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
836 World 494 National Le Song

Le Song

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 70 Citations 17,535 229
837 World 503 National Mauricio G. C. Resende

Mauricio G. C. Resende

University of Washington, United States
D-index 70 Citations 22,939 186
841 World 504 National Nikil Dutt

Nikil Dutt

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 70 Citations 17,692 504
842 World 505 National David Kotz

David Kotz

Dartmouth College, United States
D-index 70 Citations 22,048 252
843 World 506 National Steven M. Drucker

Steven M. Drucker

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 70 Citations 17,169 200
844 World 507 National Michael D. Ernst

Michael D. Ernst

University of Washington, United States
D-index 70 Citations 22,584 189
845 World 508 National Yale N. Patt

Yale N. Patt

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 70 Citations 19,319 194
847 World 509 National Robert M. Haralick

Robert M. Haralick

City University of New York, United States
D-index 70 Citations 62,062 364
848 World 502 National Youngdae Lee

Youngdae Lee

LG (United States), United States
D-index 70 Citations 15,085 474
849 World 517 National Ben Y. Zhao

Ben Y. Zhao

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 70 Citations 32,495 202
850 World 518 National Saman Amarasinghe

Saman Amarasinghe

MIT, United States
D-index 70 Citations 23,727 196
851 World 519 National Wang-Chien Lee

Wang-Chien Lee

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 70 Citations 16,366 303
852 World 520 National V. S. Subrahmanian

V. S. Subrahmanian

Dartmouth College, United States
D-index 70 Citations 19,911 328
853 World 510 National Deva Ramanan

Deva Ramanan

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 70 Citations 58,814 156
854 World 521 National Kathleen R. McKeown

Kathleen R. McKeown

Columbia University, United States
D-index 70 Citations 24,164 279
856 World 516 National Viktor K. Prasanna

Viktor K. Prasanna

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 70 Citations 18,971 629
857 World 515 National Qiang Ji

Qiang Ji

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
D-index 70 Citations 19,267 341
859 World 514 National Meikang Qiu

Meikang Qiu

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 70 Citations 13,544 334
860 World 513 National Richard Socher

Richard Socher

you.com, United States
D-index 70 Citations 103,216 176
862 World 512 National Tsuhan Chen

Tsuhan Chen

Cornell University, United States
D-index 70 Citations 18,572 343
864 World 511 National M. Frans Kaashoek

M. Frans Kaashoek

MIT, United States
D-index 70 Citations 50,086 143
867 World 523 National Steven H. Low

Steven H. Low

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 69 Citations 31,250 216
869 World 522 National Bernardo A. Huberman

Bernardo A. Huberman

CableLabs, United States
D-index 69 Citations 41,784 198
872 World 524 National Abigail Sellen

Abigail Sellen

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 69 Citations 20,151 185
873 World 525 National Rajiv Gupta

Rajiv Gupta

University of California, Riverside, United States
D-index 69 Citations 13,539 310
876 World 526 National Pankaj K. Agarwal

Pankaj K. Agarwal

Duke University, United States
D-index 69 Citations 17,872 316
877 World 527 National David L. Dill

David L. Dill

Stanford University, United States
D-index 69 Citations 37,858 166
878 World 528 National Jerry L. Prince

Jerry L. Prince

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 69 Citations 32,019 453
882 World 532 National Jodi Forlizzi

Jodi Forlizzi

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 69 Citations 19,871 176
883 World 529 National Norman I. Badler

Norman I. Badler

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 69 Citations 19,053 263
884 World 531 National Hui Xiong

Hui Xiong

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 69 Citations 17,590 342
885 World 530 National Rob Fergus

Rob Fergus

New York University, United States
D-index 69 Citations 100,508 115
886 World 533 National Subhash Suri

Subhash Suri

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 69 Citations 17,047 200
887 World 534 National Roy Want

Roy Want

Google (United States), United States
D-index 69 Citations 34,036 176
889 World 536 National John E. Hopcroft

John E. Hopcroft

Cornell University, United States
D-index 69 Citations 68,472 154
890 World 535 National Royce A. Levien

Royce A. Levien

Fortress Invention, United States
D-index 69 Citations 14,804 531
892 World 540 National Zhi-Li Zhang

Zhi-Li Zhang

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 69 Citations 15,331 295
893 World 539 National Daniel P. Huttenlocher

Daniel P. Huttenlocher

MIT, United States
D-index 69 Citations 40,914 115
894 World 538 National David S. Johnson

David S. Johnson

AT&T (United States), United States
D-index 69 Citations 103,578 119
895 World 537 National Frank Dellaert

Frank Dellaert

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 69 Citations 23,518 206
896 World 543 National Samee U. Khan

Samee U. Khan

Mississippi State University, United States
D-index 69 Citations 18,682 336
897 World 542 National Ravi Ramamoorthi

Ravi Ramamoorthi

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 69 Citations 17,121 188
900 World 541 National Reid Simmons

Reid Simmons

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 69 Citations 17,714 226
903 World 550 National Dragomir R. Radev

Dragomir R. Radev

Yale University, United States
D-index 69 Citations 23,333 218
904 World 544 National Insup Lee

Insup Lee

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 69 Citations 17,070 440
905 World 545 National Chris Dyer

Chris Dyer

Google (United States), United States
D-index 69 Citations 33,765 179
906 World 546 National Xuedong Huang

Xuedong Huang

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 69 Citations 22,129 176
914 World 547 National Philipp Koehn

Philipp Koehn

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 69 Citations 40,369 246
915 World 548 National Calton Pu

Calton Pu

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 69 Citations 19,351 402
916 World 549 National Sanjoy Baruah

