The College of Computer Science and Software Engineering was formally established in 2008, the Dean of which has been Professor Guoliang Chen, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and National Distinguished Teacher of Higher Education.
Based in Shenzhen, the best-known Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in China, the college is to fully exploit the integrated strength of IT and high-tech hub of digital innovations in Shenzhen across national leading industrial sectors, including big data, cloud computing, and Internet of Things etc.
The college comprises four departments: Departments of Computer Science and Technology, Department of Software Engineering, Department of Network Engineering, and Department of Internet of Things. Research institutes and centers in the college include National High Performance Computing Center at Shenzhen (High Performance Computing Center), Engineering Research Center of Mobile Internet Application Middleware, Guangdong Province, Big Data Institute Shenzhen University, Research Institute for Future Media Computing, Research Institute of Network and Information Security, Computer Vision Institute, Visual Computing Research Center (VCC), and Lab of Smart Sensing and Mobile Computing. In addition, the college is also outstanding with 27 teaching or research platforms, including 1 national engineering laboratory, 2 national experimental demonstration centers, 9 provincial-level platforms, 5 municipal-level platforms and 10 university-enterprise joint laboratories. The National Engineering Laboratory for Big Data System Computing Technology is the only national engineering laboratory in the field of big data in Guangdong province.
At present, the college has 95 full-time faculty members (three foreign members), including 22 professors, 32 associate professors, and 11 assistant professors. Among these faculty members, 79 have PhD degrees and 41 have studied abroad. In addition, there are 13 adjunct professors. Outstanding faculty members, National Distinguished Teacher of Higher Education (1), Thousand-Talents-Pla hold the following distinctions: Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (1)n Distinguished Professor (1), IEEE Fellow (1), Thousand-Youth-Talents-Plan Scholar (1), National Science Fund for Distinguished Overseas Young Scholars (1), Steering Committee Member of Computer Science Teaching in Colleges and Universities, Ministry of Education (1), New Century Excellent Talent awarded by the Ministry of Education (3), Leading Talent of Guangdong Province (4), Recipient of the Outstanding Youth Foundation of Guangdong Province (1), Guangdong “Qian-Bai-Shi” Talent (3), Pengcheng Scholar Distinguished Professor (1), NSFC Excellent Young Scientist (1), Pearl River Scholar (1), CAS Lujiaxi Young Talent (1), Shenzhen Overseas High-Caliber Talent (35), Distinguished Professor of Shenzhen University (6), etc.
In the recent 6 years, the college has been approved for more than 60 projects by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the research funding is more than 100 million RMB in total. It has also obtained 13 provincial and ministerial awards, including one second-class prize of Science and Technology Progress Award by the Ministry of Education, two first-class prizes and two third-class prizes of Guangdong Province Science and Technology Award, two first-class prizes and one second-class prize of the Guangdong Province Teaching Achievement Award, one first-class prize of the Higher Education Instrument Contest, two second-class prizes of the China Science and Technology Progress Award in Geographic Information, two first-class prizes of Science and Technology by Guangdong Province Computer Society. Excellently, the college has published more than 500 academic papers, which have been included in 3 Indexes. It is also in the front rank that three professors were continuously named as the Most Cited Chinese Scholars in Computer Science by ELSEVIER. Besides, the college currently has two superfine courses by the Ministry of Education, seven provincial superfine courses (resource sharing course) and three MOOC courses.
Cultivating talent is a key feature of the college. Currently, the college has 1747 enrolled students, including 11 international PhD students, 3 Chinese PhD students, and 265 Master’s degree students. The Youth League Committee and the Student Association in the college consist of 10 departments, such as the organization department and publicity department. Students organize excellent activities such as the Map Design Contest and the Computer Science Culture Festival successfully. Focusing on the diversity of campus life, the college set up a number of innovative student clubs and organizations, such as the ACM Application Design Contest Club, the IBM Technology Club, the Tencent Innovative Club, the Mobile Network Application Development Club, the Apple Club, the Debate Team, and the Street Dance Club. It is encouraging to find undergraduate students from the college have won a number of awards, including the first prize of the U.S. College Student Mathematical Modeling Contest (ICM) and first prize of ICM at Guangdong Province, the national third prize and the Guangdong Province Special Award of the Challenge Cup Contest, the national first prize and the individual national champion of the Tencent Innovative Contest, and the silver & bronze prize and Guangdong Province first & second prize awarded by the ACM Application Design Contest (Asian Qualifying Contest). For the graduates, the employment rate has reached 93% with comparatively high wages in Guangdong Province. Huateng Ma (the Founder of Tencent) and Guohui Zhou (the Chairman of Eternal Asia - the leader of China’s supply chain service) are the most prominent figures among the alumni.
The college also attaches much importance to extending its collaborations with world-famous companies and universities. For talents cultivation and project cooperation, the college has established close relationships with well-known IT companies such as HUAWEI, IBM, Microsoft, Google, Intel, Texas Instruments, Tencent, SUN, Kingdee, China Mobile, and EMC. Besides, a number of laboratories were established jointly with these famous companies. The college also engages in academic exchanges and joint programs with the following Chinese and overseas universities: The University of Nottingham, The University of Edinburgh, The University of Liverpool, University of Central Lancashire, Binghamton University (State University of New York), Louisiana Tech University, Pace University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The University of Hong Kong, University of Macau, Massey University, Wuhan University, Tel Aviv University, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Konstanz, University of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University.