|The Department of Machine Intelligence|
The Department of Machine Intelligence (DMI) is ranked as one of the best faculties in the area of Automation in China, and one of the superior disciplines in Xi’an Jiaotong University. We are dedicated in providing an environment that fosters creativity and research excellence on an international scale in a particular field of Automation, and inspires students to a career of contributions to our communities through leadership of advances in the state-of-the-art in their fields of interest. We draw on our combined strengths in teaching and research to offer students rich and diverse learning experiences, and create a dynamic research environment that encourages high-calibre research by top-class scholars.
With more than 80 teaching and research staff working on hundreds of diverse projects currently, we are proud to be one of the top DMI in China. We have earned our academic reputation both nationally and internationally by focusing on the most advanced and innovative research areas, including but not limited to:
DMI has one of the superior disciplines, Control Science and Engineering, in Xi’an Jiaotong University, and five sub-disciplines, including Control Theory and Control Engineering, Detection Technology and Automatic Equipment, Systems Engineering, Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems, Navigation, Guidance and Control. DMI also owns one of the earliest automation specialties as well as the earliest first-class doctor degree disciplines in China. There are five institutes, one research center, one undergraduate teaching and experiment center, one national key discipline and two national key secondary discipline in DMI. The graduate students are enrolled for sub-disciplines and educated with overall knowledge of the discipline. The senior undergraduate students may take subjects in relevant sub-disciplines as elective courses according to their own needs. In all previous discipline evaluations in 2003, 2007, 2013 and 2017, the results of DMI were sixth, seventh, seventh and A-, respectively.
DMI was founded in 1958, with 12 students and several teachers transfered from other departments, as one part of the department of radio engineering in original Jiaotong University after moving to Xi’an in the rearrangement of colleges and departments in 1956.
In 1978, the secondary department of radio engineering was renamed as the Department of Information and Control Engineering, with Baosheng Hu as the first dean. In the same year, the Ministry of Education (MOE) held a conference in Xi’an Jiaotong University and made the decision to construct system enginnering discipline in six universities firstly. With the great support of the MOE, the System Engineering Institute was set up in Xi’an Jiaotong University firstly in 1979.
In June of 1994, the Department of Information and Control Engineering was merged into the new established School of Electronic and Information Engineering. In 2001, the Department of Information and Control Engineering became the Department of Automation Science and Technology. In 2018, the Department of Automation Science and Technology became the Department of Machine Intelligence.