The 9th edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
discipline of Computer Science relies os data
derived from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Computer Science research
Our best researchers ranking is a credible list of leading researchers from the field of Computer Science, based on a detailed examination of 166,880 scholars determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Computer Science, as many as 14402 scholars were analysed.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Computer Science
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be considered is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Computer Science. The approval criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the given field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for considering best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers assessed for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scientists are added into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification methods
As our main goal is to make sure that only actual researchers are included in the ranking we realize that metrics are never meant to be an absolute tool to assess the work of researchers. Because of that we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. Although it’s not a element defining a researcher’s position in the ranking, the quantity of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is established using every scholar’s D-index with the help of data collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind open to the scientific community. A thorough overview of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Computer Science
With 4582 scientists United States ranks in spot 1 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scientists in United States is Microsoft (United States) with 249 scientists affiliated with it being features in our Computer Science ranking. It is followed by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with 240 researchers. Ranking thirds is University of California, Berkeley with 168 researchers.
Prominent scholars featured in United States are representing Walker Digital (United States), Iona University, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, University of Houston, University of Central Florida, California Institute of Technology, Citadel, Unanimous AI, Machine Intelligence Research Labs, Institute for Advanced Study.
Professor Anil K. Jain from Michigan State University is highlighted as the best scientist 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 place in United States is taken by Michael I. Jordan from University of California, Berkeley with a D-index of 176.
The average D-index for the top 10% scholars is 94 against an average of 50 for all 4582 scientists included in the ranking.
The average number of published papers in the field of Computer Science for the top 3% of scientists in the ranking is 599 against an average of 213 for all 4582 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 3% researchers is 87825 against an average of 17966 for all 4582 scholars.