KU Leuven

KU Leuven

Computer Science Ranking

Belgium Established: 1425 Scholars: 32
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 KU Leuven. There are a total of 32 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 KU Leuven is 1,940 with a mean value for the h-index of 60.63. The total sum of publications for top scientists in KU Leuven is 7,572 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 236.63.


KU Leuven is a research university located in the city of Leuven, Belgium. Officially known as the Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, the school is currently the largest university in Belgium and the Low Countries.

The university comprises three main academic groups—Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Engineering and Technology, and Biomedical Sciences—each with faculties and departments that offer bachelor's, master's, and doctoral academic programs. Most courses are taught in Flemish or Dutch, but many of the university's academic programs are offered in English. This is particularly true for KU Leuven's graduate programs. Students can pursue these programs at the university's main campus in Leuven or its satellite campuses in several cities in Flanders, including Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges, and Ghent.

KU Leuven is one of the oldest universities in Europe and one of the oldest extant Catholic universities in the world. The university traces its roots to the Old University of Leuven, established in 1425, which comprised faculties of humanities, canon law, civil law, and medicine. The school attracted thousands of students and renowned scientists throughout the 1500s, 1600s, and 1700s before the French government closed it down in 1797. The school was reopened as the State University of Leuven in 1817, and it became a Catholic institution again in 1834. Despite its Catholic heritage, the university operates independently from the Church.

Today, KU Leuven continues to foster an environment of scientific and scholarly research. Research activities at KU Leuven focus on nine key areas, which include Human Health, Matter, Materials and Energy, and Economy, Law and Society. The university's researchers have filed more patents than any other European university, making it one of the most innovative schools in Europe.

To support university research and its applications, KY Leuven has established a number of entities and research facilities. The Rega Institute for Medical Research, for instance, accommodates biomedical and pharmacological research and is known for its role in the discovery of anti-HIV compounds. The university also makes its research available to the public through Metaforum, the university's interdisciplinary think-tank.

Research is also at the core of KU Leuven's Strategic Plan, which aims to promote the university's international reputation, provide future-oriented education, and promote interdisciplinarity and sustainability. As such, KU Leuven has partnered up with numerous universities and research institutions around the world, offering mobility scholarships to students.

The university also encourages entrepreneurship among its students. KU Leuven KICK provides students with a community for coaching and funding opportunities. Meanwhile, Leuven Research and Development has led to the founding of numerous spin-off companies.
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136 World 1 National De Moor Bart

De Moor Bart

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 110 Citations 65,495 286
463 World 3 National Joos Vandewalle

Joos Vandewalle

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 86 Citations 53,798 232
473 World 4 National Sabine Van Huffel

Sabine Van Huffel

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 86 Citations 32,961 293
509 World 5 National michel steyaert

michel steyaert

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 85 Citations 25,677 134
537 World 6 National Johan Suykens

Johan Suykens

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 83 Citations 45,088 353
605 World 7 National Bart Preneel

Bart Preneel

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 81 Citations 27,026 585
633 World 8 National Paul Suetens

Paul Suetens

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 80 Citations 33,831 216
697 World 9 National Ingrid Verbauwhede

Ingrid Verbauwhede

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 79 Citations 22,915 404
742 World 10 National Wolfgang Glänzel

Wolfgang Glänzel

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 78 Citations 21,574 215
910 World 13 National Marc Moonen

Marc Moonen

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 74 Citations 20,199 525
1405 World 18 National Bart Baesens

Bart Baesens

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 66 Citations 17,263 184
1406 World 19 National Bart Baesens

Bart Baesens

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 66 Citations 17,093 187
1429 World 21 National Tinne Tuytelaars

Tinne Tuytelaars

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 65 Citations 54,866 267
1468 World 22 National Nigel Smart

Nigel Smart

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 65 Citations 19,963 249
1469 World 23 National Luc De Raedt

Luc De Raedt

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 65 Citations 19,754 337
1557 World 25 National Yves Moreau

Yves Moreau

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 64 Citations 20,134 103
1654 World 27 National Georges Gielen

Georges Gielen

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 63 Citations 17,646 298
1926 World 30 National Frederik Maes

Frederik Maes

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 60 Citations 22,506 121
2202 World 36 National Ronald Rousseau

Ronald Rousseau

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 58 Citations 16,455 241
2449 World 40 National Vincent Rijmen

Vincent Rijmen

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 56 Citations 20,661 195
2560 World 42 National Frank Piessens

Frank Piessens

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 56 Citations 11,624 239
2686 World 43 National Erik Duval

Erik Duval

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 55 Citations 12,219 151
2905 World 45 National Vandermeulen Dirk

Vandermeulen Dirk

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 53 Citations 20,756 110
3343 World 51 National Joris de Schutter

Joris de Schutter

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 51 Citations 11,644 170
3550 World 57 National Jan Swevers

Jan Swevers

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 50 Citations 11,204 117
3611 World 58 National Dirk Roose

Dirk Roose

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 50 Citations 9,479 74
3733 World 61 National Jan Vanthienen

Jan Vanthienen

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 49 Citations 11,672 188
3784 World 62 National Maurice Bruynooghe

Maurice Bruynooghe

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 49 Citations 10,271 241
4037 World 66 National Marie-Francine Moens

Marie-Francine Moens

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 48 Citations 8,872 263
4254 World 70 National Wim Dehaene

Wim Dehaene

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 47 Citations 9,215 166
4436 World 74 National Danny Weyns

Danny Weyns

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 46 Citations 10,212 206
5074 World 81 National Geert Deconinck

Geert Deconinck

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 44 Citations 7,908 161
5318 World 85 National Liesbet Van der Perre

Liesbet Van der Perre

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 43 Citations 8,220 207
5549 World 89 National Hendrik Blockeel

Hendrik Blockeel

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 42 Citations 9,838 199
5579 World 90 National Frederik Vercauteren

Frederik Vercauteren

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 42 Citations 8,668 119
5642 World 91 National Valckenaers Paul

Valckenaers Paul

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 42 Citations 7,394 74
5644 World 92 National Tom Holvoet

Tom Holvoet

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 42 Citations 7,368 163
5932 World 93 National Greet Vanden Berghe

Greet Vanden Berghe

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 41 Citations 7,355 97

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.

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