David Haussler ranked 6th among top scientists in computer science

David Haussler (Photo by Josh Edelson)

Tim Stephens | UCSC | July 29, 2021

David Haussler, a distinguished professor of biomolecular engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering and director of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute, is among the top scientists in computer science, ranked sixth in the 2021 Seventh Edition of the Top Scientists Ranking for Computer Science & Electronics.

Haussler’s early research in machine learning helped found the field of computational learning theory, and his later work helped revolutionize the field of genomics with the introduction of advanced statistical and algorithmic methods. His genomics work accelerates the understanding of cancer, human development, evolution, neuroscience and many other areas of the life sciences.

Prepared by Guide2Research, one of the leading portals for computer science research, the Top Scientists Ranking is a definitive list of leading scientists from the field of computer science and electronics, based on a detailed examination of more than 6,300 profiles on Google Scholar and DBLP (an online computer science bibliography service). Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s influential contributions as measured by their “h-index.” The h-index quantifies an individual’s scientific research output, measuring both productivity and citation impact (how often a scientist’s publications are cited by other researchers).

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