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
501 World 300 National Ravi Kumar

Ravi Kumar

Google (United States), United States
D-index 78 Citations 44,424 230
502 World 302 National Piotr Indyk

Piotr Indyk

MIT, United States
D-index 78 Citations 39,977 202
503 World 305 National Prashant Shenoy

Prashant Shenoy

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
D-index 78 Citations 21,604 269
504 World 303 National Fernando Pereira

Fernando Pereira

Google (United States), United States
D-index 78 Citations 53,111 140
505 World 304 National Thomas Reps

Thomas Reps

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 78 Citations 29,246 247
506 World 308 National Kevin Knight

Kevin Knight

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 78 Citations 23,550 219
507 World 307 National Ran Canetti

Ran Canetti

Boston University, United States
D-index 78 Citations 42,145 202
508 World 310 National Alon Halevy

Alon Halevy

Facebook (United States), United States
D-index 78 Citations 35,250 182
509 World 306 National Jonathan J. Hull

Jonathan J. Hull

Independent Scientist / Consultant, US, United States
D-index 78 Citations 19,356 223
510 World 309 National Luke Zettlemoyer

Luke Zettlemoyer

University of Washington, United States
D-index 78 Citations 44,017 187
511 World 311 National Nuno Vasconcelos

Nuno Vasconcelos

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 78 Citations 23,952 221
512 World 31 National Tao Xiang

Tao Xiang

University of Surrey, United Kingdom
D-index 78 Citations 24,385 240
513 World 3 National Wiro J. Niessen

Wiro J. Niessen

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
D-index 77 Citations 23,356 374
514 World 312 National Milind Tambe

Milind Tambe

Harvard University, United States
D-index 77 Citations 23,199 431
515 World 313 National Michael Mitzenmacher

Michael Mitzenmacher

Harvard University, United States
D-index 77 Citations 31,827 260
516 World 2 National Hiroshi Ishiguro

Hiroshi Ishiguro

Osaka University, Japan
D-index 77 Citations 21,042 566
517 World 314 National Dina Katabi

Dina Katabi

MIT, United States
D-index 77 Citations 32,425 165
518 World 20 National Frank Leymann

Frank Leymann

University of Stuttgart, Germany
D-index 77 Citations 27,339 499
519 World 315 National José Meseguer

José Meseguer

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 77 Citations 28,659 359
520 World 16 National Davide Scaramuzza

Davide Scaramuzza

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 77 Citations 30,375 222
521 World 41 National Jeffrey Xu Yu

Jeffrey Xu Yu

Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 77 Citations 19,631 399
522 World 32 National Yudong Zhang

Yudong Zhang

University of Leicester, United Kingdom
D-index 77 Citations 16,874 352
523 World 318 National Arie E. Kaufman

Arie E. Kaufman

Stony Brook University, United States
D-index 77 Citations 19,446 335
524 World 317 National Stefano Soatto

Stefano Soatto

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 77 Citations 24,165 337
525 World 316 National James A. Landay

James A. Landay

Stanford University, United States
D-index 77 Citations 25,440 206
526 World 42 National Shipeng Li

Shipeng Li

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China
D-index 77 Citations 19,176 385
527 World 319 National Bhaskar Krishnamachari

Bhaskar Krishnamachari

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 77 Citations 27,311 320
528 World 7 National Jocelyn Chanussot

Jocelyn Chanussot

Grenoble Alpes University, France
D-index 77 Citations 28,383 463
529 World 322 National Stan Sclaroff

Stan Sclaroff

Boston University, United States
D-index 77 Citations 25,765 240
530 World 321 National Daniel Klein

Daniel Klein

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 77 Citations 31,702 195
531 World 323 National Peter Brusilovsky

Peter Brusilovsky

University of Pittsburgh, United States
D-index 77 Citations 32,144 418
532 World 330 National Roy H. Campbell

