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
1009 World 602 National Anant Agarwal

Anant Agarwal

MIT, United States
D-index 67 Citations 20,709 173
1010 World 601 National Christopher Ré

Christopher Ré

Stanford University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 18,229 233
1012 World 605 National Larry Matthies

Larry Matthies

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 67 Citations 15,774 200
1015 World 604 National Kilian Q. Weinberger

Kilian Q. Weinberger

Cornell University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 51,421 162
1016 World 603 National Yevgeniy Dodis

Yevgeniy Dodis

New York University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 19,017 148
1019 World 606 National Marc Snir

Marc Snir

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 67 Citations 17,437 181
1022 World 610 National Stephen Robertson

Stephen Robertson

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 67 Citations 30,151 170
1027 World 607 National Josep Torrellas

Josep Torrellas

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 67 Citations 14,032 242
1029 World 609 National Marti A. Hearst

Marti A. Hearst

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 67 Citations 33,760 188
1030 World 611 National Peyman Milanfar

Peyman Milanfar

Google (United States), United States
D-index 67 Citations 21,334 211
1033 World 608 National John L. Hennessy

John L. Hennessy

Stanford University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 44,043 135
1034 World 614 National Alan W. Black

Alan W. Black

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 21,845 325
1035 World 612 National Brad Calder

Brad Calder

Google (United States), United States
D-index 67 Citations 18,039 132
1036 World 613 National David Maier

David Maier

Portland State University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 26,318 252
1037 World 618 National Xifeng Yan

Xifeng Yan

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 67 Citations 21,733 174
1045 World 617 National Anthony Vetro

Anthony Vetro

Mitsubishi Electric (United States), United States
D-index 67 Citations 15,263 332
1047 World 616 National Kathryn S. McKinley

Kathryn S. McKinley

Google (United States), United States
D-index 67 Citations 16,142 189
1048 World 615 National Engin Kirda

Engin Kirda

Northeastern University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 21,186 161
1050 World 619 National Tzyy-Ping Jung

Tzyy-Ping Jung

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 66 Citations 30,172 239
1053 World 620 National Alfred O. Hero

Alfred O. Hero

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 66 Citations 24,929 494
1054 World 621 National Andrew G. Barto

Andrew G. Barto

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
D-index 66 Citations 81,252 159
1055 World 622 National Gabor T. Herman

Gabor T. Herman

City University of New York, United States
D-index 66 Citations 26,519 292
1060 World 623 National Gregg Rothermel

Gregg Rothermel

University of Nebraska–Lincoln, United States
D-index 66 Citations 19,370 167
1062 World 625 National John Riedl

John Riedl

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 66 Citations 66,765 153
1063 World 624 National Yan Chen

Yan Chen

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 66 Citations 20,815 241
1065 World 626 National Feng Zhao

Feng Zhao

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 66 Citations 22,385 176
1066 World 627 National Carol Friedman

Carol Friedman

Columbia University, United States
D-index 66 Citations 13,778 165
1067 World 628 National Nicholas Roy

Nicholas Roy

MIT, United States
D-index 66 Citations 18,030 191
1068 World 629 National Michael Wayne Brown

Michael Wayne Brown

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 66 Citations 11,551 135
1069 World 630 National David J. Kriegman

David J. Kriegman

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 66 Citations 49,098 160
1070 World 631 National Thomas Zimmermann

Thomas Zimmermann

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 66 Citations 20,447 190
1073 World 632 National Sanjeev Khanna

Sanjeev Khanna

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 66 Citations 15,027 198
1076 World 633 National Nitesh V. Chawla

Nitesh V. Chawla

University of Notre Dame, United States
D-index 66 Citations 48,821 258
1077 World 634 National Tie-Yan Liu

Tie-Yan Liu

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 66 Citations 27,059 355
1079 World 638 National Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Oracle (United States), United States
D-index 66 Citations 18,599 220
1080 World 637 National Zhuowen Tu

Zhuowen Tu

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 66 Citations 29,945 182
1081 World 636 National Ryen W. White

Ryen W. White

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 66 Citations 15,598 274
1082 World 635 National Jamie Shotton

Jamie Shotton

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 66 Citations 41,113 152
1083 World 640 National Doug Burger

Doug Burger

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 66 Citations 31,057 146
1084 World 639 National Nelson Morgan

Nelson Morgan

International Computer Science Institute, United States
D-index 66 Citations 19,383 204
1095 World 650 National Vitaly Shmatikov

Vitaly Shmatikov

Cornell University, United States
D-index 66 Citations 20,190 115
1096 World 651 National Richard Schwartz

Richard Schwartz

Raytheon (United States), United States
D-index 66 Citations 21,902 201
1097 World 641 National Ulrich Neumann

Ulrich Neumann

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 66 Citations 13,927 206
1098 World 652 National Ross Girshick

Ross Girshick

Facebook (United States), United States
D-index 66 Citations 203,060 103
1099 World 649 National Karsten Schwan

Karsten Schwan

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 66 Citations 14,672 388
1100 World 648 National Cédric Fournet

Cédric Fournet

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 66 Citations 15,846 132
1102 World 647 National Elaine Shi

Elaine Shi

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 66 Citations 25,011 160
1103 World 646 National Yuanyuan Zhou

Yuanyuan Zhou

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 66 Citations 17,033 116
1104 World 645 National Harpreet Sawhney

Harpreet Sawhney

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 66 Citations 14,960 167
1105 World 644 National Yingli Tian

Yingli Tian

City University of New York, United States
D-index 66 Citations 19,046 225
1106 World 643 National Dilek Hakkani-Tur

