Top Computer Science Scientists in United States

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
150 World 101 National Antonio Torralba

Antonio Torralba

MIT, United States
H-index 109 Citations 76,436 244
151 World 102 National Alan Yuille

Alan Yuille

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 109 Citations 64,299 488
152 World 103 National Mihir Bellare

Mihir Bellare

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 109 Citations 58,999 317
154 World 104 National Zhu Han

Zhu Han

University of Houston, United States
H-index 109 Citations 47,816 1,069
155 World 105 National Guillermo Sapiro

Guillermo Sapiro

Duke University, United States
H-index 108 Citations 71,150 417
156 World 106 National Chin-Hui Lee

Chin-Hui Lee

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 108 Citations 66,791 406
157 World 107 National Mani Srivastava

Mani Srivastava

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 108 Citations 62,397 381
159 World 108 National Amit Sheth

Amit Sheth

University of South Carolina, United States
H-index 108 Citations 49,571 490
160 World 109 National Sushil Jajodia

Sushil Jajodia

George Mason University, United States
H-index 108 Citations 47,594 604
161 World 110 National Pietro Perona

Pietro Perona

California Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 107 Citations 98,859 268
164 World 111 National Kaushik Roy

Kaushik Roy

Purdue University, United States
H-index 107 Citations 51,537 163
166 World 112 National Kishor Trivedi

Kishor Trivedi

Duke University, United States
H-index 107 Citations 47,696 486
167 World 113 National Pravin VARAIYA

Pravin VARAIYA

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 107 Citations 44,174 170
168 World 114 National Hojjat Adeli

Hojjat Adeli

Ohio State University, United States
H-index 107 Citations 34,764 134
169 World 115 National Donald E. Knuth

Donald E. Knuth

Stanford University, United States
H-index 106 Citations 121,104 178
173 World 116 National Christos Davatzikos

Christos Davatzikos

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 106 Citations 47,257 272
174 World 117 National Heung-Yeung Shum

Heung-Yeung Shum

Microsoft Research, United States
H-index 106 Citations 46,388 292
175 World 118 National Christopher Kruegel

Christopher Kruegel

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 106 Citations 40,389 264
176 World 119 National Judea Pearl

Judea Pearl

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 105 Citations 106,624 266
177 World 120 National Richard M. Karp

Richard M. Karp

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 105 Citations 80,534 246
180 World 121 National Lixia Zhang

Lixia Zhang

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 105 Citations 69,191 256
181 World 122 National Rosalind Picard

Rosalind Picard

MIT, United States
H-index 105 Citations 64,515 283
182 World 123 National Alon Halevy

Alon Halevy

Facebook, United States
H-index 105 Citations 50,612 275
183 World 124 National Ronald L. Rivest

Ronald L. Rivest

MIT, United States
H-index 104 Citations 144,950 222
184 World 125 National Ramesh Jain

Ramesh Jain

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 104 Citations 75,135 458
188 World 126 National Elisa Bertino

Elisa Bertino

Purdue University, United States
H-index 104 Citations 46,399 1,059
190 World 127 National Bernd Girod

Bernd Girod

Stanford University, United States
H-index 104 Citations 41,801 388
192 World 128 National Vern Paxson

Vern Paxson

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 103 Citations 66,892 214
193 World 129 National Panos Pardalos

Panos Pardalos

University of Florida, United States
H-index 103 Citations 55,966 521
194 World 130 National C Lee Giles

C Lee Giles

Pennsylvania State University, United States
H-index 103 Citations 47,124 491
195 World 131 National Hsinchun Chen

Hsinchun Chen

University of Arizona, United States
H-index 103 Citations 42,777 566
197 World 132 National Jennifer Widom

Jennifer Widom

Stanford University, United States
H-index 102 Citations 67,244 216
198 World 133 National Sara Kiesler

Sara Kiesler

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 102 Citations 65,039 113
199 World 134 National Jeffrey Andrews

Jeffrey Andrews

University of Texas at Austin, United States
H-index 102 Citations 61,643 485
200 World 135 National Michael Franklin

Michael Franklin

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 102 Citations 61,182 287
202 World 136 National Jie Wu

Jie Wu

Temple University, United States
H-index 102 Citations 42,155 1,017
203 World 137 National MengChu Zhou

MengChu Zhou

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), United States
H-index 102 Citations 41,926 755
205 World 138 National J. J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves

J. J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
H-index 102 Citations 40,896 412
207 World 139 National Ward Whitt

Ward Whitt

Columbia University, United States
H-index 102 Citations 38,643 201
208 World 140 National Don Norman

Don Norman

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 101 Citations 121,986 79
209 World 141 National Dimitri Bertsekas

Dimitri Bertsekas

MIT, United States
H-index 101 Citations 110,405 123
210 World 142 National Terence Tao

Terence Tao

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 101 Citations 80,527 42
211 World 143 National Edmund Clarke

Edmund Clarke

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 101 Citations 78,863 315
212 World 144 National Samuel Madden

Samuel Madden

MIT, United States
H-index 101 Citations 57,002 296
214 World 145 National Miroslav Krstic

Miroslav Krstic

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 101 Citations 49,532 440
215 World 146 National Tim Finin

Tim Finin

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States
H-index 101 Citations 46,065 315
218 World 147 National Fred Glover

