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
701 World 431 National Robert Morris

Robert Morris

MIT, United States
H-index 78 Citations 71,119 104
702 World 12 National Richard Hartley

Richard Hartley

Australian National University, Australia
H-index 78 Citations 61,262 239
703 World 45 National Mark Handley

Mark Handley

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 78 Citations 57,972 108
704 World 432 National John Heidemann

John Heidemann

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 78 Citations 57,126 144
705 World 433 National Carlos Guestrin

Carlos Guestrin

University of Washington, United States
H-index 78 Citations 47,754 173
706 World 434 National Thomas Dietterich

Thomas Dietterich

Oregon State University, United States
H-index 78 Citations 45,542 216
707 World 435 National HT Kung

HT Kung

Harvard University, United States
H-index 78 Citations 40,819 197
708 World 46 National Ross Anderson

Ross Anderson

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 78 Citations 39,122 176
709 World 436 National Milan Sonka

Milan Sonka

University of Iowa, United States
H-index 78 Citations 37,978 234
710 World 6 National Erik G. Larsson

Erik G. Larsson

Linköping University, Sweden
H-index 78 Citations 37,501 501
711 World 437 National Steve Seitz

Steve Seitz

University of Washington, United States
H-index 78 Citations 36,854 143
712 World 5 National Schahram Dustdar

Schahram Dustdar

TU Wien, Austria
H-index 78 Citations 36,501 691
713 World 438 National Phillip Rogaway

Phillip Rogaway

University of California, Davis, United States
H-index 78 Citations 36,310 133
714 World 32 National Chen Hsiao-Hwa

Chen Hsiao-Hwa

National Cheng Kung University, China
H-index 78 Citations 35,958 502
715 World 439 National Dharma Agrawal

Dharma Agrawal

University of Cincinnati, United States
H-index 78 Citations 33,560 484
716 World 440 National Rafail Ostrovsky

Rafail Ostrovsky

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 78 Citations 33,033 445
717 World 22 National Jean-Yves Le Boudec

Jean-Yves Le Boudec

EPFL : École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
H-index 78 Citations 32,212 239
718 World 8 National Stefano Ceri

Stefano Ceri

Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
H-index 78 Citations 31,402 368
719 World 441 National Jianfeng Gao

Jianfeng Gao

Microsoft Research, United States
H-index 78 Citations 30,851 375
720 World 442 National Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar

Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar

Florida Atlantic University, United States
H-index 78 Citations 30,783 524
721 World 443 National Keith Ross

Keith Ross

New York University, United States
H-index 78 Citations 29,885 171
722 World 444 National Bhaskar Krishnamachari

Bhaskar Krishnamachari

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 78 Citations 29,626 337
723 World 445 National Joseph S. Valacich

Joseph S. Valacich

University of Arizona, United States
H-index 78 Citations 28,775 148
724 World 6 National Antonio J. Plaza

Antonio J. Plaza

University of Extremadura, Spain
H-index 78 Citations 28,653 405
725 World 13 National Albert Zomaya

Albert Zomaya

University of Sydney, Australia
H-index 78 Citations 28,451 773
726 World 6 National Maarten de Rijke

Maarten de Rijke

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
H-index 78 Citations 28,035 648
727 World 446 National Mung Chiang

Mung Chiang

Princeton University, United States
H-index 78 Citations 27,816 342
728 World 447 National Christopher Granger Atkeson

Christopher Granger Atkeson

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 78 Citations 27,686 154
729 World 12 National Ron Shamir

Ron Shamir

Tel Aviv University, Israel
H-index 78 Citations 26,975 177
730 World 14 National Chunhua Shen

Chunhua Shen

University of Adelaide, Australia
H-index 78 Citations 26,718 500
731 World 4 National Jun Rekimoto

Jun Rekimoto

University of Tokyo, Japan
H-index 78 Citations 26,272 237
732 World 448 National R Srikant

R Srikant

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
H-index 78 Citations 26,254 295
733 World 449 National James Landay

James Landay

Stanford University, United States
H-index 78 Citations 26,031 173
734 World 450 National song-chun zhu

song-chun zhu

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 78 Citations 25,852 368
735 World 24 National Laurence T. Yang

