Welcome to School of Automation. Our undergraduate program in automatic control was established in 1956, and the graduate program started the enrollment since 1961. Right now we offer three primary disciplines to undergraduates including Automation, Measurement Control and Instrument, Logistics System Management Engineering. We offer 5 master programs named Control Theory and Engineering, Measurement and Automatic Devices, Systems Engineering, Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems, Navigation, Guidance and Control and one PhD program namedControl Science and Engineering to master and doctoral candidates. We also haveone postdoctoral research station. In 2007, our program was among the first to be accredited as a national key program in Control Science and Engineering.

        The faculty members in our school 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 the Thousand Talents Plan (i.e., innovative talent, foreign expert), Cheung Kong Distinguished Professor, and National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars.

The school hosts National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Multi-spectral Information Processing, Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Image Processing and Intelligence Control. The curriculum and research areas of our program cater to the national need and address the frontiers of the research in the field. Specifically, we have established research areas including theory of complex systems for control and system science, computer vision and machine learning based object detection, recognition, and tracking in real world, advanced social economic system based on decision support and analysis, electronics and motion control for high-end manufacture and new energy devices, multi-view information measurement and sensing. These projects have advanced the 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. on Automatic Control, Automatica, IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Trans. on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, etc. Some ofthem have been featured as ESI highly cited articles in Engineering or Computer Science.

By focusing on education, innovation, and responsibility in developing our program, we prepare the students with self-motivation, international scope, broad academic vision, enhanced engineering skills, and well-established personality. Our program is student-oriented and steered by industrial needs, and our commitment to students and society is 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 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 the key industries in our country or well-known enterprises in the world and gained favorable recommendation from their employers.

 The principle concepts of our program 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 US, Bonn University and Braunschweig University of Technology in Germany, Kobe University and Sophia University in Japan. From 2012, 26 graduate students in three groups have visited Kobe University and Sophia University for more than 10 days, with full financial support from the Japanese government. In each year, our college supports graduate students to attend reputable international conferences or conduct collaborative research at foreign universities for more than three months. Every year, we will invite more than 30 overseas scholars to give lectures in our school. We have organized four international conferences since 2012. Notably, the 2015 Chinese Automation Congress hosted by us welcomed 1200 attendees, including 10 Academicians of Chinese Academy of Science/Engineering and nearly 200 IEEE fellows and other domestic famous scholars.