University of Paderborn

University of Paderborn

Computer Science Ranking

Germany Established: 1972 Scholars: 8
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 University of Paderborn. There are a total of 8 researchers included. The total sum for the h-index values for top scientists in University of Paderborn is 318 with a mean value for the h-index of 39.75. The total sum of publications for top scientists in University of Paderborn is 0 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 0.00.


The University of Paderborn (Paderborn University) is a public research university founded in 1972 and based in the Rhine-Westphalia state in Germany. It ranks consistently among the world’s 50 best schools for tertiary mathematics, earning it several accolades from the European Research Council and the German Research Foundation.

Likewise, its computer science program is cited by the Germany-based Centre for Higher Education Development and Die Zeit, a national news magazine, as one of the top 3 programs in the country.

Paderborn offers more than 60 degree programs, notably in engineering, natural sciences, business and arts and humanities. It also provides teacher education programs as part of its strategy for academic excellence. To date, it enrols over 20,000 students and hosts more than 250 professors across its degree programs.

The degree programs are housed in five faculties following standard departments that consolidate related courses. For one, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities combines human sciences like philosophy, sociology and psychology in one department, while art, music and textiles are merged in another department. Taxation, accounting and finances fall under the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, which also includes business information systems, economics and law as separate departments.

Other faculties are organized around fields of study such as the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics. Mechanical Engineering has its separate faculty consisting of sixteen professorships and five interdisciplinary research facilities.

The University of Paderborn is also notable for its research projects around studies in electrical engineering and computer science and systems. It is a top recipient of funds from the German Research Foundation. Among its research milestones, the university achieved a world record for optical data transmission in 2018 accomplishing 128 gigabits per second. Another research initiative, its RailCab project aims to apply linear engines to move autonomous, rail-mounted vehicles.

Other research institutes run by the university include Heinz Nixdorf Institute, Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing, Paderborn Institute for Scientific Computation and Cooperative Computing and Communication Laboratory.

Notable alumni include Preda Mihăilescu, who decoded the Catalan conjecture that stood unresolved for 158 years.
1153 World 39 National Iryna Gurevych

Iryna Gurevych

University of Paderborn, Germany
H-index 65 Citations 15,517 371
3305 World 152 National Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo

Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo

University of Paderborn, Germany
H-index 47 Citations 7,945 233
4807 World 223 National Christian Scheideler

Christian Scheideler

University of Paderborn, Germany
H-index 39 Citations 5,133 162
5728 World 269 National Holger Karl

Holger Karl

University of Paderborn, Germany
H-index 36 Citations 10,782 261
6205 World 298 National Gregor Engels

Gregor Engels

University of Paderborn, Germany
H-index 34 Citations 8,218 236
6498 World 305 National Eric Bodden

Eric Bodden

University of Paderborn, Germany
H-index 34 Citations 8,352 142
7403 World 363 National Christoph Sommer

Christoph Sommer

University of Paderborn, Germany
H-index 32 Citations 5,698 103
7929 World 403 National Reinhold Haeb-Umbach

Reinhold Haeb-Umbach

University of Paderborn, Germany
H-index 31 Citations 6,060 219

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.