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
801 World 6 National Bram van Ginneken

Bram van Ginneken

Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
D-index 70 Citations 28,613 231
802 World 2 National Oscar Castillo

Oscar Castillo

Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana, Mexico
D-index 70 Citations 17,467 627
803 World 31 National Pierre Hansen

Pierre Hansen

HEC Montréal, Canada
D-index 70 Citations 27,350 313
804 World 480 National Jose M. F. Moura

Jose M. F. Moura

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 70 Citations 21,315 379
805 World 14 National Peter Corke

Peter Corke

Queensland University of Technology, Australia
D-index 70 Citations 28,599 338
806 World 481 National Ron Graham

Ron Graham

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 70 Citations 31,870 263
807 World 482 National Edward H. Adelson

Edward H. Adelson

MIT, United States
D-index 70 Citations 48,753 153
808 World 483 National Cynthia Breazeal

Cynthia Breazeal

MIT, United States
D-index 70 Citations 21,563 198
809 World 484 National Ronald Fagin

Ronald Fagin

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 70 Citations 37,794 129
810 World 486 National Richard M. Leahy

Richard M. Leahy

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 70 Citations 26,540 295
811 World 10 National Kenneth A. Parulski

Kenneth A. Parulski

Kodak (France), France
D-index 70 Citations 15,276 132
812 World 25 National Pierre Vandergheynst

Pierre Vandergheynst

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 70 Citations 29,208 325
813 World 485 National Keith W. Ross

Keith W. Ross

New York University, United States
D-index 70 Citations 20,526 188
814 World 490 National Louis-Philippe Morency

Louis-Philippe Morency

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 70 Citations 18,117 258
815 World 489 National Ruzena Bajcsy

Ruzena Bajcsy

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 70 Citations 20,968 359
816 World 3 National Ivan Damgård

Ivan Damgård

Aarhus University, Denmark
D-index 70 Citations 25,633 215
817 World 29 National Christof Paar

Christof Paar

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 70 Citations 23,906 276
818 World 8 National Wolfgang Maass

Wolfgang Maass

Graz University of Technology, Austria
D-index 70 Citations 19,599 217
819 World 488 National Wojciech Matusik

Wojciech Matusik

MIT, United States
D-index 70 Citations 17,205 201
820 World 487 National Li Da Xu

Li Da Xu

Old Dominion University, United States
D-index 70 Citations 24,549 184
821 World 492 National Marcel van Os

Marcel van Os

Apple (United States), United States
D-index 70 Citations 20,341 150
822 World 70 National Wenwu Zhu

Wenwu Zhu

Tsinghua University, China
D-index 70 Citations 21,466 378
823 World 32 National Weihua Zhuang

Weihua Zhuang

University of Waterloo, Canada
D-index 70 Citations 15,534 375
824 World 491 National Léon Bottou

Léon Bottou

Facebook (United States), United States
D-index 70 Citations 144,465 146
825 World 16 National Shai Halevi

Shai Halevi

Algorand Foundation, Singapore
D-index 70 Citations 27,744 150
826 World 493 National Rabindranath Dutta

Rabindranath Dutta

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 70 Citations 13,921 183
827 World 498 National David Silver

David Silver

Google (United States), United States
D-index 70 Citations 88,798 147
828 World 499 National Philip A. Chou

Philip A. Chou

Google (United States), United States
D-index 70 Citations 20,161 223
829 World 26 National Konrad Schindler

Konrad Schindler

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 70 Citations 17,936 193
830 World 497 National Cláudio T. Silva

Cláudio T. Silva

New York University, United States
D-index 70 Citations 20,401 297
831 World 496 National Oriol Vinyals

Oriol Vinyals

Google (United States), United States
D-index 70 Citations 83,913 142
832 World 7 National Hans L. Bodlaender

Hans L. Bodlaender

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 70 Citations 18,291 295
833 World 495 National Paul Reuben Day

