The School of Information Science and Technology (SIST), the first of five schools within ShanghaiTech University to be established, was kickstarted in 2013. SIST's mission is to cultivate, nurture, educate, and train future technology innovators, enterprise leaders, R&D specialists, and entrepreneurs in information science and technology. The SIST integrates world-leading scientific research environment with life-enriching and transformative education experience for our students.

The school's cutting-edge research activities are designed to address global and national strategic challenges and needs of information science and technology. The school promotes both basic and applied research of the highest level by recruiting world-class scholars and researchers with international reputation as faculty members to establish state-of-the-art core technology laboratories, by collaborating broadly and closely with world-leading universities, research institutions, and hi-tech companies, and by taking advantages of Yangtze Delta's vibrant eco-environment rich with academic talents, financial strength, hi-tech industrial base, and superb regional economic policies. SIST is committed to undertaking and support national key R&D projects, with strong aspiration for scientific and technological breakthroughs. SIST has the clear objective of becoming a regional, national, and international development workhorse by directly contributing to global technological advances with creative ideas and disruptive innovations. 

The school emphasizes the establishment of an innovative and personalized education system for our undergraduate and post-graduate students. Our curriculum centers on individual academic supervision in all educational processes and learning activities. We promote an innovative and modernized educational experience to keep pace with rapidly evolving R&D areas of information science and technology. In doing so, SIST can provide personalized teaching and training programs for students of various interests, backgrounds, and needs. The school continues to deliver a cutting-edge curriculum that consists of practical/advanced courses, exchange programs and internship opportunities with world-leading universities, research institutions, and hi-tech companies. We also offer diversified study abroad opportunities with international partner universities. By integrating teaching (campus), research (laboratory), and practice (company), SIST is proud of its competitive graduates who exhibit balanced characteristics of vision, ethics, responsibility, leadership, creativity, and entrepreneurship.

Main Research Areas:

1) Electrical Engineering

  • Analog and Digital Circuits, Power Electronics and Systems.

  • Signal Processing, Information Theory, Communications Networks, Control Theory and Systems.

2) Computer Engineering

  • Architecture, Compiler, Operating Systems, Software Engineering

  • Multi-core and Parallel Computing, Computer Networks, High Performance Computing.

3) Computer Science

  • Computation Theory, Algorithms, Database

  • Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Cloud Computing, Intelligent Machines and Robotics.

4) Computing & Mathematical Science

  • Optimization, Numerical Analysis, Applied Statistics, Distributed and Parallel Computing.

5) Interdisciplinary Information Technology

  • Bioinformatics, Bioengineering, & Biomedical Engineering (with SLST).

  • Microelectronics, devices, & optics (with SPST)

  • Sensor Networks and Cyber-Physical Systems (with SPST, SEM)

  • Renewable Energy Technology (with SPST)

  • Social Networks and Applications (with SEM)

  • Quantum Computing and Next Generation Computing (with SPST, SLST)