The 9th edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
discipline of Computer Science was created using data
derived 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
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The range of our Computer Science research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a credible account of leading scholars from the discipline of Computer Science, based on a detailed analysis of 166,880 researchers determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Computer Science, over 14402 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Computer Science
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be evaluated is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Computer Science. The approval requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists projected for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scientists are added into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification practices
Since our primary mission is to make sure that only credible scientists are included in our ranking we realize that metrics are never meant to be a full tool to quantify the contributions of researchers. For that reason we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a factor impacting a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is established using each scholar’s D-index with the help of information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the research community. A detailed explanation of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire scholars, businessmen and administrative bodies worldwide to examine where prominent experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific disciplines, 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 top scholars in Germany is Technical University of Munich with 42 scholars affiliated with it being features in the 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 featured in Germany are associated with Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Leipzig University, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Heidelberg University, Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy, Technical University of Berlin, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, University of Bremen, University of Mannheim, University of Augsburg.
Professor Wil M. P. van der Aalst from RWTH Aachen University is featured as the best researcher in Germany in our ranking with a D-index of 157. Ranking on the second place in Germany is Bernhard Schölkopf from Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems with a D-index of 155. The third place in Germany is occupied by Klaus-Robert Müller from Technical University of Berlin with a D-index of 139.
The average D-index for the top 5% researchers is 103 in comparison to an average of 47 for all 495 scientists included in our ranking.
The average number of published articles within the area of Computer Science for the top 10% of scientists in the ranking is 528 in comparison to an average of 288 for all 495 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 1% scholars is 108680 against an average of 13389 for all 495 researchers.