People

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    Kseniia Pirnavskaia Master's Student
    • Nuclear Policy
    • Nonproliferation
    • Disarmament
    • Peacebuilding
    • Science diplomacy
    • B.A., International scientific, technological, industrial and commercial cooperation, MEPhI, 2020
    Publication

    Pirnavskaia, K. (2021). CTBTO Youth Group to Secure Nuclear-Test-Free World for the Next Gen. 과학뒤켠 (Behind Sciences) Vol.11.

    Pirnavskaia, K. & Kalenzi, C. (2021). 3 vital steps for uprooting racism on university campuses. WEF Agenda.

    Ksenia is a graduate of the international exchange program FLEX 2014-2015 due to which she lived for a year in the WA, US. Currently an active member of the CTBTO Youth group. Her major scientific interests are nonproliferation, disarmament, peacebuilding, and how the concepts of science and technology policy and science diplomacy might assist in solving nuclear-related issues. Given that she founded international Science Diplomacy School to unite scientists and policy-makers to discuss key nuclear issues. She hopes that STP will bring more dimensional understanding of how to involve scientists in the nuclear agenda on the decision-making level in order to improve the situation. She speaks Russian, English, French. She volunteered with AIESEC as an English teacher in Morocco.

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    Sunmin Lee Master's Student
    • Platform economy
    • Labor experience
    • Software and society
    • Anthropocene
    • 4th Industrial Revolution
    • B.S., Computer Science, KAIST, 2020
    Publication

    이선민 (2021). 전 편집장과의 대화 (A Conversation with the Former Editor-in-Chief). 과학뒤켠 (Behind Sciences) Vol.10.

    After pursuing her career as a web service developer, Sunmin developed an interest in the platform economy. Her focus of study is on labor conditions and experiences, and how software components of a platform govern bodies of workers. Through understanding this new emerging social contract, Sunmin hopes to understand the dominant mode of biopolitics and resistance in the face of the 4th industrial revolution and the Anthropocene.

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    Jiyeon Nam Master's Student
    • Philosophy of Science
    • Science and Society
    • Scientific terminology
    • Funding system for science
    • CRISPR
    • B.S., Chemistry (Minor in Science and Technology Policy), KAIST, 2019

    I am interested in the mechanism of science and technology communicating within social systems. During my Bachelor's, collectively learning Chemistry and STP minor program, I was convinced that it is worth stressing more on the interrelations between science and society. As a graduate student in STP, my goal is to have a better understanding and explanation of her own of the following questions. How different the scientific terminologies and their social interpretations; In which way science reward/should reward back to society; What is/should be the mechanism of funding system in the science field, etc. Through my Master’s, as a way to find parts of the big answer, I chose CRISPR technology as my research subject and am trying to explore how given technology is interplaying with the social system.

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    Seulgi Lee Master's Student
    • Feminist-STS
    • Disaster Studies
    • Field Studies
    • Memorial
    • Justice
    • Sewol Ferry Disaster
    • Local context
    • Labor
    • Pohang City
    • B.S., Chemistry, POSTECH, 2020
    Publication

    이슬기 (2022). 서평: 미쳐있고 괴상하며 오만하고 똑똑한 여자들의 겸손한 목격에서 배우기 (Book Review: Learning from Humbly Witnessing Crazy, Odd, Arrogant, and Smart Women). 과학뒤켠 (Behind Sciences) Vol.12.

    Seulgi contemplates about situated cognition and based on this self-awareness, she wants to add more power to institutionalizing the perspective of justice. Seulgi studied chemistry in her undergraduate so is accustomed to the cognitive framework in which each element is combined to create a new substance. Seulgi wants each of the agent in the world to have their own share and harmonize. Seulgi is interested in the process of expanding what is perceived as others, such as women, cyborgs, and nature, and working with them to expand the horizon of cognition. She is interested in keywords such as feminism STS, Anthropocene and locality. Her goal is to weave an alternative story of how to live together in a precarious world.

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    Ji-Soo Sim Master's Student
    • ICT4D in Education
    • International Development Cooperation
    • Gap reduction in education
    • Primary & Secondary Education
    • SDG 4
    • B.P.S., Political Science and International Relations, Korea University, 2020
    • B.A., Political Science, Waseda University, 2020
    • B.A., French Language and Literature, Korea University, 2020
    Publication

    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.

