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
501 World 300 National Ravi Kumar

Ravi Kumar

Google (United States), United States
D-index 78 Citations 44,424 230
502 World 302 National Piotr Indyk

Piotr Indyk

MIT, United States
D-index 78 Citations 39,977 202
503 World 305 National Prashant Shenoy

Prashant Shenoy

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
D-index 78 Citations 21,604 269
504 World 303 National Fernando Pereira

Fernando Pereira

Google (United States), United States
D-index 78 Citations 53,111 140
505 World 304 National Thomas Reps

Thomas Reps

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 78 Citations 29,246 247
506 World 308 National Kevin Knight

Kevin Knight

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 78 Citations 23,550 219
507 World 307 National Ran Canetti

Ran Canetti

Boston University, United States
D-index 78 Citations 42,145 202
508 World 310 National Alon Halevy

Alon Halevy

Facebook (United States), United States
D-index 78 Citations 35,250 182
509 World 306 National Jonathan J. Hull

Jonathan J. Hull

Independent Scientist / Consultant, US, United States
D-index 78 Citations 19,356 223
510 World 309 National Luke Zettlemoyer

Luke Zettlemoyer

University of Washington, United States
D-index 78 Citations 44,017 187
511 World 311 National Nuno Vasconcelos

Nuno Vasconcelos

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 78 Citations 23,952 221
514 World 312 National Milind Tambe

Milind Tambe

Harvard University, United States
D-index 77 Citations 23,199 431
515 World 313 National Michael Mitzenmacher

Michael Mitzenmacher

Harvard University, United States
D-index 77 Citations 31,827 260
517 World 314 National Dina Katabi

Dina Katabi

MIT, United States
D-index 77 Citations 32,425 165
519 World 315 National José Meseguer

José Meseguer

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 77 Citations 28,659 359
523 World 318 National Arie E. Kaufman

Arie E. Kaufman

Stony Brook University, United States
D-index 77 Citations 19,446 335
524 World 317 National Stefano Soatto

Stefano Soatto

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 77 Citations 24,165 337
525 World 316 National James A. Landay

James A. Landay

Stanford University, United States
D-index 77 Citations 25,440 206
527 World 319 National Bhaskar Krishnamachari

Bhaskar Krishnamachari

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 77 Citations 27,311 320
529 World 322 National Stan Sclaroff

Stan Sclaroff

Boston University, United States
D-index 77 Citations 25,765 240
530 World 321 National Daniel Klein

Daniel Klein

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 77 Citations 31,702 195
531 World 323 National Peter Brusilovsky

Peter Brusilovsky

University of Pittsburgh, United States
D-index 77 Citations 32,144 418
532 World 330 National Roy H. Campbell

Roy H. Campbell

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 77 Citations 23,908 373
533 World 329 National Muriel Medard

Muriel Medard

MIT, United States
D-index 77 Citations 38,018 524
534 World 328 National Paramvir Bahl

Paramvir Bahl

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 77 Citations 46,695 136
535 World 327 National Jan Kautz

Jan Kautz

Nvidia (United States), United States
D-index 77 Citations 29,586 276
536 World 320 National Stephane H. Maes

Stephane H. Maes

Hewlett-Packard (United States), United States
D-index 77 Citations 21,956 201
538 World 324 National Philip A. Bernstein

Philip A. Bernstein

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 77 Citations 39,411 203
540 World 325 National Thomas G. Dietterich

Thomas G. Dietterich

Oregon State University, United States
D-index 77 Citations 47,111 206
541 World 326 National James Glass

James Glass

MIT, United States
D-index 77 Citations 19,835 372
545 World 331 National Arthur C. Graesser

Arthur C. Graesser

University of Memphis, United States
D-index 76 Citations 29,298 322
546 World 332 National Yaakov Bar-Shalom

Yaakov Bar-Shalom

University of Connecticut, United States
D-index 76 Citations 49,331 382
547 World 333 National James Demmel

