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
1198 World 701 National Umeshwar Dayal

Umeshwar Dayal

Hewlett-Packard (United States), United States
D-index 64 Citations 25,112 291
1199 World 703 National Pat Langley

Pat Langley

Stanford University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 30,154 224
1201 World 702 National John Matthew Santosuosso

John Matthew Santosuosso

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 64 Citations 13,861 420
1202 World 704 National Jacob O. Wobbrock

Jacob O. Wobbrock

University of Washington, United States
D-index 64 Citations 16,644 172
1205 World 707 National Devavrat Shah

Devavrat Shah

MIT, United States
D-index 64 Citations 17,767 212
1206 World 708 National Percy Liang

Percy Liang

Stanford University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 24,243 173
1207 World 706 National Sally Floyd

Sally Floyd

International Computer Science Institute, United States
D-index 64 Citations 60,107 94
1210 World 705 National Mark Crovella

Mark Crovella

Boston University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 30,336 147
1221 World 709 National James E. Smith

James E. Smith

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 64 Citations 19,154 134
1225 World 715 National Christian Kästner

Christian Kästner

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 12,897 185
1226 World 716 National Donald P. Greenberg

Donald P. Greenberg

Cornell University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 19,059 131
1227 World 717 National Qian Du

Qian Du

Mississippi State University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 18,644 443
1229 World 710 National Elke A. Rundensteiner

Elke A. Rundensteiner

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States
D-index 64 Citations 12,609 449
1232 World 718 National Zhe Lin

Zhe Lin

Adobe Systems (United States), United States
D-index 64 Citations 20,639 270
1233 World 714 National Lui Sha

Lui Sha

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 64 Citations 27,999 279
1243 World 713 National Balachander Krishnamurthy

Balachander Krishnamurthy

AT&T (United States), United States
D-index 64 Citations 18,085 152
1244 World 712 National Nir Shavit

Nir Shavit

MIT, United States
D-index 64 Citations 13,165 187
1246 World 711 National Srinivasan Seshan

Srinivasan Seshan

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 24,771 159
1247 World 719 National Olvi L. Mangasarian

Olvi L. Mangasarian

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 63 Citations 20,408 110
1249 World 720 National Paul Dourish

Paul Dourish

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 63 Citations 26,798 131
1250 World 721 National Dieu Tien Bui

Dieu Tien Bui

Sewanee: The University of the South, United States
D-index 63 Citations 12,911 181
1251 World 722 National Andrea Montanari

Andrea Montanari

Stanford University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 17,100 176
1252 World 723 National Bruce L. Golden

Bruce L. Golden

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 63 Citations 17,547 165
1253 World 724 National Heang Ping Chan

Heang Ping Chan

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 63 Citations 15,141 308
1254 World 725 National John H. Reif

John H. Reif

Duke University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 15,364 263
1258 World 726 National Peter K. Allen

Peter K. Allen

Columbia University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 13,719 172
1263 World 728 National Mary Jane Irwin

Mary Jane Irwin

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 13,893 322
1264 World 727 National Stergios I. Roumeliotis

Stergios I. Roumeliotis

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 63 Citations 13,885 157
1265 World 729 National Birgit Pfitzmann

Birgit Pfitzmann

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 63 Citations 10,918 167
1267 World 730 National Antonio Ortega

Antonio Ortega

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 63 Citations 18,473 370
1275 World 733 National Danny A. Grant

Danny A. Grant

Immersion (United States), United States
D-index 63 Citations 11,406 130
1277 World 732 National Raj Jain

Raj Jain

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 63 Citations 24,051 289
1280 World 731 National Eugene Charniak

Eugene Charniak

Brown University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 21,490 126
1281 World 738 National Ian Goodfellow

Ian Goodfellow

Apple (United States), United States
D-index 63 Citations 150,652 89
1282 World 739 National Ravishankar K. Iyer

Ravishankar K. Iyer

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 63 Citations 13,825 292
1283 World 736 National Kenneth O. Stanley

Kenneth O. Stanley

University of Central Florida, United States
D-index 63 Citations 18,467 168
1284 World 737 National Moses Charikar

Moses Charikar

Stanford University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 21,809 146
1285 World 734 National Amr El Abbadi

Amr El Abbadi

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 63 Citations 14,420 254
1286 World 740 National Thomas Moscibroda

Thomas Moscibroda

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 63 Citations 15,185 155
1288 World 735 National Chein-I Chang

Chein-I Chang

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States
D-index 63 Citations 20,967 363
1296 World 741 National Renato J. Recio

Renato J. Recio

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 63 Citations 8,887 162
1297 World 746 National Wayne Wolf

Wayne Wolf

University of Nebraska–Lincoln, United States
D-index 63 Citations 16,624 304
1300 World 742 National Margaret Burnett

Margaret Burnett

Oregon State University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 10,734 224
1302 World 744 National Shiwen Mao

Shiwen Mao

Auburn University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 16,307 308
1303 World 745 National Jiliang Tang

Jiliang Tang

Michigan State University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 17,232 219
1305 World 743 National Tara N. Sainath

Tara N. Sainath

Google (United States), United States
D-index 63 Citations 30,686 183
1306 World 747 National Danielle S. McNamara

Danielle S. McNamara

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 16,324 263
1308 World 748 National Allen Tannenbaum

Allen Tannenbaum

Stony Brook University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 15,846 292
1310 World 749 National Kathleen M. Carley

Kathleen M. Carley

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 16,137 329
1311 World 750 National Michael S. Waterman

