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AI 2000 Theory Most Influential Scholars

The 2020 AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars in Theory are the top 10 most cited scholars from the top venues of this field over the past 10 years (2009–2019). The top 11–100 most cited scholars are recognized as AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars Honorable Mention. The identified top venues of this field are ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing(STOC) and IEEE Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science(FOCS), which published 2050 papers authored by 2454 scholars between 2009 and 2019.
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Most Influential Scholars

views: -h-index: 50#Paper: 103#Citation: 25521
Brent Waters

Professor

Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 2056
views: -h-index: 72#Paper: 232#Citation: 42216
Amit Sahai

Professor

University of California, Los Angeles

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 2011
views: -h-index: 75#Paper: 270#Citation: 37392
Cynthia Dwork

Professor

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University\Department of Statistics, Harvard University/School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1947
views: -h-index: 76#Paper: 231#Citation: 35191
views: -h-index: 51#Paper: 161#Citation: 17027
Ankur Moitra

Professor

Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1867
views: -h-index: 32#Paper: 86#Citation: 4081
views: -h-index: 29#Paper: 95#Citation: 3187
David P. Woodruff

Associate Professor

Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1640
views: -h-index: 41#Paper: 258#Citation: 6467
Guy N. Rothblum

Professer

Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science

Israel

Total citations of the selected papers: 1638
views: -h-index: 29#Paper: 83#Citation: 4498
Salil P. Vadhan

Professor

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1390
views: -h-index: 65#Paper: 213#Citation: 14232

Most Influential Scholars Honorable Mention

Sanjam Garg

Assistant Professor

University of California, Berkeley

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1381
views: -h-index: 30#Paper: 97#Citation: 4570
views: -h-index: 60#Paper: 241#Citation: 19746
Shai Halevi

Research Fellow

IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1295
views: -h-index: 69#Paper: 191#Citation: 21714
Boaz Barak

Professor

Computer Science, Harvard University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1150
views: -h-index: 49#Paper: 163#Citation: 11956
Jonathan A. Kelner

Assistant Professor

MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1137
views: -h-index: 23#Paper: 45#Citation: 2583
views: -h-index: 28#Paper: 105#Citation: 2942
Moritz Hardt

Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1115
views: -h-index: 33#Paper: 80#Citation: 6895
views: -h-index: 25#Paper: 76#Citation: 3983
Mark Braverman

Professor

Department of Computer Science at Princeton University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1042
views: -h-index: 29#Paper: 89#Citation: 2459
Yin Tat Lee

Associate Professor

Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1032
views: -h-index: 22#Paper: 81#Citation: 2134
Richard Peng

Assistant Professor

School of Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1022
views: -h-index: 30#Paper: 98#Citation: 2956
Daniel A. Spielman

Professor

School of Engineering & Applied Science, Yale University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1021
views: -h-index: 51#Paper: 137#Citation: 14678
Toniann Pitassi

Professor

Department of Computer Science,University of Toronto

Canada

Total citations of the selected papers: 1020
views: -h-index: 44#Paper: 172#Citation: 6601
Omer Reingold

Professor

Computer Science Department, Stanford University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 981
views: -h-index: 54#Paper: 159#Citation: 10731
Adam Smith

Professor

Department of Computer Science, Boston University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 971
views: -h-index: 43#Paper: 99#Citation: 6393
Sanjeev Arora

Professor

Department of Computer Science, Princeton University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 938
views: -h-index: 66#Paper: 303#Citation: 25845
Yevgeniy Dodis

Professor

Department of Computer Science, New York University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 925
views: -h-index: 62#Paper: 200#Citation: 14497
Danupon Nanongkai

Associate Professor

Theoretical Computer Science group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Sweden

Total citations of the selected papers: 896
views: -h-index: 27#Paper: 83#Citation: 1959
Moni Naor

professor

Dept. Computer Science and Applied Mathematics,Weizmann Institute of Science

Israel

Total citations of the selected papers: 887
views: -h-index: 95#Paper: 323#Citation: 44190
Daniel Wichs

associate professor

computer science at Northeastern University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 882
views: -h-index: 39#Paper: 96#Citation: 5488
views: -h-index: 25#Paper: 67#Citation: 3825
Shachar Lovett

