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
401 World 8 National Chen Change Loy

Chen Change Loy

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
D-index 82 Citations 36,611 161
402 World 239 National Avi Wigderson

Avi Wigderson

Institute for Advanced Study, United States
D-index 81 Citations 36,396 229
403 World 240 National Ming C. Lin

Ming C. Lin

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 81 Citations 25,684 264
404 World 241 National Zohar Manna

Zohar Manna

Stanford University, United States
D-index 81 Citations 29,659 195
405 World 3 National Ingrid Verbauwhede

Ingrid Verbauwhede

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 81 Citations 21,108 400
406 World 17 National Lionel C. Briand

Lionel C. Briand

University of Ottawa, Canada
D-index 81 Citations 28,070 319
407 World 242 National Ricardo Baeza-Yates

Ricardo Baeza-Yates

Northeastern University, United States
D-index 81 Citations 46,667 384
408 World 245 National Jeffrey F. Naughton

Jeffrey F. Naughton

Google (United States), United States
D-index 81 Citations 23,865 201
409 World 243 National Thad Starner

Thad Starner

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 81 Citations 30,627 288
410 World 1 National Marlon Dumas

Marlon Dumas

University of Tartu, Estonia
D-index 81 Citations 32,216 323
411 World 244 National Nancy Lynch

Nancy Lynch

MIT, United States
D-index 81 Citations 39,190 320
412 World 1 National Jiri Matas

Jiri Matas

Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
D-index 81 Citations 56,833 258
413 World 4 National Maurizio Lenzerini

Maurizio Lenzerini

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
D-index 81 Citations 28,834 256
414 World 247 National Zheng Chen

Zheng Chen

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 81 Citations 22,984 303
415 World 2 National Sankar K. Pal

Sankar K. Pal

Indian Statistical Institute, India
D-index 81 Citations 33,455 365
416 World 246 National Sing Bing Kang

Sing Bing Kang

Zillow Group (United States), United States
D-index 81 Citations 23,913 219
417 World 9 National Hui Zhang

Hui Zhang

National University of Singapore, Singapore
D-index 81 Citations 38,026 160
418 World 248 National Christos Davatzikos

Christos Davatzikos

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 80 Citations 24,685 333
420 World 34 National Wei Liu

Wei Liu

Tencent (China), China
D-index 80 Citations 26,866 478
421 World 2 National Grzegorz Rozenberg

Grzegorz Rozenberg

Leiden University, Netherlands
D-index 80 Citations 29,070 464
422 World 23 National Henning Hermjakob

Henning Hermjakob

European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 80 Citations 46,470 259
423 World 24 National Xin-She Yang

Xin-She Yang

Middlesex University, United Kingdom
D-index 80 Citations 56,965 270
424 World 249 National John Platt

John Platt

Google (United States), United States
D-index 80 Citations 58,953 225
425 World 25 National Yaochu Jin

Yaochu Jin

University of Surrey, United Kingdom
D-index 80 Citations 25,094 379
426 World 250 National Alex Aiken

Alex Aiken

Stanford University, United States
D-index 80 Citations 23,853 212
427 World 251 National William Gropp

William Gropp

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 80 Citations 39,348 338
428 World 252 National K.J.R. Liu

K.J.R. Liu

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 80 Citations 23,045 397
429 World 255 National Pramod K. Varshney

Pramod K. Varshney

Syracuse University, United States
D-index 80 Citations 33,806 615
430 World 5 National Dieter Fensel

Dieter Fensel

University of Innsbruck, Austria
D-index 80 Citations 38,319 333
431 World 18 National Carsten Rother

Carsten Rother

Heidelberg University, Germany
D-index 80 Citations 35,913 231
432 World 2 National Kim Guldstrand Larsen

Kim Guldstrand Larsen

Aalborg University, Denmark
D-index 80 Citations 27,466 391
433 World 35 National Pheng-Ann Heng

