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
501 World 1 National I. Pitas

I. Pitas

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
H-index 85 Citations 32,890 582
502 World 3 National Lawrence Carin

Lawrence Carin

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
H-index 85 Citations 30,500 547
503 World 313 National Andrew Kahng

Andrew Kahng

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 85 Citations 29,543 451
504 World 1 National Roman Slowinski

Roman Slowinski

Poznan University of Technology, Poland
H-index 85 Citations 29,308 253
505 World 1 National Katsushi Ikeuchi

Katsushi Ikeuchi

University of Tokyo, Japan
H-index 85 Citations 28,582 399
506 World 314 National Victor Lesser

Victor Lesser

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
H-index 85 Citations 28,528 258
507 World 315 National Mark Cutkosky

Mark Cutkosky

Stanford University, United States
H-index 85 Citations 26,478 188
508 World 316 National Dennis Sylvester

Dennis Sylvester

University of Michigan, United States
H-index 85 Citations 26,423 443
509 World 5 National michel steyaert

michel steyaert

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 85 Citations 25,677 134
510 World 29 National Yogesh K. Dwivedi

Yogesh K. Dwivedi

Swansea University, United Kingdom
H-index 85 Citations 24,957 270
511 World 1 National Ian H. Witten

Ian H. Witten

University of Waikato, New Zealand
H-index 84 Citations 115,930 260
512 World 317 National Carl Kesselman

Carl Kesselman

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 84 Citations 76,090 150
513 World 10 National Hugh Durrant-Whyte

Hugh Durrant-Whyte

University of Sydney, Australia
H-index 84 Citations 48,000 213
514 World 19 National Licheng Jiao

Licheng Jiao

Xidian University, China
H-index 84 Citations 43,778 927
515 World 318 National Stefan Savage

Stefan Savage

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 84 Citations 43,678 152
516 World 319 National Manuela M. Veloso

Manuela M. Veloso

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 84 Citations 39,743 527
517 World 4 National Michele Zorzi

Michele Zorzi

University of Padua, Italy
H-index 84 Citations 37,558 733
518 World 320 National William W. Cohen

William W. Cohen

Google, United States
H-index 84 Citations 37,386 300
519 World 10 National Yonina Eldar

Yonina Eldar

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
H-index 84 Citations 36,164 598
520 World 2 National Romeo Ortega

Romeo Ortega

ITAM - Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico
H-index 84 Citations 33,160 324
521 World 321 National Krishnendu Chakrabarty

Krishnendu Chakrabarty

Duke University, United States
H-index 84 Citations 32,258 723
522 World 322 National Ken Koedinger

Ken Koedinger

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 84 Citations 31,952 257
523 World 323 National Mark D. Hill

Mark D. Hill

University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
H-index 84 Citations 31,721 159
524 World 324 National Aggelos K Katsaggelos

Aggelos K Katsaggelos

Northwestern University, United States
H-index 84 Citations 30,873 571
525 World 325 National Mohan Trivedi

Mohan Trivedi

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 84 Citations 30,528 371
526 World 1 National C. L. Philip Chen

C. L. Philip Chen

University of Macau, Macao SAR
H-index 84 Citations 29,825 461
527 World 326 National Shahram Izadi

Shahram Izadi

Google, United States
H-index 84 Citations 28,341 172
528 World 327 National Arie Kaufman

Arie Kaufman

Stony Brook University, United States
H-index 84 Citations 23,412 308
529 World 328 National Allen Newell

Allen Newell

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 83 Citations 84,610 67
530 World 329 National David Tse

David Tse

Stanford University, United States
H-index 83 Citations 72,851 277
531 World 330 National Ronald Graham

Ronald Graham

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 83 Citations 67,596 181
532 World 1 National Jiri Matas

Jiri Matas

Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
H-index 83 Citations 51,797 331
533 World 331 National William Gropp

William Gropp

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
H-index 83 Citations 51,438 282
534 World 332 National George Nemhauser

George Nemhauser

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 83 Citations 47,966 176
535 World 333 National Amit Sahai