Dilek Hakkani-Tur

Amazon Alexa AI, United States
D-index 66 Citations 14,417 295
1107 World 642 National Songwu Lu

Songwu Lu

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 66 Citations 31,613 157
1116 World 653 National Guido Gerig

Guido Gerig

New York University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 25,426 229
1119 World 654 National Stephanie Forrest

Stephanie Forrest

University of New Mexico, United States
D-index 65 Citations 35,048 154
1121 World 656 National Lyle H. Ungar

Lyle H. Ungar

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 65 Citations 25,677 226
1122 World 655 National Ken Goldberg

Ken Goldberg

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 65 Citations 18,747 328
1126 World 657 National Peter L. Bartlett

Peter L. Bartlett

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 65 Citations 33,618 179
1127 World 658 National Pradeep K. Khosla

Pradeep K. Khosla

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 65 Citations 17,568 266
1128 World 659 National Albert Rizzo

Albert Rizzo

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 65 Citations 14,161 212
1130 World 661 National Bhaskar D. Rao

Bhaskar D. Rao

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 65 Citations 23,326 330
1131 World 660 National Nimrod Megiddo

Nimrod Megiddo

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 65 Citations 18,807 169
1132 World 662 National Sandeep K. S. Gupta

Sandeep K. S. Gupta

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 15,020 333
1137 World 663 National John Langford

John Langford

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 65 Citations 39,156 156
1138 World 664 National Munindar P. Singh

Munindar P. Singh

North Carolina State University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 20,675 372
1140 World 666 National Jehoshua Bruck

Jehoshua Bruck

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 65 Citations 16,479 295
1141 World 665 National John D. Rinaldo

John D. Rinaldo

SEARETE LLC, United States
D-index 65 Citations 13,518 379
1142 World 667 National Joseph S. B. Mitchell

Joseph S. B. Mitchell

Stony Brook University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 14,673 234
1143 World 668 National Sartaj Sahni

Sartaj Sahni

University of Florida, United States
D-index 65 Citations 20,431 307
1145 World 669 National Patrick J. Flynn

Patrick J. Flynn

University of Notre Dame, United States
D-index 65 Citations 40,520 235
1146 World 670 National Ed H. Chi

Ed H. Chi

Google (United States), United States
D-index 65 Citations 20,377 221
1147 World 671 National Tulay Adali

Tulay Adali

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States
D-index 65 Citations 19,426 306
1148 World 672 National Kostas Daniilidis

Kostas Daniilidis

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 65 Citations 14,306 224
1149 World 680 National Xiaojiang Du

Xiaojiang Du

Temple University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 13,531 503
1150 World 679 National Daniel Marcu

Daniel Marcu

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 65 Citations 20,726 129
1151 World 678 National Tadayoshi Kohno

Tadayoshi Kohno

University of Washington, United States
D-index 65 Citations 23,171 179
1154 World 677 National C.-C. Jay Kuo

C.-C. Jay Kuo

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 65 Citations 16,746 672
1157 World 676 National Joydeep Ghosh

Joydeep Ghosh

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 65 Citations 32,417 351
1160 World 675 National Minh N. Do

Minh N. Do

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 65 Citations 25,216 243
1161 World 674 National Elizabeth Shriberg

Elizabeth Shriberg

SRI International, United States
D-index 65 Citations 15,159 180
1162 World 673 National Vincent J. Zimmer

Vincent J. Zimmer

Intel (United States), United States
D-index 65 Citations 11,818 319
1163 World 682 National Julian Togelius

Julian Togelius

New York University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 13,973 302
1164 World 683 National Gerard Salton

Gerard Salton

Cornell University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 73,361 153
1165 World 684 National David Doermann

David Doermann

University at Buffalo, State University of New York, United States
D-index 65 Citations 16,301 267
1167 World 685 National Bir Bhanu

Bir Bhanu

University of California, Riverside, United States
D-index 65 Citations 15,714 435
1168 World 681 National Laxmikant V. Kale

Laxmikant V. Kale

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 65 Citations 35,588 328
1170 World 686 National Uzi Vishkin

Uzi Vishkin

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 65 Citations 14,511 200
1171 World 687 National Prasant Mohapatra

Prasant Mohapatra

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 65 Citations 15,804 395
1174 World 688 National Kenneth P. Birman

Kenneth P. Birman

Cornell University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 22,098 270
1175 World 689 National Ramakant Nevatia

Ramakant Nevatia

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 65 Citations 20,055 157
1176 World 690 National Xiaoming Liu

Xiaoming Liu

Michigan State University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 14,236 200
1177 World 691 National Steve B Jiang

Steve B Jiang

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States
D-index 64 Citations 10,808 251
1179 World 692 National Carl-Fredrik Westin

Carl-Fredrik Westin

Brigham and Women's Hospital, United States
D-index 64 Citations 16,187 245
1180 World 693 National Ron Weiss

Ron Weiss

MIT, United States
D-index 64 Citations 65,786 134
1183 World 694 National William R. Hersh

William R. Hersh

Oregon Health & Science University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 15,041 225
1189 World 696 National Kurt Konolige

Kurt Konolige

Google (United States), United States
D-index 64 Citations 29,382 114
1190 World 695 National Bart Selman

Bart Selman

Cornell University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 27,491 167
1191 World 697 National Aude Oliva

Aude Oliva

MIT, United States
D-index 64 Citations 45,185 155
1192 World 698 National Jeff A. Bilmes

Jeff A. Bilmes

University of Washington, United States
D-index 64 Citations 18,541 268
1193 World 699 National Anthony Stentz

Anthony Stentz

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 19,653 197
1194 World 700 National Haibo He

Haibo He

University of Rhode Island, United States
D-index 64 Citations 22,818 321

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