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
301 World 186 National Ken Hinckley

Ken Hinckley

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 87 Citations 23,687 201
302 World 187 National Rajeev Alur

Rajeev Alur

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 87 Citations 53,826 261
303 World 188 National Mihalis Yannakakis

Mihalis Yannakakis

Columbia University, United States
D-index 87 Citations 36,929 182
304 World 189 National Mary Czerwinski

Mary Czerwinski

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 87 Citations 22,285 226
305 World 190 National Frédo Durand

Frédo Durand

MIT, United States
D-index 87 Citations 37,015 235
306 World 191 National Henning Schulzrinne

Henning Schulzrinne

Columbia University, United States
D-index 87 Citations 54,317 509
307 World 192 National Jianfeng Gao

Jianfeng Gao

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 87 Citations 37,330 364
308 World 14 National Daniel Thalmann

Daniel Thalmann

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 87 Citations 24,065 565
309 World 13 National Roger Wattenhofer

Roger Wattenhofer

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 87 Citations 30,521 369
310 World 194 National William W. Cohen

William W. Cohen

Google (United States), United States
D-index 87 Citations 38,023 301
311 World 195 National Alexei A. Efros

Alexei A. Efros

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 87 Citations 75,292 151
312 World 193 National Dan Roth

Dan Roth

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 87 Citations 29,740 391
313 World 196 National Mark D. Hill

Mark D. Hill

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 87 Citations 31,997 215
314 World 197 National Panos M. Pardalos

Panos M. Pardalos

University of Florida, United States
D-index 86 Citations 31,657 633
315 World 16 National Mike Thelwall

Mike Thelwall

University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
D-index 86 Citations 28,782 330
316 World 198 National Quoc V. Le

Quoc V. Le

Google (United States), United States
D-index 86 Citations 95,928 149
317 World 200 National Mohan M. Trivedi

Mohan M. Trivedi

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 86 Citations 29,043 471
318 World 199 National Klara Nahrstedt

Klara Nahrstedt

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 86 Citations 30,480 542
319 World 1 National Ioannis Pitas

Ioannis Pitas

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
D-index 86 Citations 28,195 653
320 World 202 National Dan Suciu

Dan Suciu

University of Washington, United States
D-index 86 Citations 32,302 296
321 World 203 National George Varghese

George Varghese

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 86 Citations 38,947 194
322 World 201 National DeLiang Wang

DeLiang Wang

The Ohio State University, United States
D-index 86 Citations 24,618 350
323 World 204 National Lawrence R. Rabiner

Lawrence R. Rabiner

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 85 Citations 91,366 284
324 World 17 National Michael Wooldridge

Michael Wooldridge

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 85 Citations 60,251 336
325 World 15 National Heinrich H. Bülthoff

Heinrich H. Bülthoff

Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany
D-index 85 Citations 28,421 567
326 World 205 National Jakob Nielsen

Jakob Nielsen

Nielsen Norman Group, United States
D-index 85 Citations 78,222 166
327 World 206 National Scott Forstall

Scott Forstall

Apple (United States), United States
D-index 85 Citations 28,075 123
328 World 207 National Andrew D. Wilson

Andrew D. Wilson

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 85 Citations 26,510 230
329 World 208 National Shahram Izadi

Shahram Izadi

Google (United States), United States
D-index 85 Citations 28,376 248
330 World 25 National Kui Ren

Kui Ren

Zhejiang University, China
D-index 85 Citations 44,641 341
331 World 1 National Peter Corcoran

Peter Corcoran

National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
D-index 85 Citations 16,946 310
332 World 1 National Neeraj Kumar

Neeraj Kumar

Thapar University, India
D-index 85 Citations 20,765 518
333 World 18 National Steve Young

Steve Young

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 85 Citations 27,932 264
334 World 209 National Anupam Joshi

Anupam Joshi

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States
D-index 85 Citations 27,238 399
335 World 12 National Baochun Li

