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”.