The 9th edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
field of Computer Science was created using data
combined from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
acquired on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The range of our Computer Science research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a reliable account of leading scholars from the area of Computer Science, established by means of a detailed examination of 166,880 scholars identified from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Computer Science, over 14402 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Computer Science
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be considered is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Computer Science. The acceptance requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific area as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists estimated for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification rules
As our main aim is to ensure that only genuine researchers are listed in Research.com ranking we are aware that raw data are never meant to be an absolute tool to evaluate the work of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a metric impacting a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is established using each scientist’s D-index using metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A comprehensive definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate scholars, entrepreneurs and politicians around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to offer a way for the entire scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Computer Science
With 186 scholars Switzerland ranks in spot 9 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scholars in Switzerland is ETH Zurich with 63 scientists affiliated with it being present in Research.com Computer Science ranking. It is followed by ETH Zurich with 56 researchers. Ranking thirds is École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne with 13 scholars.
Prominent scientists ranking in Switzerland are representing University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, Idiap Research Institute, DFINITY, ETH Zurich, Universita della Svizzera Italiana, University of Zurich, Schaffhausen Institute of Technology, IBM Research - Zurich, University of Basel, University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil.
Professor Luc Van Gool from ETH Zurich is listed as the best scholar in Switzerland in our ranking with a D-index of 134. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Switzerland is Luca Benini from ETH Zurich with a D-index of 117. The third spot in Switzerland is taken by Martin Vetterli from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne with a D-index of 115.
The average D-index for the top 5% scientists is 112 in comparison to an average of 53 for all 186 researchers included in the ranking.
The average number of publications in the area of Computer Science for the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 1310 against an average of 277 for all 186 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 10% researchers is 58178 against an average of 17787 for all 186 researchers.