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
701 World 425 National Roberta L. Klatzky

Roberta L. Klatzky

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 19,467 230
702 World 426 National Henry Kautz

Henry Kautz

University of Rochester, United States
D-index 72 Citations 30,607 168
703 World 57 National Yong Yu

Yong Yu

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
D-index 72 Citations 27,788 341
704 World 58 National Lei Chen

Lei Chen

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 72 Citations 18,086 466
705 World 427 National Ewa Deelman

Ewa Deelman

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 72 Citations 24,461 256
706 World 428 National John Lafferty

John Lafferty

Yale University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 54,872 131
707 World 430 National Baruch Awerbuch

Baruch Awerbuch

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 17,507 173
708 World 44 National Ross Anderson

Ross Anderson

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 72 Citations 33,903 195
709 World 429 National Garth A. Gibson

Garth A. Gibson

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 26,206 185
710 World 434 National Robert W. Lord

Robert W. Lord

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 72 Citations 17,210 556
711 World 432 National Kadangode K. Ramakrishnan

Kadangode K. Ramakrishnan

University of California, Riverside, United States
D-index 72 Citations 23,312 305
712 World 431 National Mary Jean Harrold

Mary Jean Harrold

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 72 Citations 23,873 146
713 World 433 National Christophe Diot

Christophe Diot

Google (United States), United States
D-index 72 Citations 27,199 195
714 World 436 National Geoffrey M. Voelker

Geoffrey M. Voelker

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 72 Citations 26,303 159
715 World 437 National Claire Cardie

Claire Cardie

Cornell University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 24,296 181
716 World 438 National Nitin H. Vaidya

Nitin H. Vaidya

Georgetown University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 39,567 329
717 World 435 National Dharma P. Agrawal

Dharma P. Agrawal

University of Cincinnati, United States
D-index 72 Citations 25,642 547
718 World 441 National Bamshad Mobasher

Bamshad Mobasher

DePaul University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 26,911 195
719 World 5 National Jean-Jacques Quisquater

Jean-Jacques Quisquater

Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
D-index 72 Citations 20,689 246
720 World 440 National Zygmunt J. Haas

Zygmunt J. Haas

Cornell University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 34,836 225
721 World 439 National Maneesh Agrawala

Maneesh Agrawala

Stanford University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 18,953 188
722 World 444 National John Heidemann

John Heidemann

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 72 Citations 51,964 223
723 World 443 National Chenyang Lu

Chenyang Lu

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 72 Citations 23,748 246
724 World 442 National Phillip Rogaway

Phillip Rogaway

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 72 Citations 39,621 116
725 World 59 National Xindong Wu

Xindong Wu

Hefei University of Technology, China
D-index 72 Citations 32,442 510
726 World 10 National Willy Susilo

Willy Susilo

University of Wollongong, Australia
D-index 72 Citations 17,895 570
727 World 447 National Arun Ross

Arun Ross

Michigan State University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 35,577 270
728 World 446 National Haibin Ling

Haibin Ling

Stony Brook University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 22,083 303
729 World 445 National Ari Juels

Ari Juels

Cornell University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 34,221 150
730 World 456 National Andrew W. Senior

Andrew W. Senior

Google (United States), United States
D-index 72 Citations 45,025 173
731 World 455 National Peng Ning

Peng Ning

Google (United States), United States
D-index 72 Citations 29,510 190
732 World 454 National Mostafa H. Ammar

Mostafa H. Ammar

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 72 Citations 21,145 284
733 World 60 National Hai Jin

Hai Jin

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 72 Citations 21,883 1,143
734 World 61 National Huchuan Lu

Huchuan Lu

Dalian University of Technology, China
D-index 72 Citations 29,928 308
735 World 7 National Thomas Eiter

Thomas Eiter

TU Wien, Austria
D-index 72 Citations 20,617 345
736 World 2 National Dimitrios Gunopulos

Dimitrios Gunopulos

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
D-index 72 Citations 24,226 243
737 World 27 National Albrecht Schmidt

Albrecht Schmidt

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 72 Citations 21,926 460
738 World 453 National John Stasko

John Stasko

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 72 Citations 21,997 248
739 World 452 National Larry L. Peterson

Larry L. Peterson

Princeton University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 43,984 140
740 World 450 National Henry M. Levy

Henry M. Levy

University of Washington, United States
D-index 72 Citations 27,570 143
741 World 448 National Stephen Lin

Stephen Lin

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 72 Citations 17,808 191
742 World 27 National Konstantinos N. Plataniotis

Konstantinos N. Plataniotis

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 72 Citations 19,525 446
743 World 449 National Jeffrey Scott Vitter

Jeffrey Scott Vitter

University of Mississippi, United States
D-index 72 Citations 21,177 259
744 World 451 National Mohammed J. Zaki

Mohammed J. Zaki

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
D-index 72 Citations 31,638 236
745 World 45 National Giles M. Foody

Giles M. Foody

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
D-index 71 Citations 24,044 174
746 World 457 National John Canny

John Canny

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 71 Citations 60,443 222
747 World 458 National Robert K. Brayton

Robert K. Brayton

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 71 Citations 23,819 317
748 World 2 National Tingwen Huang

Tingwen Huang

Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar
D-index 71 Citations 15,708 381
749 World 10 National Andrea Massa

Andrea Massa

University of Trento, Italy
D-index 71 Citations 13,277 319
750 World 11 National Paolo Toth

Paolo Toth

University of Bologna, Italy
D-index 71 Citations 22,205 136
751 World 5 National Max Welling

Max Welling

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 71 Citations 56,597 233
752 World 46 National Sheng Chen

