School of Computer Science

Overview

The School of Computer Science was estabilished in 2021 on the basis of The Department of Computer Science and Technology since 1978. It has 109 faculty members, including 53 professors/researchers, 50 associate professors/assistant professors/associate researchers, 6 lecturers/assistant researchers. Among them, there are 6 Academicians, 4 Chair professors, 7 Distinguished Professors of the Chang Jiang Scholars Program, 12 Distinguished Young Scholars of The National Science Fund,and4 chief scientists of the National 973 Program. In addition, many international academic experts are invited as the part-time professors to guide the students.


Discipline Construction

The School of Computer Science has two national key disciplines, computer science and technology, and software engineering. It consist of 3 undergraduate majors, computer science and technology (includes areas in scientific, technology, and Tutoring class), software engineering, and data science and big data technology. 3 graduate majors, system architecture, computer software and theory, computer application. At the same time,the School of Computer Science also contains two national level laboratories "National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center" and "National Engineering Research Center of Visual Technology", as well as a number of key laboratories of the Ministry of Education.

The School of Computer Science at Peking University covers the most comprehensive research fields in Computer Science. We conduct a wide range of research in various areas, including software engineering, information security, human-computer interaction and multimedia, search engine and information mining, database and information systems, cloud computing, mobile computing and wireless autonomous networks, computational linguistics, microprocessor research, digital audio and video coding, multimedia communications, digital media processing platform, computer reconfigurable logic CECARL, non-volatile memory technology, 3D chip technology, hardware architecture for energy efficient wireless LAN, and energy-efficient applications.

The School of Computer Science keeps a close academic relationship with many universities and research institutes abroad, such as UCLA, UCSB, CMU, Oregon University, Durham University, Waseda University, University of Tokyo,University of Waterloo, University of Sydney Technology, and University of Westminster. We also cooperate with many well-known companies in the industry closely, such as IBM China Research Institute, Baidu, Bell Laboratories, Intel Laboratory, HP Labs, Microsoft Research at Asia, etc. The School of Computer Science helps students broaden their horizons by providing international exchange programs, internships in well-known enterprises, and various competitions opportunities.


Research Achievements

The School of Computer Science establishes six scientific research institutions according to the research directions, including Center for High Efficiency Computing and Applications, Institute of Digital Media, Institute of Computational Linguistics, Institute of Software, Institute of Computer Networks and Information Systems, and Institute of Computer Architecture.

The School of Computer Science encourages students to publish academic papers in top international journals and conferences because of its belief on the quality rather than quantity. In 2014, 64 papers are accepted by top journals and conferences (such as IEEE TPDS, ACM TOCS, ISCA, PLDI, etc.). In addition, the School of Computer Science also makes significant achievements in science and technology awards. In 2006, "The software development platform, which based on the Internet and component library", won the second prize of the national scientific and technological progress award. In 2008, "The core technology and application of the component application server" won the second prize of national technology invention award. In 2010, "The technology and application of cross-secure domain isolation and information exchange" and "One million digital library multimedia technology and intelligent service system" won the second prize of national scientific and technological progress award. In 2012, "The modeling theory and methodology of the life cycle of software architecture" won the second prize of national natural science award.