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최철, Chul Choi
Chul Choi 최철
  • B.A., Business Administration, Seoul National University
  • M.B.A., International Business and Policy, Seoul National University
  • LL.M., intellectual Property Law, University of London
  • LL.M., international Finance Law, University of London
  • Barrister at Law, England and Wales

Chul studied international business and policy at SNU. His research on the process of internationalization of Korean companies based on the concept of value chain led him to study intellectual property law in the UK. Upon completion of the LL.M. program and legal studies in the UK, he worked for an international law firm in London, Allen & Overy, as a lawyer in the field of international finance. He has been interested in combining IP and finance as a base for developing IP and innovation ecosystem. He joined STP in order to expand his research on IP and innovation through understanding the policy aspects of science and technology. He is also interested in the institutional aspects of science and technology development from policy and legal perspectives.

박대인, Dae In Park
Dae In Park 박대인
  • M.S., Science and Technology Policy, KAIST, 2016
  • B.S., Industrial & Systems Engineering, KAIST, 2013

He spent his teenage years in Manila, Philippines and these years made him aware about the inequalities all over the world. He always thought about what can he do to help the world and he struggled in finding the ways to do it. He felt that studying engineering is not the perfect way to do it so he decided to apply to STP. He is mainly interested in studying how R&D policies in Korea are being made. To foster and guide science and technology research that will help solve the inequalities in the world, he hopes to study and research the policies that are being made.

이도영, Doyoung Lee
Doyoung Lee 이도영
  • B.A., French linguistics, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, 2005
    Minor in Business Administration, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, 2005
  • M.A., Public Administration, Korea University, 2011

Doyoung is interested in standards and standardization for governing 'risk' in contemporary human society. In particular, how the concept of 'standards' produces ideas about the "certified, accurate, and objective" risk assessment model and tools for practical applications to enhance quality of life in the area of health and food. Her main research interest currently is the study of standardizing brain health risk in Korea. She is presently a senior project manager in the Division of Policy and Cooperation at the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS).

정한별, Hanbyul Jeong
Hanbyul Jeong 정한별
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, KAIST, 2012
  • M.S., Science and Technology Policy, KAIST, 2014

Hanbyul majored in mechanical engineering at KAIST. During his undergraduate years, he participated in planning and providing knowledge service programs to children from low-income families. Gradually, he has become interested in the process of establishing a proper education system for the public. His particular interest lies in the stream of knowledge: where and how it flows. With this question in mind, he joined STP, hoping to make a better society for everyone.

김혜진, HyeJin Kim
HyeJin Kim 김혜진
  • B.A., Anthropology and Sociology, University of Notre Dame
  • Ed.M., International Education Policy, Harvard University

HyeJin is interested in environmental policy, research and education at local, national and international levels from multi- and cross-sectoral perspectives, with special focus on the link between nature and humanity. HyeJin worked with governments and international organizations in international education policy, monitoring developing countries' progress towards UN’s Education for All goals, and forecasting educational trends for policy interventions and financing. Having realized the importance of nature’s role in human development and learning, HyeJin will study the role of science and technology in nature conservation and human well-being. HyeJin currently works in the IPBES Knowledge and Data Technical Support Unit at the National Institute of Ecology and supports regional and thematic assessments on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

선인경, Inkyoung Sun
Inkyoung Sun 선인경
  • B.S., Biological Science, Ewha Woman's University
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

Inkyoung's research interests are energy innovation policy, innovation ecosystem, inter-industry technology spillovers, the government roles in science and technology policy, and international relations affecting science and technology policy.

박주상, Joo Sang Park
Joo Sang Park 박주상
  • B.S., Economics, Sogang University, 1998
  • Minor in Business Administration, Sogang University, 1988
  • M.S., Computer Science, Sogang University, 2011

Joo-Sang is senior researcher of ETRI and has been dedicated for domestic and international standardization of RFID technology as project editor and secretary in ISO/IEC JTC1 SC 31 for AIDC (automatic identification and data capture) technology since 2004. From 2014, he is served as convener of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31/WG 5 for Real-time locating system. And he received Minister prize of Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy for standardization achievement in 2013. His research focuses on how to interpret the roles of a state in research, development and diffusion of ICT when the international constraints form hierarchical relations over the competing countries. In view of the results so far achieved, beyond typical arguments of developmental vs. regulatory states, there is much room for a hybrid state.

