On May 20, School of Automation holds the seminar about first-class discipline construction and the 13th Five Year Plan in No.1 South Building to deepen the meaning of the 13th five year plan and focus on the development orientation of first-class disciplines.
   There are five undergraduate majors in the School of Automation including Measuring and Control Technology and Instrumentations, Automation, Logistics System Engineering,Experimental Class for Automation and Experimental Engineer Class for Automation, with over 1300 undergraduate students and more than 1000 graduate students.     It has 5 engineering master and doctor degree programs (control theory and control engineering, detecting techniques and automation installation, system engineering, pattern identification and intelligent system, navigation, guidance and control), 1 science master and doctor degree programs (system analysis and integration). It is equipped with mobile postdoctoral research station of control science and engineering. The integrated personnel training system covering undergraduates, graduates, doctors, post-doctors has been formed. There are more than 1300 undergraduates, 750 full-time postgraduates and 250 full-time doctors studying in the school at present.      In the future, School of Automation will stick to the excellent spirits of HUST and adhere to fine traditions of its predecessors. Regarding discipline construction and development as principal line, the school will stick to the educational ideas of cultivating broad caliber inter-disciplinary talents with thick foundation, thus performing its own responsibility and contributing its share to the country and social service with the joint efforts of teachers and students.  
     With the development of HUST, School of Automation enjoys a high reputation in the fields of control, system engineering, pattern identification and system intelligence at home. It is also featured with distinct research characteristics and advantages in the field of aerospace intelligent information processing at home. Its scientific research mainly involves following fields, such as complex system control theories, decision-making analysis and decision support, power electronics and motion control, intelligent control and robots, integrated control of computers and network technology, information detection and identification, spacecraft control and condition monitoring, biological information processing, neuro-interface and rehabilitation technology, logistics system, national economy mobilization and public security, multispectral image guidance, multispectral information technologies of target detection, real-time processing and system integration technique of multispectral information technologies, artificial intelligent and thinking sciences, information security and so on.       In recent ten years, the school has undertaken and accomplished more than 1300 scientific research projects of the nation and companies, with scientific research funds constantly increasing. It has successively won over 20 state-level awards, such as national progress prize in science and technology, and more than 20 provincial and ministerial-level prizes, such as natural science prize, science and technology process award and invention award. It also has obtained dozens of national patent for invention. Control science and engineering, the first-level discipline, was approved as the nation’s key program by Ministry of Education in 2007, ranking the seventh in the discipline ranking of the Ministry in 2012. The school has scientific research platforms, such as key lab of Ministry of Education of “image information processing and intelligent control”, national level key lab of “multispectral information processing technology” and “national economic mobilization simulation practice research center”.
In the School of Automation, there are 126 full-time academic staff members, including 42 professors and 46 associate professors . Among all the academic staff members, there are 4  people  selected by The Recruitment Program of Global Experts, 2 Distinguished Professor of "Cheung Kong Scholars Program",2 recipients of National Outstanding Youth Science Award, 1 recipients of National Excellent Youth Science Award, 1 people  selected by the Top-notch Personnel of Organization Department  ,  2 people selected by Young overseas high-level talents introduction plan, 11 winners of New Century Excellent Talent Plan of Ministry of Education and 15 Huazhong scholars.