Welcome to the School of Artificial Intelligence and Automation. Our undergraduate program in automatic control was established in 1956, and the graduate program started enrollment in 1961. Right now, we have two undergraduate majors, Automation and Artificial Intelligence; two master’s programs, Artificial Intelligence as well as Control Science and Engineering; and two PhD programs, Artificial Intelligence as well as Control Science and Engineering.
The faculty members in our school have earned their PhD degrees from renowned universities such as Cambridge University, University of Southern California, University of California Riverside, University of Hong Kong, Nanyang Technological University, Tsinghua University, University of Science and Technology of China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, etc. Among them, some have been selected by elite programs such as Cheung Kong Distinguished Professor, and National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars.
There are five major labs and centers in our school, including the National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Multi-spectral Information Processing, the Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education for Image Processing and Intelligent Control, the Belt and Road Joint Laboratory on Measurement and Control Technology, the Hubei Engineering Research Center for Machine Vision and Intelligent Systems, the MOE Engineering Research Center for Intelligent Autonomous Intelligent Unmanned Systems. The curriculum and research areas of our programs cater to the national need and address the frontiers in the field. Specifically, we have committed to research areas including theory of complex systems for control and system science, computer vision and machine learning-based object detection, recognition, and tracking in the real world. We also have projects focusing on advanced social-economic systems based on decision support and analysis, electronics and motion control for high-end manufacture and new energy devices, and multi-view information measurement and sensing. These projects have advanced critical research in cutting-edge directions, such as temperature imaging of magnetic nanoparticles, DNA-based biological computation, brain-inspired intelligent computation, automatic robotic control/group intelligence, and strategic planning. The outcomes have been accepted to top-tier journals such as IEEE Trans, Automatic Control, Automatica, IEEE Trans, Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Trans, Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Trans, Power Electronics, IEEE Trans, and Image Processing, etc. Some of them have been featured as ESI highly cited articles in Engineering or Computer Science.
By focusing on education, innovation, and social responsibility, we prepare the students with self-motivation, international scope, broad academic vision, enhanced engineering skills, and a well-established personality. Our program is student-oriented and steered by industrial needs. And our commitment to students and society is a top priority. Our student innovation team received the first class award in the 2013 Microsoft innovation competition. In recent years, more than one hundred students have received various first-class awards from both international and domestic competitions, such as Mathematical Contest in Modeling and Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (MCM/IM) and Freescale Intelligent Vehicle Contest. Most of our graduates have entered key domestic industries or well-known international enterprises and have gained favorable recommendations from their employers.
The principal concepts of our school are openness, collaboration, and sustainable development. Long-term collaborations have been established with foreign institutes such as Boston University, Florida State University, and Colorado State University in the US, Bonn University and the Braunschweig University of Technology in Germany, and Kobe University and Sophia University in Japan. From 2017-2019, a total of 159 undergraduates have been sent abroad to participate in overseas summer or winter programs. In 2012, 26 graduate students in three groups visited Kobe University and Sophia University for more than ten days with full financial support from the Japanese government. From 2017-2019, a number of 149 graduates have attended reputable international conferences or conducted collaborative research at foreign universities for more than three months. Meanwhile, we also have invited more than 70 overseas scholars to give lectures at our school each year. We have organized more than seven international conferences since 2012. Notably, the 2015 Chinese Automation Congress hosted by us welcomed 1200 attendees, including 10 Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Science/Engineering and nearly 200 IEEE fellows and other domestic famous scholars.
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