School of Computer Science and Technology has been born in April, 2009 which can be tracked back dozens of years ago. In June, 1994, Nanjing Normal University established Department of Computer Science, originally from the firstly enrollment for undergraduate computer science students in 1984. In 1999, School of Mathematics and Computer Science was found by combination of Department of Computer Science, Department of Mathematics, and Computing Center.
The school has four departments: Department of Computer Science and Technology, Department of Software Engineering, Department of Network and Information Security and Department of Management Science and Engineering; two research institutes: Jiangsu Research Center of Information Security and Confidential Engineering, Jiangsu Key Lab of Intelligent Information Technology and Software Engineering, Institute of Intelligent Information Computation, and Institute of Natural Language Processing and Social Computing; two research centers: Computing Center and Experimental Teaching Center of Computer Science.
The school has three undergraduate majors: Computer Science and Technology, Software Engineering, and Information Management and Information System. It is entitled to confer Master’s degree of two first-level disciplines: Computer Science and Technology, and Management Science and Engineering, which contain Master’s degree of three second-level disciplines (including Computer Technology Application, Computer Software and Theory, and Management Science and Engineering) and one Master of Engineering of Computer Technology. Computer Science and Technology is the key discipline of Nanjing Normal University.
At present, the school has 12 professors (including 6 doctoral supervisors), 36 associate professors and doctors, and 26 master’s supervisors. Among all the staffs, there are one young academic leader of “Blue Project” in Jiangsu Province, one outstanding young lecture of “Blue Project” in Jiangsu Province, two training candidates of “333 Project” in Jiangsu Province, one “Six Talent Peaks Project ”in Jiangsu Province, one Chinese highly cited scholar, and 2 training candidates of the university’s “Hundred Talents”.
The school attaches great importance to the quality of talent cultivation; strengthens the reform of education and teaching; and focuses on the training of student’s practical innovation ability. In recent years, it has published more than 50 textbooks, including 3 state's “12th Five-Year Plan” textbooks. It won two second prize of Jiangsu Higher Education Achievement Award and one provincial elaborate course. Students of the school won many honors at the National University Students Challenge Cup, China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling, Software Design, and other scientific and innovative competitions. The graduate employment rate is more than 99% and the quality of employment is high. More than one third of graduates attend graduate school or study abroad.
The school implements the “Indomitable Spirit” research strategy and has participated in the National “211 Project” Key Discipline Construction and Preponderant Discipline Construction Project of Jiangsu Province. It has made a series of achievements in Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition, Big Data Mining and Application, Network and Information Security, Natural Language Processing and Social Computing, Intelligent Information Processing and Application, etc. In the past 5 years, it has acquired 17 projects in the National Natural Science Foundation and 11 provincial and ministerial projects. More than 500 papers have been published on IEEE Transactions and other domestic authoritative journals and international academic conferences (including more than 200 papers are indexed by SCI/EI). In addition, it acquired more than 10 national invention patens, more than 20 utility model patents and more than 10 software copyrights. It also achieved the Prize for Progress in Science of Jiangsu Province.
The school strengths the development of science and technology and serves the local economy. In recent years, the achievements in computer application development and promotion projects are outstanding. The expenditure of cooperative projects is about 15 million RMB per year. These projects achieved good economic and social benefits and made contributions to the development work of the school. The “Outpatient Triage and Navigation Information Management System” has built up a good brand in the domestic medical information industry.