The 9th edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
field of Computer Science relies os data
consolidated from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Computer Science research
Our best researchers ranking is a trustworthy account of leading researchers from the area of Computer Science, established by means of a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers identified from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Computer Science, over 14402 scholars were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Computer Science
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be considered is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Computer Science. The inclusion criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given area plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists projected for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading researchers are incorporated into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
As our primary mission is to ensure that only actual scientists are mentioned in our ranking we believe that raw data are never meant to be an absolute means to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in our ranking, the number of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index according to metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A thorough explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our mission is to inspire scientists, companies and administrative bodies worldwide to examine where top experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole research community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Computer Science
With 94 scholars Austria ranks in spot 18 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in Austria is TU Wien with 23 scholars affiliated with it being listed in our Computer Science ranking. It is followed by Graz University of Technology with 17 scientists. Ranking thirds is Graz University of Technology with 13 scientists.
Prominent scientists featured in Austria are representing University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Graz University of Technology, Vienna University of Economics and Business, University of Klagenfurt, University of Vienna, University of Innsbruck, University of Salzburg, University of Graz, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Institute of Science and Technology Austria.
Professor Thomas A. Henzinger from Institute of Science and Technology Austria is highlighted as the best scholar in Austria in our ranking with a D-index of 107. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Austria is Gert Pfurtscheller from Graz University of Technology with a D-index of 104. The third place in Austria is occupied by Horst Bischof from Graz University of Technology with a D-index of 93.
The average D-index for the top 3% scholars is 101 in comparison to an average of 46 for all 94 scholars featured in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the discipline of Computer Science for the top 5% of researchers in the ranking is 556 against an average of 264 for all 94 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 1% scientists is 54669 against an average of 13738 for all 94 researchers.