Paul Reuben Day

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 70 Citations 12,697 155
834 World 500 National Erik D. Demaine

Erik D. Demaine

MIT, United States
D-index 70 Citations 17,564 316
835 World 501 National Ragunathan Rajkumar

Ragunathan Rajkumar

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 70 Citations 23,655 216
836 World 494 National Le Song

Le Song

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 70 Citations 17,535 229
837 World 503 National Mauricio G. C. Resende

Mauricio G. C. Resende

University of Washington, United States
D-index 70 Citations 22,939 186
838 World 71 National Xinbo Gao

Xinbo Gao

Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
D-index 70 Citations 18,591 604
839 World 72 National Heng Tao Shen

Heng Tao Shen

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
D-index 70 Citations 19,169 339
840 World 7 National Thomas Stützle

Thomas Stützle

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
D-index 70 Citations 59,459 268
841 World 504 National Nikil Dutt

Nikil Dutt

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 70 Citations 17,692 504
842 World 505 National David Kotz

David Kotz

Dartmouth College, United States
D-index 70 Citations 22,048 252
843 World 506 National Steven M. Drucker

Steven M. Drucker

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 70 Citations 17,169 200
844 World 507 National Michael D. Ernst

Michael D. Ernst

University of Washington, United States
D-index 70 Citations 22,584 189
845 World 508 National Yale N. Patt

Yale N. Patt

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 70 Citations 19,319 194
846 World 4 National Nei Kato

Nei Kato

Tohoku University, Japan
D-index 70 Citations 17,682 403
847 World 509 National Robert M. Haralick

Robert M. Haralick

City University of New York, United States
D-index 70 Citations 62,062 364
848 World 502 National Youngdae Lee

Youngdae Lee

LG (United States), United States
D-index 70 Citations 15,085 474
849 World 517 National Ben Y. Zhao

Ben Y. Zhao

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 70 Citations 32,495 202
850 World 518 National Saman Amarasinghe

Saman Amarasinghe

MIT, United States
D-index 70 Citations 23,727 196
851 World 519 National Wang-Chien Lee

Wang-Chien Lee

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 70 Citations 16,366 303
852 World 520 National V. S. Subrahmanian

V. S. Subrahmanian

Dartmouth College, United States
D-index 70 Citations 19,911 328
853 World 510 National Deva Ramanan

Deva Ramanan

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 70 Citations 58,814 156
854 World 521 National Kathleen R. McKeown

Kathleen R. McKeown

Columbia University, United States
D-index 70 Citations 24,164 279
855 World 33 National Azzedine Boukerche

Azzedine Boukerche

University of Ottawa, Canada
D-index 70 Citations 19,641 850
856 World 516 National Viktor K. Prasanna

Viktor K. Prasanna

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 70 Citations 18,971 629
857 World 515 National Qiang Ji

Qiang Ji

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
D-index 70 Citations 19,267 341
858 World 73 National Changsheng Xu

Changsheng Xu

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 70 Citations 18,593 393
859 World 514 National Meikang Qiu

Meikang Qiu

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 70 Citations 13,544 334
860 World 513 National Richard Socher

Richard Socher

you.com, United States
D-index 70 Citations 103,216 176
861 World 13 National Michal Irani

Michal Irani

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
D-index 70 Citations 30,268 115
862 World 512 National Tsuhan Chen

Tsuhan Chen

Cornell University, United States
D-index 70 Citations 18,572 343
863 World 3 National Minos Garofalakis

Minos Garofalakis

Technical University of Crete, Greece
D-index 70 Citations 16,761 185
864 World 511 National M. Frans Kaashoek

M. Frans Kaashoek

MIT, United States
D-index 70 Citations 50,086 143
865 World 50 National Simon R. Arridge

Simon R. Arridge

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 69 Citations 20,665 337
866 World 74 National Zhi-Quan Luo

Zhi-Quan Luo

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China
D-index 69 Citations 19,618 236
867 World 523 National Steven H. Low

