Top Computer Science Scientists

This 8th edition of top scientists ranking for Computer Science was published by Research.com, one of the major websites for Computer Science research offering credible data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The ranking contains h-index, publications and citations values collected on December 6th, 2021. Show more

Our top 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 Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Computer Science, over 9,735 profiles were examined.

The h-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 discipline h-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The discipline h-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.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking whilst without doubt we believe that numbers are never meant to be an obsolete measure to quantify the precious 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 h-index using data compiled 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
H-index
Citations
Publications
201 World 3 National Tat-Seng Chua

Tat-Seng Chua

National University of Singapore, Singapore
H-index 95 Citations 37,301 568
202 World 123 National Amin Vahdat

Amin Vahdat

Google (United States), United States
H-index 95 Citations 47,946 284
203 World 12 National Gerhard Weikum

Gerhard Weikum

Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
H-index 95 Citations 37,584 577
204 World 124 National Dan Jurafsky

Dan Jurafsky

Stanford University, United States
H-index 94 Citations 45,785 239
205 World 1 National László Lovász

László Lovász

Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
H-index 94 Citations 47,832 257
206 World 125 National Dinesh Manocha

Dinesh Manocha

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 94 Citations 35,805 570
207 World 126 National Assaf Natanzon

Assaf Natanzon

DELL (United States), United States
H-index 94 Citations 16,259 202
208 World 9 National Mark Harman

Mark Harman

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 94 Citations 33,446 421
209 World 127 National J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves

J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
H-index 94 Citations 32,603 499
210 World 128 National David J. DeWitt

David J. DeWitt

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
H-index 94 Citations 42,356 190
211 World 129 National Dimitris N. Metaxas

Dimitris N. Metaxas

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
H-index 93 Citations 36,212 547
212 World 4 National Dusit Niyato

Dusit Niyato

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
H-index 93 Citations 37,331 602
213 World 10 National Jon Crowcroft

Jon Crowcroft

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 93 Citations 52,869 514
214 World 13 National Nassir Navab

Nassir Navab

Technical University of Munich, Germany
H-index 93 Citations 41,927 1,073
215 World 8 National Saul Greenberg

Saul Greenberg

University of Calgary, Canada
H-index 93 Citations 27,920 315
216 World 11 National Ian Horrocks

Ian Horrocks

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 93 Citations 46,869 367
217 World 131 National Wenke Lee

Wenke Lee

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 93 Citations 41,431 241
218 World 130 National Martín Abadi

Martín Abadi

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
H-index 93 Citations 86,223 242
219 World 133 National Eduard Hovy

Eduard Hovy

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 93 Citations 41,914 434
220 World 132 National Gene Tsudik

Gene Tsudik

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 93 Citations 37,528 339
221 World 11 National Jean-Pierre Hubaux

Jean-Pierre Hubaux

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
H-index 93 Citations 45,018 349
222 World 134 National Samy Bengio

Samy Bengio

Google (United States), United States
H-index 93 Citations 53,857 314
223 World 9 National Jian Pei

Jian Pei

Simon Fraser University, Canada
H-index 93 Citations 54,684 376
224 World 3 National Mel Slater

Mel Slater

University of Barcelona, Spain
H-index 92 Citations 38,617 311
225 World 6 National Oded Goldreich

Oded Goldreich

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
H-index 92 Citations 57,437 245
226 World 135 National William J. Dally

William J. Dally

Stanford University, United States
H-index 92 Citations 75,916 277
227 World 136 National Pat Hanrahan

Pat Hanrahan

Stanford University, United States
H-index 92 Citations 47,394 212
228 World 137 National Tarek Abdelzaher

Tarek Abdelzaher

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
H-index 92 Citations 34,130 402
229 World 3 National Ian Reid

Ian Reid

University of Adelaide, Australia
H-index 92 Citations 41,959 341
230 World 4 National Chunhua Shen

Chunhua Shen

University of Adelaide, Australia
H-index 92 Citations 33,027 436
231 World 138 National Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo

The University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
H-index 92 Citations 28,969 877
232 World 139 National Salvatore J. Stolfo

Salvatore J. Stolfo

Columbia University, United States
H-index 92 Citations 39,105 270
233 World 12 National Josef Kittler

