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Source:Boao Forum for Asia    Time of publication:2020-05-26 17:21     Number of readings:1189

Recently, guide2research website released the ranking of top scientists in the field of computer science and electronics in 2020. The ranking aims to provide more visibility to the academic community and let more people understand the influential research contributions in the field of computer science.


The ranking collected data of more than 6000 scientists, and evaluated them according to h-index, DBLP, citation and other indicators, from which top 1000 scientists were selected.


Editor’’s note: this list has a history of 5 years. Need to point out


Recently, guide2research website released the ranking of top scientists in the field of computer science and electronics in 2020. The ranking aims to provide more visibility to the academic community and let more people understand the influential research contributions in the field of computer science.


The ranking collected data of more than 6000 scientists, and evaluated them according to h-index, DBLP, citation and other indicators, from which top 1000 scientists were selected.


Editor’’s note: this list has a history of 5 years. It should be pointed out that Guide2Research website is incomplete statistics, many scholars’’ data are not included, especially the scholars in mainland China, and the institutions of scholars at the same time may lag behind and can update Guide2Research.



Country and agency rankings


This latest ranking of computer scientists reflects the following facts:

In this ranking, the number of American scientists still dominates, 616 of which are selected, accounting for 61.6% of the total. Eight of the top 10 scientists are from the United States (the other two are from Canada). Compared with 621 scientists on the 2018 list, the dominance of the United States has not changed much.


Other countries with a high proportion are the United Kingdom (55, 5.5%), Germany (38, 3.8%), Canada (37, 3.7%), Switzerland (34, 3.4%)


There is a significant increase in the number of scientists on the list in Asia, with 55 scientists on the list, compared with 37 in 2018.


The number of scientists on the list in Germany and France has declined, including 38 scientists in Germany from 44 in 2018 and 14 in France from 17 in 2018.



In 2020, the number of Top 1000 scientists in computer science and electronics in different countries will be on the list.


In 2020, MIT has 44 computer scientists on the list, accounting for 4.4%. MIT has also become the highest proportion of research institutions on the list, surpassing Stanford University for the first time. Among other research institutions, the University of California, Berkeley and Princeton University have significantly improved from 24 to 35, and from 9 to 14, respectively.


The largest number of private companies on the list are Google (17) and Microsoft (12). Among them, the number of Microsoft Research Institutes on the list has declined significantly, from 25 in 2018 to 12 in 2020.


Among the top 1000 scientists in computer science and electronics in the world in 2020, the organization with the largest number of people on the list.


In this list, 14 scientists have won the Turing Award, 302 scientists have been elected ACM fellow, 425 scientists have been elected IEEE fellow and 93 scientists have been elected AAAI fellow.


The average H-index of top 1% scientists is 167, while that of all 1000 scientists is 85.


Top 10 scientists in the world


The top 10 scientists in the world are shown below.


Among them, Michael I. Jordan, a statistical machine learning bull we are familiar with, ranks fourth in the list, while Geoffrey Hinton and yoshua bengio, who won the Turing Award in 2018, ranked ninth and tenth in the list.


In addition, there are two Chinese scholars in top 10 computer scientists, namely, Jiawei Han, Professor of computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and Philip S. Yu, Professor of information technology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


世界榜单前 10 学者

In addition, Professor Thomas S. Huang, the originator of Chinese computer vision, foreign academician of Chinese Academy of engineering, and foreign academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, director of image laboratory of Beckman Research Institute, University of Illinois (Champaign), ranked 12th in the list.


Top 1000 Chinese computer scientists


There are 14 Chinese scholars in the top 100 of the list:


Jiawei Han, Professor of computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Philip S. Yu, Professor of information technology, University of Illinois, Chicago

Thomas S. Huang, founder of Chinese computer vision and foreign academician of Shuangyuan, died last month

Guanrong Chen: Professor of lectures at City University of Hong Kong and professor of lectures on the Yangtze River at Peking University

Hong Jiang Zhang: source capital investment partner

Andrew ng: Visiting Professor of Stanford University and founder of coursera education platform

Zidong Wang: Professor, School of information computing and mathematics, Brunel University

Shih Fu Chang, vice president, School of engineering and Applied Sciences, Columbia University

Xiaou Tang: Professor of Information Engineering Department of Chinese University of Hong Kong and founder of Shangtang Technology

Dacheng Tao: academician of the Australian Academy of Sciences, AI chief scientist of Uber choice Technology Co., Ltd

David Zhang: Chinese University of Hong Kong

Xuemin Shen, University of Waterloo, Canada

Wei Ying Ma: Vice President of byte jumping

Song Xiaodong: University of California, Berkeley


Among the h-index scholars who were more than 40, 143 of China’’s mainland entered the list, of which 22 entered the top 1000, ranking 10. They are: source capital Zhang Hongjiang, headline Ma Weiying, Harbin University of technology Gao Huijun, Nanjing University Zhou Zhihua, Northwest University of Technology Li Xuelong, Peking University Gao Wen, Tencent Zhang Zhengyou, Institute of automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences Tan Tieniu, Chinese University of science and technology Ying Chang Liang and Xi’’an University of Electronic Science and technology Jiao Licheng.


中国大陆榜单前 10 学者


In addition, Hong Kong, China has 20 scholars in the top 1000 (h-index ≥ 68), respectively:

Chen Guanrong: City University of Hong Kong

Tang Xiaoou: Chinese University of Hong Kong

Zhang Dapeng: Chinese University of Hong Kong

Zhang Lei: Hong Kong University of Technology

Wang Xiaogang: Chinese University of Hong Kong

Yang Qiang: Hong Kong University of science and technology

Lu Rongcong: Chinese University of Hong Kong

Wang Jun: City University of Hong Kong

Khaled B. letaief: Hong Kong University of science and technology

Li Hanxiong: City University of Hong Kong

Ni Mingxuan: Hong Kong University of science and technology

Zhang Qian: Hong Kong University of science and technology

Li Shipeng: Chinese University of Hong Kong

Zheng Guangting: Hong Kong University of science and technology

Yu Xu: Chinese University of Hong Kong

Jiaya: Chinese University of Hong Kong

Wu Guobao: University of Hong Kong

Victor O. K. Li: University of Hong Kong

Bai Deshan: Hong Kong University of science and technology

Tao Yufei: Chinese University of Hong Kong


There are three scholars from Taiwan in the top 1000 (h-index ≥ 67), respectively:


Shyi Ming Chen: Taiwan University of science and technology

GWO Jen Hwang: Taiwan University of science and technology

Ming syan Chen: Taiwan University


From the heart of machine

Guide2Research website is incomplete statistics, many scholars’’ data are not included, especially the scholars in mainland China, and the institutions of scholars at the same time, or have lagged behind, can contact Guide2Research update.



Country and agency rankings

This latest ranking of computer scientists reflects the following facts:

In this ranking, the number of American scientists still dominates, 616 of which are selected, accounting for 61.6% of the total. Eight of the top 10 scientists are from the United States (the other two are from Canada). Compared with 621 scientists on the 2018 list, the dominance of the United States has not changed much.

Other countries with a high proportion are the United Kingdom (55, 5.5%), Germany (38, 3.8%), Canada (37, 3.7%), Switzerland (34, 3.4%).






There is a significant increase in the number of scientists on the list in Asia, with 55 scientists on the list, compared with 37 in 2018.






The number of scientists on the list in Germany and France has declined, including 38 scientists in Germany from 44 in 2018 and 14 in France from 17 in 2018.