The 9th edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
arena of Computer Science was created using data
consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating 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
includes exclusively publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Computer Science research
Our best scholars ranking is a trustworthy list of leading scholars from the field of Computer Science, based on a detailed analysis of 166,880 researchers discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Computer Science, more than 14402 scholars were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Computer Science
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be considered is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Computer Science. The approval requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the specific field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for considering top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists projected for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scientists are added into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
Since our primary mission is to make sure that only actual scientists are included in Research.com ranking we believe that metrics are never supposed to be a complete measure to assess the work of scientists. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. While it’s not a metric defining a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is established using every scholar’s D-index according to information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to inspire researchers, businessmen and politicians around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Computer Science
With 25 researchers Saudi Arabia ranks in spot 29 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in Saudi Arabia is King Abdullah University of Science and Technology with 13 researchers affiliated with it being present in Research.com Computer Science ranking. It is followed by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology with 6 scholars. Ranking thirds is King Saud University with 3 scholars.
Prominent scientists ranking in Saudi Arabia are affiliated with Prince Sultan University, Effat University, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, King Saud University.
Professor Tony F. Chan from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology is listed as the best researcher in Saudi Arabia in our ranking with a D-index of 89. Ranking second in Saudi Arabia is Lawrence Carin from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology with a D-index of 88. The third position in Saudi Arabia is occupied by Muhammad Khurram Khan from King Saud University with a D-index of 77.
The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 84 against an average of 50 for all 25 scholars listed in our ranking.
The average number of published papers in the field of Computer Science for the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 265 against an average of 265 for all 25 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scholars is 59587 against an average of 12532 for all 25 researchers.