The 9th edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
field of Computer Science is based on data
consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a scholar’s
D-index (Discipline H-index), which takes into account only
publications and citation metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Computer Science research
Our best scientists ranking is a credible list of leading scholars from the area of Computer Science, created using a detailed analysis of 166,880 scientists determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Computer Science, as many as 14402 scholars were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Computer Science
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be examined is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Computer Science. The approval criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the specific discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists assessed for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading researchers are added into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification rules
Because our primary mission is to ensure that only actual researchers are mentioned in our ranking we realize that raw data are never supposed to be a full tool to quantify the work of scholars. This is why we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a element impacting a scholar’s position in our ranking, the number of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by each researcher’s D-index with the help of metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A thorough definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our mission is to inspire scientists, companies and politicians worldwide to explore where prominent experts are heading and to give a way for the whole scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Computer Science
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scientists in the world is Microsoft (United States) with 249 scientists affiliated with it being present in the Computer Science ranking. It is followed by Google (United States) with 240 researchers. Ranking thirds is Carnegie Mellon University with 168 scientists.
Prominent scholars ranking in the world are affiliated with Walker Digital (United States), Technology Innovation Institute, Sichuan University, Iona University, Luleå University of Technology, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Paul Sabatier University, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, University of Houston, University of Central Florida.
Professor Anil K. Jain from Michigan State University is featured as the best scientist in the world in our ranking with a D-index of 203. Ranking on spot no. 2 in the world is Yoshua Bengio from University of Montreal with a D-index of 200. The third spot in the world is taken by Jiawei Han from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a D-index of 186.
The average D-index for the top 5% scientists is 102 in comparison to an average of 48 for all scholars featured in our ranking.
The average number of published papers in the field of Computer Science for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 470 against an average of 243 for all scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 1% researchers is 107634 against an average of 15105 for all scientists.