School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science
Message from the Dean
Professor Mei Hong
Welcome to the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), the largest school in Peking University!
The school of EECS was formally established on September 2002. It was reorganized based on four former units: Department of Computer Science and Technology, Department of Electronics, Institute of Microelectronics, and Center for Information Science. Each of these former units has a long history. In 1958, the Department of Radio Science (renamed as Department of Electronics in 1996) was founded based on disciplines of Radio Physics and Electronic Physics in the former Department of Physics. In 1978, the Department of Computer Science and Technology was formally established, whose origin could be traced back to the programming specialty in the Department of Mathematics since 1957. In 1985, the Center for Information Science was founded based on related departments to promote the interdisciplinary research. The Institute of Microelectronics was founded in the same year, whose origin could be traced back to the semiconductor specialty in the Department of Physics since 1956. In their history, the dedicated efforts of prominent faculty in these units made great contributions to the society on information technology research and education, as well as information industry development in China.
The school now covers four departments: Department of Computer Science and Technology, Department of Electronics, Department of Microelectronics, and Department of Machine Intelligence. Under these four departments are 12 research institutes, which are responsible for research activities and graduate students education. About 390 faculty and staff members work in the school. Among them are 83 full professors, including three members of Chinese Academy of Sciences (one is an adjunct faculty) and one member of Chinese Academy of Engineering. About 2600 students are enrolled in the school. Roughly half of them are enrolled in the undergraduate program, while the others are pursuing graduate degrees.
Since its establishment, the school of EECS has become an internationally recognized, prestigious education and research organization. The school continuously boasts the best student recruitments, and produces more than 600 excellent graduates (half of them with M.S. and Ph.D. degrees) each year. The school has carried out numerous national key research and development projects. With average total funding of 100 million RMB every year, the school has become an important research driving force in the related fields. We have established numerous collaborations with many renowned universities and famous companies and industrial research labs, both domestically and internationally.
We are looking forward to more close collaborations from all areas, as well as suggestions, comments, and all kinds of supports from both our alumni and friends all over the world.