Sheng Chen

University of Southampton, United Kingdom
D-index 71 Citations 24,593 415
753 World 459 National Niraj K. Jha

Niraj K. Jha

Princeton University, United States
D-index 71 Citations 20,503 354
754 World 461 National R. Srikant

R. Srikant

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 71 Citations 27,622 237
755 World 11 National Chin-Teng Lin

Chin-Teng Lin

University of Technology Sydney, Australia
D-index 71 Citations 24,007 451
756 World 460 National Robert E. Schapire

Robert E. Schapire

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 71 Citations 91,920 148
757 World 462 National Leonard Kleinrock

Leonard Kleinrock

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 71 Citations 28,829 189
758 World 464 National Robert M. Gray

Robert M. Gray

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 71 Citations 46,961 252
759 World 463 National Joel H. Saltz

Joel H. Saltz

Stony Brook University, United States
D-index 71 Citations 18,259 420
760 World 22 National Joachim M. Buhmann

Joachim M. Buhmann

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 71 Citations 18,891 248
761 World 465 National Marc Levoy

Marc Levoy

Google (United States), United States
D-index 71 Citations 49,590 112
762 World 47 National John Shawe-Taylor

John Shawe-Taylor

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 71 Citations 68,365 362
763 World 28 National Anja Feldmann

Anja Feldmann

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 71 Citations 18,822 222
764 World 48 National Stephen Brewster

Stephen Brewster

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
D-index 71 Citations 17,331 359
765 World 12 National Justin Zobel

Justin Zobel

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 71 Citations 19,303 244
766 World 23 National Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann

Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann

University of Geneva, Switzerland
D-index 71 Citations 15,659 410
767 World 466 National Jimeng Sun

Jimeng Sun

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 71 Citations 18,905 264
768 World 469 National Thorsten Joachims

Thorsten Joachims

Cornell University, United States
D-index 71 Citations 78,078 164
769 World 468 National Marco Conti

Marco Conti

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, United States
D-index 71 Citations 30,366 326
770 World 49 National Christopher J. Taylor

Christopher J. Taylor

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 71 Citations 32,152 273
771 World 467 National Dimitri Kanevsky

Dimitri Kanevsky

Google (United States), United States
D-index 71 Citations 16,082 251
772 World 471 National David Eppstein

David Eppstein

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 71 Citations 20,337 349
773 World 12 National Stefano Ceri

Stefano Ceri

Politecnico di Milano, Italy
D-index 71 Citations 25,691 330
774 World 64 National Tao Xie

Tao Xie

Peking University, China
D-index 71 Citations 15,251 301
775 World 62 National Qionghai Dai

Qionghai Dai

Tsinghua University, China
D-index 71 Citations 15,736 501
776 World 470 National Steven M. Seitz

Steven M. Seitz

University of Washington, United States
D-index 71 Citations 39,989 160
777 World 28 National Carl Gutwin

Carl Gutwin

University of Saskatchewan, Canada
D-index 71 Citations 19,883 263
778 World 63 National Xiaofei He

Xiaofei He

Zhejiang University, China
D-index 71 Citations 28,315 205
779 World 13 National Fatih Porikli

Fatih Porikli

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 71 Citations 28,067 309
780 World 6 National François-Xavier Standaert

François-Xavier Standaert

Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
D-index 71 Citations 14,395 257
781 World 29 National Zhou Wang

Zhou Wang

University of Waterloo, Canada
D-index 71 Citations 39,876 223
782 World 30 National Laks V. S. Lakshmanan

Laks V. S. Lakshmanan

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 71 Citations 18,076 193
783 World 66 National Liang Lin

Liang Lin

Sun Yat-sen University, China
D-index 71 Citations 18,066 309
784 World 67 National Xiaokang Yang

Xiaokang Yang

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
D-index 71 Citations 18,305 416
785 World 478 National Cyrus Shahabi

Cyrus Shahabi

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 71 Citations 19,198 383
786 World 15 National Robert H. Deng

Robert H. Deng

Singapore Management University, Singapore
D-index 71 Citations 17,557 465
787 World 13 National Pierangela Samarati

Pierangela Samarati

University of Milan, Italy
D-index 71 Citations 27,635 286
788 World 477 National Jeffrey Heer

Jeffrey Heer

University of Washington, United States
D-index 71 Citations 24,369 150
789 World 476 National P. Sadayappan

P. Sadayappan

University of Utah, United States
D-index 71 Citations 15,738 337
790 World 4 National Alan F. Smeaton

Alan F. Smeaton

Dublin City University, Ireland
D-index 71 Citations 19,967 515
791 World 475 National Eytan Modiano

Eytan Modiano

MIT, United States
D-index 71 Citations 18,149 288
792 World 24 National James R. Larus

James R. Larus

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 71 Citations 21,827 182
793 World 474 National Ninghui Li

Ninghui Li

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 71 Citations 21,021 194
794 World 12 National Danny Dolev

Danny Dolev

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
D-index 71 Citations 26,955 255
795 World 68 National Shutao Li

Shutao Li

Hunan University, China
D-index 71 Citations 21,467 263
796 World 65 National Deng Cai

Deng Cai

Zhejiang University, China
D-index 71 Citations 27,960 249
797 World 473 National David Salesin

David Salesin

Google (United States), United States
D-index 71 Citations 27,633 122
798 World 472 National Haixun Wang

Haixun Wang

Instacart, United States
D-index 71 Citations 19,072 246
799 World 479 National Christopher D. Wickens

Christopher D. Wickens

Colorado State University, United States
D-index 70 Citations 26,694 299
800 World 69 National Ying-Chang Liang

Ying-Chang Liang

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
D-index 70 Citations 23,666 360

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