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
169 World 101 National Hsinchun Chen

Hsinchun Chen

University of Arizona, United States
D-index 97 Citations 42,021 575
171 World 102 National Srinivas Devadas

Srinivas Devadas

MIT, United States
D-index 97 Citations 35,634 350
176 World 103 National Christopher Kruegel

Christopher Kruegel

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 97 Citations 35,684 234
177 World 104 National Daniela Rus

Daniela Rus

MIT, United States
D-index 96 Citations 34,230 482
178 World 105 National Azriel Rosenfeld

Azriel Rosenfeld

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 96 Citations 59,502 470
180 World 106 National Ruslan Salakhutdinov

Ruslan Salakhutdinov

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 96 Citations 122,782 252
182 World 107 National Biswanath Mukherjee

Biswanath Mukherjee

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 96 Citations 52,209 600
183 World 108 National Sajal K. Das

Sajal K. Das

Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States
D-index 96 Citations 33,160 840
185 World 110 National Ramesh Govindan

Ramesh Govindan

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 96 Citations 57,963 280
186 World 111 National Lorrie Faith Cranor

Lorrie Faith Cranor

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 96 Citations 33,360 266
187 World 112 National Joseph M. Hellerstein

Joseph M. Hellerstein

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 96 Citations 48,603 260
188 World 109 National Eamonn Keogh

Eamonn Keogh

University of California, Riverside, United States
D-index 96 Citations 50,909 269
189 World 113 National Shankar Sastry

Shankar Sastry

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 95 Citations 50,160 370
190 World 114 National H. Vincent Poor

H. Vincent Poor

Princeton University, United States
D-index 95 Citations 49,633 1,037
191 World 115 National Richard M. Karp

Richard M. Karp

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 95 Citations 83,964 202
193 World 116 National Thomas Anderson

Thomas Anderson

University of Washington, United States
D-index 95 Citations 58,208 215
194 World 117 National Eric P. Xing

Eric P. Xing

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 95 Citations 36,995 449
195 World 119 National Bahram Javidi

Bahram Javidi

University of Connecticut, United States
D-index 95 Citations 31,599 580
196 World 118 National Edmund M. Clarke

Edmund M. Clarke

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 95 Citations 85,668 301
198 World 120 National Serge Belongie

Serge Belongie

Cornell University, United States
D-index 95 Citations 93,221 242
199 World 122 National Surajit Chaudhuri

Surajit Chaudhuri

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 95 Citations 36,165 323
200 World 121 National Nick McKeown

Nick McKeown

Stanford University, United States
D-index 95 Citations 56,791 203
202 World 123 National Amin Vahdat

Amin Vahdat

Google (United States), United States
D-index 95 Citations 47,946 284
204 World 124 National Dan Jurafsky

Dan Jurafsky

Stanford University, United States
D-index 94 Citations 45,785 239
206 World 125 National Dinesh Manocha

Dinesh Manocha

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 94 Citations 35,805 570
207 World 126 National Assaf Natanzon

Assaf Natanzon

DELL (United States), United States
D-index 94 Citations 16,259 202
209 World 127 National J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves

J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 94 Citations 32,603 499
210 World 128 National David J. DeWitt

David J. DeWitt

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 94 Citations 42,356 190
211 World 129 National Dimitris N. Metaxas

Dimitris N. Metaxas

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 93 Citations 36,212 547
217 World 131 National Wenke Lee

Wenke Lee

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 93 Citations 41,431 241
218 World 130 National Martín Abadi

Martín Abadi

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 93 Citations 86,223 242
219 World 133 National Eduard Hovy

Eduard Hovy

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 93 Citations 41,914 434
220 World 132 National Gene Tsudik

Gene Tsudik

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 93 Citations 37,528 339
222 World 134 National Samy Bengio

Samy Bengio

Google (United States), United States
D-index 93 Citations 53,857 314
226 World 135 National William J. Dally

William J. Dally

Stanford University, United States
D-index 92 Citations 75,916 277
227 World 136 National Pat Hanrahan

Pat Hanrahan

Stanford University, United States
D-index 92 Citations 47,394 212
228 World 137 National Tarek Abdelzaher

Tarek Abdelzaher

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 92 Citations 34,130 402
231 World 138 National Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo

The University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
D-index 92 Citations 28,969 877
232 World 139 National Salvatore J. Stolfo

Salvatore J. Stolfo

Columbia University, United States
D-index 92 Citations 39,105 270
234 World 140 National John C. Mitchell

John C. Mitchell

Stanford University, United States
D-index 91 Citations 28,513 233
235 World 141 National Thomas Kailath

Thomas Kailath

Stanford University, United States
D-index 91 Citations 46,702 339
236 World 142 National Vijay Kumar

Vijay Kumar

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 91 Citations 29,503 411
237 World 143 National David L. Donoho

David L. Donoho

Stanford University, United States
D-index 91 Citations 119,157 175
239 World 145 National George Karypis

George Karypis

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 91 Citations 74,808 327
241 World 144 National Ramesh Raskar

Ramesh Raskar

MIT, United States
D-index 91 Citations 32,472 443
242 World 149 National David R. Karger

David R. Karger

MIT, United States
D-index 91 Citations 69,756 255
245 World 146 National Ajith Abraham

Ajith Abraham

Machine Intelligence Research Labs, United States
D-index 91 Citations 34,401 842
246 World 148 National Pushmeet Kohli

Pushmeet Kohli

Google (United States), United States
D-index 91 Citations 35,580 307
247 World 147 National Oren Etzioni

Oren Etzioni

Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, United States
D-index 91 Citations 41,126 191
249 World 150 National Daniel S. Weld

Daniel S. Weld

University of Washington, United States
D-index 91 Citations 39,215 239
250 World 151 National Brad A. Myers

