The 9th edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
discipline of Computer Science is based on data
combined from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Computer Science research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a trustworthy list of leading researchers from the area of Computer Science, created using a detailed study of 166,880 scholars discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Computer Science, more than 14402 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Computer Science
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be examined is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Computer Science. The inclusion criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the selected area plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering top researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars projected for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scientists are added into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification practices
Because our main aim is to guarantee that only actual scholars are listed in our ranking we are aware that raw data are never meant to be a complete tool to assess the output of scientists. Because of that we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. While it’s not a factor impacting a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by every researcher’s D-index according to data collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the research community. A detailed definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate researchers, businessmen and administrative bodies worldwide to explore where prominent experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the whole research community to discover who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Computer Science
With 4576 scholars United States ranks in spot 1 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading researchers in United States is Microsoft (United States) with 248 researchers affiliated with it being present in Research.com Computer Science ranking. It is followed by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with 240 scholars. Ranking thirds is University of California, Berkeley with 168 scholars.
Prominent scholars present in United States are associated with Michigan State University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Illinois at Chicago, Walker Digital (United States), University of Chicago, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Johns Hopkins University, Iona University, Northeastern University.
Professor Anil K. Jain from Michigan State University is listed as the best researcher in United States in our ranking with a D-index of 203. Ranking on the second place in United States is Jiawei Han from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a D-index of 186. The third spot in United States is occupied by Michael I. Jordan from University of California, Berkeley with a D-index of 176.
The average D-index for the top 1% scientists is 138 in comparison to an average of 50 for all 4576 scientists featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles in the discipline of Computer Science for the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 666 in comparison to an average of 213 for all 4576 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 3% researchers is 87925 against an average of 17967 for all 4576 scholars.