Baochun Li

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 85 Citations 22,389 360
336 World 3 National Nicu Sebe

Nicu Sebe

University of Trento, Italy
D-index 85 Citations 26,324 454
337 World 13 National Ahmed E. Hassan

Ahmed E. Hassan

Queen's University, Canada
D-index 85 Citations 20,910 292
338 World 26 National Xiang-Yang Li

Xiang-Yang Li

University of Science and Technology of China, China
D-index 85 Citations 26,448 494
339 World 210 National Abhinav Gupta

Abhinav Gupta

Facebook (United States), United States
D-index 85 Citations 41,095 162
340 World 211 National Ramesh Jain

Ramesh Jain

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 85 Citations 47,977 443
341 World 212 National Jonathan Katz

Jonathan Katz

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 85 Citations 27,699 202
342 World 19 National Marc Davis

Marc Davis

Yahoo (United Kingdom), United Kingdom
D-index 84 Citations 19,330 213
343 World 1 National Shun-ichi Amari

Shun-ichi Amari

RIKEN Center for Brain Science, Japan
D-index 84 Citations 41,842 303
344 World 213 National Joseph Y. Halpern

Joseph Y. Halpern

Cornell University, United States
D-index 84 Citations 37,476 258
345 World 214 National Sergio Verdu

Sergio Verdu

Princeton University, United States
D-index 84 Citations 46,335 261
346 World 215 National Krishnendu Chakrabarty

Krishnendu Chakrabarty

Duke University, United States
D-index 84 Citations 27,074 593
347 World 27 National Jun Wang

Jun Wang

City University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 84 Citations 18,149 267
348 World 1 National Roman Słowiński

Roman Słowiński

Poznań University of Technology, Poland
D-index 84 Citations 28,810 299
349 World 8 National Adi Shamir

Adi Shamir

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
D-index 84 Citations 104,235 192
350 World 20 National Edmund K. Burke

Edmund K. Burke

University of Leicester, United Kingdom
D-index 84 Citations 23,905 261
351 World 216 National Edward A. Lee

Edward A. Lee

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 84 Citations 41,886 355
352 World 2 National Bart Preneel

Bart Preneel

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 84 Citations 24,527 553
353 World 217 National Hanspeter Pfister

Hanspeter Pfister

Harvard University, United States
D-index 84 Citations 25,959 303
354 World 28 National Zhengyou Zhang

Zhengyou Zhang

Tencent (China), China
D-index 84 Citations 41,743 319
355 World 218 National Aggelos K. Katsaggelos

Aggelos K. Katsaggelos

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 84 Citations 29,398 764
356 World 1 National Ian H. Witten

Ian H. Witten

University of Waikato, New Zealand
D-index 84 Citations 155,117 361
357 World 7 National Beng Chin Ooi

Beng Chin Ooi

National University of Singapore, Singapore
D-index 84 Citations 24,229 334
358 World 219 National Judea Pearl

Judea Pearl

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 83 Citations 71,542 235
359 World 21 National Lajos Hanzo

Lajos Hanzo

University of Southampton, United Kingdom
D-index 83 Citations 33,037 1,061
360 World 14 National Michel Gendreau

Michel Gendreau

Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
D-index 83 Citations 35,580 282
361 World 220 National Michael Luby

Michael Luby

BitRipple, United States
D-index 83 Citations 38,060 191
362 World 29 National Min Chen

Min Chen

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 83 Citations 26,540 446
363 World 3 National Herbert Edelsbrunner

Herbert Edelsbrunner

Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Austria
D-index 83 Citations 36,873 220
364 World 1 National Lawrence Carin

Lawrence Carin

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
D-index 83 Citations 27,046 555
365 World 221 National Pedro Domingos

Pedro Domingos

University of Washington, United States
D-index 83 Citations 46,358 172
366 World 30 National Feiping Nie

