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- Assistant Professor
- Ph.D. in STS (Science, Technology, and Society), MIT, 2010
- Human-Technology Relationship, Engineering Politics, Robot Policy, Cultures of Remoteness
Chihyung Jeon is Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy. He received his PhD degree in STS (Science, Technology, and Society) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010. Before joining STP at KAIST, he spent a year at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin as a postdoctoral research fellow.
Jeon conducts research mainly on the relationship between humans and technologies within social and cultural contexts and many policy issues that arise from specific human-technology-society configurations. He examines scientific studies, engineering practices, techniques of selection and training, and institutional, cultural, and policy arrangements for the production and utilization of capable machine operators, ranging from aircraft pilots and automobile drivers to CCTV monitors and medical doctors. His other research themes include engineering politics, Korean robot policy (if there is one), and technologies and cultures of remoteness (in medicine, education, and security).
Book Project in Progress
The Pilot and the Human Condition: How We Became Machine Operators
"The Virtual Flier: Link Trainer, Flight Simulation, and Pilot Identity," Technology and Culture (forthcoming)
"Flying Weather Men and Robot Observers: Inscriptions, Instruments, and Identities in US Upper-Air Observation, 1920-1940," History and Technology 26 (2010): 119-145.
"A Road to Modernization and Unification: The Construction of the Gyeongbu Highway in South Korea," Technology and Culture 51 (2010): 55-79.
- Graduate Courses
- Survey in Science and Technology Studies
- Social Studies of Technolog
- Technology Foresight and Imagination
- Mobility, Power, and Policy
- Undergraduate Courses
- Humans, Machines, and Society
- The Engineer's Life