College of Computer Science and Technology of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics is a key constructing discipline of national “211 Project” in Jiangsu Province. We are entitled to award doctorate degree on two first-level disciplines— Computer Science and Technology; and Software Engineering, as well as two post-doctoral research stations on Computer Science and Technology; and Software Engineering. Our three disciplines— Computer Science and Technology is the key discipline of Jiangsu Province; Software Engineering is both the key disciplines of Ministry of Industrial and Information Technology of China, and Jiangsu Province; Internet of Things is the key discipline of Ministry of Industrial and Information Technology of China.
Our college offers a full range of courses to meet the needs of its own students and those from other colleges. Its programs lead to the BEng, MPhil, and PhD degrees. Computer Science programs at NUAA prepare students for exciting challenges and new opportunities that help to bring such impact to our lives. Over the recent years, our college constructed five personnel training and scientific research bases, covering topics in the following areas.
1. Machine Learning and Computational Intelligence
Research in the Institution of Machine Learning and Intelligence Computation (IMLI) focuses on developing novel techniques and theories in statistical machine learning and intelligence computation, and their applications in a wide range of fields, including computer vision, biological feature recognition, biomedical image analysis, multimedia data processing, bioinformatics and natural language processing, etc . At present, it has 5 full professors, 10 associate professors and 2 lectures, among which 95% have the Ph.D degrees acquired in domestic or from abroad. In the past 20 years, this institution has been involved in one Key Project of National Natural Science Fund of China (NSFC), and has been the PIs of 15 General Programs of NSFC and 12 research projects from ministerial and provincial-level funds. The total scientific research funding of the IMLI is currently approaching RMB 5 million yuan and the accumulated engineering application funding is close to RMB 4 million yuan. Over 160 scientific papers have been published by the members of IMLI under the support of these fundings. Among them, 3 papers received honorable mention for Biennial Awards by the Journal of Pattern Recognition, 2 papers received Most Cited Articles Awards and 3 papers appeared in the top 5% of the ESI (Essential Science Indicators) rankings.
The IMLI has obtained many titles of honor, including the Second Honor of the National Nature Science (with the cooperation of Nanjing University, 2014) and“Qinglan Project” Innovation Group (2012). In 2014, one member of IMLI was awarded the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars and one member was awarded the Jiangsu Province Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2013. Other academic titles of honor received by the members of IMLI include the leader of “333 Project” of Jiangsu Province (2013), the outstanding young teacher of “Qing Lan Project”(2008), Young Teacher Award by Fok Ying Tong Education Foundation (2012) and the “Six Talent Peaks”cultivation object (20xx) . Besides, 2 Ph.D students advised in the IMLI received the award of National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Honorable Mention (2006, 2011), 5 Ph.D students received the Jiangsu Province Excellent Doctoral Dissertation award, 4 graduate students received the Jiangsu Province Excellent Master Thesis award, and one undergraduate student received the Outstanding Award on China Software Cup in 2013.
2. Software Engineering
The Institute of software focuses on both theoretical and application research on software engineering, which include mathematical logics, model theory, process algebra, approximation algorithms, software requirements engineering, model driven engineering, program analysis and testing, software reliability, formal methods, software verification, software trustworthiness evaluation, software metrics, web services, ontology and semantic modeling, software process, and software safety. The institute has completed 13 research projects funded by National Natural Science Foundation, 2 projects funded by National 863 Plan, 3 projects supported by Aviation Science Fund, 1 project supported by Doctoral Fund of Ministry of Education, and 10 other collaborative projects supported by the software industry.
3. Database and Knowledge Engineering
The Institute of Data Management and Knowledge Engineering, led by Prof. Xiaolin Qin, currently has 10 faculty members. This institute focuses on data management, including database management system (database security, embedded databases, real time databases, moving objects databases), data management of Internet of things, cloud data management, data privacy, data warehouse, data mining, cooperative learning and knowledge management, mass data analysis. Research in this institute has been funded by more than 30 National Science or Aeronautics Science Funds. In addition, this institute has successfully developed a number of database system prototypes, including a relational database management system, a real time database management, and a spatial database management, for the industry.
4. Computer Networks and Information Security
The main research areas of Network and Information Security Laboratory include computer networks, information security, distributed and parallel computing, cryptography, trusted computing, privacy protection, intrusion detection, warning and disaster recovery, virtualization technology and simulation, and internet of things, etc. The laboratory is financially supported by funding of over RMB 60 million Yuan including 4 national science funds and 863 fund, more than 10 provincial and ministerial-level funds from Jiangsu province natural science foundation of China, aviation funds and military defense pre-research funds, and dozens of engineering application grants. The laboratory has long wide cooperations with companies in the aeronautics, astronautics and vessel industries. This institute has gained several important achievements and recognitions, such as 1 Second Prize and 5 Third Prizes of provincial and ministerial-level Achievement Awards in Science and Technology. In addition, 3 authorized patents have been granted, and more than 100 SCI or EI indexed papers have been published by members of this institute.
5. Grid and Cloud Computing
The Institute of Grid and Cloud Computing mainly focuses on the research of cloud computing, grid computing, quantum computing, Internet of Things, computer network, information security, information system, embedded system, and computer measurement and control. The research in this institute has been funded by more than 40 national and local science funds. More than 100 papers indexed by SCI or EI have been published, and more than 30 patents and computer software copyrights have been granted. The institute has won the first prize of provincial teaching achievement, and provincial science and technology process awards. At present, it has 2 professors, 6 associate professors and 4 lectures, including one outstanding young teacher of “Qing Lan Project” and “Six Talent Peaks”.
Currently, a total number of 1600 students, including more than 1100 undergraduate students, 400 master students and 100 PhD students are studying in our college. At present our working staff is around 100 people, including around 20 professors, 40 associate professors.
With the endeavor of staff and engineers, the college has yielded fruitful achievements in scientific research. Over the past few years，we have conducted over 30 important projects including National 863 and 973 Program, National Natural Science Foundation, Pre-research Project for National Defense, Aviation Fund, projects issued by provincial ministries, cooperative projects, etc.. Our annual research fund averages over 8 million Yuan. The college has received more than 10 various scientific research awards at provincial and ministerial level or above.
Computer Science is still a fast growing young field. Although we have witnessed numerous advances in the past, computer science and technology is in the midst of a revolution. Great challenges and opportunities co-exist in front of us. We encourage more talented researchers and students to join us for the fun learning and research experiences.