The 9th edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
arena of Computer Science relies os data
consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's
D-index (Discipline H-index), which takes into account only
publications and citation data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Computer Science research
Our best scientists ranking is a reliable lineup of leading scholars from the field of Computer Science, established by means of a detailed analysis of 166,880 scientists determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Computer Science, more than 14402 researchers were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Computer Science
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be considered is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Computer Science. The acceptance requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars projected for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scholars are incorporated into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
Because our leading aim is to ensure that only genuine scientists are listed in the ranking we believe that metrics are never supposed to be a full means to evaluate the work of scholars. For that reason we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. While it’s not a factor impacting a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a specific area of science. Position in the ranking is based on each scholar’s D-index with the help of metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind open to the scientific community. A detailed overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our mission is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs and decision-makers around the world to examine where leading experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Computer Science
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in the world is Microsoft (United States) with 248 scholars affiliated with it being present in our Computer Science ranking. It is followed by Google (United States) with 240 researchers. Ranking thirds is Carnegie Mellon University with 168 researchers.
Prominent researchers ranking in the world are representing Michigan State University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Illinois at Chicago, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Walker Digital (United States), University of Chicago, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Technology Innovation Institute, Sichuan University, University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Professor Anil K. Jain from Michigan State University is featured as the best researcher in the world in our ranking with a D-index of 203. Ranking on the second place in the world is Yoshua Bengio from University of Montreal with a D-index of 200. The third position in the world is occupied by Jiawei Han from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a D-index of 186.
The average D-index for the top 3% scholars is 112 against an average of 48 for all researchers listed in our ranking.
The average number of published articles within the discipline of Computer Science for the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 769 against an average of 243 for all scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scientists is 46199 against an average of 15106 for all researchers.