The Division of Information Science and Technology (DIST) carries on high-end research and teaching activities based on the Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University. DIST was co-established by Tsinghua and Shenzhen Municipal Government as an experimental base for information science and technology, which also serves as an incubator for high-level talents and scientific innovation.
DIST currently has more than 30 faculty members, 5 of which are professors and 10 associate professors. Besides that, DIST also has more than 20 dual-base faculty members who are both affiliated with the Graduate School and the main campus of Tsinghua University. With more than 4000 m2 research lab rooms, DIST is now educating 250 postgraduate students, of which 40 are PhD candidates.
DIST is composed of the following 9 laboratories:
Laboratory of Computer Application Technology
Laboratory of Internet Science
Laboratory of Contemporary Communications / ASIC Research Center
Laboratory of Vision Information Processing
Laboratory of LED lighting
Laboratory of IC and System Design
Laboratory of Broadband Network and Multimedia Technology
Laboratory of Intelligent Computing
Laboratory of Embedded System and Technology
DIST also sets up 6 joint research centers and labs with well-known universities and enterprises:
Joint Research Center on Multimedia Science, Technology and Systems (with HK Chinese Uiversity)
Tsinghua-PolyU Joint Lab on Biometrics (with HK Polytechnic University)
Tsinghua-Southampton Technology Innovation Center (with University of Southampton , UK)
Tsinghua-Southampton Joint Lab on Web Science (with University of Southampton , UK)
Joint Lab on Health Management (with Shenzhen Beitai Health Company)
Engineering Research Center on Intelligent Sensor Networks (with CISCO)
DIST research areas cover four level-1 disciplines, namely Electronics Science and Technology, Information and Communication Engineering, Computer Science and Technology, and Control Science and Engineering.
Among the four level-1 disciplines, 13 level-2 disciplines are covered: Physical electronics, circuits and system, micro-electronics and solid electronics, magnetic and microwave technology, communication and information system, signal and information processing, computer architecture, computer software and theory, computer applications, control theory and control engineering, detection technology and automation, system engineering, pattern recognition and intelligent systems.
DIST focuses on academic research and key technology development on Next-Generation-Internet and multimedia streaming, Digital TV and Multimedia Home Portal, 3D Video, Communications, system IC design.