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서지현, Ji Hyeon Seo
Ji Hyeon Seo 서지현
  • B.S., International Relations, Seoul National University, 2003

Ji Hyeon has been an external affairs officer at Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM). Before joining KIMM, she has been a journalist for 8 years. Throughout her professional work and her undergraduate experience, majoring in international relations, she tries to interrogate visions of international and social development through science and technology policy study. She hopes to further examine how issues around the politics and radical revolutionary social movements are impacted, by the development of technology.

김태경, Taekyong Kim
Taekyong Kim 김태경
  • B.A., Political Science and Diplomacy, Korea University, 2015

I majored in political science and diplomacy, and have greater interest in diplomacy and international relations. Science is needed to solve many problems, and sometimes it involves international cooperation. I am interested in how to deliver more efficient and useful cooperation among different actors, including various NGOs, international organizations as well as nations. I also studied law and administration as my interdisciplinary program in university. So I also want to figure out better way of reflecting science development to society in legal and administrative way.

이유민, Yu Min Lee
Yu Min Lee 이유민
  • B.S., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST, 2015
  • Minor in Science and Technology Policy, KAIST, 2015

Yu Min is interested in media, life quality, and technology. She studied bio-technology in undergraduate school, and now interested in the issue of “implementation and dissemination of science and technology.” Specifically she wants to research about health communication system, inspired by MERS outbreak in Korea. She decided to study in STP to contribute to the improved social communication that can equally inform public about health and S&T issues.

이빛나, Bitna Lee
Bitna Lee 이빛나
  • B.S., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST, 2015
  • Minor in Science and Technology Policy, KAIST, 2015

Bitna Lee studied chemical and biomolecular engineering and science and technology policy at KAIST. Studying at KAIST and meeting people in the science and engineering field, she became interested in the policies governing science and technology. Also, working as an intern at AAAS Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy (CSTSP), she decided to further study the political and social approaches toward science and technology. She hopes to study more about the implications of science and technology on biomedical, public health and social welfare to improve access and quality of care

전준하, Joonha Jeon
Joonha Jeon 전준하
  • B.S., Material Science & Engineering, KAIST, 2016
  • Minor in Science and Technology Policy, KAIST, 2016

Joonha first decided to minor STP in his undergrad period to be an engineer who is not alienated from society. Now he found himself fitting better in STP. He is interested in social institutions which cover S&T issues, such like Technology Assessment or University. Also, after his intern experience in AAAS OISA(Office of International and Security Affair), he is having a dream to establish an independent STP think-tank in Korea.

성두현, Richard Sung
Richard Sung 성두현
  • B.S., Physics, KAIST, 2016

Richard's primary interest is studying philosophical and methodological aspects of scientific inquiry. Since his enrollment in KAIST as an undergraduate physics major, he has been greatly interested in how thought processes evolve and interact to define, formulate, and change scientific inquiry. He believes that understanding such process can facilitate and strengthen the development of science and technology policy frameworks. Furthermore, due to his ongoing interest in operations research, military studies, and combative systems, Richard intends to study how science and technology shape strategic thinking as well as formulation of defense policies.

우정민, Jung-Min Woo
Jung-Min Woo 우정민
  • B.S.F.S., Science Technology and International Affairs, Georgetown University, 2011
  • Minor in International Development, Georgetown University, 2011

Jung-Min is a graduate of Georgetown University where she studied Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA) with a concentration in Biotechnology and Global Health. Her undergraduate thesis was an analysis of the issues that brought on the food crisis in North Korea. After graduating from Georgetown she joined the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C. At CSIS, Jung-Min was a researcher focusing on nuclear energy and nonproliferation. At KAIST, She hopes to re-focus on health and further her studies on how policy can be developed to support rapidly changing public health needs in an increasingly globalized world.

김예슬, Yeseul kim
Yeseul Kim 김예슬
  • B.A., English Language and Literature, Yonsei University, 2013

Yeseul's research interest has focused on the relationship between literary imagination and the development of science and technology. From Frankenstein to Isaac Asimov's Foundation Series, English literature has long history of reflecting the society's up-to-date scientific discovery and has also imbued the imagination of scientists, pushing the boundary of human imagination. East Asian science fictions are also included in her research interest. Aside from literary interest, she's also interested in the economics of science R&Ds international protocols concerning current scientific development and science from the perspective of diplomacy.

