n College of Computer Science
The history of College of Computer Science (CCS) can be dated back to the year 1958 when computer science as an undergraduate program was provided by Sichuan University. In 1981, the Department of Computer Science was established, and in 1998 the College of Computer Science was established. In 2005, College of Software Engineering (CSE) merged with the College of Computer Science to further integrate the teaching and research resources of both colleges. The two colleges implement with the mode of same administrative system yet separate teaching and students management. The College is currently organized into 3 departments: Department of Computer Science and Technology, Department of Computer Network and Communication, and Department of Internet of Things Engineering; 1 research institute: Institute of Graphics and Image; and 3 Teaching and Research Centers: Computer Teaching and Experiment Center, IBM Technology Center, and Computer Specialized Laboratory. The College has a competent teaching force. It currently has a faculty of 197 members, among whom 32 are professors, 60 are associate professors, 1 is the academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 is with the title of “Distinguished Professor”, 26 are doctoral supervisors, 81 are master’s supervisors, 1 is nominated as Young Overseas High-Level Talents Introduction Plan, 1 is nominated as National Outstanding Youth Science Foundation Project, 8 are New Century Talent of Ministry of Education of China, 6 are provincial Academic and Technological Leaders, and 2 provincial outstanding teachers.
At present, CCS has a first-class discipline on Computer Science and Technology to grant Doctor’s Degree, a first-class discipline on Software Engineering to grant Doctor’s Degree, the right to confer Doctor’s Degree in Electronic and Information Engineering, a key national discipline on Computer Application Technology, a key discipline on Computer Science and Technology at the provincial level, a center of post-doctoral studies, 4 doctor stations, 4 master stations, 1 Master of Engineering station, and 1 Doctor of Engineering station. Besides, it has a Modern Traffic Control System Research Center, a Key Laboratory of Synthetic Vision Graphics and Image Science for National Defense, a Key Laboratory of Intelligent System of Sichuan Province and a Key Laboratory of Knowledge Engineering and Network Intelligence of Sichuan Province.
CCS offers 3 undergraduate programs to the students: Computer Science & Technology, Network Engineering, The Internet of Things Engineering. Among them, Computer Science & Technology is National Featured Program, Software Engineering is Provincial Featured Program, and IOT Engineering is National Strategic Emerging Program. CCS has 6 provincial excellent courses, 6 education reform projects, numerous bilingual courses and 3 English courses, and it has certain demonstration effects in Sichuan University and other colleges and universities.
In the recent years, CCS has established a sectional training model, ‘Summer Semester’. Professors and experts from overseas renowned universities and research institutes are invited to deliver courses in the summer semester, in order to enhance the internationalization of cultivation. CCS has also set up small-class teaching mode and implemented classified training according to students’ characteristics. Since 2002, CCS began to cooperate with financial and medical enterprises, and accordingly added disciplinary fields in the curriculum. In the light of Excellent Engineer Plan, CCS has signed agreements with numerous companies to send students for internships of 3 months. CCS has fruitful achievements on talent cultivation. Students are organized to participate in professional contests, won hundreds of provincial or above awards. The employment rate of CCS students has stayed ahead in Sichuan University.
The research areas of CCS academic faculty members include computer images & graphics processing, machine intelligence, information security & network technology and intelligent information theory & system. In recent years, the faculty members have undertaken and completed more than 80 national, ministerial and provincial leveled research projects with a total fund of over 400 million RMB. Up to now, the faculty members have made a lot of achievements and won 1 first prize and 2 second prize of the National Science & Technology Progress Award, more than 50 prizes of the ministerial and provincial award. More than 1,000 papers, 20-odd monographs and over 50 books have been published，and 188 papers have been indexed in SCI and EI. Besides, the faculty members have been granted 31 patents in the past three years.
CCS strongly endorses international exchanges and cooperation. It has established good relationships with well-known overseas universities like Monash University, Waseda University, National University of Singapore, the State University of New York at Binghamton and University of Maryland on issues of joint programs, staff training and research collaborations.
CCS focuses on the construction of high level research-oriented and teaching-oriented college. CCS forms an education pattern of starting with discipline construction, paying equal attention to teaching and scientific research, using scientific research to promote teaching quality, and fostering innovative talents.