Overview & History
The Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE) at National Cheng Kung University is the first high-ranking academic Institute in southern Taiwan whose emphasis is placed on information engineering and computing science. The CSIE Department began its operation with the establishment of MS program in August 1987, followed by the Institution of its Ph.D. program in August 1992. The undergraduate program was inaugurated in August 1997 with its later expansion from one class into two classes in August 2002. The Institute of Medical Informatics was inaugurated in 2006. In August 2011, the Institute of Manufacturing Information and Systems was integrated into our department.
All of the professors and graduate students in the department actively engage themselves in academic activities at home and abroad. They frequently present and publish their research results in prestigious journals and conferences. Many of the professors have received academic honor such as the Outstanding Research Award of the National Science Council.
Following the trend of information technology that is being promoted by the government, the information industry in Taiwan is flourishing. To meet the demand of talents in society and elevate the level of information industry, The CSIE Department engages itself in the cultivation of information engineering talents as well as in the research and development of technology related to computing software and hardware engineering. Besides, The CSIE Department makes use of its research facilities to provide services to the industrial and business sectors and the government, establishing communication channels between the academic circle and the industrial and business sector. It is intended to help industries and businesses upgrade their level in hopes to further increasing national and global competitiveness. We also expect and aim to advance our department to be an international first-class academic palace under the support of the Program for Promoting Academic Excellence of Universities of MOE.
Education & Research
The priorities are given to (1) strengthening academic research capability and upgrading research level; (2) a strong bid for research projects and extension education based on the cooperation between the industry, the government and the academics to elevate the research capabilities of teachers and students and the reputation of the department; and (3) providing information technology supports and high-tech talents for the Tainan Science-based Industrial Park. The department involves its efforts of research and development in ten major disciplines, including intelligent system/media processing, multimedia human-machine communication, wireless and mobile communications, database, computer aided software development, visual system, information security, computer research on music and multimedia, oratory multimedia mobile networking, algorithms & computation theory, computer & internet architecture, robotics, remote sensing image processing, high-speed networking.