Amit Sahai

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 83 Citations 46,553 346
536 World 334 National Samy Bengio

Samy Bengio

Google, United States
H-index 83 Citations 45,861 244
537 World 6 National Johan Suykens

Johan Suykens

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 83 Citations 45,088 353
538 World 335 National Geoffrey Fox

Geoffrey Fox

Indiana University, United States
H-index 83 Citations 39,946 490
539 World 13 National Lionel Ni

Lionel Ni

HKUST : Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
H-index 83 Citations 37,519 429
540 World 336 National Guido Gerig

Guido Gerig

New York University, United States
H-index 83 Citations 34,542 197
541 World 337 National Robert D Nowak

Robert D Nowak

University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
H-index 83 Citations 34,439 289
542 World 5 National Paolo Toth

Paolo Toth

University of Bologna, Italy
H-index 83 Citations 34,341 142
543 World 30 National Carole Goble

Carole Goble

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
H-index 83 Citations 31,917 315
544 World 19 National Bradley J. Nelson

Bradley J. Nelson

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 83 Citations 29,937 209
545 World 6 National Maurizio Lenzerini

Maurizio Lenzerini

University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
H-index 83 Citations 28,094 284
546 World 338 National Divyakant Agrawal

Divyakant Agrawal

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 83 Citations 27,820 409
547 World 2 National Hiroshi Ishiguro

Hiroshi Ishiguro

Osaka University, Japan
H-index 83 Citations 27,638 555
548 World 18 National Kerstin Dautenhahn

Kerstin Dautenhahn

University of Waterloo, Canada
H-index 83 Citations 27,235 242
549 World 339 National Zhong-Ping Jiang

Zhong-Ping Jiang

New York University, United States
H-index 83 Citations 26,247 247
550 World 31 National Xiaohui Liu

Xiaohui Liu

Brunel University, United Kingdom
H-index 83 Citations 25,674 146
551 World 340 National Pradeep K. Khosla

Pradeep K. Khosla

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 83 Citations 23,974 206
552 World 19 National Baochun Li

Baochun Li

University of Toronto, Canada
H-index 83 Citations 21,392 351
553 World 341 National Robert Schapire

Robert Schapire

Microsoft Research, United States
H-index 82 Citations 116,527 195
554 World 342 National Demetri Terzopoulos

Demetri Terzopoulos

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 82 Citations 78,648 207
555 World 343 National Jean-Jacques Slotine

Jean-Jacques Slotine

MIT, United States
H-index 82 Citations 65,427 177
556 World 344 National John Canny

John Canny

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 82 Citations 62,630 230
557 World 345 National David Dunson

David Dunson

Duke University, United States
H-index 82 Citations 55,689 125
558 World 346 National Philip A. Bernstein

Philip A. Bernstein

Microsoft Research, United States
H-index 82 Citations 41,467 203
559 World 347 National Mark Spong

Mark Spong

University of Texas at Dallas, United States
H-index 82 Citations 41,116 131
560 World 348 National Michael Mitzenmacher

Michael Mitzenmacher

Harvard University, United States
H-index 82 Citations 39,666 320
561 World 349 National Mahadev Satyanarayanan

Mahadev Satyanarayanan

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 82 Citations 38,590 202
562 World 350 National Stephanie Forrest

Stephanie Forrest

University of New Mexico, United States
H-index 82 Citations 38,546 136
563 World 20 National Daniel Keim

Daniel Keim

University of Konstanz, Germany
H-index 82 Citations 37,954 452
564 World 351 National David Forsyth

David Forsyth

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
H-index 82 Citations 36,465 239
565 World 352 National Narendra Ahuja

Narendra Ahuja

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
H-index 82 Citations 36,135 360
566 World 20 National Yu Zheng

Yu Zheng

JD.com, China
H-index 82 Citations 34,478 129
567 World 353 National Edward Dougherty

Edward Dougherty

Texas A&M University, United States
H-index 82 Citations 32,771 416
568 World 354 National Jose Meseguer

