Penn State computer science program fifth in citations

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State's computer science program was ranked fifth in the world in citations, according to a survey by Thomson Reuters.

More than 240 programs were included in the Thomas Reuters Essential Science Indicators survey. According to the organization, 970 Penn State computer science papers received a total of 16,872 citations.

The University of California, Berkeley, was ranked number one, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University of California, San Diego.

"The top five is hard to break into," said Raj Acharya, head of the computer science and engineering department. "The competition is very intense. Almost every school has a computer science program, including the Ivy League universities, which are all top-notch programs."

The Thomson Reuters survey includes ten years of citation data and is updated every two months.

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Last Updated June 21, 2012