Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University

Computer Science Ranking

Canada Established: 1965 Scholars: 16
Top Scientists Overview

Top scientists

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s h-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph by December 6th 2021.

This ranking lists all top researchers from the Computer Science discipline and affiliated with Simon Fraser University. There are a total of 16 researchers included with 1 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the h-index values for top scientists in Simon Fraser University is 766 with a mean value for the h-index of 47.88. The total sum of publications for top scientists in Simon Fraser University is 0 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 0.00.


Simon Fraser University (SFU) is a public research university in Canada. It has been recognized by Maclean’s magazine as the country’s top comprehensive university from 2015 to 2019. SFU currently has three campuses: the main campus in Burnaby, Vancouver, and Surrey. Built to expand higher education across the country, SFU offers undergraduate, graduate, and non-credit programs on a year-round, trimester schedule.

Founded in 1965, Simon Fraser University exudes a distinct west-coast spirit. The university was established as a response to the recommendation presented in the 1962 report by John B. Macdonald titled Higher Education in British Columbia and a Plan for the Future. In the report, Macdonald suggested the establishment of a new higher education institution in the Lower Mainland. The suggestion was given formal assent by the British Columbia Legislature on March 1, 1963, and the construction of the main campus in Burnaby began. The institution was then named after the North West Company trader and explorer, Simon Fraser.

Between the sixties and early seventies, the university, particularly the main campus, became a place of activism. It led to heated crises and disagreements across the Department of Political Science, Sociology, and Anthropology, as faculty members had clashing ideologies. In order to resolve the dispute, the department was dismantled, eventually giving birth to separate departments.

Currently, Simon Fraser University is composed of eight faculties: Applied Science, Arts and Social Sciences, Communication, Art and Technology, Education, Environment, Health Sciences, and Business. Aside from the undergraduate and graduate courses offered through these faculties, SFU also offers continuing education programs to help students achieve professional and personal goals. As of 2016, SFU’s Continuing Studies department offers over 300 non-credit courses and around 30 diploma and certificate programs. These are delivered online or part-time from the Vancouver and Surrey campuses. Furthermore, the university also gives working adults an opportunity to pursue a degree through their SFU NOW: Nights or Weekends program.

Over the decades, SFU has developed a vision to become an “engaged university” defined by cutting-edge research, integration of innovative education, and community engagement. To help achieve this, the university maintains worldwide linkages for its research and academic programs. SFU also engages a significant population of international students.

With the new tagline, “Canada’s engaged university,” SFU works with organizations, communities, and industry partners to create opportunities and embrace new knowledge that inspires change. To stay true to its mission, the university partners with international universities such as Zhejiang University in China and Monash University in Australia.
223 World 9 National Jian Pei

Jian Pei

Simon Fraser University, Canada
H-index 93 Citations 54,684 376
1224 World 47 National Jiangchuan Liu

Jiangchuan Liu

Simon Fraser University, Canada
H-index 64 Citations 18,548 436
1269 World 50 National Martin Ester

Martin Ester

Simon Fraser University, Canada
H-index 63 Citations 43,189 162
1635 World 64 National Hao Zhang

Hao Zhang

Simon Fraser University, Canada
H-index 59 Citations 13,561 197
2204 World 79 National Greg Mori

Greg Mori

Simon Fraser University, Canada
H-index 55 Citations 14,615 163
2596 World 100 National Bojan Mohar

Bojan Mohar

Simon Fraser University, Canada
H-index 52 Citations 9,797 293
3060 World 124 National Ghassan Hamarneh

Ghassan Hamarneh

Simon Fraser University, Canada
H-index 49 Citations 7,995 268
3265 World 137 National Pavol Hell

Pavol Hell

Simon Fraser University, Canada
H-index 47 Citations 9,137 189
3455 World 152 National Ping Tan

Ping Tan

Simon Fraser University, Canada
H-index 46 Citations 9,060 122
4872 World 213 National Sheelagh Carpendale

Sheelagh Carpendale

Simon Fraser University, Canada
H-index 39 Citations 6,229 169
5299 World 234 National Carman Neustaedter

Carman Neustaedter

Simon Fraser University, Canada
H-index 37 Citations 5,041 171
5602 World 243 National Brian V. Funt

Brian V. Funt

Simon Fraser University, Canada
H-index 36 Citations 9,905 134
6663 World 292 National Manolis Savva

Manolis Savva

Simon Fraser University, Canada
H-index 33 Citations 10,217 57
7201 World 313 National Wolfgang Stuerzlinger

Wolfgang Stuerzlinger

Simon Fraser University, Canada
H-index 32 Citations 5,450 184
7814 World 330 National Mark S. Drew

Mark S. Drew

Simon Fraser University, Canada
H-index 31 Citations 7,455 148
8692 World 365 National Angel X. Chang

Angel X. Chang

Simon Fraser University, Canada
H-index 30 Citations 10,817 60

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 Microsoft Academic Graph H-Index >= 30 within the area of Computer Science. If you or other scholars are not listed, we appreciate if you can contact us.