Michael Jordan at the whiteboard

Computer science professor Michael Jordan (Photo by Peg Skorpinski)

"Who is the Michael Jordan of computer science?"

In April, Science magazine reported on a new tool for ranking the influence of authors in scientific domains, starting with computer science. With its artful headline, the article “Who is the Michael Jordan of Computer Science?” identifies Berkeley computer science professor Michael Jordan as the number one most influential computer scientist worldwide. Other faculty members who made the “Top 50” list are Jitendra Malik, Scott Shenker, David Culler, Dan Klein, Christos Papadimitriou and Ion Stoica.

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