of Adelaide, Australia
H-index 87 Citations 34,224 367
452 World 5 National Karl H. Johansson

Karl H. Johansson

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
H-index 87 Citations 33,277 615
453 World 284 National Simon Peyton Jones

Simon Peyton Jones

Microsoft Research, United States
H-index 87 Citations 33,003 233
454 World 285 National Peter Stone

Peter Stone

University of Texas at Austin, United States
H-index 87 Citations 32,666 519
455 World 286 National Dan Suciu

Dan Suciu

University of Washington, United States
H-index 87 Citations 32,226 361
456 World 287 National Michael Reiter

Michael Reiter

Duke University, United States
H-index 87 Citations 31,984 267
457 World 1 National Bjorn Ottersten

Bjorn Ottersten

University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
H-index 87 Citations 31,459 659
458 World 25 National Sebastien Ourselin

Sebastien Ourselin

King's College London, United Kingdom
H-index 87 Citations 30,927 463
459 World 288 National VLADIMIR VAPNIK

VLADIMIR VAPNIK

Columbia University, United States
H-index 86 Citations 231,554 81
460 World 289 National Sergio Verdu

Sergio Verdu

Princeton University, United States
H-index 86 Citations 109,497 333
461 World 16 National Lothar Thiele

Lothar Thiele

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 86 Citations 61,913 468
462 World 290 National Scott Makeig

Scott Makeig

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 86 Citations 55,394 103
463 World 3 National Joos Vandewalle

Joos Vandewalle

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 86 Citations 53,798 232
464 World 17 National Ali H Sayed

Ali H Sayed

EPFL : École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
H-index 86 Citations 47,317 479
465 World 12 National Hanxiong LI

Hanxiong LI

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
H-index 86 Citations 43,217 165
466 World 26 National Peter Willett

Peter Willett

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
H-index 86 Citations 38,074 241
467 World 27 National Maja Pantic

Maja Pantic

Imperial College, United Kingdom
H-index 86 Citations 37,901 378
468 World 291 National Inderjit S. Dhillon

Inderjit S. Dhillon

University of Texas at Austin, United States
H-index 86 Citations 37,753 226
469 World 292 National Andrew T. Campbell

Andrew T. Campbell

Dartmouth College, United States
H-index 86 Citations 36,939 208
470 World 18 National Zhi-Quan Luo

Zhi-Quan Luo

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China
H-index 86 Citations 35,044 320
471 World 293 National George Varghese

George Varghese

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 86 Citations 34,898 181
472 World 294 National JK Aggarwal

JK Aggarwal

University of Texas at Austin, United States
H-index 86 Citations 33,711 306
473 World 4 National Sabine Van Huffel

Sabine Van Huffel

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 86 Citations 32,961 293
474 World 17 National Lionel Briand

Lionel Briand

University of Ottawa, Canada
H-index 86 Citations 32,227 362
475 World 295 National Klara Nahrstedt

Klara Nahrstedt

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
H-index 86 Citations 31,410 476
476 World 296 National Massoud Pedram

Massoud Pedram

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 86 Citations 30,665 682
477 World 18 National Roger Wattenhofer

Roger Wattenhofer

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 86 Citations 29,995 417
478 World 297 National Milind Tambe

Milind Tambe

Harvard University, United States
H-index 86 Citations 29,549 464
479 World 298 National Anupam Joshi

Anupam Joshi

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States
H-index 86 Citations 27,390 280
480 World 299 National Tuomas Sandholm

Tuomas Sandholm

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 86 Citations 26,991 373
481 World 9 National Yi Yang

Yi Yang

University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
H-index 86 Citations 26,778 354
482 World 300 National Michael J. Carey

Michael J. Carey

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 86 Citations 26,016 265
483 World 1 National Ioan Pop

Ioan Pop

Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
H-index 86 Citations 25,218 27
484 World 301 National Jeff Dean

Jeff Dean

Google, United States
H-index 85 Citations 175,650 86
485 World 28 National CJ Harris

CJ Harris

University of Southampton, United Kingdom
H-index 85 Citations 76,339 134
486 World 4 National Grzegorz Rozenberg

Grzegorz Rozenberg

Leiden University, Netherlands
H-index 85 Citations 56,897 598
487 World 302 National Edward H Adelson

Edward H Adelson

MIT, United States
H-index 85 Citations 52,901 80
488 World 9 National Shlomo Shamai

Shlomo Shamai

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
H-index 85 Citations 42,561 733
489 World 303 National C.-C. Jay Kuo

C.-C. Jay Kuo

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 85 Citations 40,519 843
490 World 304 National Ari Juels

Ari Juels

Cornell University, United States
H-index 85 Citations 39,484 179
491 World 18 National Frank Leymann

Frank Leymann

University of Stuttgart, Germany
H-index 85 Citations 38,719 479
492 World 305 National A Silberschatz

A Silberschatz

Yale University, United States
H-index 85 Citations 37,784 237
493 World 306 National Douglas Schmidt

Douglas Schmidt

Vanderbilt University, United States
H-index 85 Citations 36,542 352
494 World 19 National Robert Schober

Robert Schober

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
H-index 85 Citations 36,324 897
495 World 307 National Somesh Jha

Somesh Jha

University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
H-index 85 Citations 36,286 227
496 World 308 National Hui Zhang

Hui Zhang

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 85 Citations 35,762 127
497 World 309 National ChengXiang Zhai

ChengXiang Zhai

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
H-index 85 Citations 35,441 367
498 World 310 National Andrew R. Teel

Andrew R. Teel

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 85 Citations 34,969 269
499 World 311 National Hanan Samet

Hanan Samet

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 85 Citations 33,708 318
500 World 312 National Xing Xie

Xing Xie

Microsoft Research, United States
H-index 85 Citations 32,903 326

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