Microsoft Ranking places CECS 6th in the World

Microsoft Ranking Places CECS 6th in the World

July 20, 2010

The recently published Academic Research Ranking by Microsoft Corp (http://academic.research.microsoft.com/) ranks 20 Computer Science topics from Algorithms and Theory to the World Wide Web including 2.4 million publications. In the specific topic titled Hardware and Architecture, which is particularly pertinent to the UCI Center for Embedded Computer Systems (CECS), it ranks over one-hundred thousand researchers world wide. CECS is very highly ranked by sharing 6th place with MIT, UCLA, Princeton and UIUC with 4 faculty in the top 100. First on the list is UCB with 10 in 100, followed by Stanford with 9, Michigan with 7 and UCSD and CMU with 5 faculty members in the top 100.

This faculty ranking affirms CECS reputation as one of the leading centers for embedded systems research and technology.

“I heartily extend my congratulations to the Center for Embedded Computer Systems faculty, students and staff.  It is an honor for the Samueli School faculty to be listed among the world’s top faculty in the field of computer hardware and architecture,” said Rafael L. Bras, distinguished professor and dean of The Henry Samueli School of Engineering.

Prof. Gajski, the CECS Director, said that he is very happy that the research of CECS faculty has been recognized and appreciated around the world. He is also hoping that such recognition will help improve the ranking of our schools, the School of ICS and the School of Engineering, as well as improving the standing of UCI in the ranking of world universities (http://www.arwu.org/).