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