Fred Glover

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
H-index 100 Citations 71,405 270
219 World 148 National William Dally

William Dally

Stanford University, United States
H-index 100 Citations 69,735 243
220 World 149 National Biswanath Mukherjee

Biswanath Mukherjee

University of California, Davis, United States
H-index 100 Citations 59,289 403
221 World 150 National eduardo sontag

eduardo sontag

Northeastern University, United States
H-index 100 Citations 51,585 177
224 World 151 National Maja J Matarić

Maja J Matarić

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 100 Citations 40,192 277
226 World 152 National Dimitris N. Metaxas

Dimitris N. Metaxas

Rutgers University, United States
H-index 100 Citations 39,360 541
228 World 153 National Bing Liu

Bing Liu

University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
H-index 99 Citations 72,221 310
231 World 154 National Michael Arbib

Michael Arbib

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 99 Citations 50,087 141
236 World 155 National John Doyle

John Doyle

California Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 98 Citations 84,295 119
237 World 156 National James Allen

James Allen

University of Rochester, United States
H-index 98 Citations 78,442 174
238 World 157 National Alan S. Willsky

Alan S. Willsky

MIT, United States
H-index 98 Citations 64,710 263
239 World 158 National Ramesh Govindan

Ramesh Govindan

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 98 Citations 59,131 269
242 World 159 National Eamonn Keogh

Eamonn Keogh

University of California, Riverside, United States
H-index 98 Citations 53,476 261
244 World 160 National Salvatore Stolfo

Salvatore Stolfo

Columbia University, United States
H-index 98 Citations 41,653 172
246 World 161 National Gene Tsudik

Gene Tsudik

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 98 Citations 36,755 363
249 World 162 National Jason Weston

Jason Weston

Facebook, United States
H-index 97 Citations 81,056 204
252 World 163 National Andreas F. Molisch

Andreas F. Molisch

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 97 Citations 53,979 464
253 World 164 National Dan Jurafsky

Dan Jurafsky

Stanford University, United States
H-index 97 Citations 51,341 230
254 World 165 National Joseph Hellerstein

Joseph Hellerstein

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 97 Citations 47,609 243
256 World 166 National Sergey Levine

Sergey Levine

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 97 Citations 41,109 382
257 World 167 National Gerhard Fischer

Gerhard Fischer

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
H-index 97 Citations 37,497 176
258 World 168 National Jiebo Luo

Jiebo Luo

University of Rochester, United States
H-index 97 Citations 31,179 595
261 World 169 National George Karypis

George Karypis

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 96 Citations 78,993 288
263 World 170 National John C. Platt

John C. Platt

Google, United States
H-index 96 Citations 70,153 74
265 World 171 National Pavel Pevzner

Pavel Pevzner

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 96 Citations 61,490 153
268 World 172 National Li Deng

Li Deng

Citadel, United States
H-index 96 Citations 57,141 333
269 World 173 National Nick McKeown

Nick McKeown

Stanford University, United States
H-index 96 Citations 53,347 172
270 World 174 National Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen

Facebook, United States
H-index 96 Citations 47,665 129
271 World 175 National John M. Carroll

John M. Carroll

Pennsylvania State University, United States
H-index 96 Citations 47,558 414
272 World 176 National Oren Etzioni

Oren Etzioni

Allen Institute for AI, United States
H-index 96 Citations 41,748 170
273 World 177 National K. J. Ray Liu

K. J. Ray Liu

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 96 Citations 39,932 672
276 World 178 National Michael I. Miller

Michael I. Miller

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 96 Citations 36,767 136
277 World 179 National Srini Devadas

Srini Devadas

MIT, United States
H-index 96 Citations 36,041 342
278 World 180 National Mary Czerwinski

Mary Czerwinski

Microsoft Research, United States
H-index 96 Citations 27,999 183
280 World 181 National David Karger

David Karger

MIT, United States
H-index 95 Citations 67,440 244
281 World 182 National David Wagner

David Wagner

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 95 Citations 60,044 213
282 World 183 National Petar Kokotovic

Petar Kokotovic

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 95 Citations 59,574 59
283 World 184 National j.m.mendel

j.m.mendel

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 95 Citations 56,298 208
285 World 185 National Katia Sycara

Katia Sycara

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 95 Citations 52,489 450
286 World 186 National Russell H. Taylor

Russell H. Taylor

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 95 Citations 45,581 346
287 World 187 National Andrew Whinston

Andrew Whinston

University of Texas at Austin, United States
H-index 95 Citations 42,469 309
288 World 188 National Ajith Abraham

Ajith Abraham

MIR Labs, United States
H-index 95 Citations 42,085 919
290 World 189 National H. V. Jagadish

H. V. Jagadish

University of Michigan, United States
H-index 95 Citations 39,707 359
293 World 190 National Barry Smith

Barry Smith

University at Buffalo, United States
H-index 95 Citations 38,547 162
296 World 191 National Andrea Goldsmith

Andrea Goldsmith

Princeton University, United States
H-index 94 Citations 71,010 540
298 World 192 National Frans Kaashoek

Frans Kaashoek

MIT, United States
H-index 94 Citations 59,355 177
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
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
310 World 198 National Lorrie Faith Cranor

Lorrie Faith Cranor

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 94 Citations 34,276 207
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

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