With over 30 years of history for the construction of undergraduate specialties, the School of Computer has covered three disciplines including computer science and technology, software engineering and cyberspace security. The School now has a second-level discipline doctoral degree program, two first-level discipline master's degree programs and two engineering master's degree programs, with a complete training system from bachelor to doctor.
The School has set up 6 teaching units, including the department of computer science, software engineering, network engineering, cyberspace security, and a lab center, as well as the academy office. At present, the School has a provincial key discipline (computer science and technology), a university level key discipline (computer software and theory), and a provincial excellent specialty (computer science and technology). The School has 6 key discipline research directions, namely Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Computing, Data Engineering and High Performance Computing, Cyberspace security and trust computing, Cyber-Physical System and Ubiquitous computing. At present, there are 1 National Joint Engineering Research Center, 2 Key Laboratories in Guangdong Province and 8 Engineering Research Centers in Guangdong Province. In the past five years, 47 state-level projects have been awarded, and more than 200 million yuan fund has been awarded for scientific research. The scale and level of scientific research rank among the top of the same disciplines in the province. In 2018, computer science entered the top 1% of ESI in the world and ranked among the top disciplines in China.
The School has a highly competitive faculty and strongly coherent teaching and research management team. At present, the School has 137 full-time teachers, of whom 78 have doctoral degree, including 24 professors, 34 associate professors, 8 doctoral supervisors, and 63 master’s supervisors. The School has a group of academic pacesetter and outstanding young teachers, with a National talent, an IEEE Fellow, one national candidate for the "Millions of Talents Project", one "Excellent Talents of the Ministry of Education in the New Century", one Winner of the Outstanding Youth Fund of Guangdong Province, sixteen trainees for the"Millions of Talents Project"of Guangdong Province (one national trainee), and one leader of the innovation team of Guangdong Province. Until now, it has 3972 students, including 3250 undergraduate students, 722 master students.
The college has advanced teaching and scientific research equipment, with 16 specialized laboratories, an area of 6800 square meters and a total value of more than 50 million yuan equipment. It has two provincial-level joint training bases for postgraduates and 10 school-level joint training bases for postgraduates, which provide first-class teaching and research conditions for the training of innovative talents. The College has fully implemented the Action Plan for Innovation of College Students, the Cultivation Plan for Top Innovative Talents of Graduate Students, the "Thousand-seedling Plan" for high-quality graduate students, the award plan for high-level achievements of graduate students and the overseas exchange plan for excellent students. In cooperation with well-known enterprises, it has set up a scholarship for outstanding students totaling 1 million yuan to encourage outstanding students to devote themselves to learning. In addition, the College has established long-term cooperative relations with the world's top research institutes, such as the University of Illinois, Carnegie Mellon University, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Polytechnic University, Queen's University of Britain, Nantes University of France and so on. Every year, a certain number of outstanding students go abroad to obtain joint training opportunities.
The academy has a strong atmosphere of scientific and technological innovation, and the achievements of the University Students' scientific and technological innovation competition are remarkable. The ACM team of the academy has entered the world finals three times, and has achieved the best results of 32 in the history of the world. College students have won Privilege Prize of the 14th "Challenge Cup" National University Students Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Works Competition "Smart City" Special Competition, and the National First Prize of the 12th "Challenge Cup" University Students Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Works Competition .