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
653 World 401 National Padhraic Smyth

Padhraic Smyth

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 79 Citations 56,164 196
655 World 402 National Ravi Kumar

Ravi Kumar

Google, United States
H-index 79 Citations 46,738 286
658 World 403 National Larry Peterson

Larry Peterson

Princeton University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 45,125 128
661 World 404 National David Dill

David Dill

Stanford University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 40,573 171
662 World 405 National Oussama Khatib

Oussama Khatib

Stanford University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 39,915 223
663 World 406 National Roy Want

Roy Want

Google, United States
H-index 79 Citations 39,489 100
664 World 407 National Ran Canetti

Ran Canetti

Boston University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 39,364 260
665 World 408 National Hanif D. Sherali

Hanif D. Sherali

Virginia Tech, United States
H-index 79 Citations 39,260 269
668 World 409 National Lyle Ungar

Lyle Ungar

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 79 Citations 35,395 185
669 World 410 National Pramod K. Varshney

Pramod K. Varshney

Syracuse University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 34,472 550
670 World 411 National Thad Starner

Thad Starner

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 79 Citations 34,188 219
671 World 412 National Eleazar Eskin

Eleazar Eskin

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 79 Citations 34,173 114
672 World 413 National Henry Kautz

Henry Kautz

University of Rochester, United States
H-index 79 Citations 32,970 172
675 World 414 National Thomas Funkhouser

Thomas Funkhouser

Princeton University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 30,633 147
678 World 415 National Kurt Keutzer

Kurt Keutzer

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 79 Citations 29,139 268
679 World 416 National Jonathan Katz

Jonathan Katz

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 79 Citations 27,756 322
680 World 417 National Jeffrey A. Fessler

Jeffrey A. Fessler

University of Michigan, United States
H-index 79 Citations 27,519 255
681 World 418 National Noah A. Smith

Noah A. Smith

University of Washington, United States
H-index 79 Citations 27,400 298
682 World 419 National Pankaj K. Agarwal

Pankaj K. Agarwal

Duke University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 27,209 398
683 World 420 National Dennis Shasha

Dennis Shasha

New York University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 26,794 272
686 World 421 National Niraj Jha

Niraj Jha

Princeton University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 25,757 418
688 World 422 National Kristen Grauman

Kristen Grauman

University of Texas at Austin, United States
H-index 79 Citations 25,379 243
689 World 423 National Kevin Knight

Kevin Knight

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 79 Citations 25,359 203
690 World 424 National Jeffrey Naughton

Jeffrey Naughton

Google, United States
H-index 79 Citations 24,803 223
691 World 425 National Sing Bing Kang

Sing Bing Kang

Zillow Group, United States
H-index 79 Citations 24,637 180
692 World 426 National James M. Rehg

James M. Rehg

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 79 Citations 24,512 231
693 World 427 National Thomas Reps

Thomas Reps

University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
H-index 79 Citations 24,418 231
694 World 428 National Guohong Cao

Guohong Cao

Pennsylvania State University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 23,888 266
696 World 429 National Keshab K. Parhi

Keshab K. Parhi

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 79 Citations 23,219 460
700 World 430 National Gregory R. Ganger

Gregory R. Ganger

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 20,687 146
701 World 431 National Robert Morris

Robert Morris

MIT, United States
H-index 78 Citations 71,119 104
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
709 World 436 National Milan Sonka

Milan Sonka

University of Iowa, United States
H-index 78 Citations 37,978 234
711 World 437 National Steve Seitz

Steve Seitz

University of Washington, United States
H-index 78 Citations 36,854 143
713 World 438 National Phillip Rogaway

Phillip Rogaway

University of California, Davis, United States
H-index 78 Citations 36,310 133
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
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
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
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
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
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
744 World 456 National Derong Liu

Derong Liu

University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
H-index 78 Citations 19,414 247
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
788 World 485 National John Hopcroft

John Hopcroft

Cornell University, United States
H-index 76 Citations 62,994 180
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
800 World 492 National Margaret Martonosi

Margaret Martonosi

Princeton University, United States
H-index 76 Citations 29,931 211
801 World 493 National Bamshad Mobasher

Bamshad Mobasher

DePaul University, United States
H-index 76 Citations 28,251 183
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
806 World 496 National Alok Choudhary

Alok Choudhary

Northwestern University, United States
H-index 76 Citations 25,216 495
809 World 498 National Bernard Chazelle

Bernard Chazelle

Princeton University, United States
H-index 76 Citations 24,563 232
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
816 World 501 National Subhash Suri

Subhash Suri

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 76 Citations 23,037 285

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