Josef Kittler

University of Surrey, United Kingdom
H-index 92 Citations 57,453 684
234 World 140 National John C. Mitchell

John C. Mitchell

Stanford University, United States
H-index 91 Citations 28,513 233
235 World 141 National Thomas Kailath

Thomas Kailath

Stanford University, United States
H-index 91 Citations 46,702 339
236 World 142 National Vijay Kumar

Vijay Kumar

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 91 Citations 29,503 411
237 World 143 National David L. Donoho

David L. Donoho

Stanford University, United States
H-index 91 Citations 119,157 175
238 World 1 National Shyi-Ming Chen

Shyi-Ming Chen

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
H-index 91 Citations 24,759 354
239 World 145 National George Karypis

George Karypis

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 91 Citations 74,808 327
240 World 2 National Lorenzo Bruzzone

Lorenzo Bruzzone

University of Trento, Italy
H-index 91 Citations 35,549 493
241 World 144 National Ramesh Raskar

Ramesh Raskar

MIT, United States
H-index 91 Citations 32,472 443
242 World 149 National David R. Karger

David R. Karger

MIT, United States
H-index 91 Citations 69,756 255
243 World 1 National Jon Atli Benediktsson

Jon Atli Benediktsson

University of Iceland, Iceland
H-index 91 Citations 35,423 409
244 World 7 National Michael Elad

Michael Elad

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
H-index 91 Citations 66,845 273
245 World 146 National Ajith Abraham

Ajith Abraham

Machine Intelligence Research Labs, United States
H-index 91 Citations 34,401 842
246 World 148 National Pushmeet Kohli

Pushmeet Kohli

Google (United States), United States
H-index 91 Citations 35,580 307
247 World 147 National Oren Etzioni

Oren Etzioni

Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, United States
H-index 91 Citations 41,126 191
248 World 2 National Horst Bischof

Horst Bischof

Graz University of Technology, Austria
H-index 91 Citations 42,715 595
249 World 150 National Daniel S. Weld

Daniel S. Weld

University of Washington, United States
H-index 91 Citations 39,215 239
250 World 151 National Brad A. Myers

Brad A. Myers

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 91 Citations 32,555 394
251 World 12 National Horst Bunke

Horst Bunke

University of Bern, Switzerland
H-index 91 Citations 30,405 482
252 World 152 National Michael K. Reiter

Michael K. Reiter

Duke University, United States
H-index 91 Citations 36,982 290
253 World 153 National Alex Waibel

Alex Waibel

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 91 Citations 33,958 592
254 World 154 National Jeffrey F. Cohn

Jeffrey F. Cohn

University of Pittsburgh, United States
H-index 90 Citations 37,018 236
255 World 155 National Maja J. Matarić

Maja J. Matarić

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 90 Citations 36,125 400
256 World 156 National Gaurav S. Sukhatme

Gaurav S. Sukhatme

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 90 Citations 29,375 413
257 World 157 National Shrikanth S. Narayanan

Shrikanth S. Narayanan

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 90 Citations 32,925 797
258 World 14 National Maja Pantic

Maja Pantic

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
H-index 90 Citations 39,557 406
259 World 13 National Björn Schuller

Björn Schuller

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
H-index 90 Citations 37,376 743
260 World 14 National Thomas Brox

Thomas Brox

University of Freiburg, Germany
H-index 90 Citations 76,567 216
261 World 158 National James A. Hendler

James A. Hendler

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
H-index 90 Citations 46,426 369
262 World 159 National Kannan Ramchandran

Kannan Ramchandran

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 90 Citations 37,387 413
263 World 5 National Erik Cambria

Erik Cambria

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
H-index 90 Citations 28,444 305
264 World 161 National Divesh Srivastava

Divesh Srivastava

AT&T (United States), United States
H-index 90 Citations 29,032 379
265 World 160 National Jiebo Luo

Jiebo Luo

University of Rochester, United States
H-index 90 Citations 31,236 590
266 World 1 National Christian S. Jensen

Christian S. Jensen

Aalborg University, Denmark
H-index 90 Citations 29,438 419
267 World 15 National Roberto Cipolla

