School of computer science in HUT (Hunan university of technology) was formally established in 2006. Based on the discipline of computer technology and science, it started the undergraduate program in 1996. Currently, school of computer science has 5 undergraduate programs in computer science and technology, software engineering, network engineering, communication engineering and Internet of things engineering, among which computer science and technology and communication engineering are proclaimed as provincial featured disciplines and the former one as the comprehensive reform pilot discipline for “the 13th Five-Year Plan” in Hunan province. At present, the school has been proclaimed as the first-class master's degree authorization center in the discipline of computer science and technology and the professional master degree authorization center in the discipline of electronics and communication engineering. Till 2017, it has been 14 years since the school started the postgraduate program. . The discipline of computer science and technology was ranked as the key academic subjects of the 12th five-year plan and the 13th five-year plan, and is among the top 70 percent of all subjects in the fourth round of the national assessment of disciplines. There are currently 112 faculty members, including 13 professors, 32 associate professors, among whom 25 members with doctor’s degree (7 with overseas studying experience) and 75 members with postgraduate’s degree. 2 members have earned the title of the national outstanding teacher and leader of Hunan academic computer science respectively, and 1 member has been awarded Hunan young teaching expert. There are 6 members entitled with the “Hunan young backbone teacher” and 17 postgraduate supervisors.
Our school now is equipped with provincial teaching and researching platforms，including 1 key laboratories of Hunan province, 1 workstation for academicians, 1 collaborative innovation center of Hunan province (collaborated), 1 Hunan key discipline (collaborated), 1 technology innovation team in universities and colleges of Hunan province, 2 innovation bases for the postgraduate student training, 1 Hunan innovation and entrepreneurship education center of university students. 1 Hunan off-campus practice base for undergraduates, and 1 Hunan visual simulation laboratory.
Based on the research platforms above, we have achieved a number of teaching and research achievements and partially realized the industrial transformation of scientific research achievements. Now the school has undertaken more than 100 scientific research items, including 18 national projects such as the national science and technology support program project and the national natural science foundation, 60 provincial items like Hunan key research and development program of ministry of science and technology and Hunan Natural Science Foundation. More than 300 papers have been published, among which over 100 of them have been included in SCI, EI and ISTP. With 11 academic monographs published and 18 patents of inventions obtained, the school has undertaken over 50 teaching reform projects of all provincial levels. The school has obtained 5 awards by technological and scientific progress award of Hunan and CNPC. Till now, it has published over 10 teaching materials and won 5 higher education teaching awards in Hunan province.