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

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.