The University of Stuttgart is ranked eighth among the leading research institutions in Germany in the field of computer science.
This is the result of the 2020 University Ranking for Computer Science, published by Guide2Research, one of the leading portals for computer science research. In a worldwide comparison, the University of Stuttgart was placed 133rd.
The ranking included the publication management of nine renowned computer scientists at the University of Stuttgart, who together achieved an h-index of 559 and can show a total of 2938 publications in the digital bibliography and library project DBLP. The h-Index (also known as Hirsch-Index) compares the number of publications with their respective citations and is thus an indicator of the worldwide reputation of a scientist.
The best individual evaluation among the Stuttgart researchers (10th place nationwide) was achieved by Prof. Steffen Staab, holder of the Cyber Valley Professorship "Analytic Computing" at the Institute of Parallel and Distributed Systems at the University of Stuttgart. He achieved an H-index of 92, about 35,000 Google citations, and 404 DBLP publications. Prof. Frank Leymann, Head of the Institute of Architecture of Application Systems at the University of Stuttgart, made it to 16th place with an H-index of 82, about 36,000 Google citations, and 479 DBLP articles.
The University Ranking for Computer Science by Guide2Research has been offering validated data on scientific contributions since 2014. The current ranking is based on the detailed analysis of the profiles of more than 6000 computer scientists worldwide on Google Scholar and DBLP.