The ranking is based on h-index, citations and number of DBLP documents gathered by August 9th 2021.
This ranking lists all top computer scientists affiliated with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). There is a total of 16 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 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is 874 with a mean value for the h-index of 54.63. The total sum for the DBPL publications for top scientists in Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is 4155 with a mean value for DBLP publications is 259.69.
Note that the research institution or university for a scientist is set based on the affiliation data featured on their Google Scholar profile.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a public university in Germany. It is one of the largest educational and research institutions in the country. The institution was established in 2009 in the wake of the merger of the University of Karlsruhe, a public research university established in 1825, and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, originally a national nuclear research center established in 1956.
As a TU9 member, it is one of the select nine prominent technological institutes in the country. It shares this distinction with the likes of TU Munich and TU Berlin. The university is also known as the first institution to establish a German faculty for computer science in 1972.
Today, the university owns and operates eleven faculties. These include the faculty of (1) Mathematics, (2) Physics, (3) Chemistry and Biology, (4) Humanities and Social Sciences, (5) Architecture, (6) Civil Engineer, Geology, and Ecological Sciences, (7) Mecha`nical Engineering, (8) Chemical and Process Engineering, (9) Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, (10) Computer Science, and (11) Economics and Management.
Academics in the university is quite unique. It offers studium generale or general studies. Created in 1949, this program allows students to participate in lectures from different fields not necessarily connected to their own. Moreover, in the first few semesters of a typical course, KIT offers a theory-heavy education. Focus areas are on the mathematics used in both natural sciences courses and engineering. In the last semesters, students can select between theoretical and practical topics.
In research, the Interfaculty Institute for Informatics Applications that was founded in 1979 spearheads the university’s research efforts in specialty areas. Its main approach is bringing research in engineering, mathematics, and physics with a basis on computer science. Also, its Institute for Scientific Calculations and Mathematical Modelling develops techniques and theories in scientific calculation fields through knowledge exchange between engineering and mathematics.
The university also hosts the Center for Functional Nanostructures. The center merges many fields, including biology, chemistry, physics, and material sciences, to study and innovate in the field of nanotechnology.
Moreover, KIT is also known as the “Research University in the Helmholtz Association.” Dating back to 1825, it uses the techniques found in a wide range of disciplines to create innovations to deal with important issues facing science, industries, and society as a whole. Challenges being undertaken include sustainable mobility, future energy, and secure smart technology.
The university also provides high-quality facilities and opportunities for students and faculty to conduct research and learn. There are programs for study partnerships, cross studies, and work-study. Facilities like the Writing Lab, Methods Lab, and Learning Labs provide academic support together with its comprehensive libraries.