There are four teaching and research sections under the Department of Command Automation: Command Automation Theory and Approach, Command and Control, Information Resource Management, and Military Operation Research. There are currently nine professors, 12 associate professors, four Ph.D. supervisors, 16 master supervisors, and 18 teachers with Ph.D. degrees.
The department offers three Ph.D. programs (Management Science and Engineering, System Engineering, and Military Operation Research), one post-doctoral research station for Management Science and Engineering, and the undergraduate program of management engineering. Management Science and Engineering is a first-category National Key Discipline, ranked fourth in the overall evaluation of first-category disciplines operated by the Center of National Degree and Graduate Education Development.
The department offers degree programs to undergraduates, diploma graduates, professional degree graduates, and students of continuing education. The department has completed research on development strategy and theory, made crucial technical breakthroughs and applied the fundamentals in the following fields:
l Information Management and Information Systems
This area focuses on conducting exploratory research in the areas of planning, distribution, and integration of information resources and development of information systems.
l Information Management and Decision-making
The area focuses on intelligent interactive cooperation command space technology, multi-resource information infusion technology, and information operations based on complex networks.
l Multimedia and Virtual Reality
The area of multimedia information processing focuses on the classification, segmentation, and extraction of media semantics and standards, content-based and computer-aided animation, and the generation of media information such as graphics and videos. The area of virtual reality mainly works with virtual environments, data and information visualization, and comprehensive integration of visualized environments.
l Operation and Optimization
The area focuses on satellite application, military requirement engineering, operation, and optimization.
The department has over 30 ongoing scientific research projects, including National Natural Science Foundation projects, national scientific and technical breakthrough projects, National 863 Plan (National Advanced Technological and Research Plan) projects, National 973 Plan (National Key Basic Research Development Plan) projects, cooperative projects, and civilian outsourcing projects. In the past five years, the faculty has won the second prize for national scientific and technical progress, and produced three patents, four copyrights of software, fourteen monographs and textbooks, and over 100 SCI/EI/ISTP indexed papers.