About  SDSI

The School of Data Science and Intelligent Media was established in 2018 through the consolidation of high-caliber resources and units within the Communication University of China, which was evolved from the School of Science and belonged to the department of Information Science and Technology. Grounded in mathematics and physics, the school focuses on interdisciplinary directions with the majors of media big data, intelligent media, and mathematics as its core. In accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Education for the construction of new engineering disciplines, it has developed an innovative talent development system which is dedicated to multi-tiered talent training, scientific research, industrial transformation, and international collaborations, thereby establishing itself as a renowned institution for teaching and research.

The faculty of the school is highly competent. Currently, it comprises 58 faculty members, including 44 dedicated teachers. Among these, 10 hold senior professional titles and 25 possess associate senior professional titles, accounting for 79% of the total number of faculty. The school currently has five departmental units, namely: Department of Data Science, Department of Intelligent Science, Department of Imaging Engineering, Department of Mathematics, and Experimental Teaching Center. Additionally, it has two supporting units, namely: Key Laboratory of Media Audio-Video Education Ministry and the National Radio and Television Administration Laboratory on Research and Application of Smart Media Microservices Technology.

The school offers an integrated and comprehensive training system for undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students. At the graduate level, there are currently five master's degree majors, namely: "Communication Data Science", "Visual Computing and Intelligent Imaging", "Advanced Computing", "Computational Mathematics and Intelligent Media" and "Applied Mathematics and Information Communication" direction. Additionally, it offers a professional master's direction in Big data technology and engineering, specifically focusing on "Big data analysis and intelligent computing". At the undergraduate level, there are three majors, namely: data science and big data technology, intelligent science and technology (intelligent media technology), and intelligent science and technology (intelligent imaging technology). Furthermore, it has collaborated with the School of Advertising to jointly recruit undergraduate students in advertising since 2021 (Double Bachelor's Degree of compound talent training project of computational advertising). In 2022, the school has pioneered the recruitment of the first batch of undergraduate students in Intelligent science and technology (Sino-foreign cooperative education) at its Hainan campus, with a planned annual student enrollment of 100 individuals.

The school boasts a robust scientific research capacity, undertaking numerous projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation, key R&D initiatives of the Ministry of Science and Technology, crucial technical support projects from the Ministry of Education, State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, as well as Beijing-based projects. In the past five years, it has published more than 50 SCI papers and 3 academic books.