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 627 scholars United Kingdom ranks in spot 3 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in United Kingdom is University of Cambridge with 49 scientists affiliated with it being present in the Computer Science ranking. It is followed by Brunel University London with 47 scientists. Ranking thirds is Loughborough University with 45 scientists.
Prominent researchers featured in United Kingdom are representing The Alan Turing Institute, University of Wolverhampton, Middlesex University, Amazon (United Kingdom), University of Bradford, University of York, Atkins (United Kingdom), University of Portsmouth, The Open University, Imperial College London.
Professor Andrew Zisserman from University of Oxford is highlighted as the best scholar in United Kingdom in our ranking with a D-index of 175. Ranking second in United Kingdom is Zidong Wang from Brunel University London with a D-index of 130. The third spot in United Kingdom is occupied by Nicholas R. Jennings from Loughborough University with a D-index of 129.
The average D-index for the top 5% scientists is 99 in comparison to an average of 48 for all 627 scholars included in our ranking.
The average number of published articles in the discipline of Computer Science for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 469 against an average of 254 for all 627 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 1% scholars is 98703 against an average of 15455 for all 627 scholars.