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“Top-Ranked Authors in ‘Operating Systems'”

Tom Anderson rises to #1!  Hank Levy and Brian Bershad remain in the top 5.  Ed Lazowska clings by his fingernails to #10.  What’s the methodology?  We don’t give a rip — we think it’s fantastic, whatever it is.  Let Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, and CMU delve into it!  Check it out here.  Cleaned-up pdf, saved for posterity, here.

( Hal Perkins’s observation on the value of citation statistics as a measure of scientific worth:  “Some Turing Award winners on that list:  Liskov at 34, Lampson at 38, Gray at 43, Dijkstra at 210, Knuth at 372,  Hoare at 399.”)

April 27, 2010