The Department of Intelligence Science was once the Center for
Information Science, which was a teaching and research institute
co-established in 1985 by ten departments and institutes of Peking
University, including the Departments of Mathematics, Computer
Science, Electronics, Psychology and the Institute of Remote Sensing.
In the year of 2002, Center for Information Science, together
with the Department of Electronic, the Department of Computer
Science and the Institute of Microelectronics constituted the
School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science of Peking
University. It is the first department of Intelligence Science
in all the universities in China. Right to now, it is authorized
to grant degrees of master, Ph.D. and post doctor, and it is applying
actively for opening the undergraduate courses of Intelligence
Science and Technology. According to the planning, it is entitled
to start enrolling undergraduate students of Intelligence Science
and Technology major in the year of 2004.
At present, the Department of Intelligence Science has a faculty
including 10 professors who are all doctoral mentors (including
one Academician and one Changjiang River Scholar), and 8 associate
professors. There have been 10 post doctors graduated from the
department. Another 200 masters and doctors have been granted
their degrees. There are 127 students studying in the department
in the academic year of 2003, 106 of them are graduate students
and the rest 21 are doctoral students.
The teaching work of the Department of Intelligence Science
is specialized in multidisciplinary study. It has three laboratories,
namely the lab of the Vision Information Processing, the lab of
the Auditory Information Processing and the lab of the Intelligence
and Multimedia Information System. Over 20 courses for graduate
students have been opened and nearly 20 courses for undergraduate
students will be launching.