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
1901 World 36 National D-index 57 Citations 12,144 184
1902 World 1047 National D-index 57 Citations 45,523 126
1903 World 35 National D-index 57 Citations 11,017 246
1904 World 1049 National D-index 57 Citations 12,574 276
1905 World 1050 National D-index 57 Citations 22,386 398
1906 World 1051 National D-index 57 Citations 30,782 111
1907 World 1052 National D-index 57 Citations 17,240 229
1908 World 5 National D-index 57 Citations 12,378 470
1909 World 178 National D-index 57 Citations 13,462 606
1910 World 177 National D-index 57 Citations 11,600 172
1911 World 176 National D-index 57 Citations 13,452 383
1912 World 86 National D-index 57 Citations 12,106 353
1913 World 83 National D-index 57 Citations 11,386 505
1914 World 84 National D-index 57 Citations 24,328 328
1915 World 85 National D-index 57 Citations 11,790 230
1916 World 16 National D-index 57 Citations 11,842 351
1917 World 17 National D-index 57 Citations 9,684 269
1918 World 37 National D-index 57 Citations 15,011 159
1919 World 1053 National D-index 57 Citations 28,679 117
1920 World 1054 National D-index 57 Citations 15,903 87
1921 World 175 National D-index 57 Citations 12,557 348
1922 World 1059 National D-index 57 Citations 12,414 121
1923 World 1060 National D-index 57 Citations 20,092 93
1924 World 31 National D-index 57 Citations 11,459 243
1925 World 1061 National D-index 57 Citations 14,845 148
1926 World 5 National D-index 57 Citations 9,347 267
1927 World 1062 National D-index 57 Citations 11,017 194
1928 World 1063 National D-index 57 Citations 18,802 153
1929 World 18 National D-index 57 Citations 10,324 189
1930 World 1064 National D-index 57 Citations 20,143 97
1931 World 1065 National D-index 57 Citations 22,562 181
1932 World 180 National D-index 57 Citations 10,612 230
1934 World 1066 National D-index 57 Citations 11,138 147
1935 World 179 National D-index 57 Citations 12,535 209
1936 World 26 National D-index 57 Citations 12,724 175
1937 World 181 National D-index 57 Citations 11,253 212
1938 World 182 National D-index 57 Citations 10,101 220
1939 World 183 National D-index 57 Citations 10,891 237
1940 World 1067 National D-index 57 Citations 13,319 136
1941 World 87 National D-index 57 Citations 10,094 265
1942 World 1068 National D-index 57 Citations 14,038 202
1943 World 1069 National D-index 57 Citations 15,564 154
1944 World 1070 National D-index 57 Citations 10,760 146
1945 World 184 National D-index 57 Citations 10,795 173
1946 World 1071 National D-index 57 Citations 13,433 192
1947 World 1072 National D-index 57 Citations 11,739 176
1948 World 1073 National D-index 57 Citations 21,057 148
1949 World 185 National D-index 57 Citations 14,253 219
1950 World 1074 National D-index 57 Citations 30,429 108
1951 World 8 National D-index 57 Citations 15,529 193
1952 World 1075 National D-index 57 Citations 30,890 115
1953 World 1076 National D-index 57 Citations 19,692 119
1954 World 18 National D-index 57 Citations 10,612 532
1955 World 19 National D-index 57 Citations 10,775 377
1956 World 1057 National D-index 57 Citations 22,369 258
1957 World 1058 National D-index 57 Citations 11,969 178
1958 World 1077 National D-index 57 Citations 13,846 170
1959 World 1078 National D-index 57 Citations 13,951 168
1960 World 17 National D-index 57 Citations 17,937 299
1961 World 20 National D-index 57 Citations 9,433 318
1962 World 12 National D-index 57 Citations 20,439 162
1963 World 186 National D-index 57 Citations 11,523 246
1964 World 1079 National D-index 57 Citations 14,259 220
1965 World 106 National D-index 57 Citations 12,973 188
1966 World 107 National D-index 57 Citations 12,560 226
1967 World 108 National D-index 57 Citations 10,835 306
1968 World 51 National D-index 57 Citations 10,822 408
1969 World 1080 National D-index 57 Citations 12,154 409
1970 World 6 National D-index 57 Citations 28,498 119
1971 World 1081 National D-index 57 Citations 10,904 208
1972 World 9 National D-index 57 Citations 9,067 287
1973 World 1082 National D-index 56 Citations 33,923 194
1974 World 187 National D-index 56 Citations 10,753 216
1975 World 1084 National D-index 56 Citations 21,534 134
1976 World 1083 National D-index 56 Citations 31,327 110
1977 World 109 National D-index 56 Citations 36,328 192
1978 World 88 National D-index 56 Citations 55,059 180
1979 World 1085 National D-index 56 Citations 9,512 202
1980 World 72 National D-index 56 Citations 10,782 215
1981 World 21 National D-index 56 Citations 13,569 161
1982 World 188 National D-index 56 Citations 10,997 314
1983 World 1086 National D-index 56 Citations 12,826 180
1984 World 19 National D-index 56 Citations 11,469 207
1986 World 1087 National D-index 56 Citations 14,759 207
1987 World 1088 National D-index 56 Citations 10,913 143
1988 World 110 National D-index 56 Citations 16,424 163
1989 World 1089 National D-index 56 Citations 15,496 182
1990 World 53 National D-index 56 Citations 9,380 247
1991 World 73 National D-index 56 Citations 15,783 220
1992 World 52 National D-index 56 Citations 25,871 334
1993 World 1091 National D-index 56 Citations 14,900 172
1994 World 1090 National D-index 56 Citations 16,487 152
1995 World 1093 National D-index 56 Citations 18,002 119
1996 World 1092 National D-index 56 Citations 13,392 230
1997 World 28 National D-index 56 Citations 19,784 146
1998 World 1095 National D-index 56 Citations 10,078 281
1999 World 1094 National D-index 56 Citations 263,099 84
2000 World 1096 National D-index 56 Citations 10,369 294

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