Computing Grad Programs Ranked 4th in Nation; Professor Ranked 1st in World

May 31, 2007

Software Engineering Ranked 3rd in the Nation and Professor Ranked 1st in the World

(May 31, 2007) - The College of Computing at Georgia Tech has been ranked 4th in the Nation for graduate programs in an article published in the June 2007 issue of Communications of the ACM. The article by Jie Ren and Richard N. Taylor, "Automatic and  Versatile Publications Ranking for Research Institutions and Scholars," also ranks Georgia Tech 3rd in the nation for software  engineering and lists NSF ADVANCE Professor of Computing Mary Jean Harrold as the number one software engineering scholar in the world.

The rankings framework employed by the authors uses publications data from 1995 to 2003 to rank computing graduate programs  automatically and objectively. One of the most well-known rankings, the U.S. News and World Report rankinging icludes both  objective indicators and subjective polls, and currently ranks the College of Computing graduate programs 11th in the nation.

Software engineering institutions and scholars were ranked based on data from 2000 to 2004 from journals and conferences that are  considered to be the most prestigious in the field: ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, IEEE Transactions on  Software Engineering, the International Conference on Software Engineering, and the ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the  Foundations of Software Engineering.

The top 5 ranked computing graduate programs are:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  2. University of Maryland, College Park
  3. Carnegie Mellon University
  4. Georgia Institute of Technology
  5. Stanford University

The top 5 ranked software engineering institutions are:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  2. Carnegie Mellon University
  3. Georgia Institute of Technology
  4. University of Maryland, College Park
  5. Oregon State University

ACM subscribers can find the complete article here.