Top Computer Science Scientists in United States

This 8th edition of top scientists ranking for Computer Science was published by Research.com, one of the major websites for Computer Science research offering credible data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The ranking contains h-index, publications and citations values collected on December 6th, 2021. Show more

Our top scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Computer Science, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Computer Science, over 9,735 profiles were examined.

The h-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Computer Science. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the discipline h-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The discipline h-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking whilst without doubt we believe that numbers are never meant to be an obsolete measure to quantify the precious contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s h-index using data compiled Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
H-index
Citations
Publications
1 World 1 National Anil K. Jain

Anil K. Jain

Michigan State University, United States
H-index 201 Citations 247,416 867
3 World 2 National Jiawei Han

Jiawei Han

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
H-index 184 Citations 205,519 993
5 World 3 National Michael I. Jordan

Michael I. Jordan

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 164 Citations 201,905 612
6 World 5 National Thomas S. Huang

Thomas S. Huang

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
H-index 163 Citations 118,676 1,068
7 World 4 National Philip S. Yu

Philip S. Yu

University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
H-index 163 Citations 127,284 1,531
8 World 6 National Takeo Kanade

Takeo Kanade

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 157 Citations 127,286 612
13 World 7 National Scott Shenker

Scott Shenker

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 149 Citations 157,984 367
14 World 8 National Sebastian Thrun

Sebastian Thrun

Stanford University, United States
H-index 146 Citations 114,187 360
15 World 9 National Eric Horvitz

Eric Horvitz

Microsoft (United States), United States
H-index 145 Citations 73,100 616
16 World 10 National Trevor Darrell

Trevor Darrell

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 144 Citations 167,950 487
17 World 11 National Jitendra Malik

Jitendra Malik

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 143 Citations 171,887 367
18 World 12 National Christopher D. Manning

Christopher D. Manning

Stanford University, United States
H-index 140 Citations 171,999 386
19 World 13 National Ian Foster

Ian Foster

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 139 Citations 136,560 714
20 World 14 National Ion Stoica

Ion Stoica

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 139 Citations 128,049 389
23 World 15 National Hector Garcia-Molina

Hector Garcia-Molina

Stanford University, United States
H-index 137 Citations 84,521 498
24 World 16 National Christos Faloutsos

Christos Faloutsos

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 136 Citations 86,818 659
27 World 17 National Leonidas J. Guibas

Leonidas J. Guibas

Stanford University, United States
H-index 132 Citations 83,484 486
29 World 18 National Jay S. Walker

Jay S. Walker

Walker Digital (United States), United States
H-index 130 Citations 55,868 276
30 World 19 National Jack Dongarra

Jack Dongarra

University of Tennessee at Knoxville, United States
H-index 129 Citations 80,868 1,072
32 World 20 National Alex Pentland

Alex Pentland

MIT, United States
H-index 128 Citations 115,837 515
35 World 21 National Ming-Hsuan Yang

Ming-Hsuan Yang

University of California, Merced, United States
H-index 126 Citations 86,679 459
37 World 22 National Don Towsley

Don Towsley

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
H-index 125 Citations 64,965 646
38 World 23 National Rama Chellappa

Rama Chellappa

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 125 Citations 71,317 825
39 World 24 National Dawn Song

Dawn Song

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 125 Citations 74,240 348
41 World 25 National Deborah Estrin

Deborah Estrin

Cornell University, United States
H-index 122 Citations 121,255 419
42 World 26 National David E. Culler

David E. Culler

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 122 Citations 104,650 334
43 World 27 National Richard Szeliski

Richard Szeliski

University of Washington, United States
H-index 122 Citations 92,694 286
44 World 28 National Shih-Fu Chang

Shih-Fu Chang

Columbia University, United States
H-index 121 Citations 56,262 601
45 World 29 National Dan Boneh

Dan Boneh

Stanford University, United States
H-index 121 Citations 93,383 282
46 World 30 National Shree K. Nayar

Shree K. Nayar

Columbia University, United States
H-index 121 Citations 56,125 311
48 World 31 National Mario Gerla

Mario Gerla

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 121 Citations 70,588 875
49 World 32 National Hari Balakrishnan

