The 9th edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline
of Computer Science was created using data consolidated from
multiple data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
devising the citation-based metrics were acquired on 21-12-2022.
Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking
researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
takes into account only papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Computer Science research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a credible lineup of leading scientists from the area of Computer Science , created using a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Computer Science, as many as 14402 researchers were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Computer Science
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be evaluated is established at 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Computer Science. The acceptance factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications 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 total number of researchers projected for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading researchers are incorporated into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification rules
Since our leading aim is to guarantee that only actual scientists are included in our ranking we are aware that numbers are never meant to be a complete means to evaluate the output of scholars. For that reason we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a metric contributing to a scholar’s position in our ranking, the amount of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A comprehensive overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire researchers, entrepreneurs and decision-makers worldwide to investigate where leading experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the whole scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Computer Science
With 199 institutions United States ranks in spot 1 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in United States is University of California System with 353 researchers affiliated with it being listed in the Computer Science ranking. It is followed by Carnegie Mellon University with 160 scholars and MIT with 131 researchers.
The most prominent researchers in the area of Computer Science in United States are associated with Walker Digital (United States), Iona University, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, University of Houston, University of Central Florida, California Institute of Technology, Citadel, Unanimous AI, Machine Intelligence Research Labs, BitRipple. University of California System is featured as the best university in the United States in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 20600. Ranking second is Carnegie Mellon University with a total D-index of 9105. The third place is occupied by MIT with a total D-index of 7923.
The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 4768 against an average of 796 for all 199 institutions included in the ranking.
The average number of published articles in the field of Computer Science by scientists affiliated with the top 3% of researchers in the ranking is 40668 against an average of 3670 for all 199 universities.
The average number of citations of scholars affiliated with the top 1% universities is 8702401 against an average of 285678 for all 199 universities.