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
601 World 49 National Meng Wang

Meng Wang

Hefei University of Technology, China
D-index 75 Citations 19,363 354
602 World 368 National Yang Xiao

Yang Xiao

University of Alabama, United States
D-index 75 Citations 21,690 451
603 World 369 National Daniel P. W. Ellis

Daniel P. W. Ellis

Google (United States), United States
D-index 75 Citations 24,846 262
604 World 367 National Steven Feiner

Steven Feiner

Columbia University, United States
D-index 75 Citations 26,639 256
605 World 370 National Ellen M. Voorhees

Ellen M. Voorhees

National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States
D-index 75 Citations 30,573 155
606 World 371 National Rajeev Rastogi

Rajeev Rastogi

Amazon (United States), United States
D-index 75 Citations 35,858 219
607 World 372 National Geoffrey B. Rhoads

Geoffrey B. Rhoads

Digimarc (United States), United States
D-index 75 Citations 25,004 116
608 World 374 National John N. Tsitsiklis

John N. Tsitsiklis

MIT, United States
D-index 74 Citations 60,146 179
609 World 373 National Arvind Krishnamurthy

Arvind Krishnamurthy

University of Washington, United States
D-index 74 Citations 20,294 188
610 World 10 National Yonina C. Eldar

Yonina C. Eldar

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
D-index 74 Citations 26,366 484
611 World 375 National Andrew B. Kahng

Andrew B. Kahng

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 74 Citations 20,562 313
612 World 18 National G. De Micheli

G. De Micheli

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 74 Citations 23,815 179
613 World 8 National Richard Hartley

Richard Hartley

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 74 Citations 68,201 283
614 World 376 National Walid Saad

Walid Saad

Virginia Tech, United States
D-index 74 Citations 23,036 409
615 World 25 National Jan Mendling

Jan Mendling

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
D-index 74 Citations 18,845 301
616 World 377 National Anand Raghunathan

Anand Raghunathan

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 74 Citations 18,551 296
617 World 379 National Dennis Doughty

Dennis Doughty

Lola Travel Company Inc, United States
D-index 74 Citations 19,643 83
618 World 378 National Carlos Guestrin

Carlos Guestrin

University of Washington, United States
D-index 74 Citations 51,869 150
619 World 380 National Diane J. Cook

Diane J. Cook

Washington State University, United States
D-index 74 Citations 25,005 369
620 World 51 National Jie Tang

Jie Tang

Tsinghua University, China
D-index 74 Citations 19,047 349
621 World 381 National Honglak Lee

Honglak Lee

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 74 Citations 40,768 163
622 World 38 National Timothy F. Cootes

Timothy F. Cootes

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 74 Citations 45,229 227
623 World 383 National Devi Parikh

Devi Parikh

Facebook (United States), United States
D-index 74 Citations 41,972 199
624 World 382 National Margaret Martonosi

Margaret Martonosi

Princeton University, United States
D-index 74 Citations 29,174 223
625 World 50 National Hongyuan Zha

Hongyuan Zha

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China
D-index 74 Citations 21,190 284
626 World 4 National Maarten de Rijke

Maarten de Rijke

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 74 Citations 19,706 544
627 World 385 National Miodrag Potkonjak

Miodrag Potkonjak

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 74 Citations 27,344 401
628 World 384 National Rada Mihalcea

Rada Mihalcea

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 74 Citations 26,445 253
629 World 388 National Jason Hong

Jason Hong

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 74 Citations 26,938 217
630 World 387 National Cynthia Dwork

Cynthia Dwork

Harvard University, United States
D-index 74 Citations 54,078 152
631 World 386 National Henry Fuchs

Henry Fuchs

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 74 Citations 21,383 245
632 World 39 National Mark S. Nixon

Mark S. Nixon

University of Southampton, United Kingdom
D-index 74 Citations 19,098 383
633 World 6 National Diego Calvanese