Laurence T. Yang

St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
H-index 78 Citations 25,715 809
736 World 451 National Carl-Fredrik Westin

Carl-Fredrik Westin

Harvard University, United States
H-index 78 Citations 25,098 218
737 World 452 National Edward Delp

Edward Delp

Purdue University, United States
H-index 78 Citations 24,803 438
738 World 453 National Angelos D. Keromytis

Angelos D. Keromytis

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 78 Citations 24,601 247
739 World 47 National Lionel Tarassenko

Lionel Tarassenko

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 78 Citations 21,978 89
740 World 454 National Rong Jin

Rong Jin

Michigan State University, United States
H-index 78 Citations 21,887 394
741 World 455 National Anand Raghunathan

Anand Raghunathan

Purdue University, United States
H-index 78 Citations 21,762 316
742 World 10 National Wolfgang Glänzel

Wolfgang Glänzel

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 78 Citations 21,574 215
743 World 3 National Oscar Castillo

Oscar Castillo

Tijuana Institute of Technology, Mexico
H-index 78 Citations 21,380 668
744 World 456 National Derong Liu

Derong Liu

University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
H-index 78 Citations 19,414 247
745 World 9 National Massimiliano Di Penta

Massimiliano Di Penta

University of Sannio, Italy
H-index 78 Citations 19,109 311
746 World 25 National Ravin Balakrishnan

Ravin Balakrishnan

University of Toronto, Canada
H-index 78 Citations 18,705 153
747 World 457 National Robert M. Haralick

Robert M. Haralick

City University of New York (CUNY), United States
H-index 77 Citations 72,134 316
748 World 458 National Eugene Charniak

Eugene Charniak

Brown University, United States
H-index 77 Citations 53,163 123
749 World 7 National Andrew Tanenbaum

Andrew Tanenbaum

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
H-index 77 Citations 45,317 207
750 World 13 National David Harel

David Harel

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
H-index 77 Citations 44,435 296
751 World 459 National Eric Grimson

Eric Grimson

MIT, United States
H-index 77 Citations 41,803 169
752 World 460 National Paul Dourish

Paul Dourish

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 77 Citations 37,071 143
753 World 461 National Wenjing Lou

Wenjing Lou

Virginia Tech, United States
H-index 77 Citations 36,264 250
754 World 33 National Kui Ren

Kui Ren

Zhejiang University, China
H-index 77 Citations 35,748 357
755 World 462 National Patrick McDaniel

Patrick McDaniel

Pennsylvania State University, United States
H-index 77 Citations 35,709 220
756 World 463 National Muriel Medard

Muriel Medard

MIT, United States
H-index 77 Citations 35,275 544
757 World 464 National Jong-Shi Pang

Jong-Shi Pang

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 77 Citations 34,290 150
758 World 465 National Kurt Konolige

Kurt Konolige

Google, United States
H-index 77 Citations 33,963 132
759 World 466 National Richard T. Watson

Richard T. Watson

University of Georgia, United States
H-index 77 Citations 33,714 163
760 World 1 National Marlon Dumas

Marlon Dumas

University of Tartu, Estonia
H-index 77 Citations 33,244 332
761 World 48 National Sheng Chen

Sheng Chen

University of Southampton, United Kingdom
H-index 77 Citations 32,025 382
762 World 15 National Peter Corke

Peter Corke

Queensland University of Technology, Australia
H-index 77 Citations 31,280 284
763 World 16 National Jiaya Jia

Jiaya Jia

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
H-index 77 Citations 31,139 199
764 World 467 National Antonio Criminisi

Antonio Criminisi

Microsoft Research, United States
H-index 77 Citations 30,726 144
765 World 468 National John R. Smith

John R. Smith

IBM Research, United States
H-index 77 Citations 30,553 243
766 World 2 National Janusz Kacprzyk

Janusz Kacprzyk

Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
H-index 77 Citations 30,373 358
767 World 469 National Diane J Cook

Diane J Cook

Washington State University, United States
H-index 77 Citations 30,259 323
768 World 470 National Leandros Tassiulas

