NRC deranker


NRC had just released an assessment of research doctorate programs in the US. The study has some minor issues with it, see here.

Unfortunately, it is hard to understand the ranking of universities/departments according to this report. As a service to the community I provide here a program to generate the ranking according to this report, see below for our methodology.


Ranking of computer science departments


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1. College of William and Mary Computer Sciences
2. Dartmouth College Computer Sciences
3. Georgia State University Computer Science
4. University of California-Los Angeles Computer Science
5. University of Oregon Computer and Information Sciences
6. SUNY at Binghamton Computer Sciences
7. SUNY at Albany Computer Science
8. Harvard University DEAS-Computer Sciences
9. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Computer Science
10. University of New Mexico-Main Campus Computer Science
11. University of South Florida-Main Campus Computer Science and Engineering
12. University at Buffalo Computer Science and Engineering
13. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Computer Science
14. University of Utah Computer Science
15. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Computer Science
16. University of Wisconsin-Madison Computer Sciences
17. Carnegie Mellon University Computer Sciences
18. University of Rochester Computer Science
19. The University of Texas at Austin Computer Sciences
20. Yale University Computer Science
21. University of California-San Diego Computer Science and Engineering
22. Mississippi State University Computer Science
23. California Institute of Technology Computer Science
24. Brown University Computer Science
25. University of Alabama in Huntsville Computer Science
26. University of Kansas Computer Science
27. University of Florida Computer Engineering
28. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Computer Science
29. University of North Texas Computer Science
30. Auburn University Main Campus Computer Science and Software Engineering
31. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Computer Science andications
32. Syracuse University Computer Sciences
33. Ohio State University-Main Campus Computer and Information Science
34. Texas Tech University Computer Science
35. University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Computer Science
36. University of California-Davis Computer Science
37. University of Iowa Computer Science
38. University of Memphis Computer Science
39. Brandeis University Computer Science
40. University of Washington-Seattle Campus Computer Science and Engineering
41. Michigan State University Computer Science
42. University of Kentucky Computer Science
43. Washington University in St Louis Computer Science and Engineering
44. Northwestern University Computer Science
45. Indiana University-Bloomington Computer Science
46. Illinois Institute of Technology Computer Science
47. University of Southern California Computer Science
48. Clemson University Computer Science
49. Lehigh University Computer Science and Engineering
50. Princeton University Computer Science
51. University of Arizona Computer Science
52. University of Illinois at Chicago Computer Science
53. Washington State University Computer Science
54. Wright State University-Main Campus Computer Science and Engineering
55. North Carolina State University at Raleigh Computer Sciences
56. Southern Methodist University Computer Science
57. CUNY Graduate School and University Center Computer Science
58. North Dakota State University-Main CampusComputer Science
59. Kansas State University Computer Science
60. University of North Carolina at Charlotte Ph.D. in Information Technolog
61. New Jersey Institute of Technology Information Systems
62. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computer Science
63. The University of Alabama Computer Sciences
64. University of Alabama at Birmingham Computer and Information Sciences
65. Boston University Computer Science
66. University of California-Berkeley Computer Science
67. Texas A & M University Computer Science
68. Wayne State University Computer Science
69. University of Massachusetts Amherst Computer Science
70. Purdue University-Main Campus Computer Sciences
71. Rutgers University-New Brunswick Computer Science
72. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Computer Science and Engineering
73. Kent State University Kent Campus Computer Science
74. Johns Hopkins University Computer Science
75. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Computer Science
76. New Mexico State University-Main Campus Computer Sciences
77. University of Maryland-Baltimore County Computer Science
78. Western Michigan University Computer Sciences
79. University of Houston Computer Science
80. University of California-Santa Barbara Computer Science
81. University of Colorado at Boulder Computer Science
82. Stanford University Computer Science
83. New Jersey Institute of Technology Computer Science
84. New York University Computer Science
85. University of Chicago Computer Science
86. University of California-Irvine Information and Computer Sciences
87. Florida International University Computer Science
88. Rice University Computer Science
89. University of California-Santa Cruz Computer Science
90. University of Georgia Computer Science
91. University of Delaware Computer and Information Sciences
92. Case Western Reserve University Computing and Information Science
93. Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Computer Science
94. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Computeence
95. Cornell University Computer Science
96. University of South Carolina-Columbia Computer Science and Engineering
97. Columbia University in the City of New York Computer Science
98. Iowa State University Computer Science
99. The University of Tennessee Computer Science
100. George Washington University Computer Science
101. University of Arkansas Computer Science
102. University of Central Florida Computer Science
103. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Computer Science and Engineeri
104. University of Pennsylvania Computer and Information Science-SEAS
105. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Computer Science
106. University of Virginia-Main Campus Computer Science
107. Old Dominion University Computer Science
108. Duke University Computer Science
109. University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Computer Science
110. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Computer Science
111. Oregon State University Computer Science
112. Oregon Health & Science University Computer Science and Engineering
113. Northeastern University Computer Science
114. Brigham Young University Computer Science
115. Arizona State University Computer Science
116. Stony Brook University Computer Science
117. Vanderbilt University Computer Science
118. University of Maryland-College Park Computer Science
119. Florida State University Computer Sciences
120. Temple University Computer and Information Science
121. Tufts University Computer Science
122. University of Southern Mississippi Computational Science
123. University of California-Riverside Computer Science
124. University of Louisiana at Lafayette Computer Science

Methodology

The program takes the raw data from the NRC report and extract a ranking out of it. The program then computes a weighted average of it together with the program own secondary ranking. The weight assigned to the NRC report is based on its scientific value and merit, and is thus zero. The program secondary ranking is assigned the remaining weight (i.e., 1). The program secondary ranking is just a random permutation of the given list of departments.