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
3726 World 1900 National D-index 44 Citations 12,633 79
3727 World 1902 National D-index 44 Citations 10,490 128
3729 World 1909 National D-index 44 Citations 9,460 179
3730 World 1908 National D-index 44 Citations 15,418 96
3733 World 1907 National D-index 44 Citations 25,007 122
3736 World 1906 National D-index 44 Citations 10,665 87
3737 World 1905 National D-index 44 Citations 7,792 119
3738 World 1903 National D-index 44 Citations 22,520 109
3739 World 1904 National D-index 44 Citations 10,565 103
3742 World 1911 National D-index 44 Citations 14,639 118
3744 World 1912 National D-index 44 Citations 12,560 149
3745 World 1913 National D-index 44 Citations 7,133 293
3747 World 1914 National D-index 44 Citations 12,226 136
3748 World 1915 National D-index 44 Citations 12,891 273
3749 World 1916 National D-index 44 Citations 20,863 135
3750 World 1917 National D-index 44 Citations 14,556 106
3751 World 1918 National D-index 44 Citations 5,858 52
3752 World 1910 National D-index 44 Citations 8,723 97
3759 World 1920 National D-index 44 Citations 7,425 131
3760 World 1919 National D-index 44 Citations 10,833 145
3761 World 1929 National D-index 44 Citations 10,986 123
3762 World 1928 National D-index 44 Citations 11,409 132
3763 World 1927 National D-index 44 Citations 6,842 147
3764 World 1926 National D-index 44 Citations 7,505 167
3765 World 1924 National D-index 44 Citations 7,333 165
3770 World 1923 National D-index 44 Citations 14,849 131
3771 World 1922 National D-index 44 Citations 8,393 145
3772 World 1921 National D-index 44 Citations 9,797 137
3773 World 1925 National D-index 44 Citations 8,464 106
3774 World 1932 National D-index 44 Citations 11,758 101
3782 World 1933 National D-index 44 Citations 6,230 150
3783 World 1934 National D-index 44 Citations 9,785 110
3784 World 1935 National D-index 44 Citations 12,409 107
3785 World 1936 National D-index 44 Citations 13,478 83
3786 World 1937 National D-index 44 Citations 10,688 117
3788 World 1938 National D-index 44 Citations 17,241 96
3789 World 1939 National D-index 44 Citations 9,329 119
3790 World 1940 National D-index 44 Citations 9,877 116
3791 World 1941 National D-index 44 Citations 15,215 86
3792 World 1942 National D-index 44 Citations 12,394 83
3793 World 1943 National D-index 44 Citations 7,542 92
3794 World 1944 National D-index 44 Citations 14,968 130
3797 World 1945 National D-index 44 Citations 9,708 94
3801 World 1946 National D-index 44 Citations 7,781 116
3815 World 1930 National D-index 44 Citations 7,861 87
3816 World 1947 National D-index 44 Citations 8,754 144
3817 World 1948 National D-index 44 Citations 14,574 74
3818 World 1949 National D-index 44 Citations 10,643 71
3819 World 1950 National D-index 44 Citations 8,339 107
3820 World 1951 National D-index 44 Citations 10,734 120
3821 World 1952 National D-index 44 Citations 17,659 130
3822 World 1953 National D-index 44 Citations 14,991 81
3823 World 1954 National D-index 44 Citations 12,616 117
3824 World 1955 National D-index 44 Citations 14,340 147
3825 World 1956 National D-index 44 Citations 13,761 81
3826 World 1931 National D-index 44 Citations 7,406 134
3830 World 1957 National D-index 44 Citations 13,200 100
3833 World 1958 National D-index 43 Citations 9,553 145
3834 World 1959 National D-index 43 Citations 9,539 145
3836 World 1960 National D-index 43 Citations 10,568 212
3839 World 1963 National D-index 43 Citations 7,924 170
3840 World 1962 National D-index 43 Citations 15,501 94
3843 World 1961 National D-index 43 Citations 9,193 133
3846 World 1964 National D-index 43 Citations 6,537 326
3851 World 1965 National D-index 43 Citations 7,439 156
3858 World 1967 National D-index 43 Citations 7,661 129
3859 World 1966 National D-index 43 Citations 7,633 158
3860 World 1968 National D-index 43 Citations 7,526 86
3861 World 1969 National D-index 43 Citations 9,987 83
3863 World 1970 National D-index 43 Citations 12,441 125
3869 World 1979 National D-index 43 Citations 10,557 124
3871 World 1980 National D-index 43 Citations 6,599 145
3872 World 1971 National D-index 43 Citations 7,061 97
3873 World 1978 National D-index 43 Citations 22,298 110
3874 World 1977 National D-index 43 Citations 5,571 221
3875 World 1976 National D-index 43 Citations 10,551 130
3876 World 1975 National D-index 43 Citations 20,391 131
3878 World 1974 National D-index 43 Citations 13,907 78
3880 World 1973 National D-index 43 Citations 6,398 282
3882 World 1972 National D-index 43 Citations 14,467 77
3884 World 1981 National D-index 43 Citations 10,590 139
3886 World 1982 National D-index 43 Citations 7,081 94
3888 World 1984 National D-index 43 Citations 9,413 190
3890 World 1985 National D-index 43 Citations 13,331 122
3891 World 1986 National D-index 43 Citations 8,601 117
3893 World 1983 National D-index 43 Citations 8,885 115
3896 World 1988 National D-index 43 Citations 7,230 112
3897 World 1989 National D-index 43 Citations 6,269 128
3899 World 1987 National D-index 43 Citations 8,149 249
3903 World 1990 National D-index 43 Citations 48,010 136
3906 World 1992 National D-index 43 Citations 6,588 115
3907 World 1993 National D-index 43 Citations 9,436 100
3908 World 1994 National D-index 43 Citations 6,285 288
3914 World 1991 National D-index 43 Citations 13,920 58
3915 World 1995 National D-index 43 Citations 9,021 111
3916 World 1997 National D-index 43 Citations 19,794 94
3917 World 1996 National D-index 43 Citations 15,140 109
3919 World 2002 National D-index 43 Citations 17,911 82
3920 World 2003 National D-index 43 Citations 5,858 55
3921 World 2004 National D-index 43 Citations 14,524 102

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