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    Ilana Herold Master's Student
    • Urban agriculture
    • Conservation policy
    • Urbanization
    • Nature-culture
    • Climate change
    • B.S., Environmental Science and Technology, University of Maryland- College Park
    Publication

    Herold, I. (2022). An Anthropocene Exploration: recollections and results from a new master student's first research project on urban agriculture activism and education in South Korea. 과학뒤켠 (Behind Sciences) Vol.12.

    Yang, Y-Y., Goldsmith, A., Herold, I., Lecha, S. & Toor, G. (2020). Assessing Soil Organic Carbon in Soils to Enhance and Track Future Carbon Sequestration. Agronomy, 10(8), 1139.

    In pursuing her Master’s at KAIST, Ilana hopes to gain a deeper understanding of how culture and society influence the ways in which people think about and perform environmental sustainability. She is mainly interested in the intersection between environmental science and urbanization, including the nature-culture relationships found in cities. Some key areas of interest include urban agriculture, local food movements, and conservation policies.

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    Jerry Kim Master's Student
    • Workers in nuclear industry
    • Anthropocene
    • Environmental crisis
    • Social minorities
    • B.A., French Language and Literature, Sungkyunkwan University, 2021
    • B.P.S., Political Science and Diplomacy, Sungkyunkwan University, 2021
    • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, 2021

    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.

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    Monika Didžiulytė Master's Student
    • Reproductive technology
    • Philosophy of medicine
    • Bioethics
    • Women's health
    • Bachelor of Political Sciences, Vilnius University
    Publication

    Didziulyte, M. (2022). Establishing Lithuanian Assisted Reproductive Technology Policy. 과학뒤켠 (Behind Sciences) Vol.13.

    Didziulyte, M. (2022). Digital Clothes: consumer society in the age of metaverse. 과학뒤켠 (Behind Sciences) Vol.12.

    I hope to acquire a higher level of comprehension of issues falling under the umbrella of philosophy of science and technology policy. More specifically, I hope to focus and eventually produce a thesis on topics lying at the intersection of philosophy of medicine and bioethics, particularly reproductive ethics. My motivation to study this topic stems from a personal and sincere concern over the quality of women's health services and research, compatible with principles of fair, just, and safe treatment of an individual and human body. In terms of research motivation, too, I find that topics concerning women's health and reproduction remain among the most controversial and complex, whereas reproductive technologies are challenging and thus crucial to tackle in valuative terms.

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    Minseong Kim Master's Student
    • Anthropocene
    • Climate Change
    • Carbon Neutrality
    • International Politics
    • B.S., Chemistry, KAIST, 2017
    Publication

    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.

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    Jieun Lee Master's Student
    • Maritime policy
    • Maritime environment
    • Maritime safety
    • Maritime pollution prevention
    • M.A., English Education, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, 2020
    • B.Eng., Maritime Safety Policy, Korea Maritime and Ocean University, 2017

    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.

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    Taylor De Rosa Master's Student
    • AI fairness
    • Machine learning
    • Data privacy
    • Social inequality
    • Social justice
    • B.S. Computer Science, Brown University, 2016
    Publication

    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.

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    Moonyul Yang Master's Student
    • Defense reform
    • Defense industry
    • Virtual reality
    • Unmanned robot
    • Future warfare
    • B.A., International Relations, Korea Military Academy, 2012

    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.

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    SeungChan Choi Master's Student
    • Social Infrastructure
    • Geopolitics
    • Network
    • Network Development History
    • Network and society
    • B.S., Computer Science (Minor in Science and Technology Policy), KAIST, 2022

    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.

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    Neul Oh Master's Student
    • Marginalization
    • diversity
    • social minorities
    • Equality
    • M.S., Graduate School of Culture Technology, KAIST, 2021
    • B.S., Industrial Design (Minor in Culture Technology), KAIST, 2018

    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.

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    Euibeom Son Master's Student
    • Science and Society
    • Risk Perception
    • Risk Communication
    • Public Participation
    • B.S., Materials Science and Engineering (Minor in Science and Technology Policy), KAIST, 2022

    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.

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    May Myat Thwe Master's Student
    • ICT4SDG
    • Digital Governance
    • Digital Inequality
    • Wellbeing
    • System-of-Systems
    • M.S., Computer Science, KAIST, 2022
    • B.Sc., Computer Science (Honors), University of Yangon, 2018
    Publication

    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.

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    Yunji Woo Master's Student
    • Aerospace industry
    • UAM
    • AI
    • Big data
    • B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Minor in Science and Technology Policy, KAIST, 2019

    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.