Best Computer Science Scientists

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
901 World 16 National Dong Xu

Dong Xu

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 69 Citations 22,606 213
902 World 18 National Xuemin Lin

Xuemin Lin

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 69 Citations 17,477 370
903 World 550 National Dragomir R. Radev

Dragomir R. Radev

Yale University, United States
D-index 69 Citations 23,333 218
904 World 544 National Insup Lee

Insup Lee

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 69 Citations 17,070 440
905 World 545 National Chris Dyer

Chris Dyer

Google (United States), United States
D-index 69 Citations 33,765 179
906 World 546 National Xuedong Huang

Xuedong Huang

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 69 Citations 22,129 176
907 World 17 National Willy Zwaenepoel

Willy Zwaenepoel

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 69 Citations 24,230 194
908 World 77 National Dimitris Papadias

Dimitris Papadias

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 69 Citations 18,965 167
909 World 76 National Jiwen Lu

Jiwen Lu

Tsinghua University, China
D-index 69 Citations 16,202 295
910 World 52 National Shuihua Wang

Shuihua Wang

University of Leicester, United Kingdom
D-index 69 Citations 14,640 287
911 World 33 National Peter Druschel

Peter Druschel

Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany
D-index 69 Citations 45,776 147
912 World 32 National Thomas Ertl

Thomas Ertl

University of Stuttgart, Germany
D-index 69 Citations 16,598 490
913 World 3 National Ming-Syan Chen

Ming-Syan Chen

National Taiwan University, Taiwan
D-index 69 Citations 21,865 382
914 World 547 National Philipp Koehn

Philipp Koehn

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 69 Citations 40,369 246
915 World 548 National Calton Pu

Calton Pu

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 69 Citations 19,351 402
916 World 549 National Sanjoy Baruah

Sanjoy Baruah

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 69 Citations 16,101 243
917 World 551 National Russell H. Taylor

Russell H. Taylor

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 20,483 355
918 World 53 National Xiaohui Liu

Xiaohui Liu

Brunel University London, United Kingdom
D-index 68 Citations 18,016 242
919 World 9 National Jan J. Koenderink

Jan J. Koenderink

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
D-index 68 Citations 23,093 291
920 World 54 National Geoffrey Ye Li

Geoffrey Ye Li

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 68 Citations 23,025 280
921 World 554 National Neil J. A. Sloane

Neil J. A. Sloane

OEIS Foundation Inc., United States
D-index 68 Citations 39,553 173
922 World 553 National Milan Sonka

Milan Sonka

University of Iowa, United States
D-index 68 Citations 29,941 325
923 World 552 National Moeness G. Amin

Moeness G. Amin

Villanova University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 16,137 521
924 World 78 National Michael K. Ng

Michael K. Ng

University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 68 Citations 15,442 355
925 World 35 National Edward K. Y. Jung

Edward K. Y. Jung

Nortel (Canada), Canada
D-index 68 Citations 15,819 469
926 World 55 National Luca Cardelli

Luca Cardelli

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 68 Citations 23,352 149
927 World 556 National Paul Lapstun

Paul Lapstun

Google (United States), United States
D-index 68 Citations 13,318 296
928 World 555 National Shafi Goldwasser

Shafi Goldwasser

MIT, United States
D-index 68 Citations 34,869 129
929 World 557 National Lang Tong

Lang Tong

Cornell University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 23,213 345
930 World 56 National Cecilia Mascolo

Cecilia Mascolo

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 68 Citations 18,962 243
931 World 558 National Stuart K. Card

Stuart K. Card

Stanford University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 44,645 125
932 World 79 National Quan-Ke Pan

Quan-Ke Pan

Northeastern University, China
D-index 68 Citations 13,561 230
933 World 560 National Sherali Zeadally

Sherali Zeadally

University of Kentucky, United States
D-index 68 Citations 18,885 377
934 World 559 National Jean-Philippe Vert

Jean-Philippe Vert

Google (United States), United States
D-index 68 Citations 17,794 158
935 World 19 National Zbigniew Michalewicz

Zbigniew Michalewicz

University of Adelaide, Australia
D-index 68 Citations 58,977 194
936 World 15 National Amnon Shashua

Amnon Shashua

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
D-index 68 Citations 16,791 162
937 World 57 National Michael M. Bronstein

Michael M. Bronstein

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 68 Citations 21,916 280
938 World 80 National Changshui Zhang

Changshui Zhang

Tsinghua University, China
D-index 68 Citations 18,637 364
939 World 562 National Maurice Herlihy

Maurice Herlihy

Brown University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 29,360 250
940 World 563 National Kunle Olukotun

Kunle Olukotun

Stanford University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 19,508 153
941 World 564 National Jonathan S. Turner

Jonathan S. Turner

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 68 Citations 30,374 171
942 World 565 National Mikhail J. Atallah

Mikhail J. Atallah

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 68 Citations 16,052 248
943 World 10 National Arnold W. M. Smeulders

Arnold W. M. Smeulders

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 68 Citations 40,005 305
944 World 28 National Karl Aberer

Karl Aberer

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 68 Citations 18,483 439
945 World 561 National Laurie Williams

Laurie Williams

North Carolina State University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 16,747 290
946 World 566 National Baining Guo

Baining Guo

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 68 Citations 14,769 200
947 World 81 National Zongben Xu

Zongben Xu

Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
D-index 68 Citations 15,190 272
948 World 82 National Hong Yan

Hong Yan

City University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 68 Citations 15,041 526
949 World 573 National Edward W. Knightly

Edward W. Knightly

Rice University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 16,915 166
950 World 83 National Jean-Philippe Vasseur

