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
1617 World 900 National Leslie Pack Kaelbling

Leslie Pack Kaelbling

MIT, United States
D-index 59 Citations 24,929 223
1618 World 901 National Hamido Fujita

Hamido Fujita

Association for Computing Machinery, United States
D-index 59 Citations 11,177 314
1619 World 907 National Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos

Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 59 Citations 12,782 318
1620 World 909 National John S. Gero

John S. Gero

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
D-index 59 Citations 17,221 338
1621 World 903 National Elchanan Mossel

Elchanan Mossel

MIT, United States
D-index 59 Citations 11,005 180
1622 World 904 National Pascal Van Hentenryck

Pascal Van Hentenryck

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 59 Citations 15,675 249
1624 World 905 National Gonzalo R. Arce

Gonzalo R. Arce

University of Delaware, United States
D-index 59 Citations 13,245 322
1625 World 906 National Ananthram Swami

Ananthram Swami

United States Army Research Laboratory, United States
D-index 59 Citations 23,415 291
1627 World 908 National Peter Willett

Peter Willett

University of Connecticut, United States
D-index 59 Citations 12,064 490
1628 World 911 National Marco Baroni

Marco Baroni

Facebook (United States), United States
D-index 59 Citations 16,763 148
1629 World 910 National James F. Allen

James F. Allen

Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, United States
D-index 59 Citations 37,621 211
1634 World 913 National Alejandro Acero

Alejandro Acero

Apple (United States), United States
D-index 59 Citations 9,971 196
1636 World 914 National Eli Upfal

Eli Upfal

Brown University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 13,716 169
1638 World 912 National Meredith Ringel Morris

Meredith Ringel Morris

Google (United States), United States
D-index 59 Citations 13,811 176
1642 World 919 National John Kubiatowicz

John Kubiatowicz

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 59 Citations 28,270 123
1645 World 917 National Rami Melhem

Rami Melhem

University of Pittsburgh, United States
D-index 59 Citations 12,022 295
1646 World 915 National Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar

Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar

Florida Atlantic University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 23,986 206
1647 World 916 National Russell Impagliazzo

Russell Impagliazzo

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 59 Citations 21,051 137
1648 World 918 National Steve Lawrence

Steve Lawrence

Google (United States), United States
D-index 59 Citations 34,535 92
1651 World 921 National King-Sun Fu

King-Sun Fu

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 59 Citations 19,433 160
1652 World 920 National Donald Kossmann

Donald Kossmann

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 59 Citations 19,250 203
1655 World 922 National Rosario Gennaro

Rosario Gennaro

City College of New York, United States
D-index 59 Citations 17,959 124
1657 World 923 National Chandrasekaran Mohan

Chandrasekaran Mohan

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 59 Citations 12,235 111
1662 World 924 National Ranveer Chandra

Ranveer Chandra

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 59 Citations 16,855 173
1666 World 925 National Charles Hansen

Charles Hansen

University of Utah, United States
D-index 59 Citations 14,071 201
1667 World 926 National Ophir Frieder

Ophir Frieder

Georgetown University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 16,894 327
1668 World 938 National Chandra Chekuri

Chandra Chekuri

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 59 Citations 13,384 155
1680 World 939 National Vyas Sekar

Vyas Sekar

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 16,699 147
1681 World 940 National John Shalf

John Shalf

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States
D-index 59 Citations 16,593 176
1682 World 949 National Charles A. Bouman

Charles A. Bouman

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 59 Citations 16,104 356
1683 World 928 National Natalya F. Noy

Natalya F. Noy

Google (United States), United States
D-index 59 Citations 31,041 156
1684 World 951 National Brian Curless

Brian Curless

University of Washington, United States
D-index 59 Citations 32,463 93
1685 World 927 National Satish Rao

Satish Rao

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 59 Citations 16,667 118
1686 World 950 National Luis Gravano

Luis Gravano

Columbia University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 16,759 122
1687 World 937 National Chaomei Chen

Chaomei Chen

Drexel University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 19,214 188
1688 World 947 National Arun Iyengar

Arun Iyengar

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 59 Citations 9,870 203
1689 World 948 National Richard M. Fujimoto

Richard M. Fujimoto

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 59 Citations 15,406 241
1691 World 929 National Grigore Rosu

Grigore Rosu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 59 Citations 10,867 233
1692 World 930 National Walid G. Aref

Walid G. Aref

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 59 Citations 14,075 234
1693 World 931 National Chita R. Das

Chita R. Das

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 11,940 250
1694 World 932 National Rakesh Kumar

Rakesh Kumar

SRI International, United States
D-index 59 Citations 12,242 133
1696 World 933 National Dmitry B. Goldgof

Dmitry B. Goldgof

University of South Florida, United States
D-index 59 Citations 13,672 290
1697 World 934 National Jamie Callan

Jamie Callan

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 12,164 195
1698 World 935 National Adnan Darwiche

Adnan Darwiche

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 59 Citations 12,497 169
1699 World 936 National Nick Craswell

Nick Craswell

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 59 Citations 14,244 194
1702 World 941 National Ali Farhadi

Ali Farhadi

University of Washington, United States
D-index 59 Citations 66,130 143
1703 World 942 National Edward A. Fox

Edward A. Fox

Virginia Tech, United States
D-index 59 Citations 16,179 408
1707 World 943 National John R. Douceur

John R. Douceur

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 59 Citations 20,892 122
1708 World 944 National James Michael Ferris