김규리, Kyuri Kim
Kyuri Kim 김규리
  • B.S., Biological Sciences, KAIST, 2010
  • M.S., Science and Technology Policy, KAIST, 2012

Kyuri grew up in Nairobi and this upbringing has greatly influenced her academic interests in international development and public health policy. Based on a belief that health is a human right and that decision-makers have the power but also the responsibility to implement policies that safeguard the right to health of the members of society, Kyuri's main research interests lie in the management of infectious diseases, the relationship between public health policy and historical, political and social contexts, and social governance of disease. Her current research focuses on the national tuberculosis management policy of South Korea.

원미경, Mikyeong Won
Mikyeong Won 원미경
  • B.A., Sociology, Korea University, 2006
  • M.A., International Relations, Fletcher School, Tufts University, 2010

Mikyeong is interested in a role of science and technology (S&T) policy in fostering sustainable development in developing countries, particularly in the areas of STI ecosystem in Least Developing Countries (LDCs) and research, development, demonstration, diffusion of environmentally sound technology. Mikyeong has over 7 years of experiencing working in the field of international environmental governance, including 3 years with the United Nations Environment Programme in Ethiopia. 

안오성, Ohsung Ahn
Ohsung Ahn 안오성

Ohsung has over 20 years of experience as a system integration engineer in various aerospace programs: Smart UAV program(KARI, 2002~2012), T-50 program(KAI,1997~2002) and for the commercial aircraft program(Samsung Aerospace,1994~1997). Recently he has been involved in 3 areas which are also part of his research interests: 5 year Plan for development of Aircraft industry in Korea and Strategic planning for national UAV development(as a supportor for MOTIE), and Government R&D policy support(advising NSF for R&D process manual, STEPI for R&D governance and autonomy of institutes, DAPA for military-civil cooperation in aerospace arena). His major research interestes are 3 areas : big science(aerospace, defense, energy), modeling of R&D policy for the effective foresight, government led innovation strategy and its environment.

이서림, Seorim Lee
Seorim Lee 이서림
  • B.S., Computer Science, KAIST, 1991
  • M.S., Satelite Communications Engineering, University of Suttey, 1992

Seorim has over 20 years of experience working in the space sector. He has been involved in both government and commercial space programs and looks forward to applying the knowledge and experience acquired during his career to pursuing research in the planning and development of innovative government space policies. He is presently a senior researcher in the Policy, Planning and International Relations Division at the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI).

조승희, Seung Hee Cho
Seung Hee Cho 조승희
  • B.S., Chemistry, KAIST, 2014

Seung Hee has majored chemistry in her undergraduate years. She has been interested in the international politics and discourse of climate change. Her research concerns renewable energy policies and citizens' participation in the energy system. Eager to communicate with a wide variety of science and engineering students in KAIST, Seung Hee has been working in the KAIST Graduate Student Association since the beginning of her graduate school years.

정서영, Soyoung Chung
Soyoung Chung 정서영
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, KAIST, 2005
  • M.S., Space Technology, Universita di Pisa / Instate Superieure de I’Aeronautique e de II’Espace, 2008

Soyoung is interested in space policy at both national and international levels and hopes to understand it from the science and technology policy perspective within the broader social, economic, and political context. She currently works at the policy department of Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) and provides support to the Korean government in establishing the national space policy.

Sulaiman Al-Shandoudi
Sulaiman Al-Shandoudi
  • B.Sc., Public Health, Indiana University
  • M.Sc., Information Management and Finance, University of Westminster
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management, Maastricht School of Management
  • Advanced Certificate in Leadership of Movement and Not for Profit Organizations, Syracuse University

Sulaiman Obtained the Korean Government Scholarship to undertake the PhD in S&T Policy at the STP KAIST. Before coming to Korea, he was working as a researcher at the Research Council of Oman, the main governmental research regulating and funding body in the country. He is interested in Big Science, Health Policy, and the Peer Review Process.

김선웅, Sun Woong Kim
Sun Woong Kim 김선웅
  • BHSc, Community Development, The University of Auckland, 2007
  • MPH, Health Economics, The University of Melbourne, 2013

Sun Woong has spent many years growing up in New Zealand and Australia in his youth period. After graduating from university, while he was working at the Centre for Asian and Ethnic Minority Health Research as Centre Coordinator and Research Assistant, he developed qualitative research skills. However, his interests are not only confined to these previous work experiences, but include health care policy, health economics, leadership, and community development. He hopes to develop research plans on the broader effect of health care policy around leadership, intervention in media, and youth health on higher level of government agencies.