Brad A. Myers

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 91 Citations 32,555 394
252 World 152 National Michael K. Reiter

Michael K. Reiter

Duke University, United States
D-index 91 Citations 36,982 290
253 World 153 National Alex Waibel

Alex Waibel

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 91 Citations 33,958 592
254 World 154 National Jeffrey F. Cohn

Jeffrey F. Cohn

University of Pittsburgh, United States
D-index 90 Citations 37,018 236
255 World 155 National Maja J. Matarić

Maja J. Matarić

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 90 Citations 36,125 400
256 World 156 National Gaurav S. Sukhatme

Gaurav S. Sukhatme

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 90 Citations 29,375 413
257 World 157 National Shrikanth S. Narayanan

Shrikanth S. Narayanan

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 90 Citations 32,925 797
261 World 158 National James A. Hendler

James A. Hendler

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
D-index 90 Citations 46,426 369
262 World 159 National Kannan Ramchandran

Kannan Ramchandran

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 90 Citations 37,387 413
264 World 161 National Divesh Srivastava

Divesh Srivastava

AT&T (United States), United States
D-index 90 Citations 29,032 379
265 World 160 National Jiebo Luo

Jiebo Luo

University of Rochester, United States
D-index 90 Citations 31,236 590
268 World 162 National David Wagner

David Wagner

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 90 Citations 61,286 225
270 World 163 National David Heckerman

David Heckerman

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 89 Citations 50,563 224
271 World 164 National Joshua B. Tenenbaum

Joshua B. Tenenbaum

MIT, United States
D-index 89 Citations 56,536 336
272 World 165 National Rosalind W. Picard

Rosalind W. Picard

MIT, United States
D-index 89 Citations 37,179 277
273 World 166 National Rajeev Motwani

Rajeev Motwani

Stanford University, United States
D-index 89 Citations 106,748 194
274 World 167 National Ronald L. Rivest

Ronald L. Rivest

MIT, United States
D-index 89 Citations 139,991 247
277 World 168 National Gregory D. Abowd

Gregory D. Abowd

Northeastern University, United States
D-index 89 Citations 60,206 313
278 World 169 National Mark A. Musen

Mark A. Musen

Stanford University, United States
D-index 89 Citations 37,300 435
280 World 170 National Yuguang Fang

Yuguang Fang

University of Florida, United States
D-index 89 Citations 23,134 466
281 World 171 National Hosagrahar V. Jagadish

Hosagrahar V. Jagadish

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 89 Citations 32,300 309
283 World 172 National ChengXiang Zhai

ChengXiang Zhai

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 89 Citations 36,654 374
286 World 173 National John M. Carroll

John M. Carroll

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 88 Citations 35,230 437
287 World 174 National David M. Blei

David M. Blei

Columbia University, United States
D-index 88 Citations 93,852 191
288 World 175 National C. Lee Giles

C. Lee Giles

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 88 Citations 33,382 433
290 World 176 National Raymond J. Mooney

Raymond J. Mooney

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 88 Citations 37,357 248
291 World 177 National Giovanni Vigna

Giovanni Vigna

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 88 Citations 31,311 245
292 World 178 National Silvio Savarese

Silvio Savarese

Stanford University, United States
D-index 88 Citations 34,151 279
293 World 179 National Pierre Baldi

Pierre Baldi

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 87 Citations 35,034 280
294 World 180 National Alan S. Willsky

Alan S. Willsky

MIT, United States
D-index 87 Citations 32,153 393
295 World 181 National Fred Glover

Fred Glover

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 87 Citations 56,452 326
296 World 182 National Lotfi A. Zadeh

Lotfi A. Zadeh

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 87 Citations 223,135 190
297 World 183 National Jerry M. Mendel

Jerry M. Mendel

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 87 Citations 48,846 352
299 World 184 National Jason Cong

Jason Cong

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 87 Citations 26,214 446
300 World 185 National Noah A. Smith

Noah A. Smith

University of Washington, United States
D-index 87 Citations 31,144 304
301 World 186 National Ken Hinckley

Ken Hinckley

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 87 Citations 23,687 201
302 World 187 National Rajeev Alur

Rajeev Alur

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 87 Citations 53,826 261
303 World 188 National Mihalis Yannakakis

Mihalis Yannakakis

Columbia University, United States
D-index 87 Citations 36,929 182
304 World 189 National Mary Czerwinski

Mary Czerwinski

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 87 Citations 22,285 226
305 World 190 National Frédo Durand

Frédo Durand

MIT, United States
D-index 87 Citations 37,015 235
306 World 191 National Henning Schulzrinne

Henning Schulzrinne

Columbia University, United States
D-index 87 Citations 54,317 509
307 World 192 National Jianfeng Gao

Jianfeng Gao

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 87 Citations 37,330 364
310 World 194 National William W. Cohen

William W. Cohen

Google (United States), United States
D-index 87 Citations 38,023 301
311 World 195 National Alexei A. Efros

Alexei A. Efros

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 87 Citations 75,292 151
312 World 193 National Dan Roth

Dan Roth

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 87 Citations 29,740 391
313 World 196 National Mark D. Hill

Mark D. Hill

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 87 Citations 31,997 215
314 World 197 National Panos M. Pardalos

Panos M. Pardalos

University of Florida, United States
D-index 86 Citations 31,657 633
316 World 198 National Quoc V. Le

Quoc V. Le

Google (United States), United States
D-index 86 Citations 95,928 149
317 World 200 National Mohan M. Trivedi

Mohan M. Trivedi

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 86 Citations 29,043 471
318 World 199 National Klara Nahrstedt

Klara Nahrstedt

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 86 Citations 30,480 542

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