Professor Hoi-Jun Yoo of the School of Electrical Engineering and his research team developed an artificial intelligence (AI) semiconductor that efficiently employs deep learning by applying variable artificial neural network technology.
A joint research team led by Professor Sukbok Chang and Professor Mu-hyun Baik from the Department of Chemistry achieved a breakthrough — coming up with a new strategy for synthesizing this ring-shaped molecule from readily available hydrocarbons in nature.
A research team from the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) led by Sang-Young Lee has developed a battery that promises exceptional safety and flexibility.
While there is yet little understood about autoimmune diseases, a Yale University research team has managed to extend our insight a little further. Through experimentation with samples of mice, the team was able to demonstrate how the gut bacteria Enterococcus gallinarum could be translocated into other organs including the liver, spleen, and lymph nodes.
Despite some debates, it is generally accepted that the human hippocampus generates new neurons even in adulthood. Yet, research led by Dr. Arturo Alvarez-Buylla and his team from University of California, San Francisco discovered evidence that neurogenesis in the human hippocampus drops drastically as age progresses.
On March 19, the opening ceremony for the newly completed Academic Cultural Complex (E9) was held. With over 34.9 billion KRW invested in the renovation, the old library building has been reborn with a new exterior and interior, as well as an appended Cultural Building.
The questionable conditions, insular medical society, and the lack of financial support all converge at a keystone of the arch that is the Korean medical system — education. Despite the pristine image illuminating the Korean medical society, much paddling occurs under the surface to keep the reputation afloat. The brutal and elitist medical education system in Korea aids little in disassembling the rigid structure, and in fact instigates many issues currently in place.
800 million KRW in seven months. In Korea, where the position of a doctor holds high prestige in society, it is pretty unbelievable for a doctor to be in debt. In the winter of 2013, however, Dr. Cook-Jong Lee of Ajou University Hospital found himself 800 million KRW in debt after paying for multiple helicopter transportation fees for emergency patients in unreachable areas.
On November 12, a scandal at Hallym University’s Sacred Heart Hospital hit headlines. Video footage of nurses dressed in provocative clothing and performing sexually suggestive dances at an event hosted by the hospital was released to social media.
When Mr. Oh, a 25-year-old and member of the North Korean military, stepped into his black military jeep on a cold winter afternoon on November 13, he must have thought out what he was going to do over and over in his head.
After the backlash to policies created by President Sung-Chul Shin, students have responded in unison through a vote on the establishment of the Transdisciplinary Major track and through the discussion with the president about his plans to create a mandatory artificial intelligence (AI) course.
Professor Hyunjoon Song of the Department of Chemistry, along with Professor Ki Min Nam from Mokpo National University, has developed a metal oxide hybrid optical nanocatalyst in order to increase the methane conversion rate with relatively cheap materials.
A collaborative research team led by Professor Hyun Gyu Park’s research team from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has developed a new technology for the sensitive determination of ribonuclease H (RNase H) activity.
November 20 saw the return of the KAIST Happy Campus Campaign program. Now in its sixth year, this week-long program aims to offer opportunities for students to gain a mental boost and to provide an outlet for their worries.
On November 8, the Department of Aerospace Engineering hosted a special lecture about the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). This featured guest speakers from Northrop Grumman, the NASA-selected primary contractor for the development of the “premier new space observatory".
The Undergraduate Student Council (USC) has judged that menstruation, which exists as a separate issue from conventional medical problems, should be covered by school policies as well. The Menstrual Absence policy will therefore allow students to have menstrual absences officially excused without any attendance score penalties.
On November 20, as a speaker at the 2017 Fall Physics Colloquium, President Sung-Chul Shin gave a lecture titled “Preparing KAISTians for a Happy Future”. The talk, which was supposed to bring solace to students, caused widespread outrage on the internet forums of KaDaejeon and Bamboo Forest.
Through research conducted in collaboration with the Medical Bioconvergence Research Center (Biocon) and Seoul National University Professor Sung Hoon Kim, Professor Kim was able to develop a three-dimensional, laser-scanning biomicroscope. Using this new technology, Professor Kim has created a startup by the name of IVIM Technology, Inc.
In a world where new technologies are introduced on a daily basis, many have to spend a large portion of their time learning how to use new tools instead of focusing on what is important to them. On November 13, Chang-Hyeon Song, the founder of Naver Labs, visited KAIST to give a seminar titled “Ambient Intelligence R&D at Naver Labs” at the Information and Electronics Building (E3).