Best Computer Science Scientists in United States

The 8th edition of Research.com ranking of top Computer Science scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best 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 Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Computer Science, over 9,735 profiles were examined.

The D-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 D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-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. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the 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 D-index using data compiled from 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
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.
Citations
Publications
1 World 1 National D-index 201 Citations 247,416 867
3 World 2 National D-index 184 Citations 205,519 993
5 World 3 National D-index 164 Citations 201,905 612
6 World 5 National D-index 163 Citations 118,676 1,068
7 World 4 National D-index 163 Citations 127,284 1,531
8 World 6 National D-index 157 Citations 127,286 612
13 World 7 National D-index 149 Citations 157,984 367
14 World 8 National D-index 146 Citations 114,187 360
15 World 9 National D-index 145 Citations 73,100 616
16 World 10 National D-index 144 Citations 167,950 487
17 World 11 National D-index 143 Citations 171,887 367
18 World 12 National D-index 140 Citations 171,999 386
19 World 13 National D-index 139 Citations 136,560 714
20 World 14 National D-index 139 Citations 128,049 389
23 World 15 National D-index 137 Citations 84,521 498
24 World 16 National D-index 136 Citations 86,818 659
27 World 17 National D-index 132 Citations 83,484 486
29 World 18 National D-index 130 Citations 55,868 276
30 World 19 National D-index 129 Citations 80,868 1,072
32 World 20 National D-index 128 Citations 115,837 515
35 World 21 National D-index 126 Citations 86,679 459
37 World 22 National D-index 125 Citations 64,965 646
38 World 23 National D-index 125 Citations 71,317 825
39 World 24 National D-index 125 Citations 74,240 348
41 World 25 National D-index 122 Citations 121,255 419
42 World 26 National D-index 122 Citations 104,650 334
43 World 27 National D-index 122 Citations 92,694 286
44 World 28 National D-index 121 Citations 56,262 601
45 World 29 National D-index 121 Citations 93,383 282
46 World 30 National D-index 121 Citations 56,125 311
48 World 31 National D-index 121 Citations 70,588 875
49 World 32 National D-index 121 Citations 143,423 258
50 World 33 National D-index 120 Citations 89,939 403
51 World 34 National D-index 120 Citations 82,219 316
54 World 35 National D-index 119 Citations 62,351 444
55 World 36 National D-index 118 Citations 63,202 326
56 World 37 National D-index 118 Citations 69,883 566
57 World 38 National D-index 118 Citations 68,197 487
59 World 39 National D-index 117 Citations 89,709 524
61 World 40 National D-index 116 Citations 161,764 241
64 World 41 National D-index 116 Citations 59,392 375
65 World 42 National D-index 116 Citations 82,451 355
67 World 43 National D-index 115 Citations 53,057 757
70 World 44 National D-index 115 Citations 81,259 274
74 World 45 National D-index 114 Citations 150,174 288
76 World 46 National D-index 113 Citations 245,103 264
78 World 47 National D-index 111 Citations 71,897 507
79 World 48 National D-index 111 Citations 58,948 245
80 World 49 National D-index 111 Citations 83,477 317
81 World 50 National D-index 111 Citations 47,049 581
82 World 51 National D-index 111 Citations 45,475 576
83 World 52 National D-index 111 Citations 61,577 511
84 World 53 National D-index 111 Citations 61,610 566
85 World 54 National D-index 110 Citations 52,127 226
86 World 55 National D-index 110 Citations 87,190 420
87 World 56 National D-index 110 Citations 121,042 290
88 World 57 National D-index 110 Citations 60,520 620
89 World 58 National D-index 110 Citations 40,263 866
90 World 59 National D-index 110 Citations 51,348 370
91 World 60 National D-index 110 Citations 57,554 325
93 World 61 National D-index 109 Citations 44,032 695
94 World 62 National D-index 109 Citations 67,292 280
95 World 64 National D-index 109 Citations 48,352 408
96 World 63 National D-index 109 Citations 83,350 341
98 World 65 National D-index 108 Citations 62,743 324
100 World 66 National D-index 108 Citations 79,245 303
101 World 67 National D-index 107 Citations 47,039 415
103 World 68 National D-index 107 Citations 161,800 512
106 World 69 National D-index 107 Citations 43,966 696
112 World 70 National D-index 105 Citations 120,919 283
114 World 71 National D-index 105 Citations 63,606 212
116 World 72 National D-index 105 Citations 115,460 673
118 World 73 National D-index 104 Citations 46,514 934
119 World 74 National D-index 104 Citations 43,550 914
123 World 76 National D-index 104 Citations 43,031 926
124 World 75 National D-index 104 Citations 49,624 356
125 World 77 National D-index 103 Citations 87,662 270
127 World 78 National D-index 103 Citations 47,485 609
128 World 79 National D-index 103 Citations 47,531 464
129 World 80 National D-index 103 Citations 102,383 349
131 World 81 National D-index 103 Citations 60,665 227
134 World 82 National D-index 102 Citations 52,082 421
135 World 83 National D-index 102 Citations 38,994 530
137 World 84 National D-index 101 Citations 59,007 490
140 World 85 National D-index 100 Citations 87,579 237
141 World 86 National D-index 100 Citations 68,822 227
142 World 87 National D-index 100 Citations 71,145 312
144 World 88 National D-index 99 Citations 280,036 335
148 World 89 National D-index 99 Citations 65,446 280
150 World 90 National D-index 99 Citations 59,412 297
151 World 91 National D-index 98 Citations 103,639 228
152 World 92 National D-index 98 Citations 28,854 322
154 World 94 National D-index 98 Citations 68,003 446
155 World 93 National D-index 98 Citations 109,097 314
156 World 95 National D-index 98 Citations 38,297 498
158 World 96 National D-index 98 Citations 42,373 206
160 World 99 National D-index 98 Citations 48,963 333
161 World 98 National D-index 98 Citations 45,357 449
162 World 97 National D-index 98 Citations 63,139 494
166 World 100 National D-index 97 Citations 73,268 383

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