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
801 World 493 National Bamshad Mobasher

Bamshad Mobasher

DePaul University, United States
H-index 76 Citations 28,251 183
802 World 17 National Jeffrey Xu Yu

Jeffrey Xu Yu

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
H-index 76 Citations 27,960 486
803 World 494 National Henry M. Levy

Henry M. Levy

University of Washington, United States
H-index 76 Citations 27,906 119
804 World 495 National Arye Nehorai

Arye Nehorai

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
H-index 76 Citations 26,229 290
805 World 50 National Yaochu Jin

Yaochu Jin

University of Surrey, United Kingdom
H-index 76 Citations 25,236 367
806 World 496 National Alok Choudhary

Alok Choudhary

Northwestern University, United States
H-index 76 Citations 25,216 495
807 World 18 National Kwang-Ting (Tim) Cheng

Kwang-Ting (Tim) Cheng

HKUST : Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
H-index 76 Citations 25,147 452
808 World 497 National Patrick Cavanagh

Patrick Cavanagh

York University, Canada, Canada
H-index 76 Citations 25,031 4
809 World 498 National Bernard Chazelle

Bernard Chazelle

Princeton University, United States
H-index 76 Citations 24,563 232
810 World 23 National Gustavo Alonso

Gustavo Alonso

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 76 Citations 23,919 270
811 World 499 National Yun-Qing Shi

Yun-Qing Shi

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), United States
H-index 76 Citations 23,877 290
812 World 500 National Yorick Wilks

Yorick Wilks

Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, United States
H-index 76 Citations 23,654 192
813 World 25 National Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi

Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi

Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
H-index 76 Citations 23,620 404
814 World 34 National Xilin Chen

Xilin Chen

Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
H-index 76 Citations 23,420 479
815 World 35 National Shiguang Shan

Shiguang Shan

Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
H-index 76 Citations 23,175 390
816 World 501 National Subhash Suri

Subhash Suri

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 76 Citations 23,037 285
817 World 2 National Barry Smyth

Barry Smyth

University College Dublin, Ireland
H-index 76 Citations 22,472 350
818 World 502 National George Hripcsak

George Hripcsak

Columbia University, United States
H-index 76 Citations 22,192 213
819 World 503 National Nuno Vasconcelos

Nuno Vasconcelos

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 76 Citations 21,959 196
820 World 504 National Tingwen Huang

Tingwen Huang

Texas A&M University, United States
H-index 76 Citations 21,921 445
821 World 505 National Kwan-Liu Ma

Kwan-Liu Ma

University of California, Davis, United States
H-index 76 Citations 19,780 415
822 World 26 National Christian Theobalt

Christian Theobalt

Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
H-index 76 Citations 19,298 277
823 World 27 National Patrick Baudisch

Patrick Baudisch

Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
H-index 76 Citations 17,987 170
824 World 506 National Oriol Vinyals

Oriol Vinyals

Google, United States
H-index 75 Citations 107,395 165
825 World 507 National Bruce Buchanan

Bruce Buchanan

University of Pittsburgh, United States
H-index 75 Citations 55,800 86
826 World 508 National Robert Calderbank

Robert Calderbank

Duke University, United States
H-index 75 Citations 54,358 423
827 World 509 National Marc Levoy

Marc Levoy

Stanford University, United States
H-index 75 Citations 51,574 75
828 World 510 National Anind K. Dey

Anind K. Dey

University of Washington, United States
H-index 75 Citations 46,980 257
829 World 511 National Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 75 Citations 42,235 111
830 World 9 National Robert P.W. Duin

Robert P.W. Duin

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
H-index 75 Citations 41,813 249
831 World 512 National Walter Willinger

Walter Willinger

NIKSUN, Inc., United States
H-index 75 Citations 41,296 118
832 World 513 National Ronald Fagin

Ronald Fagin

IBM Research, United States
H-index 75 Citations 36,374 186
833 World 514 National Kristofer S.J. Pister

Kristofer S.J. Pister

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 75 Citations 32,895 88
834 World 515 National Alfred O. Hero III

