School of Automation
School of Automation at NUIST was initially established in 1993 as Department of Information and Communication Engineering. After adjustment, School of Automation was officially founded in 2006. .It was authorized to confer Master degree in 1998. Since 2011, the school has gained the first and second phase of advantageous project of sensor networks and modern meteorological equipment etc. in Jiangsu Province. In 2016, Control Science and Engineering was awarded as the nurturing centers of Jiangsu Province in ”13th Five Year Plan” Key Disciplines.
School of Automation has 93 faculty members including 20 professors and 29 associate professors, It has a national team of teachers and 3 provincial science and technology innovation teams. In the past five years, it has undertaken 46 projects of National Science Foundation of China, and R&D research funding is over RMB 60 million, it has published more than 700 papers. Over the last three years, the School won many awards in the internationally renowned image comprehension algorithm competition, winning first of many tasks in the ImageNet Contest for three consecutive years.
Undergraduate Specialties Introduction
This major is designed to cultivate high-level engineering and technology talents engaged in system analysis, design research, development, integration and operation in the fields of industrial process control, motion control, inspection and automation instrumentation, and manufacturing automation, who master all kinds of modern production monitoring, control, management technologies and various modern information collection, processing and application technologies.
Main Courses: Circuit, Analog Electronic Technology, Digital Electronic Technology, Data Communication and Computer Network, Microcomputer Principle and Interface Technology, Principles of Automatic Control, Modern Control Theory, Principles and Application of Microcontroller, Computer Control Technology, Robot Technology, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, Programmable Logic Controller, Power Electronic Technology, Testing Technology and Instrument, Principle and Drag of motor, Motion Control, Process Control.
●Measurement and Control Technology and Instrument
This major is aimed at training high-level engineering and technology talents mastering basic theoretical knowledge, professional technical knowledge and application skills in natural sciences, engineering foundations, measurement control and instruments with abilities of integrated design and development, system integration, and application of electromechanical measurement and control systems and electronic instruments.
Main Courses: Circuit, Analog Electronic Technology, Digital Electronic Technology, Microcomputer Principle and Interface Technology, Principle of Automatic Control, Signals and System, Digital Signal Processing, Elementary Precision Machinery Design, Fundamentals and Application of Sensors, Principles and Application of Microcontroller, Intelligent Instrument, Measurement and Control Circuit, Engineering Optics, Process Control Instrument and Device, etc.
●Electrical Engineering and Automation
This major is to cultivate high-level engineering talents engaged in equipment manufacturing, technology development, scientific research and economic management in electrical engineering related fields of energy utilization, motor drive and control electrical engineering, who master basic knowledge of electrical engineering with strong adaptive ability.
Main Courses: Circuit, Principles and Application of Microcontroller, Foundation of Electronic Technology, Power System Analysis, Electrical Motor, Electric Traction, Principles of Automatic Control, Electronic Detection Technique and Power Plant Electric, etc.
●Data Science and Big Data Technology
The major is to train applied talents engaged in scientific research, development and analysis of big data in educational research, enterprises, and administrative departments, who master basic theoretical knowledge, methods and major tools of big data analysis.
Main Courses: Digital Image Processing, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Discrete Mathematics, Statistics, Data Mining, Distributed Computing, Data Storage and Analysis, Intelligent Information Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Data Center Maintenance, Web Programming, Network and Information Security, Cloud Computing and Cloud storage, Business Intelligence Analysis, Deep Learning etc.
This major trains comprehensive engineering and technical talents with outstanding professional expertise and strong practical innovation ability in the field of robotics engineering, who master professional skills of robotic mechanical design, sensing technology, and intelligent control.
Main Courses: Robot Technology, Motor Drive and Motion Control, Robot Dynamics and Control, Robot Software Engineering, Programmable Logic Controller, Intelligent Control Technology, Intelligent Robot Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Robot Vision, Image Processing, Digital Circuit, Analog Electronic Technology, Digital Electronic Technology, Microcomputer Principle and Interface Technology, Principles of Automatic Control, Principles and Application of Microcontroller, Computer Control Technology etc.
Graduate Specialties Introduction
●Control Science and Engineering
This major focuses on the control system in the engineering field with mathematical methods and computer technology as main tools to research theories, techniques, and methods of modeling, analysis, synthesis, design, and implementation of various control strategies and systems. It contains four disciplines: control theory and control engineering, detection technology and automatic devices, systems engineering, pattern recognition and intelligent systems.
This major focuses on the control system in the engineering field with control theory, detection technology, and computer technology as main tools to research and implement the theory, techniques, methods, and applications of various control devices, control strategies, and control systems, accomplishing design, installation, debugging and operation of automation system engineering.
Qingshan Liu: Dean
Mianchao Wu: Secretary of the party committee
Weifeng Chen: Vice Dean
Jia Liu:Vice Dean
Caixiang Yin: Vice Secretary of the party committee, Vice Dean
Jianmin Hou:Assistant Dean
★Jiangsu province key laboratory of Big Data Analysis Technology
The Jiangsu province key laboratory of Big Data Analysis Technology (B-DAT) at Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST) was established in June 2014.
The B-DAT lab currently has 30 faculty members. The faculty members have been granted several nation or ministry level major research funding support and/or talent titles, including the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars, New Century Excellent Talents in University, etc.