Leandros Tassiulas

Yale University, United States
H-index 77 Citations 29,665 468
769 World 471 National Panos J. Antsaklis

Panos J. Antsaklis

University of Notre Dame, United States
H-index 77 Citations 29,580 186
770 World 472 National Chin-Hui Lee

Chin-Hui Lee

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 77 Citations 29,431 461
771 World 473 National Munindar P Singh

Munindar P Singh

North Carolina State University, United States
H-index 77 Citations 27,836 389
772 World 474 National Julia Hirschberg

Julia Hirschberg

Columbia University, United States
H-index 77 Citations 25,722 199
773 World 475 National Bruce Golden

Bruce Golden

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 77 Citations 25,623 163
774 World 11 National De Baets Bernard

De Baets Bernard

Ghent University, Belgium
H-index 77 Citations 25,228 494
775 World 476 National Jose M. F. Moura

Jose M. F. Moura

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 77 Citations 24,599 435
776 World 477 National Stefano Soatto

Stefano Soatto

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 77 Citations 24,024 316
777 World 26 National Azzedine Boukerche

Azzedine Boukerche

University of Ottawa, Canada
H-index 77 Citations 23,379 866
778 World 478 National Kenneth Y. Goldberg

Kenneth Y. Goldberg

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 77 Citations 23,376 338
779 World 479 National Jessica Hodgins

Jessica Hodgins

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 77 Citations 23,210 199
780 World 480 National Alex Aiken

Alex Aiken

Stanford University, United States
H-index 77 Citations 22,564 187
781 World 481 National Moeness G. Amin

Moeness G. Amin

Villanova University, United States
H-index 77 Citations 22,511 357
782 World 482 National Martin Styner

Martin Styner

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
H-index 77 Citations 22,261 206
783 World 483 National Prashant Shenoy

Prashant Shenoy

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
H-index 77 Citations 21,827 291
784 World 484 National Dean F. Sittig

Dean F. Sittig

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, United States
H-index 77 Citations 19,995 180
785 World 49 National Mirella Lapata

Mirella Lapata

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
H-index 77 Citations 19,264 223
786 World 27 National Chintha Tellambura

Chintha Tellambura

University of Alberta, Canada
H-index 77 Citations 18,554 460
787 World 28 National Aaron Courville

Aaron Courville

University of Montreal, Canada
H-index 76 Citations 108,537 211
788 World 485 National John Hopcroft

John Hopcroft

Cornell University, United States
H-index 76 Citations 62,994 180
789 World 9 National Jean Ponce

Jean Ponce

INRIA, France
H-index 76 Citations 50,553 215
790 World 8 National Max Welling

Max Welling

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
H-index 76 Citations 48,969 283
791 World 12 National Thomas Stutzle

Thomas Stutzle

Université Libre de Bruxelles ULB, Belgium
H-index 76 Citations 48,532 265
792 World 486 National Yinyu Ye

Yinyu Ye

Stanford University, United States
H-index 76 Citations 45,160 211
793 World 487 National Thomas P. Moran

Thomas P. Moran

IBM Research, United States
H-index 76 Citations 40,560 66
794 World 488 National Nancy Lynch

Nancy Lynch

MIT, United States
H-index 76 Citations 39,221 359
795 World 489 National Piotr Indyk

Piotr Indyk

MIT, United States
H-index 76 Citations 36,199 249
796 World 490 National Peter Brusilovsky

Peter Brusilovsky

University of Pittsburgh, United States
H-index 76 Citations 33,122 387
797 World 491 National Trevor Mudge

Trevor Mudge

University of Michigan, United States
H-index 76 Citations 31,948 280
798 World 16 National Arthur ter Hofstede

Arthur ter Hofstede

Queensland University of Technology, Australia
H-index 76 Citations 31,150 241
799 World 29 National David Sankoff

David Sankoff

University of Ottawa, Canada
H-index 76 Citations 30,179 151
800 World 492 National Margaret Martonosi

Margaret Martonosi

Princeton University, United States
H-index 76 Citations 29,931 211

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