James Demmel

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 76 Citations 28,985 262
548 World 334 National Donald E. Knuth

Donald E. Knuth

Stanford University, United States
D-index 76 Citations 55,582 180
551 World 335 National Victor Lesser

Victor Lesser

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
D-index 76 Citations 23,258 327
552 World 336 National Silvio Micali

Silvio Micali

MIT, United States
D-index 76 Citations 39,117 133
554 World 338 National Michael L. Littman

Michael L. Littman

Brown University, United States
D-index 76 Citations 37,304 213
556 World 337 National René Vidal

René Vidal

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 76 Citations 24,830 252
557 World 339 National Adam Soroca

Adam Soroca

Millennial Media LLC, United States
D-index 76 Citations 20,550 87
559 World 340 National Demetri Terzopoulos

Demetri Terzopoulos

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 76 Citations 62,725 239
560 World 342 National Avrim Blum

Avrim Blum

Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, United States
D-index 76 Citations 37,001 170
561 World 341 National David Garlan

David Garlan

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 76 Citations 38,961 297
563 World 344 National Tian He

Tian He

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 76 Citations 28,721 259
564 World 343 National Ravi Sandhu

Ravi Sandhu

The University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
D-index 76 Citations 41,817 306
565 World 347 National Leandros Tassiulas

Leandros Tassiulas

Yale University, United States
D-index 76 Citations 30,729 409
566 World 346 National B.S. Manjunath

B.S. Manjunath

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 76 Citations 40,701 344
567 World 345 National Anind K. Dey

Anind K. Dey

University of Washington, United States
D-index 76 Citations 45,923 271
569 World 349 National Yun Fu

Yun Fu

Northeastern University, United States
D-index 76 Citations 22,982 406
573 World 351 National John R. Smith

John R. Smith

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 76 Citations 24,651 326
575 World 350 National Chunming Qiao

Chunming Qiao

University at Buffalo, State University of New York, United States
D-index 76 Citations 22,418 409
576 World 348 National Chin-Hui Lee

Chin-Hui Lee

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 76 Citations 23,806 461
577 World 352 National Stefan Schaal

Stefan Schaal

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 75 Citations 29,335 211
578 World 353 National Barry Smith

Barry Smith

University at Buffalo, State University of New York, United States
D-index 75 Citations 22,767 271
579 World 354 National Eero P. Simoncelli

Eero P. Simoncelli

New York University, United States
D-index 75 Citations 76,418 186
580 World 355 National Edward R. Dougherty

Edward R. Dougherty

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 75 Citations 23,178 479
583 World 356 National Louis B. Rosenberg

Louis B. Rosenberg

Unanimous AI, United States
D-index 75 Citations 25,189 120
585 World 359 National Jaime G. Carbonell

Jaime G. Carbonell

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 75 Citations 33,161 384
586 World 357 National Barry Boehm

Barry Boehm

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 75 Citations 58,839 354
587 World 358 National Mark A. Malamud

Mark A. Malamud

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 75 Citations 19,671 553
588 World 360 National Fan Chung

Fan Chung

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 75 Citations 30,217 234
593 World 362 National Alan Frieze

Alan Frieze

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 75 Citations 21,958 388
594 World 361 National Edward J. Delp

Edward J. Delp

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 75 Citations 22,748 554
595 World 366 National Leslie Lamport

Leslie Lamport

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 75 Citations 99,694 169
597 World 363 National Eric Brewer

Eric Brewer

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 75 Citations 31,225 161
599 World 364 National Andrew Fitzgibbon

Andrew Fitzgibbon

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 75 Citations 43,597 201
600 World 365 National Craig A. Knoblock

Craig A. Knoblock

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 75 Citations 19,365 291
602 World 368 National Yang Xiao

Yang Xiao

University of Alabama, United States
D-index 75 Citations 21,690 451
603 World 369 National Daniel P. W. Ellis