Pheng-Ann Heng

Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 80 Citations 24,006 483
434 World 254 National Thomas Funkhouser

Thomas Funkhouser

Princeton University, United States
D-index 80 Citations 33,421 159
435 World 253 National Gregory D. Hager

Gregory D. Hager

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 80 Citations 29,570 429
436 World 256 National Patrick McDaniel

Patrick McDaniel

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 80 Citations 44,059 220
437 World 260 National Nasir Memon

Nasir Memon

New York University, United States
D-index 80 Citations 23,928 311
438 World 259 National Moti Yung

Moti Yung

Columbia University, United States
D-index 80 Citations 27,465 340
439 World 5 National Juan M. Corchado

Juan M. Corchado

University of Salamanca, Spain
D-index 80 Citations 17,844 467
440 World 258 National Douglas C. Schmidt

Douglas C. Schmidt

Vanderbilt University, United States
D-index 80 Citations 29,557 441
441 World 257 National David Forsyth

David Forsyth

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 80 Citations 36,407 229
442 World 262 National Gerard Medioni

Gerard Medioni

Amazon (United States), United States
D-index 80 Citations 30,052 370
443 World 263 National Wen-mei W. Hwu

Wen-mei W. Hwu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 80 Citations 26,581 392
444 World 266 National Christos Kozyrakis

Christos Kozyrakis

Stanford University, United States
D-index 80 Citations 25,235 194
445 World 264 National Narendra Ahuja

Narendra Ahuja

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 80 Citations 34,898 405
446 World 19 National Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi

Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi

TU Darmstadt, Germany
D-index 80 Citations 25,407 396
447 World 265 National Johannes Gehrke

Johannes Gehrke

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 80 Citations 56,343 237
448 World 36 National Xilin Chen

Xilin Chen

Institute Of Computing Technology, China
D-index 80 Citations 27,101 434
449 World 261 National Hanan Samet

Hanan Samet

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 80 Citations 29,575 314
450 World 18 National Jimmy Lin

Jimmy Lin

University of Waterloo, Canada
D-index 80 Citations 21,732 418
451 World 26 National Andrea Vedaldi

Andrea Vedaldi

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 80 Citations 62,182 193
452 World 3 National Krithi Ramamritham

Krithi Ramamritham

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
D-index 80 Citations 21,842 335
453 World 267 National Martin J. Wainwright

Martin J. Wainwright

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 79 Citations 35,194 206
454 World 27 National Peter Willett

Peter Willett

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 79 Citations 24,068 370
455 World 268 National Katia Sycara

Katia Sycara

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 79 Citations 35,356 496
456 World 271 National Michael A. Paolini

Michael A. Paolini

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 79 Citations 16,908 198
457 World 269 National Ge Wang

Ge Wang

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
D-index 79 Citations 33,869 556
458 World 270 National Yuan Xie

Yuan Xie

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 79 Citations 21,903 455
459 World 272 National Victor R. Basili

Victor R. Basili

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 79 Citations 36,478 301
460 World 273 National Cary Lee Bates

Cary Lee Bates

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 79 Citations 17,427 333
461 World 274 National Tom M. Mitchell

Tom M. Mitchell

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 79 Citations 53,253 234
462 World 275 National Dennis Shasha

Dennis Shasha

New York University, United States
D-index 79 Citations 24,462 267
463 World 278 National Vladlen Koltun

Vladlen Koltun

Intel (United States), United States
D-index 79 Citations 35,270 154
464 World 277 National Manuela Veloso

Manuela Veloso

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 79 Citations 32,276 531
465 World 279 National George G. Robertson

George G. Robertson

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 79 Citations 26,078 178
466 World 276 National Rafail Ostrovsky

Rafail Ostrovsky

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 79 Citations 32,762 304
467 World 280 National Jim Kurose

Jim Kurose

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
D-index 79 Citations 27,969 253
468 World 283 National David Wetherall

