The College of Data Science was established in November 2016. The development orientation of the college is senior talent training, basic theory innovation, interdisciplinary integration and obvious industry characteristics. Relying on the foundation of computer science and technology, statistics, computational mathematics, and informatics, the college is committed to scientific research, talent training and industrial innovation in the fields related to big data. Combined with the national strategy and the needs of Shanxi's emerging industries, the college has formed an advantageous discipline group and a characteristic specialty group, striving to carry out basic applied research and common key technology research, incubate scientific and technological achievements with significant market application value, and promote technology industrialization.
In the college, there are four departments, including Department of data science and technology, Department of artificial intelligence science and engineering, Department of information and big data engineering, and Big data experimental center, four undergraduate, majors such as data science and big data technology, artificial intelligence, intelligent medical engineering and software Engineering, two master programs such as data science and technology and software engineering, and one doctoral program in data science and technology. There are 41 staffs, including 6 professors, 6 associate professors and 25 lecturers.
The college possesses teaching and research platforms such as "scientific cloud computing center of Taiyuan University of technology", "Shanxi data and application center of high-resolution earth observation satellite system", "Shanxi spatial information network engineering technology research center", "Shanxi spatial information network graduate education innovation center", "Shanxi industrial intelligent big data graduate Education Innovation Center". The college serves as the vice president unit of "China big data industry application collaborative innovation alliance".
The college jointly builds "Jing Jin big data collaborative research center" with Beijing big data research institute, "Industrial big data Collaborative Innovation Center" with Taiyuan Iron and steel (Group) Co., Ltd, "Shanxi big data innovation talent center" with Huawei Technology Co., Ltd., "big data joint laboratory" with Shanxi Unicom Company, "financial big data laboratory" with Jinzhong bank, and "Inspur Research Institute of Taiyuan University of technology" with Inspur Group.
The college builds intelligent big data research center, industrial big data research center, security big data research center, and medical big data research center, etc. Focusing on the four fields of data resources, data application, data industry and data security, the college carries out the researches on Artificial Intelligence Computing, intelligent big data system, intelligent perception and big data, natural language processing and understanding, and intelligent manufacturing, and promotes the applications in industrial big data, medical big data, spatial information big data, public security big data, energy big data and other industries.