Daniel P. W. Ellis

Google (United States), United States
D-index 75 Citations 24,846 262
604 World 367 National Steven Feiner

Steven Feiner

Columbia University, United States
D-index 75 Citations 26,639 256
605 World 370 National Ellen M. Voorhees

Ellen M. Voorhees

National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States
D-index 75 Citations 30,573 155
606 World 371 National Rajeev Rastogi

Rajeev Rastogi

Amazon (United States), United States
D-index 75 Citations 35,858 219
607 World 372 National Geoffrey B. Rhoads

Geoffrey B. Rhoads

Digimarc (United States), United States
D-index 75 Citations 25,004 116
608 World 374 National John N. Tsitsiklis

John N. Tsitsiklis

MIT, United States
D-index 74 Citations 60,146 179
609 World 373 National Arvind Krishnamurthy

Arvind Krishnamurthy

University of Washington, United States
D-index 74 Citations 20,294 188
611 World 375 National Andrew B. Kahng

Andrew B. Kahng

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 74 Citations 20,562 313
614 World 376 National Walid Saad

Walid Saad

Virginia Tech, United States
D-index 74 Citations 23,036 409
616 World 377 National Anand Raghunathan

Anand Raghunathan

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 74 Citations 18,551 296
617 World 379 National Dennis Doughty

Dennis Doughty

Lola Travel Company Inc, United States
D-index 74 Citations 19,643 83
618 World 378 National Carlos Guestrin

Carlos Guestrin

University of Washington, United States
D-index 74 Citations 51,869 150
619 World 380 National Diane J. Cook

Diane J. Cook

Washington State University, United States
D-index 74 Citations 25,005 369
621 World 381 National Honglak Lee

Honglak Lee

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 74 Citations 40,768 163
623 World 383 National Devi Parikh

Devi Parikh

Facebook (United States), United States
D-index 74 Citations 41,972 199
624 World 382 National Margaret Martonosi

Margaret Martonosi

Princeton University, United States
D-index 74 Citations 29,174 223
627 World 385 National Miodrag Potkonjak

Miodrag Potkonjak

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 74 Citations 27,344 401
628 World 384 National Rada Mihalcea

Rada Mihalcea

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 74 Citations 26,445 253
629 World 388 National Jason Hong

Jason Hong

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 74 Citations 26,938 217
630 World 387 National Cynthia Dwork

Cynthia Dwork

Harvard University, United States
D-index 74 Citations 54,078 152
631 World 386 National Henry Fuchs

Henry Fuchs

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 74 Citations 21,383 245
637 World 391 National Nick Feamster

Nick Feamster

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 74 Citations 22,720 253
638 World 392 National Denys Poshyvanyk

Denys Poshyvanyk

William & Mary, United States
D-index 74 Citations 15,011 192
639 World 390 National Scott Mahlke

Scott Mahlke

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 74 Citations 17,473 251
640 World 393 National Ling Liu

Ling Liu

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 74 Citations 25,702 486
643 World 389 National Kwan-Liu Ma

Kwan-Liu Ma

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 74 Citations 17,459 434
646 World 394 National Jim Gray

Jim Gray

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 73 Citations 45,761 184
652 World 397 National Keshab K. Parhi

Keshab K. Parhi

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 73 Citations 19,779 498
653 World 396 National Trevor Mudge

Trevor Mudge

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 73 Citations 27,690 334
654 World 398 National Padhraic Smyth

Padhraic Smyth

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 73 Citations 54,278 232
655 World 399 National Jeffrey A. Fessler

Jeffrey A. Fessler

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 73 Citations 23,475 445
656 World 395 National Kurt Keutzer

Kurt Keutzer

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 73 Citations 19,828 267
657 World 401 National Pattie Maes

Pattie Maes

MIT, United States
D-index 73 Citations 40,323 278

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