Roy H. Campbell

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 77 Citations 23,908 373
533 World 329 National Muriel Medard

Muriel Medard

MIT, United States
D-index 77 Citations 38,018 524
534 World 328 National Paramvir Bahl

Paramvir Bahl

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 77 Citations 46,695 136
535 World 327 National Jan Kautz

Jan Kautz

Nvidia (United States), United States
D-index 77 Citations 29,586 276
536 World 320 National Stephane H. Maes

Stephane H. Maes

Hewlett-Packard (United States), United States
D-index 77 Citations 21,956 201
537 World 21 National Wolfgang Nejdl

Wolfgang Nejdl

University of Hannover, Germany
D-index 77 Citations 21,355 406
538 World 324 National Philip A. Bernstein

Philip A. Bernstein

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 77 Citations 39,411 203
539 World 33 National Ingemar J. Cox

Ingemar J. Cox

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 77 Citations 42,737 230
540 World 325 National Thomas G. Dietterich

Thomas G. Dietterich

Oregon State University, United States
D-index 77 Citations 47,111 206
541 World 326 National James Glass

James Glass

MIT, United States
D-index 77 Citations 19,835 372
542 World 17 National Gustavo Alonso

Gustavo Alonso

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 77 Citations 20,768 290
543 World 44 National Xiang Bai

Xiang Bai

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 77 Citations 23,151 242
544 World 43 National Dong Yu

Dong Yu

Tencent (China), China
D-index 77 Citations 46,119 281
545 World 331 National Arthur C. Graesser

Arthur C. Graesser

University of Memphis, United States
D-index 76 Citations 29,298 322
546 World 332 National Yaakov Bar-Shalom

Yaakov Bar-Shalom

University of Connecticut, United States
D-index 76 Citations 49,331 382
547 World 333 National James Demmel

James Demmel

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 76 Citations 28,985 262
548 World 334 National Donald E. Knuth

Donald E. Knuth

Stanford University, United States
D-index 76 Citations 55,582 180
549 World 22 National Jan Peters

Jan Peters

TU Darmstadt, Germany
D-index 76 Citations 26,428 386
550 World 21 National Yiyu Yao

Yiyu Yao

University of Regina, Canada
D-index 76 Citations 20,043 317
551 World 335 National Victor Lesser

Victor Lesser

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
D-index 76 Citations 23,258 327
552 World 336 National Silvio Micali

Silvio Micali

MIT, United States
D-index 76 Citations 39,117 133
553 World 34 National David J. Hawkes

David J. Hawkes

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 76 Citations 32,653 378
554 World 338 National Michael L. Littman

Michael L. Littman

Brown University, United States
D-index 76 Citations 37,304 213
555 World 35 National Yvonne Rogers

Yvonne Rogers

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 76 Citations 47,963 245
556 World 337 National René Vidal

René Vidal

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 76 Citations 24,830 252
557 World 339 National Adam Soroca

Adam Soroca

Millennial Media LLC, United States
D-index 76 Citations 20,550 87
558 World 36 National Georg Gottlob

Georg Gottlob

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 76 Citations 26,117 314
559 World 340 National Demetri Terzopoulos

Demetri Terzopoulos

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 76 Citations 62,725 239
560 World 342 National Avrim Blum

Avrim Blum

Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, United States
D-index 76 Citations 37,001 170
561 World 341 National David Garlan

David Garlan

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 76 Citations 38,961 297
562 World 45 National Wangmeng Zuo

Wangmeng Zuo

Harbin Institute of Technology, China
D-index 76 Citations 26,231 335
563 World 344 National Tian He

Tian He

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 76 Citations 28,721 259
564 World 343 National Ravi Sandhu

Ravi Sandhu

The University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
D-index 76 Citations 41,817 306
565 World 347 National Leandros Tassiulas

Leandros Tassiulas

Yale University, United States
D-index 76 Citations 30,729 409
566 World 346 National B.S. Manjunath