Hari Balakrishnan

MIT, United States
H-index 121 Citations 143,423 258
50 World 33 National Tomaso Poggio

Tomaso Poggio

MIT, United States
H-index 120 Citations 89,939 403
51 World 34 National William T. Freeman

William T. Freeman

MIT, United States
H-index 120 Citations 82,219 316
54 World 35 National John A. Stankovic

John A. Stankovic

University of Virginia, United States
H-index 119 Citations 62,351 444
55 World 36 National Pieter Abbeel

Pieter Abbeel

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 118 Citations 63,202 326
56 World 37 National Huan Liu

Huan Liu

Arizona State University, United States
H-index 118 Citations 69,883 566
57 World 38 National Mubarak Shah

Mubarak Shah

University of Central Florida, United States
H-index 118 Citations 68,197 487
59 World 39 National Ben Shneiderman

Ben Shneiderman

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 117 Citations 89,709 524
61 World 40 National Andrew Y. Ng

Andrew Y. Ng

Stanford University, United States
H-index 116 Citations 161,764 241
64 World 41 National Sergey Levine

Sergey Levine

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 116 Citations 59,392 375
65 World 42 National Randy H. Katz

Randy H. Katz

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 116 Citations 82,451 355
67 World 43 National Georgios B. Giannakis

Georgios B. Giannakis

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 115 Citations 53,057 757
70 World 44 National Antonio Torralba

Antonio Torralba

MIT, United States
H-index 115 Citations 81,259 274
74 World 45 National Li Fei-Fei

Li Fei-Fei

Stanford University, United States
H-index 114 Citations 150,174 288
76 World 46 National Yann LeCun

Yann LeCun

Facebook (United States), United States
H-index 113 Citations 245,103 264
78 World 47 National Alan L. Yuille

Alan L. Yuille

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 111 Citations 71,897 507
79 World 48 National Dieter Fox

Dieter Fox

University of Washington, United States
H-index 111 Citations 58,948 245
80 World 49 National Robert E. Tarjan

Robert E. Tarjan

Princeton University, United States
H-index 111 Citations 83,477 317
81 World 50 National Amit P. Sheth

Amit P. Sheth

University of South Carolina, United States
H-index 111 Citations 47,049 581
82 World 51 National Sushil Jajodia

Sushil Jajodia

George Mason University, United States
H-index 111 Citations 45,475 576
83 World 52 National Charu C. Aggarwal

Charu C. Aggarwal

IBM (United States), United States
H-index 111 Citations 61,577 511
84 World 53 National Larry S. Davis

Larry S. Davis

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 111 Citations 61,610 566
85 World 54 National Daphne Koller

Daphne Koller

Stanford University, United States
H-index 110 Citations 52,127 226
86 World 55 National Ian F. Akyildiz

Ian F. Akyildiz

Truva, Inc, United States
H-index 110 Citations 87,190 420
87 World 56 National Alexander J. Smola

Alexander J. Smola

Amazon (United States), United States
H-index 110 Citations 121,042 290
88 World 57 National Ronald R. Yager

Ronald R. Yager

Iona College, United States
H-index 110 Citations 60,520 620
89 World 58 National MengChu Zhou

MengChu Zhou

New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 110 Citations 40,263 866
90 World 59 National Heung-Yeung Shum

Heung-Yeung Shum

Microsoft (United States), United States
H-index 110 Citations 51,348 370
91 World 60 National Jennifer Rexford

Jennifer Rexford

Princeton University, United States
H-index 110 Citations 57,554 325
93 World 61 National Vince D. Calhoun

Vince D. Calhoun

Georgia State University, United States
H-index 109 Citations 44,032 695
94 World 62 National Christos H. Papadimitriou

Christos H. Papadimitriou

Columbia University, United States
H-index 109 Citations 67,292 280
95 World 64 National Martial Hebert

Martial Hebert

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 109 Citations 48,352 408
96 World 63 National Andrew McCallum

Andrew McCallum

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
H-index 109 Citations 83,350 341
98 World 65 National Stephen Grossberg

