The 9th edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
discipline of Computer Science is based on data
consolidated from various 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
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Computer Science research
Our best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the field of Computer Science, created using a thorough examination of 166,880 researchers determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Computer Science, as many as 14402 scholars were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Computer Science
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be considered is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Computer Science. The inclusion criteria 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 plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading researchers are incorporated into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification methods
Because our main goal is to guarantee that only actual researchers are mentioned in our ranking we are aware that raw data are never meant to be a complete tool to quantify the output of scholars. For that reason we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a factor contributing to a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a specific area of science. Position in the ranking is based on each scholar’s D-index according to metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this type open to the scientific community. A thorough overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire scholars, businessmen and politicians worldwide to investigate where prominent experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the whole research community to discover who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Computer Science
With 495 scholars Germany ranks in spot 4 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in Germany is Technical University of Munich with 42 scholars affiliated with it being listed in our Computer Science ranking. It is followed by Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems with 25 scientists. Ranking thirds is Technical University of Berlin with 18 scholars.
Prominent scholars ranking in Germany are representing Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, University of Freiburg, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, RWTH Aachen University, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Technical University of Darmstadt, Heidelberg University, University of Stuttgart, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, University of Hannover.
Professor Wil M. P. van der Aalst from RWTH Aachen University is listed as the best scientist in Germany in our ranking with a D-index of 157. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Germany is Bernhard Schölkopf from Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems with a D-index of 155. The third place in Germany is taken by Klaus-Robert Müller from Technical University of Berlin with a D-index of 139.
The average D-index for the top 3% researchers is 115 in comparison to an average of 47 for all 495 scientists listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles in the area of Computer Science for the top 3% of scholars in the ranking is 730 in comparison to an average of 288 for all 495 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 5% researchers is 58124 against an average of 13389 for all 495 scientists.