There are currently 30 staff in the Department of Artificial Intelligence, School of Automation, Central South University, including 15 professors, 12 associate professors, 2 lecturers, and 1 senior engineer. At present, the department has set up two undergraduate specialties: "Intelligent Science and Technology" and “measurement-control technology and instrumentation”, which aim at cultivating high-quality talents who master the advanced technology of artificial intelligence and have rich practical ability of artificial intelligence. Graduates have broad employment prospects and show a trend of supply outpacing demand. The main employers include: Tencent, Didi, Shunfeng, Ali, Huawei, Siemens, Ping’an Insurance (Group) Co., Ltd. and China Mobile Communications Group Co. Ltd., etc.
The department has more than 30 years of teaching and scientific research accumulation in artificial intelligence, in which "intelligent science series course teaching team" was named as national teaching team, "artificial intelligence" and "intelligent control" were rated as national fine courses, and “artificial intelligence network course” was regarded as the excellent network course of the Ministry of Education, and “artificial intelligence” was regarded as the national bilingual teaching demonstration course. At present, the department has carried out in-depth research on the frontiers, cross-disciplines and practical engineering applications of artificial intelligence. The main research directions include: pattern recognition and intelligent systems, machine learning, intelligent computing, intelligent information processing, complex networks, robot, computer vision, medical big data and multi-agent system. One national science and technology award, and more than 10 provincial and ministerial level science and technology awards have been obtained. At the same time, more than 40 national-level projects have been held, more than 50 papers have been published in IEEE Transactions.
At present, our department has established extensive international exchanges and cooperation with many famous universities and scholars in the United States, UK, Canada, Australia, and Hong Kong.