Diego Calvanese

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
D-index 74 Citations 37,713 360
634 World 6 National Dieter Schmalstieg

Dieter Schmalstieg

Graz University of Technology, Austria
D-index 74 Citations 21,403 430
635 World 19 National Rachid Guerraoui

Rachid Guerraoui

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 74 Citations 25,289 431
636 World 12 National Weisi Lin

Weisi Lin

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
D-index 74 Citations 19,269 468
637 World 391 National Nick Feamster

Nick Feamster

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 74 Citations 22,720 253
638 World 392 National Denys Poshyvanyk

Denys Poshyvanyk

William & Mary, United States
D-index 74 Citations 15,011 192
639 World 390 National Scott Mahlke

Scott Mahlke

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 74 Citations 17,473 251
640 World 393 National Ling Liu

Ling Liu

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 74 Citations 25,702 486
641 World 11 National David Lo

David Lo

Singapore Management University, Singapore
D-index 74 Citations 17,606 404
642 World 13 National Jiashi Feng

Jiashi Feng

National University of Singapore, Singapore
D-index 74 Citations 19,539 299
643 World 389 National Kwan-Liu Ma

Kwan-Liu Ma

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 74 Citations 17,459 434
644 World 40 National Rolf Apweiler

Rolf Apweiler

European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom
D-index 73 Citations 60,695 164
645 World 24 National Aaron Fenster

Aaron Fenster

University of Western Ontario, Canada
D-index 73 Citations 16,545 389
646 World 394 National Jim Gray

Jim Gray

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 73 Citations 45,761 184
647 World 4 National Johan A. K. Suykens

Johan A. K. Suykens

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 73 Citations 37,879 408
648 World 52 National Yong Deng

Yong Deng

Southwest University, China
D-index 73 Citations 15,358 358
649 World 11 National Shlomo Shamai

Shlomo Shamai

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
D-index 73 Citations 27,715 412
650 World 7 National Michele Zorzi

Michele Zorzi

University of Padua, Italy
D-index 73 Citations 30,209 585
651 World 9 National Hugh Durrant-Whyte

Hugh Durrant-Whyte

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 73 Citations 36,527 235
652 World 397 National Keshab K. Parhi

Keshab K. Parhi

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 73 Citations 19,779 498
653 World 396 National Trevor Mudge

Trevor Mudge

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 73 Citations 27,690 334
654 World 398 National Padhraic Smyth

Padhraic Smyth

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 73 Citations 54,278 232
655 World 399 National Jeffrey A. Fessler

Jeffrey A. Fessler

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 73 Citations 23,475 445
656 World 395 National Kurt Keutzer

Kurt Keutzer

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 73 Citations 19,828 267
657 World 401 National Pattie Maes

Pattie Maes

MIT, United States
D-index 73 Citations 40,323 278
658 World 402 National Joseph A. Konstan

Joseph A. Konstan

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 73 Citations 65,080 175
659 World 3 National Katsushi Ikeuchi

Katsushi Ikeuchi

University of Tokyo, Japan
D-index 73 Citations 19,485 443
660 World 400 National William M. Wells

William M. Wells

Brigham and Women's Hospital, United States
D-index 73 Citations 34,165 279
661 World 41 National Nigel Shadbolt

Nigel Shadbolt

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 73 Citations 23,323 383
662 World 405 National Stephen O. Lemay

Stephen O. Lemay

Apple (United States), United States
D-index 73 Citations 25,452 168
663 World 403 National Geoffrey C. Fox

Geoffrey C. Fox

Indiana University, United States
D-index 73 Citations 25,649 643
664 World 404 National Gregory R. Ganger

Gregory R. Ganger

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 73 Citations 17,456 226
665 World 53 National Liang Wang

Liang Wang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 73 Citations 24,852 327
666 World 2 National Barry Smyth

Barry Smyth

University College Dublin, Ireland
D-index 73 Citations 18,490 397
667 World 407 National Ness B. Shroff

