Sustainable Development, Data & Digital Governance, AI & Society, ICT4D, Science Technology & Global Political Economy
Dreaming a frontier - Freely crossing borders between S&T and society, theory and practice, policy and politics, Korean peninsula and global society
di-Lab is an interdisciplinary research group with a focus on technology, development, and governance. New emerging technologies and the current data revolution greatly impact not only our daily lives but also global technology governance as a field of cooperation and competition. These socio-technical phenomena call for multi-disciplinary research to investigate the fundamental relationship between technology, governance, and national/global development. Reflecting this trend, "di" stands for development innovation, digital inclusion, and data ingenuity. We aim at the diversity in methodological, technological, contextual, and populational manners.
This research aims to study the application of innovative digital technologies for improvement of development and cooperation efficiency. The cases of machine learning and data platform for offical development aid statistics, and distributed ledger technologies for aid transparency will be comparatively analyzed in terms of potential and limitations. Funded by 2022 Junior Researcher Program in Humanities and Social Sciences by National Research Foundation of Korea.
Researcher(s): Kyung Ryul Park, Dong Joon Lee, Junho Lee, Ji-Soo Sim, 기초과학연구원 데이터사이언스랩 (IBS DS Lab)
Research Institutes: Sejong University, (PI), KAIST, Seoul National University, Yonsei University, Hongik University Major trends and technology competitions in national space policy will be analyzed, and implications on global sustainable development possessed by space navigation and satelite technology will be studied with respect to the technonationalist perspective. By promoting fruitful exchange between participating reserach institutes, we aim to contribute to the development of human expertise on technology policy.
Researcher(s): Kyung Ryul Park, Ji-Soo Sim
Under the sponsorship by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, a group research on digital platforms for effective disease control will be conducted for 4 years, starting in 2024. With focus on the UN SDG3(disease alleviation and ensuring healthy lives) and 4.3(equal access to affordable and quality technical, vocational, and tertiary education), digital platforms, District Health Information Software(DHIS), AI analysis are set as central challenges. Digital health framework will be developed for research on best practices in Asian countires. To endorse exchange between researchers, KAIST, University of Oslo, Society for Health Information Systems Programmes, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Sree Chitra Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology participate as partners.
Researcher(s): Kyung Ryul Park
Post-AI, Sustainable development goals (SDGs), Artificial intelligence, International development cooperation, Science technology and innovation (STI) This research is part of KAIST Post AI Resarch Center's selected projects. It is a preemptive academic effort to establish the position of AI in Post-2030 Agenda after SDGs, situated within the times of inevidtable competition of AI technologies and shifting political landscape of interntional power balance. Content analysis and discourse analysis methods are used on unstructured data, such as government documents, to analyze cases of AI usage and strategy adopted by various actors to meet SDGs. Based on the result, the potential of AI technology and risk factors, both technological and non-technological, will be assessed with respect to 17 SDGs proposed, and the anticipated outcomes and further challenges for Post-2030 Agenda will be drawn. We expect to find some policy implications for leading global discourse on AI governance and its application in development and cooperation.
Researcher(s): Kyung Ryul Park, Ji-Soo Sim, 박지원(Jiwon Park), 정현수(Hyon Soo Jeong)
Science, Technology, Innovation(STI) is an important element in realizing UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this project, we provided analysis of the discourse regarding STI inside the field of international development and cooperation, and discussion about Korean official development aid policy. In particular, we based our analysis of STI elements reflected in Korean ODA policy on official documents produced by the government and naitonal research institutes. Our central finidng suggests that there is a general lack of clear understanding and comprehensive strategy in Korean STI-ODA despite its importance, of which the situation can be greatly improved with integration between ODA and STI, development of national STI roadmap, and related frameworks.
Researcher(s): Kyung Ryul Park
National science and technology institutes have enacted research on developing STEM human resources and adaptive education/research environment in ASEAN and Indian regions, for the purpose of implementing "People(human-centered people's diplomacy)", which is one of the three visions of the New Southern Policy. By the end of 2019, the five institues have executed surveys, interviews, and public meetings targeting international students from New Southern area. Analysis on motivation, expected outcomes, livelihood, satisfaction, and future career of international students and their research activities were made, and seven policy tasks were drawn as a result. This research project will be reflected inside STEM human resources development policy and the rules of each university under cooperation from the Science, ICT, and Future HR Policy Bureau of the Ministry of Science and ICT. 참여연구원: 임문정, 박지원, 우지수, 금현아, 이인건
Researcher(s): Kyung Ryul Park, Jisu Woo, Hyun Ah Keum, 임민정,박지원,이인건