Alfred O. Hero III

University of Michigan, United States
H-index 75 Citations 30,999 534
835 World 516 National Dina Katabi

Dina Katabi

MIT, United States
H-index 75 Citations 29,508 147
836 World 51 National Nigel Shadbolt

Nigel Shadbolt

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 75 Citations 29,063 292
837 World 517 National Larry Wasserman

Larry Wasserman

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 75 Citations 29,063 100
838 World 28 National Joachim Weickert

Joachim Weickert

Saarland University, Germany
H-index 75 Citations 28,640 285
839 World 518 National Martin Savelsbergh

Martin Savelsbergh

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 75 Citations 28,559 151
840 World 10 National Rachid Deriche

Rachid Deriche

INRIA, France
H-index 75 Citations 28,421 211
841 World 519 National James Smith

James Smith

University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
H-index 75 Citations 26,610 96
842 World 520 National Geoffrey M. Voelker

Geoffrey M. Voelker

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 75 Citations 26,600 152
843 World 521 National Andreas Stolcke

Andreas Stolcke

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 75 Citations 26,561 204
844 World 11 National Eitan Altman

Eitan Altman

INRIA, France
H-index 75 Citations 25,815 636
845 World 522 National Roy H Campbell

Roy H Campbell

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
H-index 75 Citations 25,344 302
846 World 523 National Cynthia Breazeal

Cynthia Breazeal

MIT, United States
H-index 75 Citations 25,010 193
847 World 524 National Anthony Stentz

Anthony Stentz

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 75 Citations 24,934 143
848 World 525 National Chunming Qiao

Chunming Qiao

University at Buffalo, United States
H-index 75 Citations 24,360 312
849 World 526 National Nirwan Ansari

Nirwan Ansari

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), United States
H-index 75 Citations 23,990 486
850 World 29 National Wolfgang Nejdl

Wolfgang Nejdl

Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany
H-index 75 Citations 23,454 421
851 World 527 National Jeffrey S. Vitter

Jeffrey S. Vitter

University of Mississippi, United States
H-index 75 Citations 23,387 298
852 World 10 National Giuseppe De Giacomo

Giuseppe De Giacomo

University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
H-index 75 Citations 23,113 295
853 World 528 National Yang Xiao

Yang Xiao

University of Alabama, United States
H-index 75 Citations 23,005 228
854 World 529 National Nicholas Roy

Nicholas Roy

MIT, United States
H-index 75 Citations 22,894 184
855 World 530 National Xiang-Gen Xia

Xiang-Gen Xia

University of Delaware, United States
H-index 75 Citations 22,535 513
856 World 30 National Rongxing Lu

Rongxing Lu

University of New Brunswick, Canada
H-index 75 Citations 22,516 349
857 World 531 National Mostafa Ammar

Mostafa Ammar

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 75 Citations 22,497 249
858 World 532 National Jehoshua Bruck

Jehoshua Bruck

California Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 75 Citations 21,032 302
859 World 36 National Xian-Sheng Hua

Xian-Sheng Hua

Alibaba DAMO Academy, China
H-index 75 Citations 20,874 352
860 World 52 National Tom Rodden

Tom Rodden

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
H-index 75 Citations 20,020 239
861 World 17 National Wei Xing Zheng

Wei Xing Zheng

Western Sydney University, Australia
H-index 75 Citations 19,527 404
862 World 37 National Ligang Wu

Ligang Wu

Harbin Institute of Technology, China
H-index 75 Citations 18,210 186
863 World 533 National Shumin Zhai

Shumin Zhai

Google, United States
H-index 75 Citations 18,147 121
864 World 534 National Leon Bottou

Leon Bottou

Facebook, United States
H-index 74 Citations 91,336 119
865 World 53 National David Hand

David Hand

Imperial College, United Kingdom
H-index 74 Citations 87,629 113
866 World 535 National David Fogel

David Fogel

Natural Selection, United States
H-index 74 Citations 75,895 90
867 World 536 National Thorsten Joachims

