History

The School of Computer Science and Software Engineering (SCSSE) of East China Normal University (ECNU) was founded in September 2015 by merging the former Software Engineering Institute, the former Department of Computer Science and Technology of Information School and Computing Center. Professor He Jifeng, an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, is the current dean of the school.

 

The Software Engineering Institute of ECNU, established in January 2002, was one of the first 35 national demonstrative software institutes and was also the only one approved among the normal universities nationwide. Professor He Jifeng, an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, acted as its Dean, and Academician Zhou Chaochen as Honorary Dean. Shanghai Institute of Embedded System was then founded in 2003, Institute of Computing Theory in September 2004, and Institute of Massive Computing in January 2007. In May 2015, the school established four departments (Software Science and Technology, Data Science and Engineering, Embedded Software and System, and Cryptography and Network Security). And it has discipline bases such as Shanghai Key Laboratory of Trustworthy Computing, National Engineering Research Center for Trustworthy Embedded Software Engineering (under construction), MOE Engineering Research Center of software and hardware co-design and Application, MOE International Joint Lab of Trustworthy Software (under construction), and Shanghai Trustworthy CPS Software Collaborative Innovation Center, as well as research bases including Institute of Data Science and Engineering and Research Center for Cryptograph and Security.

 

The Department of Computer Science and Technology of ECNU was set up in September 1979, earlier than those in other national normal universities. It was initially named the Department of Computer Science and was later renamed the Department of Computer Science and Technology on January 6, 2000. The Institute of Computer Application was established in 1985, dedicated to the research, development and application of computer science and technology. Founded in 1989, Changhua Computer Institute, the department-run enterprise and a high-tech enterprise in Shanghai, directly transformed science and technology into productivity. The Institute of Modern Logistics, established in August 2004, has engaged in theoretical research on advanced logistics and other areas and provided logistics solutions for governments, multinational corporations, etc. In December 2008, the school signed a cooperation agreement with Shanghai Research Institute of China Post Group. They set up the Image Analysis and Intelligent System Joint Laboratory to research and develop the key technologies in postal automation and intelligence.

 

Computing Center of East China Normal University was established in 1984 with the loans from the World Bank. It's not only the public computer teaching and practicing base but also the research and development base for computer application technology.

 

 

Timeline:
In September 1979, the Computer Science Department was founded;
In 1984, the Computing Center was founded;
In 1985, the Computer Science Department established the Institute of Computer Application;
In 1989, the Computer Science Department established Changhua Computer Institute, a department-run enterprise;
In January 2000, the Computer Science Department was renamed the Department of Computer Science and Technology;
In January 2002, the Software Engineering Institute was founded;
In 2003, the Software School established Shanghai Institute of Embedded System;
In August 2004, the Department of Computer Science and Technology established the Institute of Modern Logistics;
In September 2004, the Software Engineering Institute established the Institute of Computing Theory;
In January 2007, the Software Engineering Institute established the Institute of Massive Computing;
In December 2008, the Department of Computer Science and Technology established the Image Analysis and Intelligent System Joint Laboratory;
In May 2015, the Software Engineering Institute established four departments (Software Science and Technology, Data Science and Engineering, Embedded Software and System, and Cryptography and Internet Security);
In September 2015, the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering was founded;

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