The AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar Annual List will name 2,000 of the world’s top-cited research scholars from the fields of artificial intelligence over the next ten years (2020–2029).AI 2000 is an online e-magazine. The list is conferred in recognition of outstanding technical achievements with lasting contribution and impact. Inclusion is determined solely based on the Tsinghua AMiner academic data, which indexes more than 133 million expert profiles and 270 million publications. The AMiner academic search system has been in operation on the Internet since 2006 and has been visited by more than 10 million independent IP accesses from over 220 countries and regions.
The AI 2000 Annual List covers 20 sub-fields, including AAAI/IJCAI, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Robotics, Knowledge Engineering, Speech Recognition, Data Mining, Information Retrieval and Recommendation, Databases, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Graphics, Multimedia, Visualization, Security and Privacy, Computer Networking, Computer Systems, Theory of Computation, Chip Technology and Internet of Things. Each year, the top 10 most-cited scholars from the top venues of their respective subject fields over the past 10 years will be named as “AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars” and the top 11–100 scholars will be awarded as “AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars Honorable Mention”.
Our annual lists are automatically generated and determined by computer algorithms deployed in the AMiner system that tracks and ranks scholars based on citation counts collected by top-venue publications. The previous lists are officially recognized by world-renowned universities and organizations, including the University of California, Berkeley, Cornell University, Duke University, National University of Singapore, and others.
In 2021, AI 2000 will launch 200 artificial intelligence the world ’s most influential mechanics and 1800 nominated scholars, distributed in the world. Among them, the United States has an absolute advantage, including 1164 scholars, accounting for 58.2%. China ranks second in the number of scholars, with 222 people, accounting for 11.1%. Among the list, many of the scholars have made outstanding contributions to several fields, such as Yoshua Bengio recognized for contributions to five distinct fields. The detailed statistics of the 2021 AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar List are provided below, including distributions of multi-field winners, countries, institutes, and gender.