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
320 World 202 National Dan Suciu

Dan Suciu

University of Washington, United States
D-index 86 Citations 32,302 296
321 World 203 National George Varghese

George Varghese

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 86 Citations 38,947 194
322 World 201 National DeLiang Wang

DeLiang Wang

The Ohio State University, United States
D-index 86 Citations 24,618 350
323 World 204 National Lawrence R. Rabiner

Lawrence R. Rabiner

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 85 Citations 91,366 284
326 World 205 National Jakob Nielsen

Jakob Nielsen

Nielsen Norman Group, United States
D-index 85 Citations 78,222 166
327 World 206 National Scott Forstall

Scott Forstall

Apple (United States), United States
D-index 85 Citations 28,075 123
328 World 207 National Andrew D. Wilson

Andrew D. Wilson

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 85 Citations 26,510 230
329 World 208 National Shahram Izadi

Shahram Izadi

Google (United States), United States
D-index 85 Citations 28,376 248
334 World 209 National Anupam Joshi

Anupam Joshi

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States
D-index 85 Citations 27,238 399
339 World 210 National Abhinav Gupta

Abhinav Gupta

Facebook (United States), United States
D-index 85 Citations 41,095 162
340 World 211 National Ramesh Jain

Ramesh Jain

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 85 Citations 47,977 443
341 World 212 National Jonathan Katz

Jonathan Katz

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 85 Citations 27,699 202
344 World 213 National Joseph Y. Halpern

Joseph Y. Halpern

Cornell University, United States
D-index 84 Citations 37,476 258
345 World 214 National Sergio Verdu

Sergio Verdu

Princeton University, United States
D-index 84 Citations 46,335 261
346 World 215 National Krishnendu Chakrabarty

Krishnendu Chakrabarty

Duke University, United States
D-index 84 Citations 27,074 593
351 World 216 National Edward A. Lee

Edward A. Lee

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 84 Citations 41,886 355
353 World 217 National Hanspeter Pfister

Hanspeter Pfister

Harvard University, United States
D-index 84 Citations 25,959 303
355 World 218 National Aggelos K. Katsaggelos

Aggelos K. Katsaggelos

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 84 Citations 29,398 764
358 World 219 National Judea Pearl

Judea Pearl

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 83 Citations 71,542 235
361 World 220 National Michael Luby

Michael Luby

BitRipple, United States
D-index 83 Citations 38,060 191
365 World 221 National Pedro Domingos

Pedro Domingos

University of Washington, United States
D-index 83 Citations 46,358 172
369 World 222 National Carl Kesselman

Carl Kesselman

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 83 Citations 77,186 195
371 World 223 National Mahadev Satyanarayanan

Mahadev Satyanarayanan

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 83 Citations 39,686 228
374 World 224 National Stefan Savage

Stefan Savage

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 83 Citations 45,271 156
375 World 226 National Kristen Grauman

Kristen Grauman

Facebook (United States), United States
D-index 83 Citations 28,646 230
376 World 228 National Phillip B. Gibbons

Phillip B. Gibbons

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 83 Citations 29,950 207
379 World 225 National Guohong Cao

Guohong Cao

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 83 Citations 29,071 253
380 World 227 National Ken Kennedy

Ken Kennedy

Rice University, United States
D-index 83 Citations 22,878 219
382 World 229 National Robert Nowak

Robert Nowak

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 82 Citations 26,970 277
383 World 230 National Miron Livny

Miron Livny

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 82 Citations 40,727 227
387 World 232 National Andrew T. Campbell

Andrew T. Campbell

Dartmouth College, United States
D-index 82 Citations 34,258 259
388 World 231 National Prabhakar Raghavan

Prabhakar Raghavan

Google (United States), United States
D-index 82 Citations 70,157 199
391 World 233 National Kevin W. Bowyer

Kevin W. Bowyer

University of Notre Dame, United States
D-index 82 Citations 59,271 371
392 World 235 National Amit Sahai

Amit Sahai

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 82 Citations 48,334 214
394 World 234 National Michael J. Carey

Michael J. Carey

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 82 Citations 23,583 224
395 World 236 National Raghu Ramakrishnan

Raghu Ramakrishnan

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 82 Citations 48,220 242
397 World 238 National Wenjing Lou

Wenjing Lou

Virginia Tech, United States
D-index 82 Citations 43,545 263
398 World 237 National Alexander G. Hauptmann

Alexander G. Hauptmann

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 82 Citations 25,246 452
402 World 239 National Avi Wigderson

Avi Wigderson

Institute for Advanced Study, United States
D-index 81 Citations 36,396 229
403 World 240 National Ming C. Lin

Ming C. Lin

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 81 Citations 25,684 264
404 World 241 National Zohar Manna

Zohar Manna

Stanford University, United States
D-index 81 Citations 29,659 195
407 World 242 National Ricardo Baeza-Yates

Ricardo Baeza-Yates

Northeastern University, United States
D-index 81 Citations 46,667 384
408 World 245 National Jeffrey F. Naughton

Jeffrey F. Naughton

Google (United States), United States
D-index 81 Citations 23,865 201
409 World 243 National Thad Starner

Thad Starner

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 81 Citations 30,627 288
411 World 244 National Nancy Lynch

Nancy Lynch

MIT, United States
D-index 81 Citations 39,190 320
414 World 247 National Zheng Chen

Zheng Chen

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 81 Citations 22,984 303
416 World 246 National Sing Bing Kang

Sing Bing Kang

Zillow Group (United States), United States
D-index 81 Citations 23,913 219
418 World 248 National Christos Davatzikos

Christos Davatzikos

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 80 Citations 24,685 333
424 World 249 National John Platt

