Information and Communiction Engineering

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The goal of the discipline 

The information industry has been one key area in the "12th Five-Year" and "13th Five-Year Economic Planning and National long-term science and technology Development Plan, but also one priority pillar industry supported by in Fujian Province. Our discipline is based on information and communication engineering-provincial key discipline, taking the advantages of local industries and research innovation, to serve the Economic Zone on the Western Coast of the Taiwan Straits and regional specialized university building. The students of the discipline focus on learning theory, acquiring engineering practice ability and innovation. According to the "hard work, innovation, service" rules to build the teaching system, we aim at training advanced personnel to master the basic theory and key technology of communications. In 2017, we would like to establish a new a first-level doctoral program in information and communication engineering, recruit 3 or 4 new state-level or provincial-level high-level talents, establish a national research platform and two provincial-level scientific research platforms. By doing so, our discipline will have more remarkable advantages and features of in Eastern University of 211 Projects, to better serve the national economic development and regional economy.  Training objectives for talents our discipline carries out multi-level, multi-standard professional training channels. Under graduate education focus on professional theory study. We build three students practical laboratory dedicated to cultivating innovative talents. Postgraduate education is based on information and communication engineering education innovation platform, to develop the student's research ability and engineering quality, training high-level R & D talent. In PH. D training, we will continue to deepen academic training level towards achieving breakthroughs in key indicators "National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation" and so on. In addition, our discipline target to promote students practical ability, by encouraging student to participate in the national electronic design contest, modeling contests, robot competitions; to achieve the students' engineer training mechanisms of "zero adapting period" employment, we continue to promote student pre-employment training mode.

Advantages and Characteristics

We have been authorized to award, master degree, Communication and electronic system, since 1986, to award PhD degree of a second-level discipline, Communication and Information System, since 2003, to award master degree of the first-level discipline since 2005, to be the key discipline of Fujian Province since 2012, and to build a postdoctoral station of the first-level discipline since 2014. After three periods of developments supported by “211 project”, we have completed the infrastructure of discipline system. Based on over ten national-level or provincial-level research platforms, we have developed our researches with regional characteristics and advantages.

In the field of coding technology, we have proposed a high error-resilience source coding algorithm for video coding and transmission, which has also been adopted in the reference code of H.264 standard organization. In digital video broadcasting, we have designed a smart terminal with high compatibilities to heterogeneous systems and networks and also promoted its widespread applications. In the study of satellite-aware location, our techniques have been applied in network of vehicles, network of ships and other types of network of things with Beidou Navigation Satellite System. We have studied the fully automated acquisition of digital models of high resolution topography information, with a first-mover advantage in 3D laser image processing. We also have shown our superiority in new image display and processing by developing novel monitor drive and advanced image processing techniques. In space informatization and shared services, we have studied top-level designs and theories of infrastructure, mechanism and standardization of region-based or industry-based informatization, which have been successfully adopted in international standards of Open GIS Consortium. Our researches have also provided a uniform infrastructure and supporting platform for the project of Digital Fujian, with promising solutions to information resource utilization, share and application for both digital regions and digital China.

Training objectives for talents

Our discipline carries out multi-level, multi-standard professional training channels. Undergraduate education focus on professional theory study. We build three students practical laboratory dedicated to cultivating innovative talents. Postgraduate education is based on information and communication engineering education innovation platform, to develop the student's research ability and engineering quality, training high-level R & D talent. In PH.D training, we will continue to deepen academic training level towards achieving breakthroughs in key indicators "National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation" and so on. In addition, our discipline target to promote students practical ability, by encouraging student to participate in the national electronic design contest, modeling contests, robot competitions; to achieve the students' engineer training mechanisms of "zero adapting period" employment, we continue to promote student pre-employment training mode.

Discipline directions

We have four major research areas as follows.

Image processing and pattern recognition: including image processing and recognition with complex scenarios and multiple objects, and their applications in engineering; new digital image display and processing, especially for ultra-high resolution images; perceptual assessment of image quality, with inter-discipline study of pattern recognition and cognitive science; and other popular image processing techniques such as moving object detection, panorama image fusion, inverse projection and so on.

Multimedia and wireless communication: including high efficiency source coding, channel coding and adaptive network transmission, especially for the implementation and industrial application of new generation standard of digital TV broadcasting; high accuracy positioning, intelligent perception and information processing techniques of Beidou Navigation Satellite System and network of things; and safety and high efficiency network of vehicles and smart transportation system.

Signal processing and its medical application: including high-sensitivity and high-throughput medical inspection in on-the-spot applications; dynamic surveillance and analysis of human physiological signals and multimodal medical signals; personalization of medical treatments based on big data analysis and mining; and intelligent diagnosis and remote medical care with wearable devices and cloud services.

Remote sensing and topography information processing: including intelligent processing of multisource remote sensing data, and key technologies of typograph information sharing; feature extraction, pattern classification and object segmentation of spatial-temporal spectrum fusion and high resolution data; remote sensing of land and resources and environments, and distributed storage and management of topography data; and top-level designs and theories of infrastructure, mechanism and standardization of region-based or industry-based informatization, inspired by the project of Digital Fujian.

Domestic and international impact

Our discipline is currently involved in the "Thirteen Five" Digital Fujian construction work and maintains academic cooperation with several universities in Fujian province. We also work with a number of well-known enterprises to carry out Production-study-research cooperation. We establish joint laboratories with State Administration of radio, film and television (SARFT), Fujian Radio and Television Network Group, the US ALTRA company, China Mobile, China Telecom, respectively. In addition, we have developed immunochromatographic quantitative detection technology to benefit more than 50,000 domestic users. Cooperating with In Tec Science and Technology Co., Ltd., this research product has been used in the United Nations G15 drug laboratories, and has been exported to Southeast Asia and Africa and other countries.

To further enhance the professional level of scientific research, academic and industrial radiation influence, we make full use of existing two national engineering research centers and two international science and technology cooperation bases to strengthen cooperation with well-known colleges and universities. In particular based on local geography, we have developed positive interaction with Taiwan College long-term relationship. Professional academic leaders Prof. Yu Lun, Prof. Su Kaixiong, serve several important positions, respectively, i.e., vice chairman of China Society of Image and Graphics, executive director/director, and vice president of Fujian Institute of Electronics, etc., providing the impetus for professional academic exchanges and enhance professional influence.