Feiping Nie

Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
D-index 83 Citations 23,278 423
367 World 1 National Mohsen Guizani

Mohsen Guizani

Qatar University, Qatar
D-index 83 Citations 32,686 818
368 World 15 National Lothar Thiele

Lothar Thiele

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 83 Citations 62,207 468
369 World 222 National Carl Kesselman

Carl Kesselman

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 83 Citations 77,186 195
370 World 9 National David Peleg

David Peleg

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
D-index 83 Citations 23,142 300
371 World 223 National Mahadev Satyanarayanan

Mahadev Satyanarayanan

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 83 Citations 39,686 228
372 World 4 National Antonio Plaza

Antonio Plaza

University of Extremadura, Spain
D-index 83 Citations 29,852 521
373 World 16 National Christian Theobalt

Christian Theobalt

Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
D-index 83 Citations 23,100 314
374 World 224 National Stefan Savage

Stefan Savage

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 83 Citations 45,271 156
375 World 226 National Kristen Grauman

Kristen Grauman

Facebook (United States), United States
D-index 83 Citations 28,646 230
376 World 228 National Phillip B. Gibbons

Phillip B. Gibbons

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 83 Citations 29,950 207
377 World 22 National Carole Goble

Carole Goble

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 83 Citations 33,851 414
378 World 31 National Lionel M. Ni

Lionel M. Ni

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 83 Citations 43,246 383
379 World 225 National Guohong Cao

Guohong Cao

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 83 Citations 29,071 253
380 World 227 National Ken Kennedy

Ken Kennedy

Rice University, United States
D-index 83 Citations 22,878 219
382 World 229 National Robert Nowak

Robert Nowak

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 82 Citations 26,970 277
383 World 230 National Miron Livny

Miron Livny

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 82 Citations 40,727 227
384 World 1 National Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues

Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues

Federal University of Piauí, Brazil
D-index 82 Citations 22,549 831
385 World 15 National Laurence T. Yang

Laurence T. Yang

St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
D-index 82 Citations 21,189 635
386 World 16 National Aaron Courville

Aaron Courville

University of Montreal, Canada
D-index 82 Citations 138,510 179
387 World 232 National Andrew T. Campbell

Andrew T. Campbell

Dartmouth College, United States
D-index 82 Citations 34,258 259
388 World 231 National Prabhakar Raghavan

Prabhakar Raghavan

Google (United States), United States
D-index 82 Citations 70,157 199
389 World 4 National Schahram Dustdar

Schahram Dustdar

TU Wien, Austria
D-index 82 Citations 33,088 630
390 World 32 National Yu Zheng

Yu Zheng

Jingdong (China), China
D-index 82 Citations 35,846 176
391 World 233 National Kevin W. Bowyer

Kevin W. Bowyer

University of Notre Dame, United States
D-index 82 Citations 59,271 371
392 World 235 National Amit Sahai

Amit Sahai

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 82 Citations 48,334 214
393 World 6 National Albert Y. Zomaya

Albert Y. Zomaya

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 82 Citations 27,070 727
394 World 234 National Michael J. Carey

Michael J. Carey

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 82 Citations 23,583 224
395 World 236 National Raghu Ramakrishnan

Raghu Ramakrishnan

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 82 Citations 48,220 242
396 World 33 National Jiaya Jia

Jiaya Jia

Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 82 Citations 36,222 220
397 World 238 National Wenjing Lou

Wenjing Lou

Virginia Tech, United States
D-index 82 Citations 43,545 263
398 World 237 National Alexander G. Hauptmann

Alexander G. Hauptmann

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 82 Citations 25,246 452
399 World 17 National Daniel A. Keim

Daniel A. Keim

University of Konstanz, Germany
D-index 82 Citations 36,042 383
400 World 2 National Chin-Chen Chang

Chin-Chen Chang

Feng Chia University, Taiwan
D-index 82 Citations 26,268 1,020

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