Rice University

Rice University

Computer Science Ranking

United States Established: 1912 Scholars: 14
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 Rice University. There are a total of 14 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 Rice University is 840 with a mean value for the h-index of 60.00. The total sum of publications for top scientists in Rice University is 2,659 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 189.93.


Rice University is a private research institution located at the heart of Houston, Texas. It is classified as an R1 University, given its high research output, and is currently a member of the Association of American Universities. The institution has been lauded by university ranking organizations for its research on material science. After all, Rice’s dedication to research is what sets it apart from a lot of other universities.

Furnishing more than 50 majors and over 24 minors, Rice is known for the strength of its applied science programs, especially in the fields of space science, chemical analysis, heart research, nanotechnology, and signal processing. It also promotes flexibility in learning by allowing students to select their preferred courses, on top of requiring them 12 hours of study in fields like the social sciences, humanities, and applied sciences.

Rice’s academic programs are divided into 11 colleges and eight schools, delving into a wide variety of disciplines, such as engineering, natural sciences, architecture, social sciences, humanities, and music. It also offers comprehensive graduate and professional programs. Furthermore, the university has a highly regarded business incubator program, the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, which aids students in pursuing their entrepreneurial ventures, backed by research, collaboration, and mentorship.

Founded in 1912, Rice was born out of millionaire businessman William Marsh Rice’s intent to build an institution that promotes the advancement of science, art, and literature as a present to the city of Houston. His chartered intent was enacted posthumously, as Rice’s first president Edgar Lovett took inspiration from the architecture of the University of Pennsylvania and Cambridge’s residential college system in establishing the new university. The school’s initial class had 77 students.

As of 2020, Rice has opened its doors to over 7,000 learners, around 700 professors, and more than 2,000 administrative staff. Among its alumni network of over 50,000, more than 100 were Fulbright Scholars, 65 Watson Fellows, 25 Mellon Fellows, 25 Marshall Scholars, and 12 Rhodes Scholars as of 2011. Moreover, the school is associated with at least 86 National Science Foundation fellows, five Nobel laureates, and two Pulitzer Prize winners. Rice’s notable alumni include James Baker (U.S. secretary of state), Peggy Whitson (astronaut), Howard Hughes (director), and Fred C. Koch (founder of Koch Industries).

Rice looks to the future by continuing to develop close-knit college communities bound by groundbreaking research, collaboration, and intellectual and cultural support. It enforces learning by maintaining a student to faculty ratio of 6:1. Outside academics, the school also encourages learners to participate in its competitive sports program. Rice is part of the NCAA Division I in 14 sports.
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131 World 91 National Richard Baraniuk

Richard Baraniuk

Rice University, United States
H-index 111 Citations 65,058 359
143 World 97 National Moshe Y. Vardi

Moshe Y. Vardi

Rice University, United States
H-index 110 Citations 53,249 657
927 World 573 National Lydia E. Kavraki

Lydia E. Kavraki

Rice University, United States
H-index 73 Citations 29,912 191
1254 World 752 National Edward Knightly

Edward Knightly

Rice University, United States
H-index 68 Citations 17,522 171
2307 World 1247 National Behnaam Aazhang

Behnaam Aazhang

Rice University, United States
H-index 57 Citations 24,606 174
2335 World 1262 National Ashutosh Sabharwal

Ashutosh Sabharwal

Rice University, United States
H-index 57 Citations 17,814 237
2607 World 1398 National C. Sidney Burrus

C. Sidney Burrus

Rice University, United States
H-index 55 Citations 19,522 68
2950 World 1548 National Dan S. Wallach

Dan S. Wallach

Rice University, United States
H-index 53 Citations 13,335 123
3336 World 1721 National John Mellor-Crummey

John Mellor-Crummey

Rice University, United States
H-index 51 Citations 12,005 123
3529 World 1796 National Alan Cox

Alan Cox

Rice University, United States
H-index 50 Citations 11,913 85
4541 World 2172 National Joseph R. Cavallaro

Joseph R. Cavallaro

Rice University, United States
H-index 46 Citations 8,265 194
4777 World 2259 National Keith Cooper

Keith Cooper

Rice University, United States
H-index 45 Citations 8,569 63
4786 World 2265 National Ashok Veeraraghavan

Ashok Veeraraghavan

Rice University, United States
H-index 45 Citations 8,421 131
5513 World 2497 National Don Johnson

Don Johnson

Rice University, United States
H-index 42 Citations 12,332 83

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