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
1418 World 801 National Terry Winograd

Terry Winograd

Stanford University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 44,373 121
1426 World 802 National Gaetano Borriello

Gaetano Borriello

University of Washington, United States
D-index 61 Citations 23,131 200
1429 World 803 National Aravind K. Joshi

Aravind K. Joshi

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 61 Citations 17,544 185
1432 World 804 National Thomas P. Moran

Thomas P. Moran

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 61 Citations 29,384 114
1435 World 805 National John V. Guttag

John V. Guttag

MIT, United States
D-index 61 Citations 20,274 163
1436 World 808 National Sung Jun Park

Sung Jun Park

LG (United States), United States
D-index 61 Citations 9,011 189
1440 World 806 National Heng Huang

Heng Huang

University of Pittsburgh, United States
D-index 61 Citations 13,883 335
1441 World 807 National Charles E. Leiserson

Charles E. Leiserson

MIT, United States
D-index 61 Citations 93,968 123
1443 World 814 National Jonathan Rosenberg

Jonathan Rosenberg

Five9, United States
D-index 61 Citations 26,615 124
1444 World 809 National Suman Banerjee

Suman Banerjee

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 61 Citations 17,238 185
1445 World 810 National Prathima Agrawal

Prathima Agrawal

Auburn University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 12,300 253
1446 World 811 National Jin Li

Jin Li

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 61 Citations 13,051 214
1451 World 812 National Michael Picheny

Michael Picheny

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 61 Citations 13,466 185
1452 World 813 National Don Batory

Don Batory

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 61 Citations 15,931 212
1460 World 821 National David B. Johnson

David B. Johnson

Rice University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 68,825 97
1461 World 822 National Seth Teller

Seth Teller

MIT, United States
D-index 61 Citations 16,451 131
1462 World 815 National Anand Sivasubramaniam

Anand Sivasubramaniam

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 13,132 256
1465 World 823 National Lili Qiu

Lili Qiu

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 61 Citations 15,217 149
1466 World 816 National Andrew D. Gordon

Andrew D. Gordon

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 61 Citations 14,463 146
1468 World 820 National Junsong Yuan

Junsong Yuan

University at Buffalo, State University of New York, United States
D-index 61 Citations 16,381 323
1469 World 818 National S. Sitharama Iyengar

S. Sitharama Iyengar

Florida International University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 15,411 548
1470 World 817 National David A. Maltz

David A. Maltz

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 61 Citations 58,443 128
1475 World 819 National Joelle Pineau

Joelle Pineau

Facebook (United States), United States
D-index 61 Citations 17,663 213
1480 World 824 National Joel Emer

Joel Emer

MIT, United States
D-index 61 Citations 23,690 136
1481 World 825 National Bhavani Thuraisingham

Bhavani Thuraisingham

The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
D-index 61 Citations 11,984 411
1483 World 835 National Matt Welsh

Matt Welsh

OctoML, United States
D-index 61 Citations 33,199 109
1493 World 836 National Anthony Ephremides

Anthony Ephremides

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 61 Citations 27,067 350
1494 World 837 National Nenad Medvidovic

Nenad Medvidovic

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 61 Citations 18,407 216
1495 World 826 National Mingjing Li

Mingjing Li

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 61 Citations 10,709 134
1496 World 827 National Farinaz Koushanfar

Farinaz Koushanfar

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 61 Citations 20,346 239
1497 World 828 National Gul Agha

Gul Agha

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 61 Citations 19,643 244
1498 World 829 National Marcus Rohrbach

Marcus Rohrbach

Facebook (United States), United States
D-index 61 Citations 24,045 83
1499 World 830 National Edward W. Felten

Edward W. Felten

Princeton University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 18,839 114
1500 World 831 National Yiming Yang

Yiming Yang

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 43,167 188
1501 World 832 National Sargur N. Srihari

Sargur N. Srihari

University at Buffalo, State University of New York, United States
D-index 61 Citations 18,523 315
1502 World 833 National Jeffrey C. Mogul

Jeffrey C. Mogul

Google (United States), United States
D-index 61 Citations 23,699 124
1503 World 834 National Sumit Gulwani

Sumit Gulwani

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 61 Citations 11,867 184
1504 World 838 National Babak Hassibi

Babak Hassibi

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 60 Citations 23,788 314
1508 World 839 National Michael Kearns

Michael Kearns

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 60 Citations 19,832 116
1509 World 842 National P. R. Kumar

P. R. Kumar

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 28,536 220
1510 World 840 National Anant Madabhushi

Anant Madabhushi

Case Western Reserve University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 18,067 331
1512 World 841 National Craig Boutilier

Craig Boutilier

Google (United States), United States
D-index 60 Citations 16,945 173
1514 World 843 National Mary Beth Rosson

Mary Beth Rosson

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 14,096 212
1516 World 844 National Madhu Sudan

Madhu Sudan

Harvard University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 22,702 153
1517 World 845 National Laurent Itti

Laurent Itti

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 60 Citations 38,692 210
1518 World 846 National Gregory W. Wornell

Gregory W. Wornell

MIT, United States
D-index 60 Citations 37,941 200
1519 World 847 National Jean Walrand

Jean Walrand

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 60 Citations 17,132 179
1522 World 849 National Nick Duffield

Nick Duffield

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 15,622 184
1523 World 850 National Henrik I. Christensen

Henrik I. Christensen

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 60 Citations 12,590 328
1524 World 848 National Steve Whittaker

Steve Whittaker

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 60 Citations 15,333 151
1525 World 851 National Ross T. Whitaker