Jean-Philippe Vasseur

Cisco Systems (China), China
D-index 68 Citations 15,583 385
951 World 572 National Yun Q. Shi

Yun Q. Shi

New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 68 Citations 15,771 291
952 World 571 National Lise Getoor

Lise Getoor

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 68 Citations 22,115 250
953 World 570 National James Allan

James Allan

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
D-index 68 Citations 20,205 254
954 World 569 National Avideh Zakhor

Avideh Zakhor

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 68 Citations 14,967 237
955 World 2 National Jan Bosch

Jan Bosch

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
D-index 68 Citations 20,595 328
956 World 36 National Krzysztof Czarnecki

Krzysztof Czarnecki

University of Waterloo, Canada
D-index 68 Citations 28,587 212
957 World 29 National Daniel Gatica-Perez

Daniel Gatica-Perez

Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland
D-index 68 Citations 15,295 253
958 World 568 National Catherine Plaisant

Catherine Plaisant

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 68 Citations 17,134 213
959 World 567 National Venkata N. Padmanabhan

Venkata N. Padmanabhan

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 68 Citations 41,079 147
960 World 574 National George Fitzmaurice

George Fitzmaurice

Autodesk (United States), United States
D-index 68 Citations 13,548 197
961 World 34 National Bastian Leibe

Bastian Leibe

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
D-index 68 Citations 25,680 184
962 World 579 National Dhabaleswar K. Panda

Dhabaleswar K. Panda

The Ohio State University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 15,152 464
963 World 37 National Margo Seltzer

Margo Seltzer

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 68 Citations 15,177 183
964 World 578 National Anoop Gupta

Anoop Gupta

SeekOut, United States
D-index 68 Citations 17,495 140
965 World 580 National Michael T. Goodrich

Michael T. Goodrich

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 68 Citations 14,253 282
966 World 581 National Sylvia Ratnasamy

Sylvia Ratnasamy

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 68 Citations 34,828 109
967 World 6 National Takeo Igarashi

Takeo Igarashi

University of Tokyo, Japan
D-index 68 Citations 16,231 311
968 World 582 National Andrei Z. Broder

Andrei Z. Broder

Google (United States), United States
D-index 68 Citations 34,317 192
969 World 10 National Luc De Raedt

Luc De Raedt

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 68 Citations 19,548 327
970 World 575 National Armando Fox

Armando Fox

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 68 Citations 40,612 172
971 World 2 National Josef Sivic

Josef Sivic

Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
D-index 68 Citations 32,141 124
972 World 18 National Hugo Krawczyk

Hugo Krawczyk

Algorand Foundation, Singapore
D-index 68 Citations 30,307 116
973 World 84 National Jiannong Cao

Jiannong Cao

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
D-index 68 Citations 17,433 748
974 World 20 National Wanli Ouyang

Wanli Ouyang

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 68 Citations 22,375 203
975 World 9 National Tinne Tuytelaars

Tinne Tuytelaars

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 68 Citations 58,679 265
976 World 583 National Markus Jakobsson

Markus Jakobsson

ZapFraud, United States
D-index 68 Citations 18,014 164
978 World 87 National Zhen Lei

Zhen Lei

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 68 Citations 19,247 229
979 World 86 National Yufei Tao

Yufei Tao

Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 68 Citations 19,996 159
980 World 4 National Yu-Chee Tseng

Yu-Chee Tseng

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
D-index 68 Citations 32,070 336
981 World 576 National Kate Saenko

Kate Saenko

Boston University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 34,540 178
982 World 85 National Yong Xu

Yong Xu

Harbin Institute of Technology, China
D-index 68 Citations 14,929 285
983 World 577 National Roberto Tamassia

Roberto Tamassia

Brown University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 21,897 259
984 World 11 National Bart De Moor

Bart De Moor

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 67 Citations 32,698 311
985 World 88 National Bo Li

Bo Li

Fudan University, China
D-index 67 Citations 18,263 399
986 World 584 National Tuomas Sandholm

Tuomas Sandholm

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 17,032 187
987 World 38 National Simon Haykin

Simon Haykin

McMaster University, Canada
D-index 67 Citations 65,668 260
988 World 585 National Kenneth R. Koedinger

Kenneth R. Koedinger

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 20,282 258
989 World 89 National Kwok-wing Chau

Kwok-wing Chau

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
D-index 67 Citations 16,329 165
990 World 90 National Guang-Zhong Yang

Guang-Zhong Yang

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
D-index 67 Citations 19,633 573
991 World 586 National George Hripcsak

George Hripcsak

Columbia University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 15,798 227
992 World 588 National Xiaodong Zhang

Xiaodong Zhang

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States
D-index 67 Citations 15,109 213
993 World 587 National Albert Cohen

Albert Cohen

Google (United States), United States
D-index 67 Citations 19,112 231
994 World 589 National Yao Wang

Yao Wang

New York University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 19,126 354
995 World 590 National Filippo Menczer

Filippo Menczer

Indiana University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 25,084 187
996 World 592 National Jayaram K. Udupa

Jayaram K. Udupa

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 67 Citations 18,391 325
997 World 591 National Xiang-Gen Xia

Xiang-Gen Xia

University of Delaware, United States
D-index 67 Citations 17,285 462
998 World 593 National Julia Hirschberg

Julia Hirschberg

Columbia University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 14,866 208
999 World 35 National Leif Kobbelt

Leif Kobbelt

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
D-index 67 Citations 18,462 219
1000 World 91 National Kwang-Ting Cheng

Kwang-Ting Cheng

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 67 Citations 16,057 347

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