The State Key Laboratory of Management and Control for Complex Systems (SKL-MCCS) is hosted by the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Science (CASIA). It started as the Key Laboratory for Control of Complex Systems in 1991 and was formally approved to open to the outside as Key Laboratory of Complex Systems Engineering of CAS in 1994. In 2011, MOST of the People's Republic of China officially approved the plan of construction of the SKL-MCCS.
CAS Member DAI Ruwei is the director of academic committee of SKL-MCCS and Prof. WANG Feiyue is the director of SKL-MCCS. Currently, the SKL-MCCS has 70 full-time faculty members, 16 professors, 1 entrant of CAS “Thousand Talent Program”, 5 entrants of CAS “Hundred Talent Program” and “Introduction of Foreign Outstanding Talent Program” and 5 winners of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. What’s more, the SKL-MCCS has more than 200 graduate students and more than 300 floating researchers and engineers. The SKL-MCCS also hosts more than 100 visiting scholars at home and abroad.
The SKL-MCCS mainly focuses on research fields in theory and application of complex systems and intelligent science by using network environment to give a full play of multidisciplinary coordinated advantages. Based on technology of system engineering technology, it aims to solve the problem of modeling, analysis, management and optimization of complex systems in engineering, society, economy and national defense through theory and methods of intelligent science. The goal of future development of the SKL-MCCS is to become an internationally well-known organization for scientific research, technical innovation and talents cultivation.