심지수 (2022). 인공지능과 교육불평등: 학교도 공부도 너무 버거운 너에게 (Artificial Intelligence and the Inequality of Education: Dear you, struggling with schoolwork). 과학뒤켠 (Behind Sciences) Vol.13.
Sim, J.-S. (2022). Prospect of Post-COVID Education: From a South Korean Case. Asia Pacific Perspectives 2022(1). Taipei: CTPECC. pp. 7-11.
심지수 (2021). 감히 문과생이 과학 한다는 것 (Daring to do science as a liberal arts student). 과학뒤켠 (Behind Sciences) Vol.11.
Ji-Soo marches for the world where every child and youth has an equal opportunity of education. During his undergraduate studies on international relations, Ji-Soo completed several internships at the organizations related to international development and cooperation, including United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). Integrating his studies and various experiences, Ji-Soo became giving attention to reducing educational gap and the effective implementation of related governance on a global level. At STP, he is concentrating on the field of ICT4D and seeking an intersecting point of technology and policy for a better education.
Jerry's primary interest is the aspects of social and environmental change driven by human activity. Recently, she has been concerned with the under-represented minorities in society, including women, sexual minorities, animals and neurodiversity. She is particularly preoccupied with workers who are not adequately protected from the drastic changes in the working conditions caused by technological advancement. Perceiving that we have entered a new epoch, Anthropocene, she takes the environmental crisis seriously. Thus, in STP, her goal is to advance the discussion of a viable future for all.
Shimono, R. & Kim, M. S. (2021). Baraneun Bada, Nozomi no Umi: on the way to mitigate marine plastic pollution in Korea and Japan. 과학뒤켠 (Behind Sciences) Vol.12.
Minseong studied chemistry as an undergraduate and was in charge of PET film development at the SKC R&D Center. He is interested in climate crisis issues and trying to deeply consider the political and economic changes that will be accompanied by response to climate crisis . He believes that it is important to form a discourse in academia regarding policies that can be implemented by governments around the world and the private sector in an integrated manner. He aims to find methodological tools that enable alternative exploration of current capitalism and democracy based on fossil fuels. Research keywords are Anthropocene, carbon neutrality, and international politics, which are provisional and will be expanded according to future works.
Jieun is currently working for a quasi-government organization as a research associate, specializing in maritime safety policy and environment. Since working in the maritime public sector for more than six years, she keeps questioning about a sustainable approach to enrich people’s lives and society through overcoming regulatory and technical hurdles in matters concerning maritime safety and prevention of marine pollution. After much contemplation based on her experiences in this field, Jieun reached to the conclusion that public policy is the basic but principal factor for the realization of all-above. In STP, her goal is to navigate the possible public policies for the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from coastal ships in Korea’s context. Furthermore, she is also interested in strengthening international cooperation ties between the countries.
Stanfield, E. and De Rosa, T. (2022). Families First?: A Cross-cultural comparison of paid parental and medical leave policy in South Korea and the United States. 과학뒤켠 (Behind Sciences) Vol.13.
Taylor is interested in the intersection of technology and social inequality as well as the ways in which emerging technologies are deployed and governed. Leading a social impact software development team at Zillow in Seattle, WA, Taylor worked on projects related to web accessibility, homelessness and welfare programs. Through these experiences, she gained interest in how technology impacts marginalized communities and the relationship between private, government, and nonprofit actors. While at STP, she hopes to deepen her understanding of how culture, policy, and society guide technology development and accessibility.
Moonyul is interested in the applicability and feasibility of new technologies such as unmanned robots and virtual reality on the future battlefield environment. Changes outside of the military have caused military reformation and new technologies seem to be the primary solution. But when we apply emerging technologies to the battlefield, it can cause unexpected fatal side effects. Moonyul tries to minimize these problems by researching past cases, contemporary policy limitations and problems on site. His ultimate goal is setting conditions for the soft landing of new technologies on the ROK army.
SeungChan aims to understand social infrastructure as a new artificial geopolitical element. Especially, he is interested in the network, communication infrastructure which was built after the industrial revolution. In the case of Korea, this targets the history after liberation. He had several chances to learn the history about the development process of Internet in Korea. He has questions about what role do companies and countries play in the development of social infrastructure.
Oh Neul studied user-centered design approach while in undergraduate. The question whether such design is fair led Neul to experiment the supposedly state-of-the-art YouTube algorithms during the Master's program. Neul wishes to explore how sophisticated technology, including, but not limited to, artificial intelligence, may aggravate underrepresentation of socially and structurally disadvantaged minorities and to study ways to support the often unheard voices to finally be heard in the society.
Euibeom is interested in the public perception of science and technology. In particular, he focuses on the mechanism that scientific claims gain or lose credibility in conflicts over vaccines, nuclear power plants, and climate crisis. He hopes to understand various risks that are increasingly globalized and politicized, and to think about how to engage the public in the decision-making process.
