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