Jose Meseguer

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
H-index 82 Citations 32,761 401
569 World 1 National Mohsen Guizani

Mohsen Guizani

Qatar University, Qatar
H-index 82 Citations 32,034 818
570 World 355 National Dan Roth

Dan Roth

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 82 Citations 31,826 422
571 World 356 National Ramakant Nevatia

Ramakant Nevatia

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 82 Citations 31,086 285
572 World 7 National Kim G. Larsen

Kim G. Larsen

Aalborg University, Denmark
H-index 82 Citations 29,224 456
573 World 21 National Huaguang Zhang

Huaguang Zhang

Northeastern University, China, China
H-index 82 Citations 29,222 431
574 World 22 National Yong Rui

Yong Rui

Lenovo Research, China
H-index 82 Citations 29,142 232
575 World 32 National Zhiguo Ding

Zhiguo Ding

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
H-index 82 Citations 28,745 520
576 World 357 National Suman Banerjee

Suman Banerjee

University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
H-index 82 Citations 28,651 199
577 World 23 National Min Chen

Min Chen

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
H-index 82 Citations 27,667 303
578 World 358 National Hanspeter Pfister

Hanspeter Pfister

Harvard University, United States
H-index 82 Citations 27,101 258
579 World 20 National F. Richard Yu

F. Richard Yu

Carleton University, Canada
H-index 82 Citations 26,232 544
580 World 359 National Alex Hauptmann

Alex Hauptmann

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 82 Citations 26,046 418
581 World 14 National Qian Zhang

Qian Zhang

HKUST : Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
H-index 82 Citations 25,214 456
582 World 360 National Nasir Memon

Nasir Memon

New York University, United States
H-index 82 Citations 24,946 274
583 World 9 National Beng Chin Ooi

Beng Chin Ooi

National University of Singapore, Singapore
H-index 82 Citations 24,552 368
584 World 361 National Jieping Ye

Jieping Ye

University of Michigan, United States
H-index 82 Citations 23,975 373
585 World 24 National Ming Zhou (周明)

Ming Zhou (周明)

Sinovation Ventures, China
H-index 82 Citations 23,907 320
586 World 362 National DeLiang Wang

DeLiang Wang

Ohio State University, United States
H-index 82 Citations 23,852 281
587 World 1 National Yan Zhang

Yan Zhang

University of Oslo, Norway
H-index 82 Citations 23,084 378
588 World 2 National George K. Karagiannidis

George K. Karagiannidis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
H-index 82 Citations 23,032 504
589 World 21 National Ahmed E. Hassan

Ahmed E. Hassan

Queen's University, Canada
H-index 82 Citations 21,765 308
590 World 363 National Joseph A. Konstan

Joseph A. Konstan

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 81 Citations 65,207 162
591 World 364 National Steven Feiner

Steven Feiner

Columbia University, United States
H-index 81 Citations 61,035 227
592 World 365 National Johannes Gehrke

Johannes Gehrke

Microsoft Research, United States
H-index 81 Citations 48,842 259
593 World 366 National Kevin W. Bowyer

Kevin W. Bowyer

University of Notre Dame, United States
H-index 81 Citations 48,196 328
594 World 367 National Behzad Razavi

Behzad Razavi

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 81 Citations 44,921 89
595 World 368 National Pattie Maes

Pattie Maes

MIT, United States
H-index 81 Citations 42,869 258
596 World 25 National Fei-Yue Wang

Fei-Yue Wang

Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
H-index 81 Citations 36,552 480
597 World 21 National Giuseppe Caire

Giuseppe Caire

Technical University of Berlin, Germany
H-index 81 Citations 36,300 615
598 World 369 National Jaime Carbonell

Jaime Carbonell

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 81 Citations 35,311 330
599 World 370 National Yunhao Liu

Yunhao Liu

Michigan State University, United States
H-index 81 Citations 32,529 512
600 World 5 National Henk Nijmeijer

Henk Nijmeijer

Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
H-index 81 Citations 31,869 217

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