The 9th edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the arena
of Computer Science is based on data derived from
various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
estimating the citation-based metrics were collected on 21-12-2022.
Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking
scholar’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
includes exclusively papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Computer Science research
Our best universities ranking is a credible account of leading researchers from the field of Computer Science , established by means of a meticulous analysis of 166,880 scientists determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Computer Science, more than 14402 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Computer Science
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be considered is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Computer Science. The acceptance factors for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the selected discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists projected for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scholars are considered into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification practices
As our primary goal is to ensure that only credible scholars are listed in our ranking we are aware that raw data are never meant to be an absolute tool to assess the contributions of researchers. This is why we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. While it’s not a element contributing to a scholar’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is based on each scholar’s D-index with the help of metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind open to the research community. A thorough overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate researchers, entrepreneurs and decision-makers around the world to examine where top experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire research 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
With 48 scientific affiliations Italy ranks in spot 5 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in Italy is Polytechnic University of Milan with 27 researchers affiliated with it being features in the Computer Science ranking. It is followed by University of Bologna with 25 researchers and Sapienza University of Rome with 23 researchers.
The most prominent scientists in the field of Computer Science in Italy are associated with University of Molise, University of Siena, University of Sannio, Institute for Scientific Interchange, Italian Institute of Technology, University of Trento, University of Pavia, University of Insubria, University of Bergamo, Finmeccanica (Italy). Polytechnic University of Milan is featured as the best university in the Italy in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 1116. Ranking on spot no. 2 is Sapienza University of Rome with a total D-index of 1058. The third place is taken by University of Bologna with a total D-index of 1015.
The average total D-index for the top 3% universities is 1116 in comparison to an average of 255 for all 48 institutions included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published papers within the discipline of Computer Science by scientists affiliated with the top 5% of scholars in the ranking is 6530 in comparison to an average of 1538 for all 48 universities.
The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 1% universities is 236241 against an average of 56923 for all 48 universities.