IIIS Tsinghua University
About Tsinghua University: Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences (IIIS)
Since its establishment, the Institute has been actively responding to the development needs of China with a leading position in scientific research. In many research fields, such as Theory, Security and Cryptography, Complexity and Quantum Networks, ITCS has been home to a number of research projects including two National Basic Research Program of China (973 Project), one Hi-Tech Research & Development Program of China (863 Project), one NSFC-CAE Joint Fund and eight projects from the National Natural Science Foundation of China Grant (NSFC). Moreover, it has achieved outstanding research achievements in many projects such as Secure Computation and Wireless Sensor Network.
Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences (IIIS) established on December 30, 2010, held the inauguration ceremony on January 15, 2011. Prof. Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Dean of the Institute, is a world-leading computer scientist, winner of the A.M. Turing Award in 2000, member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The Institute aims to become one of the leading research centers on interdisciplinary information sciences in the world as well as to offer a habitat for the research and education of theoretical computer science and quantum information science in China.
The development of information science and technology has paved the way for modern civilization while computers, communication technologies and Internet, which are indispensable in our modern society, pervade all parts of human activity. The further development of information science in the 21st century depends on the exploration of new fundamentals and methods, the most effective method of which lies in the interaction between information science and other disciplines. IIIS at Tsinghua University led by Prof. Andrew Chi-Chih Yao is devoted to promoting the innovative development of information science and cultivating the next generation of scientific talents with extensive background knowledge in China. It is primarily engaged in the interaction of information science and other disciplines, physics, mathematics, as well as life science and social sciences in particular in the future while conducting effective research in emerging disciplines and nurturing talents with distinctive characteristics.
IIIS is an umbrella institute hosting four research organizations, namely Institute for Theoretical Computer Science (ITCS), Center for Quantum Information (CQI), Center for Machine Intelligence (CMI), and Laboratory for Secure Computing (LSC). IIIS also hosts four international research centers, namely Tsinghua-MIT-CUHK Research Center for Theoretical Computer Science (CTCS), Tsinghua-Michigan Joint Center for Quantum Information (JCQI), Tsinghua-Waterloo Joint Center for Quantum Computing (JCQC), and Tsinghua-Aarhus Center for the Theory of Interactive Computation (CTIC).