Ross T. Whitaker

University of Utah, United States
D-index 60 Citations 13,849 208
1526 World 852 National Sudhakar M. Reddy

Sudhakar M. Reddy

University of Iowa, United States
D-index 60 Citations 14,336 457
1528 World 853 National Gary L. Miller

Gary L. Miller

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 11,846 158
1530 World 854 National John P. Hayes

John P. Hayes

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 60 Citations 12,064 199
1532 World 856 National Hugues Hoppe

Hugues Hoppe

Google (United States), United States
D-index 60 Citations 39,288 117
1533 World 857 National Jeffrey O. Kephart

Jeffrey O. Kephart

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 60 Citations 26,058 136
1534 World 855 National Kentaro Toyama

Kentaro Toyama

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 60 Citations 19,595 143
1535 World 858 National Matthias Felleisen

Matthias Felleisen

Northeastern University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 14,204 148
1538 World 860 National Andrew Lumsdaine

Andrew Lumsdaine

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, United States
D-index 60 Citations 15,911 253
1539 World 859 National Aaron Hertzmann

Aaron Hertzmann

Adobe Systems (United States), United States
D-index 60 Citations 21,675 130
1545 World 861 National Risto Miikkulainen

Risto Miikkulainen

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 60 Citations 18,170 278
1546 World 863 National Stephen W. Keckler

Stephen W. Keckler

Nvidia (United States), United States
D-index 60 Citations 18,543 152
1547 World 864 National Ding-Zhu Du

Ding-Zhu Du

The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
D-index 60 Citations 15,708 317
1549 World 865 National Boleslaw K. Szymanski

Boleslaw K. Szymanski

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
D-index 60 Citations 14,038 368
1550 World 862 National Santosh Vempala

Santosh Vempala

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 60 Citations 18,595 181
1552 World 866 National Houbing Song

Houbing Song

Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 11,851 345
1554 World 868 National Gregory N. Christie

Gregory N. Christie

Apple (United States), United States
D-index 60 Citations 14,808 74
1555 World 869 National Alexander G. Gounares

Alexander G. Gounares

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 60 Citations 10,057 123
1556 World 870 National Ralph Grishman

Ralph Grishman

New York University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 17,103 242
1558 World 871 National Ilya Sutskever

Ilya Sutskever

OpenAI, United States
D-index 60 Citations 329,682 88
1562 World 872 National Jerome R. Bellegarda

Jerome R. Bellegarda

Apple (United States), United States
D-index 60 Citations 12,584 128
1563 World 867 National Richard T. Snodgrass

Richard T. Snodgrass

University of Arizona, United States
D-index 60 Citations 16,814 196
1564 World 873 National Deborah L. McGuinness

Deborah L. McGuinness

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
D-index 60 Citations 46,629 231
1565 World 875 National Irfan Essa

Irfan Essa

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 60 Citations 18,588 198
1566 World 888 National Jignesh M. Patel

Jignesh M. Patel

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 60 Citations 16,287 155
1570 World 876 National Carla E. Brodley

Carla E. Brodley

Northeastern University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 17,301 121
1571 World 874 National Peter Steenkiste

Peter Steenkiste

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 16,645 165
1578 World 877 National Min Wu

Min Wu

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 60 Citations 12,738 207
1579 World 878 National Alex X. Liu

Alex X. Liu

Michigan State University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 12,823 286
1580 World 879 National Dennis Gannon

Dennis Gannon

Indiana University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 13,897 184
1581 World 880 National Stephen M. Pizer

Stephen M. Pizer

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 60 Citations 19,574 265
1582 World 881 National Guy E. Blelloch

Guy E. Blelloch

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 15,341 201
1583 World 882 National Furu Wei

Furu Wei

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 60 Citations 14,774 165
1584 World 883 National Ratul Mahajan

Ratul Mahajan

University of Washington, United States
D-index 60 Citations 21,722 135
1585 World 884 National Michael Isard

Michael Isard

Google (United States), United States
D-index 60 Citations 82,035 111
1586 World 885 National Xian-Sheng Hua

Xian-Sheng Hua

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 60 Citations 9,451 281
1587 World 886 National Juliana Freire

Juliana Freire

New York University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 14,830 206
1588 World 887 National Hal Daumé

Hal Daumé

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 60 Citations 17,375 175
1593 World 889 National Lydia E. Kavraki

Lydia E. Kavraki

Rice University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 20,645 166
1594 World 890 National Blake Hannaford

Blake Hannaford

University of Washington, United States
D-index 59 Citations 18,761 226
1595 World 891 National Clarence T. Tegreene

Clarence T. Tegreene

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 59 Citations 12,832 405
1597 World 892 National Benjamin M. W. Tsui

Benjamin M. W. Tsui

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 13,193 278
1600 World 893 National Benjamin Friedlander

Benjamin Friedlander

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 59 Citations 14,030 224
1606 World 894 National Norman Sadeh

Norman Sadeh

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 14,863 154
1607 World 895 National Rodney A. Brooks

Rodney A. Brooks

MIT, United States
D-index 59 Citations 48,348 117
1608 World 898 National Manfred K. Warmuth

Manfred K. Warmuth

Google (United States), United States
D-index 59 Citations 19,122 141
1610 World 896 National Frank Pfenning

Frank Pfenning

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 14,149 188
1611 World 897 National Shumeet Baluja

Shumeet Baluja

Google (United States), United States
D-index 59 Citations 20,768 170
1614 World 902 National Nando de Freitas

Nando de Freitas

Google (United States), United States
D-index 59 Citations 48,257 158
1616 World 899 National Jasjit S. Suri

Jasjit S. Suri

University of Idaho, United States
D-index 59 Citations 14,368 250

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