Steven H. Low

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 69 Citations 31,250 216
868 World 15 National Yang Xiang

Yang Xiang

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
D-index 69 Citations 16,062 461
869 World 522 National Bernardo A. Huberman

Bernardo A. Huberman

CableLabs, United States
D-index 69 Citations 41,784 198
870 World 34 National Kerstin Dautenhahn

Kerstin Dautenhahn

University of Waterloo, Canada
D-index 69 Citations 20,937 312
871 World 27 National Dario Floreano

Dario Floreano

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 69 Citations 24,368 279
872 World 524 National Abigail Sellen

Abigail Sellen

Microsoft (United States), United States
D-index 69 Citations 20,151 185
873 World 525 National Rajiv Gupta

Rajiv Gupta

University of California, Riverside, United States
D-index 69 Citations 13,539 310
874 World 30 National Manfred Reichert

Manfred Reichert

University of Ulm, Germany
D-index 69 Citations 15,520 398
875 World 75 National Ying Wu

Ying Wu

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 69 Citations 19,678 229
876 World 526 National Pankaj K. Agarwal

Pankaj K. Agarwal

Duke University, United States
D-index 69 Citations 17,872 316
877 World 527 National David L. Dill

David L. Dill

Stanford University, United States
D-index 69 Citations 37,858 166
878 World 528 National Jerry L. Prince

Jerry L. Prince

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 69 Citations 32,019 453
879 World 3 National Patricia Melin

Patricia Melin

Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana, Mexico
D-index 69 Citations 15,561 539
880 World 14 National Ron Kimmel

Ron Kimmel

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
D-index 69 Citations 29,412 280
881 World 8 National Bart Baesens

Bart Baesens

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 69 Citations 18,032 269
882 World 532 National Jodi Forlizzi

Jodi Forlizzi

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 69 Citations 19,871 176
883 World 529 National Norman I. Badler

Norman I. Badler

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 69 Citations 19,053 263
884 World 531 National Hui Xiong

Hui Xiong

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 69 Citations 17,590 342
885 World 530 National Rob Fergus

Rob Fergus

New York University, United States
D-index 69 Citations 100,508 115
886 World 533 National Subhash Suri

Subhash Suri

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 69 Citations 17,047 200
887 World 534 National Roy Want

Roy Want

Google (United States), United States
D-index 69 Citations 34,036 176
888 World 8 National Andrew S. Tanenbaum

Andrew S. Tanenbaum

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 69 Citations 31,728 233
889 World 536 National John E. Hopcroft

John E. Hopcroft

Cornell University, United States
D-index 69 Citations 68,472 154
890 World 535 National Royce A. Levien

Royce A. Levien

Fortress Invention, United States
D-index 69 Citations 14,804 531
891 World 31 National Rudi Studer

Rudi Studer

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
D-index 69 Citations 29,189 207
892 World 540 National Zhi-Li Zhang

Zhi-Li Zhang

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 69 Citations 15,331 295
893 World 539 National Daniel P. Huttenlocher

Daniel P. Huttenlocher

MIT, United States
D-index 69 Citations 40,914 115
894 World 538 National David S. Johnson

David S. Johnson

AT&T (United States), United States
D-index 69 Citations 103,578 119
895 World 537 National Frank Dellaert

Frank Dellaert

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 69 Citations 23,518 206
896 World 543 National Samee U. Khan

Samee U. Khan

Mississippi State University, United States
D-index 69 Citations 18,682 336
897 World 542 National Ravi Ramamoorthi

Ravi Ramamoorthi

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 69 Citations 17,121 188
898 World 51 National Enrico Motta

Enrico Motta

The Open University, United Kingdom
D-index 69 Citations 16,407 351
899 World 17 National Guang-Bin Huang

Guang-Bin Huang

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
D-index 69 Citations 52,476 188
900 World 541 National Reid Simmons

Reid Simmons

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 69 Citations 17,714 226

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