David Wetherall

University of Washington, United States
D-index 79 Citations 35,798 142
469 World 281 National Mung Chiang

Mung Chiang

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 79 Citations 26,096 316
470 World 282 National Jeffrey Dean

Jeffrey Dean

Google (United States), United States
D-index 79 Citations 188,320 163
471 World 28 National Mirella Lapata

Mirella Lapata

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
D-index 79 Citations 22,111 217
472 World 286 National Angelos D. Keromytis

Angelos D. Keromytis

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 79 Citations 24,227 322
473 World 19 National Ravin Balakrishnan

Ravin Balakrishnan

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 79 Citations 18,932 161
474 World 285 National James M. Rehg

James M. Rehg

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 79 Citations 24,725 241
475 World 284 National Jake K. Aggarwal

Jake K. Aggarwal

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 79 Citations 29,267 305
476 World 287 National Yi Ma

Yi Ma

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 79 Citations 61,368 207
477 World 288 National Brent Waters

Brent Waters

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 79 Citations 56,870 142
478 World 289 National Divyakant Agrawal

Divyakant Agrawal

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 79 Citations 22,656 383
479 World 20 National Ivan Stojmenovic

Ivan Stojmenovic

University of Ottawa, Canada
D-index 79 Citations 29,501 335
480 World 37 National Shiguang Shan

Shiguang Shan

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 79 Citations 26,221 377
481 World 290 National Monica S. Lam

Monica S. Lam

Stanford University, United States
D-index 79 Citations 30,715 176
482 World 7 National Mark Billinghurst

Mark Billinghurst

University of South Australia, Australia
D-index 79 Citations 30,037 504
483 World 291 National Barbara Liskov

Barbara Liskov

MIT, United States
D-index 79 Citations 31,595 166
484 World 292 National Nirwan Ansari

Nirwan Ansari

New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 79 Citations 23,384 558
485 World 293 National Andreas Stolcke

Andreas Stolcke

Amazon (United States), United States
D-index 79 Citations 27,313 242
486 World 29 National Antonio Criminisi

Antonio Criminisi

Amazon (United Kingdom), United Kingdom
D-index 79 Citations 33,722 203
487 World 1 National Ling Shao

Ling Shao

Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence, United Arab Emirates
D-index 79 Citations 26,332 613
488 World 294 National Song-Chun Zhu

Song-Chun Zhu

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 79 Citations 28,623 365
489 World 30 National Sebastien Ourselin

Sebastien Ourselin

King's College London, United Kingdom
D-index 78 Citations 24,672 588
490 World 5 National Enrico Zio

Enrico Zio

Politecnico di Milano, Italy
D-index 78 Citations 21,250 639
491 World 38 National Tong Zhang

Tong Zhang

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 78 Citations 28,541 225
492 World 295 National George J. Pappas

George J. Pappas

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 78 Citations 21,883 357
493 World 296 National Thomas L. Griffiths

Thomas L. Griffiths

Princeton University, United States
D-index 78 Citations 37,450 268
494 World 2 National Tony F. Chan

Tony F. Chan

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
D-index 78 Citations 47,439 257
495 World 298 National Inderjit S. Dhillon

Inderjit S. Dhillon

Amazon (United States), United States
D-index 78 Citations 34,644 217
496 World 297 National Jose C. Principe

Jose C. Principe

University of Florida, United States
D-index 78 Citations 31,618 777
497 World 39 National Qian Zhang

Qian Zhang

Tianjin University, China
D-index 78 Citations 23,415 532
498 World 299 National Dorin Comaniciu

Dorin Comaniciu

Siemens (United States), United States
D-index 78 Citations 49,353 442
499 World 40 National Rong Jin

Rong Jin

Alibaba Group (China), China
D-index 78 Citations 19,396 302
500 World 301 National Kai Li

Kai Li

Princeton University, United States
D-index 78 Citations 66,692 175

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