The current core research directions and topics of the B-DAT lab include:
1）Image big data content understanding
Low-level image processing and feature extraction
Image semantic learning and annotation
Image classification, recognition and retrieval
2）Big data computing and knowledge mining
Machine learning method for large-scale heterogeneous data
Associative knowledge mining of large-scale heterogeneous data
Cloud computing models and algorithms
3）Big data applied research
Assimilation of multi-source remote sensing data
Meteorological big data analysis and decision
Application of Medical Big Data
As a province key laboratory, the B-DAT lab receives regular funding from the education department of JiangSu province government. It also attracts funds through R&D projects from many other national and industrial sources such as the National Natural Science Foundation, JiangSu Province Natural Science Foundation, and industry joint programs. Currently, the B-DAT lab undertakes more than 30 R&D projects, including one supported by National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, and two by the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars.
The B-DAT members publish widely in leading national and international journals and conferences such as IEEE Transactions on PAMI, Journal of Machine Learning Research, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, NIPS, ICML, ICCV, CVPR, etc. They are also active in program committees and editorial boards of these journals and conferences. The teams from B-DAT have won the championships of several international scientific challenges in artificial intelligence including ImageNet and Faces-In-The-Wild-Challenge.
★Jiangsu Engineering Research Center on Meteorological Energy Using and Control
The Jiangsu Engineering Research Center on Meteorological Energy Using and Control (C-MEIC) at Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST) was established in 2014. The center has five research laboratories, including the Wind power control lab, Remote sensing and early warning Lab, Novel motor drive Lab, New energy conversion and control lab, Wireless Power Transmission lab.
The C-MEIC currently has 28 faculty members. The center has formed a high-level talent team covering electrical engineering, automation, computer, atmospheric science and etc.. The faculty members have been granted several nation or ministry level major research funding support and/or talent titles, including the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, New Century Excellent Talents in University, Distinguished professor of Jiangsu, High-level talents of the Six talent peaks project in Jiangsu Province, Innovation Team of Qinglan Project, 333 High-level Talents of Jiangsu, etc.
The current core research directions and topics of the C-MEIC include:
1）Detection of Meteorological Energy Elements
Development of High Precision Wireless Meteorological Element Sensor
Development of New Generation of Internet of Things Automatic Meteorological Station
Development of Environmental Element Analysis and Detection Equipment
2）Forecast and Assessment of Meteorological Energy
Development of Short-term Wind Power Prediction Method for Complex Terrain
Development of Environmental Element Analysis and Detection Equipment
Development of satellite cloud image processing method based on large data analysis
3）New Energy Power Conversion and Novel Motor Drives
Research of Electric Vehicle Power Drive Systems
Research of High Performance EV Motor Drives
Research of Grid-tie Inverter Control Algorithms
Research of Robust Time Delay and Quantitative Control in Micro-grid System
4）Protection of Meteorological Disasters in Power System
Development of High Precision Three-dimensional Lighting Real-time Positioning and Imaging System
Research of Lightning Proximity Warning and Disaster Risk Assessment
Research of Multi-Rotor UAV Control Method for Power Patrol Line and Wind Power Equipment Detection
The C-MEIC attracts funds through R&D projects from many national and industrial sources such as the National Natural Science Foundation, JiangSu Province Natural Science Foundation, and industry joint programs. Currently, the C-MEIC undertakes more than 30 R&D projects, including one supported by National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, and many Provincial level Key Talents Projects.
The C-MEIC members publish widely in leading national and international journals and conferences such as IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, IECON, ICEMS, INTERMAG, etc. They are also active in program committees and editorial boards of these journals and conferences.
★The intelligent control laboratory
The intelligent control laboratory currently has 18 faculty members. Most laboratory members are young and interested in scientific research. They have been granted several nation or Jiangsu province research funding support, including the National natural science foundation of China, the natural science foundation for distinguished young scholars of Jiangsu province, the doctoral foundation of ministry of education of China, the natural science foundation of Jiangsu province, and six talent peaks project in Jiangsu province. etc.
The current core research directions and topics in this lab include:
1）The analysis and modelling of networked system
Time-delay and quantization phenomena in networked systems
Stochastic problem in networked systems
2） Research on networked and intelligent control theory
Distribution and optimized theory
Fuzzy control theory
Auto disturbance rejection control technique
3）Applications of the networking and intelligent control theory
Distributed optimization for smart grid and micro grids
Intelligent and fault-tolerant control of rotor robots and power systems
Tele-operated control realization
The members of this lab have widely published in leading and well-known national and international journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Transactions on Circuits Systems. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on System, Man, and Cybernetics and so on. The lab members are also active in program committees and editorial boards of several journals and conferences.
★Intelligent detection and Instrument Laboratory
The Intelligent detection and Instrument Laboratory founded in 2012.The laboratory consistsof 5 professors and 9 associate professor.
The current core research directions and topics include:
Meteorological instruments and atmospheric sounding
Marine Observation and Intelligent Equipment
unmanned aerial vehicle,Unmanned ship ,Underwater robot
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Technology
3）Intelligent Instrument and Detection Technology
Intelligent detection technology
Photoelectric Detection Technology and Instruments
In recent years, the laboratory is responsible for more than 20 national and provincial scientific research projects, published more than 100 papers, attaches great importance to academic exchange. Experts at home and abroad are often invited to give lectures in the laboratory. More researchers of the center take part in academic exchanges at home and abroad.
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