Gearing to the needs of national major strategic development and international leading research development, the School of Artificial Intelligence (SAI) deepens the implementation of report spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress and the Development Programme of Artificial Intelligence in a New Generation, carries out a series of national strategies like “Internet +”, “the Belt and Road Initiative”, innovative national construction, joint research centre for civil-military integration development, focusing on creating advanced talents training base, innovation research and development centre and high-level teams training platform in the field of artificial intelligence.
On the basis of 30 years’ development of artificial intelligence, SAI has established 3 national platforms, including the international joint research centre of intellisense and computing, innovation base of intelligent information processing under the national “111” plan and national 2011 collaborative innovation centre of “information perception technology”; 7 provincial scientific research and teaching platforms, such as key lab of Ministry of Education of intellisense and image understanding, international joint lab of intellisense and computing, 2011 collaborative innovation centre of big data intellisense and computing in Shaanxi province and intelligent science and technology teaching team; 6 provincial technology innovation teams in the field of such as intelligent imaging, intelligent information processing, intellisense and image understanding and visual computing and collaborative cognition; and the national specialty in intelligent science and technology. Meanwhile, SAI deepens the industry-academy cooperation, and established Xidian-HP joint lab of high performance computing, Xidian-AMD joint lab, Xidian-Beidou joint research centre for civil-military integration, Xidian-Suanni AI research institute and other 6 joint research centres or labs integrating education, training and research.
SAI has 82 full-time faculty members, including 42 full professors and 22 associate professors, over 90% have more than one-year overseas studying experience. 60 of our faculty members are graduate student supervisors. In the past ten years, our faculty have been undertaking multiple national scientific research projects, publishing more than 1,000 papers in international journals, SCI papers being cited over 3,000 times, being authorized more than 1000 national invention patents. SAI has won 3 National Natural Science Award (Second Class), 1 National Teaching Achievement Award (Second Class), 20 provincial and ministerial level awards. The comprehensive strength of scientific research maintains the leading level in domestic universities.
After more than ten years’ exploration and practice in the combination of science and education, SAI has established the integrated education system from undergraduate to postgraduate studies with “Internationalization + Xidian Characteristics”, the scientific research and innovative practice cooperation with “international academic front-line + major national demands” and “high-level platform + high-level talents” served talent cultivation. There have been hundreds of alumni grow into leaders in the field of artificial intelligence in China.