Roberto Cipolla

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 90 Citations 45,722 370
268 World 162 National David Wagner

David Wagner

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 90 Citations 61,286 225
269 World 22 National Yan Zhang

Yan Zhang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
H-index 89 Citations 28,376 539
270 World 163 National David Heckerman

David Heckerman

Microsoft (United States), United States
H-index 89 Citations 50,563 224
271 World 164 National Joshua B. Tenenbaum

Joshua B. Tenenbaum

MIT, United States
H-index 89 Citations 56,536 336
272 World 165 National Rosalind W. Picard

Rosalind W. Picard

MIT, United States
H-index 89 Citations 37,179 277
273 World 166 National Rajeev Motwani

Rajeev Motwani

Stanford University, United States
H-index 89 Citations 106,748 194
274 World 167 National Ronald L. Rivest

Ronald L. Rivest

MIT, United States
H-index 89 Citations 139,991 247
275 World 11 National Ekram Hossain

Ekram Hossain

University of Manitoba, Canada
H-index 89 Citations 29,532 415
276 World 10 National John Mylopoulos

John Mylopoulos

University of Ottawa, Canada
H-index 89 Citations 34,793 483
277 World 168 National Gregory D. Abowd

Gregory D. Abowd

Northeastern University, United States
H-index 89 Citations 60,206 313
278 World 169 National Mark A. Musen

Mark A. Musen

Stanford University, United States
H-index 89 Citations 37,300 435
279 World 23 National Ming Zhou

Ming Zhou

Sinovation Ventures, China
H-index 89 Citations 27,559 420
280 World 170 National Yuguang Fang

Yuguang Fang

University of Florida, United States
H-index 89 Citations 23,134 466
281 World 171 National Hosagrahar V. Jagadish

Hosagrahar V. Jagadish

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
H-index 89 Citations 32,300 309
282 World 24 National Yunhao Liu

Yunhao Liu

Tsinghua University, China
H-index 89 Citations 40,819 491
283 World 172 National ChengXiang Zhai

ChengXiang Zhai

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
H-index 89 Citations 36,654 374
284 World 1 National Matti Pietikäinen

Matti Pietikäinen

University of Oulu, Finland
H-index 89 Citations 71,435 298
285 World 6 National Ponnuthurai Nagaratnam Suganthan

Ponnuthurai Nagaratnam Suganthan

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
H-index 88 Citations 37,825 320
286 World 173 National John M. Carroll

John M. Carroll

Pennsylvania State University, United States
H-index 88 Citations 35,230 437
287 World 174 National David M. Blei

David M. Blei

Columbia University, United States
H-index 88 Citations 93,852 191
288 World 175 National C. Lee Giles

C. Lee Giles

Pennsylvania State University, United States
H-index 88 Citations 33,382 433
289 World 1 National Carlos A. Coello Coello

Carlos A. Coello Coello

CINVESTAV, Mexico
H-index 88 Citations 42,254 477
290 World 176 National Raymond J. Mooney

Raymond J. Mooney

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
H-index 88 Citations 37,357 248
291 World 177 National Giovanni Vigna

Giovanni Vigna

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 88 Citations 31,311 245
292 World 178 National Silvio Savarese

Silvio Savarese

Stanford University, United States
H-index 88 Citations 34,151 279
293 World 179 National Pierre Baldi

Pierre Baldi

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 87 Citations 35,034 280
294 World 180 National Alan S. Willsky

Alan S. Willsky

MIT, United States
H-index 87 Citations 32,153 393
295 World 181 National Fred Glover

Fred Glover

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
H-index 87 Citations 56,452 326
296 World 182 National Lotfi A. Zadeh

Lotfi A. Zadeh

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 87 Citations 223,135 190
297 World 183 National Jerry M. Mendel

Jerry M. Mendel

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 87 Citations 48,846 352
298 World 5 National James C. Bezdek

James C. Bezdek

University of Melbourne, Australia
H-index 87 Citations 68,598 311
299 World 184 National Jason Cong

Jason Cong

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 87 Citations 26,214 446
300 World 185 National Noah A. Smith

Noah A. Smith

University of Washington, United States
H-index 87 Citations 31,144 304

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