The 9th edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
discipline of Computer Science relies os data
consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
gathered 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
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Computer Science research
Our best scientists ranking is a reliable lineup of leading scholars from the field of Computer Science, based on a detailed analysis of 166,880 researchers discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Computer Science, as many as 14402 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index approval threshold for Computer Science
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be examined is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Computer Science. The acceptance requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering top researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars estimated for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading researchers are added into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
Since our primary goal is to ensure that only genuine scientists are listed in Research.com ranking we realize that raw data are never meant to be a complete tool to evaluate the contributions of scholars. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a metric contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the number of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is established using each scientist’s D-index using metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind available to the scientific community. A detailed explanation of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate scholars, companies and politicians worldwide to investigate where leading experts are heading and to provide a way for the whole scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Computer Science
With 168 scholars Spain ranks in spot 13 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in Spain is University of Granada with 19 scientists affiliated with it being present in the Computer Science ranking. It is followed by University of Granada with 17 scientists. Ranking thirds is University of Barcelona with 12 scientists.
Prominent researchers featured in Spain are representing University of Extremadura, University of Salamanca, Universidad Publica De Navarra, Pompeu Fabra University, University of Malaga, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems, Spanish National Research Council, University of Jaén, University of Seville.
Professor Francisco Herrera from University of Granada is highlighted as the best scholar in Spain in our ranking with a D-index of 161. Ranking second in Spain is Enrique Herrera-Viedma from University of Granada with a D-index of 110. The third spot in Spain is occupied by Mel Slater from University of Barcelona with a D-index of 92.
The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 79 in comparison to an average of 44 for all 168 scholars included in our ranking.
The average number of published articles in the discipline of Computer Science for the top 5% of researchers in the ranking is 680 against an average of 264 for all 168 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scholars is 27534 against an average of 10392 for all 168 scholars.