우태민, Taemin Woo
Taemin Woo 우태민
  • B.S., Molecular Biology, Pusan National University, 2008
  • M.S., Molecular Biology, Pusan National University, 2010

Taemin is mainly interested in standards and standardization in science and technology which have a strong influence on public health policy and biotech/pharmaceutical industry. At STP, she intends on studying history of medicine and public health, creation and proliferation of risk cultures, politics behind governmental intervention on health, and harmonization of regulatory requirements in medicine and pharmaceutical industry, especially in relation to science and technology policy. Furthermore, she is working on specific research topics such as tobacco litigation, changing paradigm in biomedicine industry, as well as the meaning of quality of life in this era of biopolitics.

신유정, Youjung Shin
Youjung Shin 신유정
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, KAIST, 2013
  • Minor in Science and Technology Policy, KAIST, 2013
  • M.S., Science and Technology Policy, KAIST, 2015

Youjung is interested in convergence research policy. As the representative example of convergence research, she has been studying on how brain research was defined, supported, and implemented especially in South Korea. Regarding the field of brain research as the place where various epistemologies and practices meet with each other, she tries to reveal the nature of convergence and the way to handle its policies. Also she has been exploring how a series of outcomes of brain researches, for example the technologies that make use of BMI or BCI, have been embodied in peoples' daily lives under a certain circumstance. Through examining the life of brain research in various aspects, she ultimately seeks to find out the covergence policy with people and convergence policy for all the people.

윤기준, Kijun Yun
Kijun Yun 윤기준
  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, KAIST, 2014
  • Minor in Science and Technology Policy, KAIST, 2014

Kijun studied urban planning and transportation technology in his undergraduate period. However, he thought that engineering cannot be absolute way to solve urban matters so decided to study humanitarian approach in KAIST STP. At the same time, as a digital game mania, Kijun cannot resist to have interest in Korean game industry and developers. Now he is trying to understand urban space as workplace of game developers where influences their behavior, professionalism and productivity.

신희성, Heesun Shin
Heesun Shin 신희선
  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, KAIST, 2014
  • Minor in Science and Technology Policy, KAIST, 2014
  • M.S., Science and Technology Policy, KAIST, 2016

Science and technology is often easily misunderstood as an exclusive property of the engineering field. However, Heesun strongly believes that a concord between science technology and humanity social science will bring sensual satisfaction beyond physical convenience. What she is most interested in these days is the social problems unintentionally caused by newly created technology or machines. She hopes to explore how science and technology and the society interact with each other, what the problems and respective solutions are, and ultimately propose the desirable direction in which science and technology should proceed.

양설민, Seolmin Yang
Seolmin Yang 양설민
  • B.S., Chemistry, KAIST, 2014
  • M.S., Science and Technology Policy, KAIST, 2016

Korea has imbalance in relations between Science and the Society, and the imbalance might be a serious problem. Seolmin makes efforts to suggest better idea for actual healing to relationship between Science and Society. He thinks the genuine healing is to solve the problems related to the two fields through communication, not to focus on the problems of each field.

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Sungeun Kim 김성은
  • M.S., Science ad Technology Policy, KAIST, 2017
  • B.S., Chemistry, KAIST, 2014
  • Minor in Science and Technology Policy, KAIST, 2014
  • High School, Korea Science Academy, 2010

Chemistry, STS, and Design These are the three words that best describe Sungeun's interest. Even after finishing his study on chemistry, Sungeun continues to maintain a chemist's vantage point to constantly examine the micro dynamics of things and its relation to macro structures. Such interest is no only applied to chemical substances but also to human societies; he wants to understand the complex relationship between micro dynamics of STS and macro structures lying beneath societies. Finally, he always tries to present his understanding in any form of design: images, documents, presentations, etc.

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Manseok Lee 이만석
  • B.S., Physics, Korea Military Academy, 2006
  • M.Eng., Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley, 2015
  • M.A., International Studies, UC Berkeley, 2015

Manseok is an active major in the Republic of Korea Army. He is teaching military history and strategy at the Army College and looking forward to contribute to the ROK national security with academic background in science and technology policy. His research interests are technological determinism in defense arena and how science and technology affects the revolution in military affairs in social, political and cultural context.