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The Department of Automation is the supporting unit for the discipline of Control Science and Engineering, which was established by leading scholar of the discipline, Zhang Zhongjun. Control theory and control engineering and pattern recognition and intelligent system has been granted the state key disciplines in 1978 and 2001 respectively. It has been granted State 1st level key discipline in 2007, and has secured a leading position among other national key disciplines in recent years’ discipline evaluations. Research is mainly targeted at control theory of complex systems, control and optimization of process, intelligent robots, pattern recognition and computer vision, bio-information, intelligent traffic, etc. Meanwhile, the department hosts the key laboratory of Ministry of Education in System Control and Information Processing, Optimization and Control Software Engineering Research Center in Shanghai, and one innovative research team of NSFC. It also undertakes a number of key national projects like 973 and 863 programs, as well as those financed by NSFC. Besides, awards of national and provincial level are obtained. Papers of high ESI index have been published in international renowned journals, such as IEEE journals. There 65 faculties and researchers in the department, including 2 One Thousand Talent Plan professors, 3 Chair Professors, 4 Distinguished Young Scholars, 1 Excellent Young Scientist, 4 Changjiang Scholars, and other 20 talent plans of provincial level, forming a research team of high creativity and capability.

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