About Us


  The School of Artificial Intelligence (SAI) of Jilin University was established on May 26, 2018. It is a division of interdisciplinary research. Our mission is to push the frontier of AI research, promote innovation with AI technologies, and cultivate engineering & research talents. As a newly built department, SAI offers undergraduate education in Artificial Intelligence, starting in 2020. SAI is also authorized to grant master's and doctoral degrees in Computer Science, Control Theory, Control Engineering, Mathematics, etc. in cooperation with College of Computer Science and Technology (CCST), College of Communications Engineering (CCE), and School of Mathematics (SoM).

  SAI is also a pilot unit of Jilin University's tenure-track faculty employment system. We are actively hiring top talents for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at all levels (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor). We invite applications in all areas of Artificial Intelligence, including but not limited to the following areas: machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, robotics, etc. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or its professional equivalent by the starting date of the appointment.

  For scientific research, SAI has undertaken several national and provincial scientific research projects in Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Knowledge Graph; five of them were supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Our total research funding exceeds 17.9 million CNY (which is about 2.5 million US dollars). SAI also works closely with other institutions at Jilin University, mainly include the International Center of Future Science and Key Laboratory of Symbolic Computation and Knowledge Engineering of Ministry of Education.

  In recent 2 years, we have published 24 academic papers in top-tier conferences (CCF-A/B) and journals (CAS-JCR 1/2, SCI-indexed). These works were done in cooperation with top institutions from both academia and industry, including the University of North Carolina, University of Georgia, Florida State University, Kyoto University, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Huawei Research, Microsoft Research, and so on.

  At present, we are building a comprehensive system with a strong academic background, and looking for a new path of progression, thus we can make positive contributions to the country's initiative in the new round of international technology competition. The School of Artificial Intelligence will seize the historical opportunity, breakthrough AI core technologies, and finally, develop a competitive institute in the future of Artificial Intelligence.

About JLU

  Jilin University (often abbreviated JLU) located in Changchun, founded in 1946, is a leading national research university under the direct jurisdiction of China's Ministry of Education. It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Class A Double First-Class University. It is strongly supported by state key projects such as Project 985, Project 211, and Project 2011. Jilin University is also the university with the largest campus area and the largest number of full-time students in China.

  As a comprehensive and national key university, JLU offers a variety of degree programs. It has 129 undergraduate programs, 304 Master's degree programs, 244 doctoral degree programs, and 42 centers for post-doctoral studies, 47 first-class discipline construction projects. There are 73,702 full-time students, with 27,397 postgraduate students, 43,260 undergraduate and college students, over 2,000 overseas students. Jilin University has established ties with more than 289 universities, colleges, and research institutes in 39 countries/districts.

  Jilin University was also one of the earliest units that engaged in AI research in China. In 1977, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Prof. Xiang-Hao Wang, took the leading role of artificial intelligence research in China. It has been more than 40 years since Jilin University started systematical research in AI, that leaves this university a strong foundation in research and education. As of today, the advantages of inter-disciplines are more prominent, since Jilin University can actively expand the field of Artificial Intelligence with the solid base and rapid development of computer science, mathematics, information engineering, control science, etc.

Our Goal

Our ambitious goal is to build a world-level top AI research center.