Xi’an Jiaotong University is one of the earliest universities to engage in the research of cyberspace security. Since the 1990s, Xi’an Jiaotong University had started to investigate cyberspace security and some related topics. In the June of 2015, the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council added “cyberspace security” as a first class discipline to “engineering” category, then Xi’an Jiaotong University became the first batch of universities that owning the first class doctor discipline for “cyberspace security”. In the July of 2018, by integrating some preponderant disciplines such as computer science, information engineering, automation and mathematics, the college of cyberspace security was formally established.
At present, the college has more than 20 staffs, among which there are one winner for “National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars”, one winner for “Thousand People Project of Shanghai”, one winner for “Young Science and Technology Star of Shaanxi Province”, one winner for “Star of Xi’an” and one winner for “Young Outstanding Talented Persons Project of XJTU”, etc. All the staffs have a PhD. degree and a high level research group consisting of young and middle-aged backbone teachers has been formed. The college has published more than 100 papers in top level international journals and conferences, such as IEEE TIFS, IEEE TDSC, IEEE TSG, IEEE TNNLS, IEEE TAC, IEEE TC, IEEE THMS, ACM CCS, ICSE, IEEE DSN and IEEE CDC, meanwhile, the college has also obtained more than 10 invention patents. The college has hosted or participated many important systems which have been applied to businesses, security and defense departments and has produced remarkable economic and social benefits. In recent years, the college undertakes quite lots of national and enterprise cooperation projects, including National Key Research and Development Program, Key and General Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China, Equipment Pre-Research Key fund. On the other hand, the college also obtains a number of awards and honors, such as the Second Prize of National Scientific and Technological Progress, the First Prize of Scientific and Technological Progress of the Ministry of Education, the First Prize of Science and Technology of Chinese Electronics Society, the First Prize of Science and Technology of Shaanxi Province, etc.
The college relies on “Ministry of Education Key Lab for Intelligent Networks and Network Security”, National Engineering Lab for Algorithm and Analysis Technology of Big Data” and “Key Lab for Cyber-Physical Systems”, and thus it has an excellent platform for teaching and research. The college has established solid foundation for cooperation and interchange in the aspect of scientific research and personnel training with Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, the University of Adelaide, National Research Center of France, etc. The college has been paying the utmost attention to personnel training and insisting on the guiding ideology of high standards and strict requirements. The aim of the college is to develop advanced and composite professional persons who have certain academic influences in international information security field, and have high acceptance in domestic industrial field.
In the future, according to the instruction of national “Double First-Class” strategy and considering major demands for the state, the college will try to build a first-class college in the field of cyberspace security, produce first-class achievements in scientific research and train first-class senior talents for the state and society.