ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich

Computer Science Ranking

Switzerland Established: 1855 Scholars: 38
Top Scientists Overview

Top scientists

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s h-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph by May 25th 2021.

This ranking lists all top researchers from the Computer Science discipline and affiliated with ETH Zurich. There are a total of 38 researchers included with 0 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the h-index values for top scientists in ETH Zurich is 2,482 with a mean value for the h-index of 65.32. The total sum of publications for top scientists in ETH Zurich is 9,401 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 247.39.


Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) is a public research university located in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. It was founded in 1855 by the Swiss Federal Government with the main purpose of educating scientists and engineers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects. The university goes by its English name, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and is colloquially referred to as “Polytechnikum.”

ETH offers bachelor’s, masters, doctorate, and diploma programs. Bachelor’s programs are divided into five areas of studies namely humanities, social and political sciences, system-oriented natural sciences, engineering, science and math, and architecture and building sciences. Examples of majors include Spatial Engineering, Computer Science, Biochemistry, and Earth and Climate Sciences.

ETH offers two types of master’s degrees: Consecutive and Specialized. Consecutive Master’s programs are essentially the continuation and deeper study of the content of their bachelor’s programs. There is at least one Consecutive Master’s program offered for each bachelor’s degree.

Specialized Master’s programs are special topics that cater to a wide range of interests. These topics are taught using an interdisciplinary approach and with a global focus. Examples of Specialized Master’s programs include Biomedical Engineering, Comparative and International Studies, Landscape Architecture, Quantitative Finance, and Atmosphere and Climate.

Doctoral studies focus on independent research work supported by a professor. Most doctoral students at ETH work as scientific assistants and are required to take an active role in the teaching activities of their respective departments.

Diploma or non-degree programs target students from other universities who wish to spend part of their studies at ETH or take up short courses. Students can choose to participate as specialist students (those whose universities have special cooperation with ETH), or they can attend Summer School programs. Also, students can participate in student exchange programs or as “listeners,” attending courses at ETH open to all persons.

German is the main language of instruction for most of the bachelor’s programs at ETH. International students need to present proof of their German language proficiency in order to be admitted into undergraduate courses. Most master’s programs and doctoral studies, on the other hand, are taught in English.

Today, ETH ranks as one of the leading science and technology universities in the world. It has produced 21 Nobel laureates and various scientific milestones throughout its 150-year history. These include publishing scientific principles for steam and gas turbines, the Pascal programming language, and the structural analysis of proteins using NMR.

As a response to the rise of computer-assisted data processing and the sweeping effects of globalization, ETH has created more flexible organizational structures. It has established new research units and research, in general, has shifted to a more integrated and interdisciplinary approach.
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16 World 1 National Luc Van Gool

Luc Van Gool

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 156 Citations 144,261 949
119 World 3 National Roland Siegwart

Roland Siegwart

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 114 Citations 59,935 679
196 World 6 National Onur Mutlu

Onur Mutlu

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 103 Citations 34,983 354
225 World 9 National Markus Gross

Markus Gross

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 100 Citations 40,009 428
229 World 10 National Adrian Perrig

Adrian Perrig

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 99 Citations 68,729 265
245 World 11 National Marc Pollefeys

Marc Pollefeys

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 98 Citations 37,189 440
461 World 16 National Lothar Thiele

Lothar Thiele

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 86 Citations 61,913 468
477 World 18 National Roger Wattenhofer

Roger Wattenhofer

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 86 Citations 29,995 417
544 World 19 National Bradley J. Nelson

Bradley J. Nelson

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 83 Citations 29,937 209
684 World 21 National Andreas Krause

Andreas Krause

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 79 Citations 26,636 291
810 World 23 National Gustavo Alonso

Gustavo Alonso

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 76 Citations 23,919 270
904 World 25 National Joachim M. Buhmann

Joachim M. Buhmann

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 74 Citations 22,021 264
939 World 27 National John Lygeros

John Lygeros

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 73 Citations 22,677 307
964 World 28 National Gunnar Rätsch

Gunnar Rätsch

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 72 Citations 41,108 138
1179 World 37 National Konrad Schindler

Konrad Schindler

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 69 Citations 17,307 157
1325 World 39 National Raffaello D'Andrea

Raffaello D'Andrea

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 67 Citations 16,564 149
1376 World 40 National Srdjan Capkun (Srđan Čapkun)

Srdjan Capkun (Srđan Čapkun)

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 66 Citations 22,461 213
1610 World 48 National Thomas Hofmann

Thomas Hofmann

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 63 Citations 36,935 160
1658 World 49 National Ueli Maurer

Ueli Maurer

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 63 Citations 17,466 248
1723 World 51 National Helmut Bolcskei

Helmut Bolcskei

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 62 Citations 22,375 200
2100 World 61 National Olga Sorkine-Hornung

Olga Sorkine-Hornung

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 59 Citations 14,780 137
2108 World 62 National David Basin

David Basin

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 59 Citations 14,520 286
2119 World 64 National Tobi Delbruck

Tobi Delbruck

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 59 Citations 13,853 138
2303 World 66 National Bertrand Meyer

Bertrand Meyer

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 57 Citations 28,566 337
2644 World 71 National Otmar Hilliges

Otmar Hilliges

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 55 Citations 14,907 126
2826 World 76 National Frank Schweitzer

Frank Schweitzer

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 54 Citations 12,580 133
3075 World 80 National Ulrik Brandes

Ulrik Brandes

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 52 Citations 18,498 174
3132 World 83 National Kenny Paterson

Kenny Paterson

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 52 Citations 13,487 221
3158 World 84 National Zhendong Su

Zhendong Su

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 52 Citations 12,071 153
3260 World 85 National Gaston H. Gonnet

Gaston H. Gonnet

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 51 Citations 20,442 101
3282 World 87 National Friedemann Mattern

Friedemann Mattern

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 51 Citations 15,618 78
3414 World 88 National Torsten Hoefler

Torsten Hoefler

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 51 Citations 9,330 254
3460 World 90 National Karsten Borgwardt

Karsten Borgwardt

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 50 Citations 19,616 99
3618 World 92 National Paul Beardsley

Paul Beardsley

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 50 Citations 9,253 75
3807 World 97 National Bernhard Plattner

Bernhard Plattner

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 49 Citations 9,620 146
4034 World 104 National Christoph Studer

Christoph Studer

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 48 Citations 9,033 238
4159 World 107 National Florian Dörfler

Florian Dörfler

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 47 Citations 12,188 107
4169 World 108 National HJ Schek (Hans-Jörg)

HJ Schek (Hans-Jörg)

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 47 Citations 11,672 175
4316 World 110 National Markus Püschel

Markus Püschel

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 47 Citations 7,786 157
4591 World 115 National Martin Raubal

Martin Raubal

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 46 Citations 7,357 104
4923 World 120 National Timothy Roscoe

Timothy Roscoe

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 44 Citations 13,391 109
5123 World 123 National Martin Vechev

Martin Vechev

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 44 Citations 6,690 121
6291 World 138 National Dennis Hofheinz

Dennis Hofheinz

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 40 Citations 5,345 153

Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.

We list only scientists having H-Index >= 40 within the area of Computer Science. If you or other scholars are not listed, we appreciate if you can contact us