James Michael Ferris

Red Hat (United States), United States
D-index 59 Citations 13,158 72
1709 World 945 National Michael F. Cohen

Michael F. Cohen

Facebook (United States), United States
D-index 59 Citations 14,504 133
1711 World 946 National Vishal M. Patel

Vishal M. Patel

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 14,757 251
1715 World 952 National Francesco Bullo

Francesco Bullo

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 58 Citations 19,863 183
1716 World 953 National James C. Gee

James C. Gee

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 58 Citations 29,099 258
1717 World 955 National Gari D. Clifford

Gari D. Clifford

Emory University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 15,755 206
1718 World 954 National Carlo Ratti

Carlo Ratti

MIT, United States
D-index 58 Citations 15,493 199
1720 World 956 National Michael P. Wellman

Michael P. Wellman

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 58 Citations 13,667 168
1722 World 957 National Sanjit K. Mitra

Sanjit K. Mitra

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 58 Citations 18,886 298
1725 World 958 National Chris R. Johnson

Chris R. Johnson

University of Utah, United States
D-index 58 Citations 11,835 264
1726 World 959 National Roy D. Yates

Roy D. Yates

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 58 Citations 16,213 187
1731 World 960 National Daniel G. Bobrow

Daniel G. Bobrow

Palo Alto Research Center, United States
D-index 58 Citations 19,485 131
1733 World 961 National Salil P. Vadhan

Salil P. Vadhan

Harvard University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 14,734 132
1734 World 962 National Jordan Pollack

Jordan Pollack

Brandeis University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 15,173 196
1736 World 964 National François Baccelli

François Baccelli

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 58 Citations 19,511 190
1738 World 963 National Dana S. Nau

Dana S. Nau

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 58 Citations 17,392 214
1741 World 965 National Krste Asanovic

Krste Asanovic

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 58 Citations 16,674 160
1742 World 966 National Dana H. Ballard

Dana H. Ballard

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 58 Citations 43,872 192
1747 World 967 National Foster Provost

Foster Provost

New York University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 23,586 151
1748 World 968 National Elizabeth D. Mynatt

Elizabeth D. Mynatt

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 58 Citations 15,382 156
1749 World 969 National Vasant Honavar

Vasant Honavar

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 13,379 329
1750 World 970 National Alan M. MacEachren

Alan M. MacEachren

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 17,117 163
1754 World 971 National Shang-Hua Teng

Shang-Hua Teng

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 58 Citations 15,668 173
1759 World 972 National Peter N. Belhumeur

Peter N. Belhumeur

Columbia University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 41,710 109
1760 World 973 National Yuanyuan Yang

Yuanyuan Yang

Stony Brook University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 10,241 354
1763 World 977 National Kristina Lerman

Kristina Lerman

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 58 Citations 12,303 189
1765 World 974 National Yi-Min Wang

Yi-Min Wang

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 58 Citations 13,300 128
1766 World 975 National Gio Wiederhold

Gio Wiederhold

Stanford University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 20,820 223
1767 World 976 National s muthukrishnan

s muthukrishnan

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 58 Citations 12,453 137
1769 World 992 National Carl A. Gunter

Carl A. Gunter

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 58 Citations 12,827 194
1770 World 991 National Anupam Gupta

Anupam Gupta

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 10,500 181
1776 World 990 National James Z. Wang

James Z. Wang

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 24,415 169
1777 World 989 National Charles J. Colbourn

Charles J. Colbourn

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 18,182 362
1778 World 988 National Dahlia Malkhi

Dahlia Malkhi

Diem Association, United States
D-index 58 Citations 11,899 173
1783 World 993 National Premkumar Devanbu

Premkumar Devanbu

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 58 Citations 14,173 127
1785 World 978 National Martin Reisslein

Martin Reisslein

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 12,551 253
1786 World 979 National Roch Guerin

Roch Guerin

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 58 Citations 18,893 153
1787 World 980 National Malcolm Slaney

Malcolm Slaney

Google (United States), United States
D-index 58 Citations 25,559 147
1788 World 981 National Dongyan Xu

Dongyan Xu

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 58 Citations 11,966 167
1789 World 982 National Graham Neubig

Graham Neubig

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 11,959 352
1790 World 983 National Sharad Mehrotra

Sharad Mehrotra

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 58 Citations 22,759 269
1792 World 984 National Chris Callison-Burch

Chris Callison-Burch

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 58 Citations 22,185 184
1793 World 985 National Eric Brill

Eric Brill

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 58 Citations 19,696 96
1794 World 986 National Ming-Ting Sun

Ming-Ting Sun

University of Washington, United States
D-index 58 Citations 9,390 218
1795 World 987 National Hynek Hermansky

Hynek Hermansky

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 18,743 277
1801 World 995 National Matthew Turk

Matthew Turk

Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, United States
D-index 58 Citations 41,378 172
1805 World 996 National Lynn Wilcox

Lynn Wilcox

FX Palo Alto Laboratory, United States
D-index 58 Citations 10,240 129
1806 World 997 National Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau

Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 58 Citations 10,693 152
1807 World 998 National Sang H. Son

Sang H. Son

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 58 Citations 14,417 332
1808 World 994 National Samir R. Das

Samir R. Das

Stony Brook University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 38,933 154
1809 World 999 National Venu Govindaraju

Venu Govindaraju

University at Buffalo, State University of New York, United States
D-index 58 Citations 12,430 386
1810 World 1000 National Aaron F. Bobick

Aaron F. Bobick

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 58 Citations 21,751 137

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