University's new science centers to promote research

Updated: 2014-06-20 20:12

By Lu Hongyan and Ma Lie in Xi’an (

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Two research centers for information science and material science were officially established on Friday in Northwestern Polytechnical University. They are designed to attract more scientists to work at the university and to further promote research in the two fields.

According to Wang Jinsong, university president, the research centers are set up to promote development in the two fields and to achieve more research results.

One of the centers is the Optical Image Analysis and Learning Center, with professor Li Xuelong as its chief scientist. Its research subjects are data analysis and mining, intelligent processing of visual information, and multimedia applications and services, Wang said.

Wang told China Daily that the other center is the Nano Energy Material Research Center, with professor Wei Bingqing as its chief scientist. It will focus on design and synthesis of nanomaterials and applied research in the field of energy.