The School of Automation (SOA) was founded in 2019 with a development of nearly 60 years. The number of faculty and staff is 200, including 67 professors and 61 associate professors，and has more than 30 leading talents including one academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
One primary discipline---Control Science and Engineering, offering PhD and Master Programs, awarded as A minus in the first-level discipline evaluation by the Ministry of Education in 2018. Electrical Engineering discipline offering Master Programs, Electronics Science and Technology discipline offering Master Programs. Automation School has five undergraduate majors: automation, measurement and control technology and equipment, Artificial intelligence, electrical engineering and automation, and electronic information engineering. The total number of students is 3,619, including 2,711 undergraduate students, 678 postgraduate students, and 230 PhD students. In recent years, SOA possess several scientific research innovation teams and platforms, including：
※ Innovation Research Group of the National Natural Science Foundation of China "Control Theory, Technology and Application of Complex Nonferrous Metallurgical Processes "
※ National Teaching Team "Intelligent science series course teaching team"
※ 111 center---"Discipline Innovation Base of Intelligent Control and Decision Optimization for Manufacturing Process"
※ The Innovation Team of "Program for Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team in University" of ministry of education
※ Non-ferrous Metallurgical Automation Engineering Research Center of ministry of education
※ State Key Laboratory of High Performance Complex Manufacturing
※ Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory of Energy Saving Control and Safety Monitoring for Rail Transportation
※ Hunan Engineering Laboratory of control and optimization in Power Electronics systems
※ Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory of Power Electronics Equipment and Grid
※ Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory of Advanced Control and Intelligent Automation
In recent years, the faculty has actively carried out research in the fields of intelligent optimization of manufacturing for complex industrial processes, rail transit informatization and electrical control, Intelligent Perception and Process Monitoring, meanwhile, school has made great achievements in scientific researches, such as Key technology of Optimization and control in nonferrous metallurgical processes, Key technology and automation devices for heavy metal wastewater optimization process, High performance operation information testing in large blast furnace iron making process, Fault diagnosis and fault testing techniques for the information control system of High-speed trains, Power electronic high efficiency energy saving control technology and device, Complex optimization evolutionary algorithm, Distributed optimization and control of multi-agent systems.
In recent years, SOA has undertaken 510 scientific research projects, including 150 nation-level projects, 2 National Natural Science Foundation Innovation Research Group Project, 6 Major projects of the National Natural Science Foundation, 13 National high-tech research and development programs.
SOA has won 27 scientific research awards, including 7national awards and 20 ministerial and provincial awards, for making contributions to national economic contribution, social development, scientific and technological progress, and promotion to relevant industries. And in the past five years, Automation school has 2 Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 5 Distinguished Young Scholars , 2 “Qian Ren” Scholars and 4 “Chang Jiang” Scholars.
Under the support from CSU and the base of "Intelligent Control and Decision Optimization for Manufacturing Process" (111 project), SOA has organized several international and domestic conferences and established regular cooperation with overseas universities and institutes. There are on average more than hundreds visits by internationally well-known scholars. The school has been established a long-term collaboration and student exchange program with International high-level academic institutions, such as New York University (USA), University of Pretoria (South Africa), Aalto University (Finland), Federation University Australia (Australia), University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany), University of Adelaide (Australia) and University of Alberta (Canada). SOA supports PhD candidates to study at the international high-level universities through joint-programs.
We are sincerely searching for excellent scholars at home and abroad to join us. Good working conditions and excellent salary will be provided. A high-level research platform will be created to aid your professional and career development.