방혜리, Hye-lee Bang
Hye-lee Bang 방혜리
  • B.S., Material Science & Engineering, KAIST, 2016
  • Minor in Science and Technology Policy, KAIST, 2016

Hye-lee majored material science & engineering and minored STP. Having lectures named 'Science and the Public' and 'Society of Science & Technology', she became interested in the realtionship between science and society. Her yearning to perceive it gradually increased during she worked as an intern at National Science Museum and Hello DD(science & industry online news). It was the biggest reason why she chose STP. Her current interests are public understanding of science (PUS) for adults and study of the networks in the community of scientists. She hopes to connect the community of scientists with the public society directly.

홍성재, Sungjae Hong
Sungjae Hong 홍성재
  • B.S., School of Computing, KAIST, 2016

Sungjae interested in variety of issues related with data technology and future technology, such as artificial intelligence. One of the issues is integration of data technology and public policy. Data technology can give new insights on society which were not discovered before. Another issue is totally different aspect - considering about risks related with oncoming technologies. AI can transcend human race while it also can be huge risk of people. Sungjae also interested in influence of Internet and other technologies on human interaction.

김준규, Jun Gyu Kim
Jun Gyu Kim 김준규
  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, KAIST, 2016
  • Minor in Science and Technology Policy, KAIST, 2016

Jun Gyu's primary interest is interactions between society and technology. From his civil engineering background and extracurricular experiences, he felt that engineer's path is not suitable to gratify his doubts about social issues, so he decided to study in STP. He hopes to establish a stable base between scientists, engineers and policy makers. He is also interested in new media and electronic devices. It is personal liking, but he considers it is consistent with his primary interest.

오학준, Hak Jun Oh
Hak Jun Oh 오학준
  • B.S., Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, 2015

HakJun was interested in social problems occurred by inequality, for that reason he joined student council and did some work for realization of pledge about social equality in students' society. During volunteering works including Habitat for Humanity, he felt that he wants to live his life for making this world a better place. For him, the policy is a important tool which can affect civil life, and this is why he chose graduate school of STP, KAIST. Now, as a bachelor of engineering, he wants to study about social welfare policy with technical assistance for unprivileged, so called welfare technology.

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Jung Hoon Cho 조정훈
  • B.S., Biological Sciences, KAIST, 2017

Junghoon’s interest is about the relationship between science and society, especially in terms of the interest and attention on science from public. And on that issue, he is also interested in people’s – including both scientists and non-scientists – better understanding of science and technology. In his undergraduate years in KAIST, he tried to figure out the better way of education on science inside and outside of educational system. In graduate school of STP in KAIST, his goal is to find out his own way of contributing to the healthy relationship of science, society, and people.

한혜정, Hye Jeong Han
Hye Jeong Han한혜정
  • B.S., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST, 2017

During undergraduate years in engineering department, the thing that drew HyeJeong’s attention was exclusion and alienation which were tangled with technology. Also, the otherized lives behind development of technology and its related policy were what she mainly focused on. Based on a belief that studying politics of scientific knowledge might bring her insight to solve these problems, she decided to study in STP. Her current interest is politics of S&T in everyday life.

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Minsoo Chung정민수
  • B.S., Mathematical Sciences, KAIST, 2015

In his Bachelor’s program, Minsoo had been interested in political issues and the problem of inequality in Korea. He first joined the School of Electrical Engineering in KAIST for his Master’s program, hoping that, by combining what he had learned in the Department of Mathematical Sciences with Machine Learning (ML), he would contribute to a more just society. Feeling that it would be hopeless merely to study engineering without consideration of the relationship between technology and society, he decided to transfer to the Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy. From the question, “Who would benefit more, and who would become more excluded from technologies?”, he tries to find ways to benefit less privileged people by technology.

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Hyewon Choi최혜원
  • B.S., Chemistry, Chungnam National University, 2016

Hyewon studied Chemistry and Education during undergraduate school. While studying Science Education, she questioned herself why science is always viewed as far away from the common person, even though society as a whole cannot be discussed without science and technology. Based on this question, she became interested in how the government can promote science culture to the public. At STP’s graduate school, she hopes to study this topic more deeply and contribute to breaking the old stereotype that science and technology is the domain of experts that the public cannot take part in.