Best Computer Science Scientists in Estonia

The 9th edition of ranking of the best scholars in the field of Computer Science relies os data combined from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising 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 takes into account only publications and citation metrics for an examined discipline.
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The focus of our Computer Science research
Our best scholars ranking is a trustworthy lineup of leading scientists from the area of Computer Science, established by means of a meticulous study of 166,880 scientists determined 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 scientist to be considered is set to 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Computer Science. The inclusion criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including leading scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers assessed for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scholars are added into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.

Additional verification practices
Since our leading goal is to guarantee that only credible researchers are mentioned in the ranking we are aware that raw data are never supposed to be a complete tool to quantify the output of scientists. For that reason we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a factor defining a researcher’s position in ranking, the number of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a specific area of science. Position in the ranking is established using each scientist’s D-index using metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind open to the scientific community. A comprehensive explanation of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.

Our agenda
Our aim is to inspire researchers, companies and administrative bodies around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the whole research community to discover who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Computer Science
With 3 scholars Estonia ranks in spot 48 globally.

As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in Estonia is University of Tartu with 3 researchers affiliated with it being present in the Computer Science ranking.

Prominent scientists listed in Estonia are associated with University of Tartu.

Professor Marlon Dumas from University of Tartu is featured as the best scientist in Estonia in our ranking with a D-index of 84. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Estonia is Helger Lipmaa from University of Tartu with a D-index of 32. The third position in Estonia is occupied by Sherif Sakr from University of Tartu with a D-index of 30.

The average D-index for the top 10% researchers is 48 in comparison to an average of 48 for all 3 scientists listed in the ranking.

The average number of published articles in the field of Computer Science for the top 5% of scholars in the ranking is 250 in comparison to an average of 250 for all 3 scholars.

The average number of citations for the top 3% scholars is 15203 against an average of 15203 for all 3 researchers.

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D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
489 World 1 National D-index 84 Citations 36,240 424
9288 World 2 National D-index 32 Citations 4,654 106
10146 World 3 National D-index 30 Citations 4,715 220

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