The 9th edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
discipline of Computer Science is based on data
derived from a wide range of 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
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Computer Science research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a trustworthy lineup of leading scientists from the discipline of Computer Science, created using a thorough study of 166,880 scientists identified from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Computer Science, over 14402 scientists were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Computer Science
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be examined is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Computer Science. The approval factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the selected area plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers projected for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading researchers are considered into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
Because our main goal is to make sure that only credible scholars are mentioned in our ranking we realize that metrics are never meant to be a complete tool to assess the work of researchers. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of trustworthy sources. While it’s not a metric defining a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by every scientist’s D-index according to metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the scientific community. A thorough explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Computer Science
With 256 scholars France ranks in spot 8 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in France is French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation - INRIA with 48 scientists affiliated with it being present in Research.com Computer Science ranking. It is followed by Paul Sabatier University with 18 scientists. Ranking thirds is Paul Sabatier University with 13 researchers.
Prominent scholars present in France are associated with Paul Sabatier University, CentraleSupélec, École Normale Supérieure, Télécom SudParis, French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation - INRIA, École des Ponts ParisTech, Panoramic Digital Health, EURECOM, Verimag, Valeo (France).
Professor Cordelia Schmid from French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation - INRIA is highlighted as the best scholar in France in our ranking with a D-index of 135. Ranking on the second place in France is Didier Dubois from Paul Sabatier University with a D-index of 123. The third place in France is occupied by Henri Prade from Paul Sabatier University with a D-index of 118.
The average D-index for the top 1% scientists is 125 against an average of 45 for all 256 researchers included in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the field of Computer Science for the top 10% of scholars in the ranking is 394 in comparison to an average of 231 for all 256 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scholars is 60563 against an average of 13455 for all 256 researchers.