B.S. Manjunath

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 76 Citations 40,701 344
567 World 345 National Anind K. Dey

Anind K. Dey

University of Washington, United States
D-index 76 Citations 45,923 271
568 World 46 National Tao Mei

Tao Mei

Jingdong (China), China
D-index 76 Citations 21,013 371
569 World 349 National Yun Fu

Yun Fu

Northeastern University, United States
D-index 76 Citations 22,982 406
570 World 47 National Yong Rui

Yong Rui

Lenovo (China), China
D-index 76 Citations 24,287 254
571 World 22 National Rongxing Lu

Rongxing Lu

University of New Brunswick, Canada
D-index 76 Citations 22,605 392
573 World 351 National John R. Smith

John R. Smith

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 76 Citations 24,651 326
574 World 1 National gonzalo navarro

gonzalo navarro

University of Chile, Chile
D-index 76 Citations 25,071 428
575 World 350 National Chunming Qiao

Chunming Qiao

University at Buffalo, State University of New York, United States
D-index 76 Citations 22,418 409
576 World 348 National Chin-Hui Lee

Chin-Hui Lee

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 76 Citations 23,806 461
577 World 352 National Stefan Schaal

Stefan Schaal

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 75 Citations 29,335 211
578 World 353 National Barry Smith

Barry Smith

University at Buffalo, State University of New York, United States
D-index 75 Citations 22,767 271
579 World 354 National Eero P. Simoncelli

Eero P. Simoncelli

New York University, United States
D-index 75 Citations 76,418 186
580 World 355 National Edward R. Dougherty

Edward R. Dougherty

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 75 Citations 23,178 479
581 World 2 National Heikki Mannila

Heikki Mannila

Aalto University, Finland
D-index 75 Citations 37,140 228
582 World 2 National Erol Gelenbe

Erol Gelenbe

Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics, Poland
D-index 75 Citations 20,381 457
583 World 356 National Louis B. Rosenberg

Louis B. Rosenberg

Unanimous AI, United States
D-index 75 Citations 25,189 120
584 World 23 National F. Richard Yu

F. Richard Yu

Carleton University, Canada
D-index 75 Citations 27,948 437
585 World 359 National Jaime G. Carbonell

Jaime G. Carbonell

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 75 Citations 33,161 384
586 World 357 National Barry Boehm

Barry Boehm

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 75 Citations 58,839 354
587 World 358 National Mark A. Malamud

Mark A. Malamud

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 75 Citations 19,671 553
588 World 360 National Fan Chung

Fan Chung

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 75 Citations 30,217 234
589 World 24 National Kurt Mehlhorn

Kurt Mehlhorn

Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
D-index 75 Citations 23,618 328
590 World 9 National Jean Ponce

Jean Ponce

École Normale Supérieure, France
D-index 75 Citations 57,475 198
591 World 23 National Patrick Baudisch

Patrick Baudisch

Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
D-index 75 Citations 16,786 185
592 World 48 National Licheng Jiao

Licheng Jiao

Xidian University, China
D-index 75 Citations 26,145 1,099
593 World 362 National Alan Frieze

Alan Frieze

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 75 Citations 21,958 388
594 World 361 National Edward J. Delp

Edward J. Delp

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 75 Citations 22,748 554
595 World 366 National Leslie Lamport

Leslie Lamport

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 75 Citations 99,694 169
596 World 37 National Mark Handley

Mark Handley

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 75 Citations 58,563 137
597 World 363 National Eric Brewer

Eric Brewer

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 75 Citations 31,225 161
598 World 10 National Kian-Lee Tan

Kian-Lee Tan

National University of Singapore, Singapore
D-index 75 Citations 19,555 390
599 World 364 National Andrew Fitzgibbon

Andrew Fitzgibbon

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 75 Citations 43,597 201
600 World 365 National Craig A. Knoblock

Craig A. Knoblock

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 75 Citations 19,365 291

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