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