Thorsten Joachims

Cornell University, United States
H-index 74 Citations 70,307 185
868 World 2 National Erkki Oja

Erkki Oja

Aalto University, Finland
H-index 74 Citations 66,362 177
869 World 24 National luca maria gambardella

luca maria gambardella

Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence Research, Switzerland
H-index 74 Citations 60,692 205
870 World 537 National Yoram Singer

Yoram Singer

Princeton University, United States
H-index 74 Citations 55,873 159
871 World 538 National Deborah L. McGuinness

Deborah L. McGuinness

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
H-index 74 Citations 51,319 235
872 World 539 National Armando Fox

Armando Fox

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 74 Citations 42,911 143
873 World 540 National Andrew Fitzgibbon

Andrew Fitzgibbon

Microsoft Research, United States
H-index 74 Citations 39,563 166
874 World 541 National B. S. Manjunath

B. S. Manjunath

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 74 Citations 36,448 282
875 World 542 National Nitin Vaidya

Nitin Vaidya

Georgetown University, United States
H-index 74 Citations 35,288 300
876 World 543 National Avrim Blum

Avrim Blum

Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, United States
H-index 74 Citations 34,687 245
877 World 544 National Babak Hassibi

Babak Hassibi

California Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 74 Citations 34,550 412
878 World 545 National Petros Ioannou

Petros Ioannou

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 74 Citations 30,070 161
879 World 546 National Bart Selman

Bart Selman

Cornell University, United States
H-index 74 Citations 30,060 196
880 World 547 National Abhinav Gupta

Abhinav Gupta

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 74 Citations 29,931 197
881 World 548 National John Leonard

John Leonard

MIT, United States
H-index 74 Citations 29,583 163
882 World 549 National Jeffrey C. Mogul

Jeffrey C. Mogul

Google, United States
H-index 74 Citations 29,448 130
883 World 550 National Francesco Bullo

Francesco Bullo

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 74 Citations 29,219 256
884 World 551 National Alex Acero

Alex Acero

Apple, United States
H-index 74 Citations 29,216 212
885 World 552 National Gaetano Borriello

Gaetano Borriello

University of Washington, United States
H-index 74 Citations 28,976 181
886 World 553 National Vladlen Koltun

Vladlen Koltun

Intel Labs, United States
H-index 74 Citations 28,275 234
887 World 11 National Pierangela Samarati

Pierangela Samarati

University of Milan, Italy
H-index 74 Citations 28,185 306
888 World 554 National Ewa Deelman

Ewa Deelman

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 74 Citations 27,923 244
889 World 555 National Tian He

Tian He

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 74 Citations 27,866 301
890 World 3 National Dimitrios Gunopulos

Dimitrios Gunopulos

University of Athens, Greece
H-index 74 Citations 27,411 267
891 World 30 National Ding, Steven X.

Ding, Steven X.

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
H-index 74 Citations 27,340 174
892 World 556 National Mahmut Kandemir

Mahmut Kandemir

Pennsylvania State University, United States
H-index 74 Citations 24,487 712
893 World 7 National Gustau Camps-Valls

Gustau Camps-Valls

University of Valencia, Spain
H-index 74 Citations 23,664 256
894 World 31 National Gregor Schoner

Gregor Schoner

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
H-index 74 Citations 23,180 93
895 World 557 National Gregg Rothermel

Gregg Rothermel

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, United States
H-index 74 Citations 23,123 177
896 World 32 National Kurt Mehlhorn

Kurt Mehlhorn

Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
H-index 74 Citations 23,096 428
897 World 558 National Mehryar Mohri

Mehryar Mohri

Google, United States
H-index 74 Citations 22,791 257
898 World 19 National Michael Kwok-Po Ng

Michael Kwok-Po Ng

University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
H-index 74 Citations 22,651 372
899 World 31 National Konstantinos N Plataniotis

Konstantinos N Plataniotis

University of Toronto, Canada
H-index 74 Citations 22,363 408
900 World 33 National Manfred Reichert

Manfred Reichert

Ulm University, Germany
H-index 74 Citations 22,361 423

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