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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.

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.

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Dongjin Kim김동진
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, KAIST, 2018

Dongjin’s major interest is historical factors that affect the life and death of Korean science kid. During the course of study as a science kid, he realized that his enthusiasm on science and technology is also shaped by several factors including policy, institution, and culture. He believes that this experience is the clue to investigate the identity of himself, and the history of contemporary science and technology in Korea.

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Miryang강미량
  • B.S., Chemistry, POSTECH, 2018

Miryang is mainly interested in two related topics, (1) minorities in science and (2) how gender (politics) and science & technology are intertwined. She did undergraduate studies in chemistry at POSTECH but chose to change her major to STP through taking classes related to STS and sociology. She also has engaged in activism by suggesting a hashtag movement revealing sexual harassment and forming Femicircuit, Korean feminist union at university of science and technology. In STP, she wants to investigate how to integrate what she studies into activism and how to bring questions from her activism, while developing her research topic.

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Donghun Kang강동훈
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, KAIST, 2018
  • B.S., Technology Management, KAIST, 2018

Donghun majored mechanical engineering and technology management in undergraduate school. He had worked in Green in KAIST (green campus committee in KAIST) and EWB KAIST (Engineers without borders). He had also covered the case of wind power generation in Chongsong, Gyeongbuk province. He is curious about the relationship among environment, region, technology and policy.

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Zimin Park박지민
  • B.S., Mathematics, POSTECH, 2016

Zimin has wondered the value of pure mathematics in society during undergraduate course. Now, he is interested in which social value government should consider in the process of R&D planning. Especially, when research topic is not directly related with economical profit, such as basic science, he wants to study how much funding is appropriate and how we can evaluate them, how to reflect citizen's opinion.

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Jeongwoo Jang장정우
  • B.S., Philosophy, Comparative Culture, Sungkyunkwan, 2018

Jeong Woo is interested in platforms as computational infrastructures and wants to study in detail the ecology of practices that produce, modify, and maintain these platforms. He currently is looking into game engines and how they serve as a platform for game development. Once a philosophy student, Jeong Woo wants to work across disciplinary borders. Not only is he fascinated by 'infrastructure studies' done in diverse fields such as STS, Geography, Media Studies, and Anthropology but he is interested in the conceptual infrastructure of these respective fields.