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

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.