Sanjoy Baruah

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 69 Citations 16,101 243
917 World 551 National Russell H. Taylor

Russell H. Taylor

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 20,483 355
921 World 554 National Neil J. A. Sloane

Neil J. A. Sloane

OEIS Foundation Inc., United States
D-index 68 Citations 39,553 173
922 World 553 National Milan Sonka

Milan Sonka

University of Iowa, United States
D-index 68 Citations 29,941 325
923 World 552 National Moeness G. Amin

Moeness G. Amin

Villanova University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 16,137 521
927 World 556 National Paul Lapstun

Paul Lapstun

Google (United States), United States
D-index 68 Citations 13,318 296
928 World 555 National Shafi Goldwasser

Shafi Goldwasser

MIT, United States
D-index 68 Citations 34,869 129
929 World 557 National Lang Tong

Lang Tong

Cornell University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 23,213 345
931 World 558 National Stuart K. Card

Stuart K. Card

Stanford University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 44,645 125
933 World 560 National Sherali Zeadally

Sherali Zeadally

University of Kentucky, United States
D-index 68 Citations 18,885 377
934 World 559 National Jean-Philippe Vert

Jean-Philippe Vert

Google (United States), United States
D-index 68 Citations 17,794 158
939 World 562 National Maurice Herlihy

Maurice Herlihy

Brown University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 29,360 250
940 World 563 National Kunle Olukotun

Kunle Olukotun

Stanford University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 19,508 153
941 World 564 National Jonathan S. Turner

Jonathan S. Turner

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 68 Citations 30,374 171
942 World 565 National Mikhail J. Atallah

Mikhail J. Atallah

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 68 Citations 16,052 248
945 World 561 National Laurie Williams

Laurie Williams

North Carolina State University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 16,747 290
946 World 566 National Baining Guo

Baining Guo

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 68 Citations 14,769 200
949 World 573 National Edward W. Knightly

Edward W. Knightly

Rice University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 16,915 166
951 World 572 National Yun Q. Shi

Yun Q. Shi

New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 68 Citations 15,771 291
952 World 571 National Lise Getoor

Lise Getoor

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 68 Citations 22,115 250
953 World 570 National James Allan

James Allan

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
D-index 68 Citations 20,205 254
954 World 569 National Avideh Zakhor

Avideh Zakhor

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 68 Citations 14,967 237
958 World 568 National Catherine Plaisant

Catherine Plaisant

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 68 Citations 17,134 213
959 World 567 National Venkata N. Padmanabhan

Venkata N. Padmanabhan

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 68 Citations 41,079 147
960 World 574 National George Fitzmaurice

George Fitzmaurice

Autodesk (United States), United States
D-index 68 Citations 13,548 197
962 World 579 National Dhabaleswar K. Panda

Dhabaleswar K. Panda

The Ohio State University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 15,152 464
964 World 578 National Anoop Gupta

Anoop Gupta

SeekOut, United States
D-index 68 Citations 17,495 140
965 World 580 National Michael T. Goodrich

Michael T. Goodrich

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 68 Citations 14,253 282
966 World 581 National Sylvia Ratnasamy

Sylvia Ratnasamy

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 68 Citations 34,828 109
968 World 582 National Andrei Z. Broder

Andrei Z. Broder

Google (United States), United States
D-index 68 Citations 34,317 192
970 World 575 National Armando Fox

Armando Fox

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 68 Citations 40,612 172
976 World 583 National Markus Jakobsson

Markus Jakobsson

ZapFraud, United States
D-index 68 Citations 18,014 164
981 World 576 National Kate Saenko

Kate Saenko

Boston University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 34,540 178
983 World 577 National Roberto Tamassia

Roberto Tamassia

Brown University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 21,897 259
986 World 584 National Tuomas Sandholm

Tuomas Sandholm

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 17,032 187
988 World 585 National Kenneth R. Koedinger

Kenneth R. Koedinger

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 20,282 258
991 World 586 National George Hripcsak

George Hripcsak

Columbia University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 15,798 227
992 World 588 National Xiaodong Zhang

Xiaodong Zhang

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States
D-index 67 Citations 15,109 213
993 World 587 National Albert Cohen

Albert Cohen

Google (United States), United States
D-index 67 Citations 19,112 231
994 World 589 National Yao Wang

Yao Wang

New York University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 19,126 354
995 World 590 National Filippo Menczer

Filippo Menczer

Indiana University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 25,084 187
996 World 592 National Jayaram K. Udupa

Jayaram K. Udupa

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 67 Citations 18,391 325
997 World 591 National Xiang-Gen Xia

Xiang-Gen Xia

University of Delaware, United States
D-index 67 Citations 17,285 462
998 World 593 National Julia Hirschberg

Julia Hirschberg

Columbia University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 14,866 208
1001 World 594 National H. T. Kung

H. T. Kung

Harvard University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 31,360 246
1003 World 596 National Shumin Zhai

Shumin Zhai

Google (United States), United States
D-index 67 Citations 14,855 152
1004 World 595 National Yi Pan

Yi Pan

Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, China
D-index 67 Citations 14,753 506
1005 World 597 National Stuart Russell

Stuart Russell

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 67 Citations 81,614 200
1006 World 600 National Max J. Egenhofer

Max J. Egenhofer

University of Maine, United States
D-index 67 Citations 17,636 152
1007 World 599 National John Krumm

John Krumm

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 67 Citations 21,442 150
1008 World 598 National Parthasarathy Ranganathan

Parthasarathy Ranganathan

Google (United States), United States
D-index 67 Citations 19,145 185

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