Stephen Grossberg

Boston University, United States
H-index 108 Citations 62,743 324
100 World 66 National Susan T. Dumais

Susan T. Dumais

Microsoft (United States), United States
H-index 108 Citations 79,245 303
101 World 67 National Ron Kikinis

Ron Kikinis

Brigham and Women's Hospital, United States
H-index 107 Citations 47,039 415
103 World 68 National Kalyanmoy Deb

Kalyanmoy Deb

Michigan State University, United States
H-index 107 Citations 161,800 512
106 World 69 National Kang G. Shin

Kang G. Shin

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
H-index 107 Citations 43,966 696
112 World 70 National Jeffrey D. Ullman

Jeffrey D. Ullman

Stanford University, United States
H-index 105 Citations 120,919 283
114 World 71 National Mihir Bellare

Mihir Bellare

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 105 Citations 63,606 212
116 World 72 National Alan C. Bovik

Alan C. Bovik

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
H-index 105 Citations 115,460 673
118 World 73 National Jie Wu

Jie Wu

Temple University, United States
H-index 104 Citations 46,514 934
119 World 74 National Zhu Han

Zhu Han

University of Houston, United States
H-index 104 Citations 43,550 914
123 World 76 National Elisa Bertino

Elisa Bertino

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
H-index 104 Citations 43,031 926
124 World 75 National W. Bruce Croft

W. Bruce Croft

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
H-index 104 Citations 49,624 356
125 World 77 National Jure Leskovec

Jure Leskovec

Stanford University, United States
H-index 103 Citations 87,662 270
127 World 78 National Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 103 Citations 47,485 609
128 World 79 National Moshe Y. Vardi

Moshe Y. Vardi

Rice University, United States
H-index 103 Citations 47,531 464
129 World 80 National David A. Patterson

David A. Patterson

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 103 Citations 102,383 349
131 World 81 National Jennifer Widom

Jennifer Widom

Stanford University, United States
H-index 103 Citations 60,665 227
134 World 82 National Mani Srivastava

Mani Srivastava

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 102 Citations 52,082 421
135 World 83 National Bernd Girod

Bernd Girod

Stanford University, United States
H-index 102 Citations 38,994 530
137 World 84 National Richard G. Baraniuk

Richard G. Baraniuk

Rice University, United States
H-index 101 Citations 59,007 490
140 World 85 National Jason Weston

Jason Weston

Facebook (United States), United States
H-index 100 Citations 87,579 237
141 World 86 National Vern Paxson

Vern Paxson

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 100 Citations 68,822 227
142 World 87 National Lixia Zhang

Lixia Zhang

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 100 Citations 71,145 312
144 World 88 National David E. Goldberg

David E. Goldberg

Big Beacon, United States
H-index 99 Citations 280,036 335
148 World 89 National Michael J. Franklin

Michael J. Franklin

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 99 Citations 65,446 280
150 World 90 National Samuel Madden

Samuel Madden

MIT, United States
H-index 99 Citations 59,412 297
151 World 91 National Jon Kleinberg

Jon Kleinberg

Cornell University, United States
H-index 98 Citations 103,639 228
152 World 92 National Hojjat Adeli

Hojjat Adeli

The Ohio State University, United States
H-index 98 Citations 28,854 322
154 World 94 National Guillermo Sapiro

Guillermo Sapiro

Duke University, United States
H-index 98 Citations 68,003 446
155 World 93 National Pietro Perona

Pietro Perona

California Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 98 Citations 109,097 314
156 World 95 National Kishor S. Trivedi

Kishor S. Trivedi

Duke University, United States
H-index 98 Citations 38,297 498
158 World 96 National Imran Chaudhri

Imran Chaudhri

Apple (United States), United States
H-index 98 Citations 42,373 206
160 World 99 National Michael Stonebraker

Michael Stonebraker

MIT, United States
H-index 98 Citations 48,963 333
161 World 98 National Tim Finin

Tim Finin

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States
H-index 98 Citations 45,357 449
162 World 97 National Li Deng

Li Deng

Citadel, United States
H-index 98 Citations 63,139 494
166 World 100 National Vipin Kumar

Vipin Kumar

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 97 Citations 73,268 383

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