Michael S. Waterman

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 62 Citations 14,461 135
1313 World 751 National Edward H. Shortliffe

Edward H. Shortliffe

Columbia University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 27,602 165
1316 World 752 National Jean-Claude Latombe

Jean-Claude Latombe

Stanford University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 35,471 133
1318 World 755 National Satinder Singh

Satinder Singh

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
D-index 62 Citations 21,674 191
1319 World 754 National Allen Newell

Allen Newell

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 88,283 132
1320 World 753 National Jessica K. Hodgins

Jessica K. Hodgins

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 18,570 191
1321 World 756 National Vahid Tarokh

Vahid Tarokh

Duke University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 35,580 255
1322 World 757 National Majid Sarrafzadeh

Majid Sarrafzadeh

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 62 Citations 12,171 394
1324 World 758 National James J. Cimino

James J. Cimino

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
D-index 62 Citations 14,316 258
1325 World 759 National Igor L. Markov

Igor L. Markov

Facebook (United States), United States
D-index 62 Citations 14,669 194
1326 World 760 National Kevin Skadron

Kevin Skadron

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 62 Citations 22,789 204
1329 World 761 National Yoram Singer

Yoram Singer

Princeton University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 43,960 122
1335 World 763 National Marilyn A. Walker

Marilyn A. Walker

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 62 Citations 12,280 184
1336 World 762 National Clifford A. Pickover

Clifford A. Pickover

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 62 Citations 11,666 460
1338 World 764 National Richard Hull

Richard Hull

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 62 Citations 22,378 209
1342 World 767 National Benjamin C. Pierce

Benjamin C. Pierce

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 62 Citations 21,361 162
1344 World 766 National Siddhartha S. Srinivasa

Siddhartha S. Srinivasa

University of Washington, United States
D-index 62 Citations 13,954 205
1346 World 765 National Thomas Ball

Thomas Ball

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 62 Citations 21,832 144
1347 World 769 National Michael J. Pazzani

Michael J. Pazzani

University of California, Riverside, United States
D-index 62 Citations 36,921 153
1351 World 768 National László Babai

László Babai

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 62 Citations 19,437 168
1357 World 771 National Michalis Faloutsos

Michalis Faloutsos

University of California, Riverside, United States
D-index 62 Citations 15,856 195
1361 World 772 National Sanjeev Arora

Sanjeev Arora

Princeton University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 25,907 124
1363 World 773 National Vivek Sarkar

Vivek Sarkar

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 62 Citations 17,194 273
1364 World 774 National Shashi Shekhar

Shashi Shekhar

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 62 Citations 16,291 282
1365 World 770 National Dhruv Batra

Dhruv Batra

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 62 Citations 36,140 180
1366 World 775 National Guoliang Xue

Guoliang Xue

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 16,995 299
1367 World 776 National Andrew Tomkins

Andrew Tomkins

Google (United States), United States
D-index 62 Citations 36,236 175
1368 World 777 National Katherine Yelick

Katherine Yelick

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States
D-index 62 Citations 21,288 203
1369 World 778 National Hany Farid

Hany Farid

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 62 Citations 18,287 138
1371 World 780 National Martha Palmer

Martha Palmer

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 62 Citations 23,226 259
1372 World 786 National Mari Ostendorf

Mari Ostendorf

University of Washington, United States
D-index 62 Citations 14,255 293
1373 World 785 National Fred B. Schneider

Fred B. Schneider

Cornell University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 22,855 165
1374 World 784 National Kaiming He

Kaiming He

Facebook (United States), United States
D-index 62 Citations 260,917 81
1376 World 783 National Sudipto Guha

Sudipto Guha

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 62 Citations 31,949 133
1378 World 782 National James H. Anderson

James H. Anderson

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 62 Citations 13,648 218
1379 World 781 National Xing Xie

Xing Xie

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 62 Citations 16,680 253
1380 World 779 National Sarita V. Adve

Sarita V. Adve

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 62 Citations 15,563 120
1384 World 796 National Vittorio Ferrari

Vittorio Ferrari

Google (United States), United States
D-index 62 Citations 18,481 137
1387 World 797 National Michael Gleicher

Michael Gleicher

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 62 Citations 15,676 174
1388 World 789 National David Padua

David Padua

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 62 Citations 14,112 194
1390 World 790 National David G. Andersen

David G. Andersen

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 20,927 135
1391 World 791 National Keqin Li

Keqin Li

State University of New York, United States
D-index 62 Citations 15,829 654
1392 World 792 National Michael L. Scott

Michael L. Scott

University of Rochester, United States
D-index 62 Citations 16,094 208
1393 World 793 National Benjamin B. Bederson

Benjamin B. Bederson

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 62 Citations 18,321 157
1399 World 794 National Koushik Sen

Koushik Sen

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 62 Citations 19,268 154
1402 World 787 National Tim Menzies

Tim Menzies

North Carolina State University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 14,137 293
1403 World 795 National Hrvoje Benko

Hrvoje Benko

Facebook (United States), United States
D-index 62 Citations 11,214 167
1404 World 788 National Carlo Zaniolo

Carlo Zaniolo

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 62 Citations 12,213 272
1408 World 798 National Jay F. Nunamaker

Jay F. Nunamaker

University of Arizona, United States
D-index 61 Citations 16,309 255
1411 World 799 National Allison M. Okamura

Allison M. Okamura

Stanford University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 12,462 256
1412 World 800 National Ingrid Daubechies

Ingrid Daubechies

Duke University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 88,348 158

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