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