Ness B. Shroff

The Ohio State University, United States
D-index 73 Citations 21,570 353
668 World 406 National Jorey Ramer

Jorey Ramer

Super Home Inc., United States
D-index 73 Citations 19,461 82
669 World 409 National Bernard Chazelle

Bernard Chazelle

Princeton University, United States
D-index 73 Citations 22,034 153
670 World 55 National Chris Ding

Chris Ding

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China
D-index 73 Citations 35,948 239
671 World 54 National Hisao Ishibuchi

Hisao Ishibuchi

Southern University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 73 Citations 26,330 536
672 World 408 National Mehryar Mohri

Mehryar Mohri

Google (United States), United States
D-index 73 Citations 24,638 223
673 World 412 National Alok Choudhary

Alok Choudhary

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 73 Citations 22,079 537
674 World 56 National Lei Zhang

Lei Zhang

International Digital Economy Academy, China
D-index 73 Citations 20,132 280
675 World 410 National Mahmut Kandemir

Mahmut Kandemir

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 73 Citations 21,927 663
676 World 413 National Norman P. Jouppi

Norman P. Jouppi

Google (United States), United States
D-index 73 Citations 30,215 161
677 World 411 National Desney S. Tan

Desney S. Tan

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 73 Citations 15,530 171
678 World 42 National Steve Benford

Steve Benford

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
D-index 73 Citations 19,068 330
679 World 3 National Eran Steinberg

Eran Steinberg

National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
D-index 73 Citations 13,246 97
680 World 8 National Giuseppe De Giacomo

Giuseppe De Giacomo

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
D-index 73 Citations 19,904 259
681 World 43 National Alan Burns

Alan Burns

University of York, United Kingdom
D-index 73 Citations 26,561 358
682 World 414 National Regina Barzilay

Regina Barzilay

MIT, United States
D-index 73 Citations 21,480 204
683 World 417 National Martin Rinard

Martin Rinard

MIT, United States
D-index 73 Citations 19,496 290
684 World 416 National Kyunghyun Cho

Kyunghyun Cho

New York University, United States
D-index 73 Citations 86,587 208
685 World 20 National Touradj Ebrahimi

Touradj Ebrahimi

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 73 Citations 26,246 477
686 World 26 National Stefan Decker

Stefan Decker

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
D-index 73 Citations 24,590 291
687 World 9 National Fabio Roli

Fabio Roli

University of Genoa, Italy
D-index 73 Citations 19,290 315
688 World 14 National Steven C. H. Hoi

Steven C. H. Hoi

Singapore Management University, Singapore
D-index 73 Citations 17,337 287
689 World 25 National Raouf Boutaba

Raouf Boutaba

University of Waterloo, Canada
D-index 73 Citations 29,128 422
690 World 26 National Ching Y. Suen

Ching Y. Suen

Concordia University, Canada
D-index 73 Citations 29,878 436
691 World 3 National Muhammad Khurram Khan

Muhammad Khurram Khan

King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
D-index 73 Citations 15,752 389
692 World 418 National Scott E. Hudson

Scott E. Hudson

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 73 Citations 15,668 208
693 World 415 National Jingdong Wang

Jingdong Wang

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 73 Citations 26,986 234
694 World 419 National Somesh Jha

Somesh Jha

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 73 Citations 32,339 244
695 World 420 National Rahul Sukthankar

Rahul Sukthankar

Google (United States), United States
D-index 73 Citations 31,444 206
696 World 421 National Hiroshi Ishii

Hiroshi Ishii

MIT, United States
D-index 72 Citations 29,823 256
697 World 422 National David Tse

David Tse

Stanford University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 67,081 220
698 World 423 National Tommi S. Jaakkola

Tommi S. Jaakkola

MIT, United States
D-index 72 Citations 27,760 188
699 World 21 National Andreas Krause

Andreas Krause

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 72 Citations 24,149 220
700 World 424 National Rajesh Gupta

Rajesh Gupta

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 72 Citations 19,047 318

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