SoC Ranks High for Productivity

February 22, 2017

The University of Utah’s School of Computing was ranked in the top quarter of the nation’s schools for its research productivity, according to the latest statistics from, which tracks the number of research papers computer science department faculty have presented at top conferences each year.

The U’s School of Computing was ranked 26th out of 106 schools for the average number of papers presented each year for the last 10 years. The rankings are based on data from DBLP, a database of open bibliographic information on major computer science journals and proceedings.

“Being ranked 26 out of 106 programs is certainly a pleasure, but it’s not a surprise to us,” said Ross Whitaker, the U’s School of Computing director. “This is quantitative ranking based on faculty productivity, and the numbers don’t lie. We have an extremely productive faculty who are leading some of the best research groups in the country in a range of disciplines from systems and networking, NLP, machine learning and data science, to robotics and visualization.”

According to this year’s rankings, the top three research institutions were Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. compiles its rankings from the number of computer science publications presented at the most prestigious and impactful publication venues, according to the site.

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