Best Computer Science Scientists in New Zealand

The 9th edition of ranking of the best scholars in the arena of Computer Science relies os data derived from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which takes into account only papers and citation values for an examined discipline.
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The scope of our Computer Science research’s best scientists ranking is a reliable lineup of leading researchers from the discipline of Computer Science, based on a detailed analysis of 166,880 researchers discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Computer Science, over 14402 scientists were examined.

What is D-index acceptance threshold for Computer Science
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be examined is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Computer Science. The approval criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers assessed for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scientists are added into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.

Extra verification methods
Since our leading goal is to ensure that only genuine scholars are included in the ranking we are aware that numbers are never meant to be a complete means to quantify the contributions of scholars. This is why we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. While it’s not a metric impacting a scholar’s position in ranking, the amount of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should constitute a valuable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is established using each 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 available to the scientific community. A comprehensive explanation of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.

Our mission
Our objective is to inspire researchers, companies and decision-makers around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the entire 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 25 researchers New Zealand ranks in spot 30 globally.

As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in New Zealand is Victoria University of Wellington with 8 scientists affiliated with it being features in Computer Science ranking. It is followed by Auckland University of Technology with 5 scientists. Ranking thirds is University of Waikato with 4 scholars.

Prominent scholars listed in New Zealand are affiliated with University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington, Weta Digital, University of Canterbury, Auckland University of Technology, University of Auckland.

Professor Ian H. Witten from University of Waikato is listed as the best scholar in New Zealand in our ranking with a D-index of 84. Ranking second in New Zealand is Nikola Kasabov from Auckland University of Technology with a D-index of 65. The third spot in New Zealand is occupied by Eibe Frank from University of Waikato with a D-index of 61.

The average D-index for the top 1% scientists is 43 against an average of 43 for all 25 researchers included in the ranking.

The average number of published papers within the discipline of Computer Science for the top 3% of researchers in the ranking is 481 against an average of 272 for all 25 researchers.

The average number of citations for the top 10% scholars is 102302 against an average of 22875 for all 25 scientists.

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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.
472 World 1 National D-index 84 Citations 156,532 481
1535 World 2 National D-index 65 Citations 16,596 613
1896 World 3 National D-index 61 Citations 133,778 160
2353 World 4 National D-index 58 Citations 17,975 780
3051 World 5 National D-index 54 Citations 10,052 201
3224 World 6 National D-index 53 Citations 10,020 335
3432 World 7 National D-index 51 Citations 43,352 174
4006 World 8 National D-index 48 Citations 10,241 549
4043 World 9 National D-index 48 Citations 8,945 134
4099 World 10 National D-index 47 Citations 38,359 221
4486 World 11 National D-index 45 Citations 16,203 211
5132 World 12 National D-index 42 Citations 14,581 322
6314 World 13 National D-index 38 Citations 8,903 326
6427 World 14 National D-index 38 Citations 6,771 205
7830 World 15 National D-index 34 Citations 11,281 100
8052 World 16 National D-index 34 Citations 5,760 128
8285 World 17 National D-index 33 Citations 13,473 161
8429 World 18 National D-index 33 Citations 7,085 241
8954 World 19 National D-index 32 Citations 7,598 179
9260 World 20 National D-index 32 Citations 4,782 310
9598 World 21 National D-index 31 Citations 6,235 192
9634 World 22 National D-index 31 Citations 5,872 159
9791 World 23 National D-index 31 Citations 4,673 203
10011 World 24 National D-index 30 Citations 8,631 186
10202 World 25 National D-index 30 Citations 4,186 233

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