The School of Computer Science of Nanjing Normal University was established in 1984. In June, 1994, the Department of Computer Science was established on the basis of the Department of Computer Science (normal) of the School of Mathematics. In May, 1999, the School of Mathematics and Computer Science was founded by the combination of Department of Computer Science, Department of Mathematics, and in April, 2009, School of Computer Science and Technology was established. At present, the school consists of Department of Computer Science and Technology, Department of Software Engineering, Department of Network and Information Security, Department of Artificial Intelligence, Computing Center, Experimental Teaching Center for Computer engineering, Engineering Research Center of Information Security and Security Technology in Jiangsu Province, and the Key Laboratory of Intelligent Information Technology and Software Engineering in Jiangsu Province. Since its establishment, the school has made new progress and achieved a milestone development in talents cultivation, research, discipline construction, faculty cultivation, social service and other aspects.
At present, the school has 90 faculties, 14 professors (including 6 doctoral supervisors), 45 associate professors or Ph.D. faculties, and 32 master’s supervisors. Among all the faculties, there are one member of the Computer Curriculum Teaching Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education, one teaching evaluation expert of the Ministry of Education, one Young Academic Leader of “Blue Project” in Jiangsu Province, one Outstanding Young Faculty of “Blue Project” in Jiangsu Province, one awarded “333 Project” in Jiangsu Province, one “Six Talent Peaks Project ”in Jiangsu Province, one Chinese highly cited scholar, one winner of "Yi Xi Elite Teacher Award" in Nanjing Normal University, one was awarded by “Excellent Faculty” in the school and two are awarded by Top-10 Excellent Faculties in the university.
The school has three undergraduate majors: Computer Science and Technology, Software Engineering, and Information Management and Information System. Among them, the Computer Science and Technology is university-level professional brand. It has three first-class disciplines of master's degree: Computer Science and Technology, Cyberspace Security, and Computer Technology. Since 2009, the school has been recruiting Ph.D. candidate in statistics, mathematics, geographic information system and other doctoral programs. In 2015, the first-class discipline Computer Science and Technology was awarded “Excellent” in the degree evaluation of Jiangsu Province. The school adheres to the concept of cultivating talents by virtue and cultivating "Elite Talents", and innovates the party building and ideological political work. "The platform construction of party construction in colleges and universities based on the Internet+" is awarded the first prize of innovation award for party construction in colleges and universities in Jiangsu Province. Computer Experimental Teaching Center was appraised as Jiangsu Experimental Teaching Center.
In recent years, the school won many teaching awards, including one teaching achievement award of Jiangsu Province, two provincial excellent courses, and published more than 50 textbooks, including three textbooks elected as the national plan for the 12th five-year plan. Students participated in national mathematical modeling and software design and other professional competitions and won more than 30 national awards. The practice innovation ability of graduates is strong, some are enrolled to the well-known universities, for example, Peking University, Tsinghua University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China University of Science and Technology, Nanjing University, Southeast University, Beijing University of Science and Technology, Xiamen University, Harbin Industrial University and other colleges and universities, some are employed by Baidu, Alibaba, Sohu and other famous IT enterprises. Some are now university professors, Ph.D. supervisors, heads of government leadership or enterprise. The employment rate of undergraduates is more than 98%, and that of postgraduates is 100%, and the satisfaction rate of graduates is more than 95%.
"Computer Science and Technology" is a key discipline at the university level, and it is the dependent discipline of the Jiangsu Province's Dominant Discipline (Mathematics) of the university. It participates in the construction of Provincial Collaborative Innovation Center (Geographic Information System). The discipline consists of Research Center for Information Security and Confidentiality Technology Engineering of Jiangsu Province, Intelligent Information Technology and Software Engineering Laboratory of Jiangsu Province, Intelligent Information Processing Research Institute, Natural Language Processing Laboratory, Cloud Computing and Big Data Laboratory. 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.
Driven by the national demand for scientific and technological innovation, the school followed the scientific research strategy of "Indomitable", interdisciplinary and combination of theory and application, forming characteristics and advantages in the direction of machine learning and intelligent software, network and information security, data intelligent processing and mining. In recent five years, the school has presided over 51 national and provincial level scientific research projects, proposed a series of algorithms such as machine learning, cryptography, pattern recognition, data mining, natural language understanding, etc., published 35 CCF class A and class B papers and ESI high cited papers. Apply the theoretical achievements to the modeling, design and development of intelligent software such as smart medical treatment, smart town, digital watermark, geographic big data mining and geographic information system. We strengthened the services of social science and technology, and received nearly 78 million RMB for transverse projects. The intelligent fusion and automatic triage guidance system for outpatient medical information, digital Lishui geographic information platform and geospatial information quality assessment method were developed and won 4 provincial and ministerial awards and 32 patents. Intelligent medical guidance system and GIS-based intelligent community system have been applied in more than 100 hospitals and more than 100 towns, respectively. The copyright protection digital watermarking system has been applied in more than 300 companies and organizations, which has produced significant impact on the society. More than 30 national patents and 40 software copyrights are granted; Won one Jiangsu Science and Technology Award of and one Nanjing Science and Technology award.