Associate Professor

CSE department in UC San Diego

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 817
views: -h-index: 22#Paper: 136#Citation: 1879
Oded Regev

Professor

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences,New York University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 805
views: -h-index: 46#Paper: 166#Citation: 11724
views: -h-index: 39#Paper: 113#Citation: 7278
Robert Kleinberg

Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science, Cornell University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 789
views: -h-index: 49#Paper: 165#Citation: 7703
Venkatesan Guruswami

Professor

Computer Science Dept, Carnegie Mellon University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 769
views: -h-index: 51#Paper: 335#Citation: 9505
Yael Tauman Kalai

Principal Researcher

Microsoft Research New England

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 762
views: -h-index: 32#Paper: 87#Citation: 4630
views: -h-index: 29#Paper: 86#Citation: 3436
Zvika Brakerski

Faculty Member

Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science

Israel

Total citations of the selected papers: 756
views: -h-index: 32#Paper: 92#Citation: 7824
Daniel Lokshtanov

Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science, University of California Santa Barbara

Norway

Total citations of the selected papers: 754
views: -h-index: 41#Paper: 264#Citation: 7051
Santosh Vempala

Professor

Computer Science,Georgia Institute of Technology

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 751
views: -h-index: 59#Paper: 266#Citation: 18252
Moses Charikar

Professor

Computer Science Department, Stanford University/Mathematics Department, Stanford University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 744
views: -h-index: 63#Paper: 201#Citation: 18619
views: -h-index: 18#Paper: 63#Citation: 1482
views: -h-index: 34#Paper: 76#Citation: 7477
views: -h-index: 44#Paper: 147#Citation: 9956
Piotr Indyk

Professor

MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 733
views: -h-index: 72#Paper: 295#Citation: 36936
Ilias Diakonikolas

Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 729
views: -h-index: 31#Paper: 114#Citation: 2744
Daniel M. Kane

Assistant Professor

CSE and Mathematics, University of California, San Diego

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 702
views: -h-index: 29#Paper: 145#Citation: 2608
Eran Tromer

Associate Professor

Blavatnik School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University

Israel

Total citations of the selected papers: 700
views: -h-index: 40#Paper: 91#Citation: 10966
views: -h-index: 23#Paper: 63#Citation: 2914
Sujay Sanghavi

Associate Professor

University of Texas, Austin

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 698
views: -h-index: 39#Paper: 128#Citation: 6460
Prateek Jain

Researcher

Microsoft Research Lab

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 698
views: -h-index: 43#Paper: 274#Citation: 8960
Gary L. Miller

Professor

School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 687
views: -h-index: 60#Paper: 382#Citation: 12272
Gregory Valiant

Assistant Professor

Computer Science Department, Stanford University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 678
views: -h-index: 29#Paper: 85#Citation: 2575
views: -h-index: 19#Paper: 50#Citation: 2827
Dániel Marx

Researcher

Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 666
views: -h-index: 40#Paper: 175#Citation: 6446
Joseph (Seffi) Naor

Professor

Computer Science Dept., Technion

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 666
views: -h-index: 45#Paper: 152#Citation: 8206
Aaron Sidford

Associate Professor

Computer Science Department, Stanford University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 645
views: -h-index: 23#Paper: 92#Citation: 2413
Raghu Meka

Associate Professor

Department of computer science, University of California,Los Angeles

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 637
views: -h-index: 25#Paper: 56#Citation: 2351
Marek Cygan

Assistant Professor

Informatyki i Mechaniki, Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego

Poland

Total citations of the selected papers: 627
views: -h-index: 28#Paper: 131#Citation: 4022
Chandra Chekuri

Professor

Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 622
views: -h-index: 56#Paper: 190#Citation: 10218
Ran Raz

Professor

Weizmann Institute of Science Israel, Princeton University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 619
views: -h-index: 47#Paper: 141#Citation: 7772
views: -h-index: 11#Paper: 15#Citation: 1619
Avi Wigderson

Professor

Princeton University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 601
views: -h-index: 67#Paper: 316#Citation: 28281
Ola Svensson

Associate Professor

School of Computer and Communication Sciences, EPFL

Switzerland

Total citations of the selected papers: 565
views: -h-index: 28#Paper: 163#Citation: 2957
Jelani Nelson

Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 563
views: -h-index: 22#Paper: 62#Citation: 1987
Brendan Lucier

Principal Researcher

Microsoft Research

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 559
views: -h-index: 25#Paper: 99#Citation: 2077
Shubhangi Saraf

Associate Professor

Department of Mathematics and the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 559
views: -h-index: 17#Paper: 61#Citation: 921
Roy Schwartz

Assistant Professor

Computer Science Department at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 559
views: -h-index: 16#Paper: 50#Citation: 1047
Thomas Rothvoss

Associate Professor

Department of Mathematics, University of Washington/Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 556
views: -h-index: 22#Paper: 56#Citation: 1598
Krzysztof Onak

Research Scientist

Mathematics of AI group at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 554
views: -h-index: 19#Paper: 44#Citation: 1270
Shayan Oveis Gharan

Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington/Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 551
views: -h-index: 22#Paper: 54#Citation: 1666
David Zuckerman

Professor

Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 551
views: -h-index: 43#Paper: 96#Citation: 6927
Chris Peikert

Associate Professor

Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 545
views: -h-index: 41#Paper: 92#Citation: 10422
Shang-Hua Teng

Professor

Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 535
views: -h-index: 55#Paper: 226#Citation: 11883
views: -h-index: 35#Paper: 351#Citation: 4652
Fedor V. Fomin

Professor

Department of Informatics, University of Bergen

Norway

Total citations of the selected papers: 532
views: -h-index: 54#Paper: 374#Citation: 10760
Raef Bassily

Assistant Professor

Computer Science & Engineering, The Ohio State University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 532
views: -h-index: 13#Paper: 34#Citation: 1064
Alexandr Andoni

associate professor

Department of Computer Science,Columbia University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 522
views: -h-index: 31#Paper: 100#Citation: 5050
Jonathan Ullman

Assistant Professor

Khoury College of Computer Sciences, Northeastern University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 522
views: -h-index: 22#Paper: 79#Citation: 1700
Moran Feldman

Faculty member

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, The Open University of Israel

Norway

Total citations of the selected papers: 511
views: -h-index: 21#Paper: 71#Citation: 1573
James R. Lee

Professor

Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 506
views: -h-index: 33#Paper: 169#Citation: 4313
Vipul Goyal

Associate Professor

Computer Science Department,Carnegie Mellon University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 504
views: -h-index: 33#Paper: 113#Citation: 8313
Luca Trevisan

Professor

Department of Decision Sciences, Bocconi University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 502
views: -h-index: 53#Paper: 247#Citation: 10887
views: -h-index: 27#Paper: 147#Citation: 3738
views: -h-index: 33#Paper: 108#Citation: 4647
Éva Tardos

Professor

Department of Computer Science, Cornell University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 495
views: -h-index: 60#Paper: 173#Citation: 29764
Saket Saurabh

Professor

Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India

India

Total citations of the selected papers: 492
views: -h-index: 43#Paper: 412#Citation: 7548
Mikkel Thorup

Professor

Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen

Denmark

Total citations of the selected papers: 488
views: -h-index: 62#Paper: 264#Citation: 14496
views: -h-index: 36#Paper: 108#Citation: 4738
Rico Zenklusen

Professor

Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Johns Hopkins University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 475
views: -h-index: 17#Paper: 74#Citation: 1398
Swastik Kopparty

Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 474
views: -h-index: 17#Paper: 82#Citation: 1082
Fabian Kuhn

Professor

Department of Computer Science, University of Freiburg

Germany

Total citations of the selected papers: 470
views: -h-index: 35#Paper: 131#Citation: 6155
Ioannis Koutis

Associate Professor

New Jersey Institute of Technology

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 468
views: -h-index: 20#Paper: 50#Citation: 1458
Bernhard Haeupler

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 466
views: -h-index: 23#Paper: 120#Citation: 1782
Eric Price

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 463
views: -h-index: 18#Paper: 66#Citation: 2615
Konstantin Makarychev

Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science, Northwestern University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 460
views: -h-index: 24#Paper: 93#Citation: 2009
Arturs Backurs

Professor

Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 457
views: -h-index: 12#Paper: 33#Citation: 663
views: -h-index: 9#Paper: 17#Citation: 1098
views: -h-index: 28#Paper: 90#Citation: 3361