John Platt

Google (United States), United States
D-index 80 Citations 58,953 225
426 World 250 National Alex Aiken

Alex Aiken

Stanford University, United States
D-index 80 Citations 23,853 212
427 World 251 National William Gropp

William Gropp

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 80 Citations 39,348 338
428 World 252 National K.J.R. Liu

K.J.R. Liu

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 80 Citations 23,045 397
429 World 255 National Pramod K. Varshney

Pramod K. Varshney

Syracuse University, United States
D-index 80 Citations 33,806 615
434 World 254 National Thomas Funkhouser

Thomas Funkhouser

Princeton University, United States
D-index 80 Citations 33,421 159
435 World 253 National Gregory D. Hager

Gregory D. Hager

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 80 Citations 29,570 429
436 World 256 National Patrick McDaniel

Patrick McDaniel

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 80 Citations 44,059 220
437 World 260 National Nasir Memon

Nasir Memon

New York University, United States
D-index 80 Citations 23,928 311
438 World 259 National Moti Yung

Moti Yung

Columbia University, United States
D-index 80 Citations 27,465 340
440 World 258 National Douglas C. Schmidt

Douglas C. Schmidt

Vanderbilt University, United States
D-index 80 Citations 29,557 441
441 World 257 National David Forsyth

David Forsyth

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 80 Citations 36,407 229
442 World 262 National Gerard Medioni

Gerard Medioni

Amazon (United States), United States
D-index 80 Citations 30,052 370
443 World 263 National Wen-mei W. Hwu

Wen-mei W. Hwu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 80 Citations 26,581 392
444 World 266 National Christos Kozyrakis

Christos Kozyrakis

Stanford University, United States
D-index 80 Citations 25,235 194
445 World 264 National Narendra Ahuja

Narendra Ahuja

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 80 Citations 34,898 405
447 World 265 National Johannes Gehrke

Johannes Gehrke

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 80 Citations 56,343 237
449 World 261 National Hanan Samet

Hanan Samet

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 80 Citations 29,575 314
453 World 267 National Martin J. Wainwright

Martin J. Wainwright

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 79 Citations 35,194 206
455 World 268 National Katia Sycara

Katia Sycara

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 79 Citations 35,356 496
456 World 271 National Michael A. Paolini

Michael A. Paolini

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 79 Citations 16,908 198
457 World 269 National Ge Wang

Ge Wang

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
D-index 79 Citations 33,869 556
458 World 270 National Yuan Xie

Yuan Xie

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 79 Citations 21,903 455
459 World 272 National Victor R. Basili

Victor R. Basili

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 79 Citations 36,478 301
460 World 273 National Cary Lee Bates

Cary Lee Bates

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 79 Citations 17,427 333
461 World 274 National Tom M. Mitchell

Tom M. Mitchell

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 79 Citations 53,253 234
462 World 275 National Dennis Shasha

Dennis Shasha

New York University, United States
D-index 79 Citations 24,462 267
463 World 278 National Vladlen Koltun

Vladlen Koltun

Intel (United States), United States
D-index 79 Citations 35,270 154
464 World 277 National Manuela Veloso

Manuela Veloso

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 79 Citations 32,276 531
465 World 279 National George G. Robertson

George G. Robertson

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 79 Citations 26,078 178
466 World 276 National Rafail Ostrovsky

Rafail Ostrovsky

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 79 Citations 32,762 304
467 World 280 National Jim Kurose

Jim Kurose

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
D-index 79 Citations 27,969 253
468 World 283 National David Wetherall

David Wetherall

University of Washington, United States
D-index 79 Citations 35,798 142
469 World 281 National Mung Chiang

Mung Chiang

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 79 Citations 26,096 316
470 World 282 National Jeffrey Dean

Jeffrey Dean

Google (United States), United States
D-index 79 Citations 188,320 163
472 World 286 National Angelos D. Keromytis

Angelos D. Keromytis

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 79 Citations 24,227 322
474 World 285 National James M. Rehg

James M. Rehg

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 79 Citations 24,725 241
475 World 284 National Jake K. Aggarwal

Jake K. Aggarwal

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 79 Citations 29,267 305
476 World 287 National Yi Ma

Yi Ma

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 79 Citations 61,368 207
477 World 288 National Brent Waters

Brent Waters

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 79 Citations 56,870 142
478 World 289 National Divyakant Agrawal

Divyakant Agrawal

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 79 Citations 22,656 383
481 World 290 National Monica S. Lam

Monica S. Lam

Stanford University, United States
D-index 79 Citations 30,715 176
483 World 291 National Barbara Liskov

Barbara Liskov

MIT, United States
D-index 79 Citations 31,595 166
484 World 292 National Nirwan Ansari

Nirwan Ansari

New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 79 Citations 23,384 558
485 World 293 National Andreas Stolcke

Andreas Stolcke

Amazon (United States), United States
D-index 79 Citations 27,313 242
488 World 294 National Song-Chun Zhu

Song-Chun Zhu

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 79 Citations 28,623 365
492 World 295 National George J. Pappas

George J. Pappas

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 78 Citations 21,883 357
493 World 296 National Thomas L. Griffiths

Thomas L. Griffiths

Princeton University, United States
D-index 78 Citations 37,450 268
495 World 298 National Inderjit S. Dhillon

Inderjit S. Dhillon

Amazon (United States), United States
D-index 78 Citations 34,644 217
496 World 297 National Jose C. Principe

Jose C. Principe

University of Florida, United States
D-index 78 Citations 31,618 777
498 World 299 National Dorin Comaniciu

Dorin Comaniciu

Siemens (United States), United States
D-index 78 Citations 49,353 442
500 World 301 National Kai Li

Kai Li

Princeton University, United States
D-index 78 Citations 66,692 175

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