May Myat Thwe, Z. M. Belay, E. Jee and D. -H. Bae (2022). Cybersecurity Vulnerability Identification in System-of-Systems using Model-based Testing. 17th Annual System of Systems Engineering Conference (SOSE). pp. 317-322. doi: 10.1109/SOSE55472.2022.9812676
May Myat Thwe, Sangwon Hyun, Doo-Hwan Bae (2021. 06). Towards the Quality Assessment of Intelligent Transportation System of Systems using Edge Computing. Korea Computer Congress (KCC) 2021, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 163-165
May grew up in a developing country and worked in the nexlabs, a technology firm that provides digital solutions. During her study and work in Myanmar, she witnessed how ICT adoption and digital transformation in different sectors have the potential to speed up the development and economic growth of the nation. While doing her graduate program in Korea, May started giving attention to the digital divide between developing and developed countries and gained interest in how digital inclusion can be maximized through a cooperative effort between developing countries and international development organizations. She is now volunteering for Women in AI as a research lead in the Myanmar region. Integrating various experiences, she joined STP to deepen her understanding of the ICT for sustainable development, and the role of digital governance in policy making and service delivery for the SDGs.
Yunji studied aerospace engineering in undergraduate school, and started career as an aircraft engineer in Korean Air. She contributed to field engineering by carrying out US Airforce maintenance programs as a liaison engineer, and currently developing AI software to utilize on aircraft platforms. Yunji could bring about how policy and emerging technologies evolved, especially in the aerospace industry. She hopes to understand the direction of national policy and institutional consensus.
Kulikova A., Belikova V., (2021) CTBT: Science and Technology Conference 2021, P5.3-463 – MEPhI Science Diplomacy Club: Building Bridges (Book of Abstracts, page 307)
Kulikova A., Mutalov D., Murillo L. M., Elsabagh A. E. (2023) CTBT at the 2026 NPT Review Conference: Goals and Language, CYG-CENESS Research Fellowship Program (2022), A Collection of Fellowship Research Papers
During the completion of the bachelor’s degree Anastasiia held the position of coordinator of the student-led initiative “Science Diplomacy Club”. Previously, Anastasiia was also an Intern at PIR Center, where she participated in the preparation of such events as the PIR Center XXI International School on Global Security. Anastasiia also participated and performed during such international conferences as Moscow Nonproliferation Conference. She is currently an active member of the CTBTO Youth Group. Anastasiia is a graduate fellow of the CTBTO-CENESS Research Fellowship (2022), participated and performed during the CTBT: Science and Technology Conference (2021,2023)
Myeong studied Sociology at the University of Melbourne and completed an internship at KakaoEnterprise. Through these experiences, she decided to deepen her understanding of the relationship between society and technology. She is particularly interested in AI ethics and AI literacy. At STP, she hopes to explore various aspects of social inequalities derived from the development of technology.
Drawing from her hands-on experience in ODA projects in Africa, including Ivory Coast and Ghana, Seohee is actively exploring the role of science, technology, and ICT in the sustainable development of developing nations. She aims to contribute to the establishment of a policy framework for STI∙ICT ODA. Furthermore, Seohee has a keen interest in policy research regarding the impact of international dialogue on AI ethics and open science, given the rapid advancement of science and ICT technologies, and how these discussions would affect developing countries and Korea's strategic stance.
Eunsong majored in computer science and has encountered artificial intelligence technologies used in data processing, while being aware of the infringement of data subjects’ rights and personal information throughout the data lifecycle. Through her experience in the public sector, Eunsong has developed an interest in social problems such as personal privacy infringements and digital inequality, which contradict the efficiency of automated data acquisition and processing during administrative processes. In STP, her goal is to explore the conflict of individual rights with state power in the public sector including e-government, while seeking ways to create a society that ensures the activeness and rights of individuals despite the advancement of technology and the emergency of new technologies.
Minahir is intrigued by the exploration of using ICTs for Development (ICTs4D) to achieve sustainable development goals, particularly focusing on gender equality, good health and well-being, and peace and justice through ensuring digital inclusion. Her vision involves leveraging interdisciplinary research to drive future technological advancements in policy-making, aiming to contribute to inclusive and collaborative solutions for global challenges. Her Bachelor's degree research project delved into the realm of forensic psychology, aiming to comprehend the personalities and behaviors of sex offenders, highlighting the reformative approaches that could foster rehabilitative policy-making within the criminal justice system. Joining the Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy, Minahir is excited to further enrich her vision as a social scientist and embrace the diversity of global perspectives.
Wan possesses a computer science background and played an active role in the Student & Minority Human Rights Committee (HRC) during his undergraduate studies. His interests encompass a variety of accessibility aspects, spanning mobility, ICT technology, and AI research. Wan's goals include the exploration of untapped data sources to uncover and tackle accessibility issues. His objectives involve ensuring precise data representation for older adults and individuals with disabilities within AI systems. He is also intrigued by AI's potential to diminish accessibility barriers.