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
484 World 301 National Jeff Dean

Jeff Dean

Google, United States
H-index 85 Citations 175,650 86
487 World 302 National Edward H Adelson

Edward H Adelson

MIT, United States
H-index 85 Citations 52,901 80
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
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
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
503 World 313 National Andrew Kahng

Andrew Kahng

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 85 Citations 29,543 451
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
512 World 317 National Carl Kesselman

Carl Kesselman

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 84 Citations 76,090 150
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
518 World 320 National William W. Cohen

William W. Cohen

Google, United States
H-index 84 Citations 37,386 300
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
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
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
538 World 335 National Geoffrey Fox

Geoffrey Fox

Indiana University, United States
H-index 83 Citations 39,946 490
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
546 World 338 National Divyakant Agrawal

Divyakant Agrawal

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 83 Citations 27,820 409
549 World 339 National Zhong-Ping Jiang

Zhong-Ping Jiang

New York University, United States
H-index 83 Citations 26,247 247
551 World 340 National Pradeep K. Khosla

Pradeep K. Khosla

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 83 Citations 23,974 206
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
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
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
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
576 World 357 National Suman Banerjee

Suman Banerjee

University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
H-index 82 Citations 28,651 199
578 World 358 National Hanspeter Pfister

Hanspeter Pfister

Harvard University, United States
H-index 82 Citations 27,101 258
580 World 359 National Alex Hauptmann

Alex Hauptmann

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 82 Citations 26,046 418
582 World 360 National Nasir Memon

Nasir Memon

New York University, United States
H-index 82 Citations 24,946 274
584 World 361 National Jieping Ye

Jieping Ye

University of Michigan, United States
H-index 82 Citations 23,975 373
586 World 362 National DeLiang Wang

DeLiang Wang

Ohio State University, United States
H-index 82 Citations 23,852 281
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
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
601 World 371 National Gerard Medioni

Gerard Medioni

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 81 Citations 31,073 332
602 World 372 National Christophe Diot

Christophe Diot

Google, United States
H-index 81 Citations 31,041 166
603 World 373 National Robert J Wood

Robert J Wood

Harvard University, United States
H-index 81 Citations 28,830 186
604 World 374 National K. K. Ramakrishnan

K. K. Ramakrishnan

University of California, Riverside, United States
H-index 81 Citations 27,802 270
606 World 375 National Shunlin Liang

Shunlin Liang

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 81 Citations 26,606 171
607 World 376 National Phillip B Gibbons

Phillip B Gibbons

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 81 Citations 25,975 228
608 World 377 National Vijaykrishnan Narayanan

Vijaykrishnan Narayanan

Pennsylvania State University, United States
H-index 81 Citations 25,160 444
614 World 378 National Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo

University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
H-index 81 Citations 18,020 694
616 World 379 National Alejandro Schaffer

Alejandro Schaffer

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 80 Citations 108,076 59
617 World 380 National Ingrid Daubechies

Ingrid Daubechies

Duke University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 96,828 85
618 World 381 National Alexei A. Efros

Alexei A. Efros

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 80 Citations 63,740 184
619 World 382 National Jim Gray

Jim Gray

University of Tennessee, United States
H-index 80 Citations 55,056 172
620 World 383 National Brent Waters

Brent Waters

University of Texas at Austin, United States
H-index 80 Citations 53,089 254
621 World 384 National Robert M Gray

Robert M Gray

Stanford University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 52,796 211
623 World 385 National Zygmunt J. Haas

Zygmunt J. Haas

Cornell University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 50,068 168
624 World 386 National Joao Hespanha

Joao Hespanha

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 80 Citations 48,366 219
626 World 387 National Michael L. Littman

Michael L. Littman

Brown University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 44,135 253
627 World 388 National A Stephen Morse

A Stephen Morse

Yale University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 41,009 129
629 World 389 National David Garlan

David Garlan

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 38,215 238
634 World 390 National Allen Tannenbaum

Allen Tannenbaum

Stony Brook University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 32,768 257
635 World 391 National Eric Brewer

Eric Brewer

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 80 Citations 32,069 145
636 World 392 National Gregory D. Hager

Gregory D. Hager

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 31,538 359
637 World 393 National Stanley Zdonik

Stanley Zdonik

Brown University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 31,023 184
638 World 394 National Mauricio G. C. Resende

Mauricio G. C. Resende

Amazon.com, Inc., United States
H-index 80 Citations 28,011 165
640 World 395 National Silvio Savarese

Silvio Savarese

Stanford University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 27,686 269
642 World 396 National Rene Vidal

Rene Vidal

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 25,364 270
644 World 397 National Christoforos E. Kozyrakis

Christoforos E. Kozyrakis

Stanford University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 24,379 178
645 World 398 National Yuan Xie

Yuan Xie

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 80 Citations 24,338 423
650 World 399 National Kenneth Parulski

Kenneth Parulski

aKAP Innovation, LLC, United States
H-index 80 Citations 19,282 3
651 World 400 National Stuart Russell

Stuart Russell

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 79 Citations 91,303 193

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