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