College of Engineering Hosts A..
The AOTULE (Asia-Oceania Top University League on Engineering) 2020 Conference (hereinafter AOTULE) chaired by Dean Choongsik Bae of the College of Engineering was held in Conference Room 1 of the College of Engineering Main Building on November 10th (Tue). AOTULE is a consultative body among 13 leading engineering schools and faculties in the Asia and Oceania regions established in 2007 to enhance the quality of engineering education and promote international cooperation. Annual Deans’ Meetings and Student Conferences are organized under AOTULE. This year’s conference, the 15th in AOTULE’s history, was originally to be held at KAIST with the deans from the respective engineering schools and faculties attending the Deans’ Meeting and a Student Conference. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this was changed to a virtual Deans’ Meeting. Thus, to reflect the special circumstances, this year’s Deans’ Meeting was held under the topic of Engineering Education & Global Collaboration in the Era of COVID-19 and the physical meeting was postponed to 2021.
Global Opinion of Semi-Centenn..
A Global Opinion of the Semi-Centennial of KAIST Presentation (hereinafter GO KAIST Presentations) event was held on October 27th (Tue) and 28th (Wed) at the Jeong Keun Mo Conference Hall. In a video opening speech and introduction to KAIST, KAIST President Sung-chul Shin thanked the 37 international scholars making up the panel of evaluators, saying “the opinions of the panel members will be invaluable to KAIST’s efforts to achieve its ‘Global Value-Creative Leading University’ vision, driving growth and development in the nation and for humanity, with its semi-centennial becoming an inflection point.“ This was followed by GO KAIST Presentations, organized into seven key academic fields and seven key research topics such as AI and bio-health. The respective colleges and research institutes aired videos produced prior to the event, while the respective departments gave in-person presentations followed by Q&A sessions. In the original plan for the event, the panel members would have been invited to KAIST to attend presentations by the respective departments and observe the education and research taking place on site. However, this was changed to a virtual evaluation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In his closing statement on the second day of the GO KAIST Presentations event, President Sung-chul Shin one again thanked the members of the panel, asking for “not just their positive messages on the achievements of KAIST, but candid and critical insights as well.” He went on to thank key personnel such as Dean Choongsik Bae of the College of Engineering for overseeing the organization of the event, as well as professors who participated in the presentations, calling the event “a good opportunity to affirm the developments and innovations achieved by KAIST since the first department evaluations held four years ago.” On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, KAIST organized the GO KAIST (Global Opinion on Semi-Centennial of KAIST) evaluation panel to receive feedback on its education and key research projects and establish its strategy for future development based on the evaluation. The panel was chaired by former president of ETH Zurich professor Ralph Eichler, with 36 other leading scholars from around the world serving as panel members.
2020-1 College of Engineering ..
The 2020-1 College of Engineering Innovation Workshop was held on August 12th at 1 pm in Conference Room 1 of the main building to discuss standing issues at the College and its development strategy. The College of Engineering Innovation Workshops began in 2019 and consist of activity progress reports from the four key committees (External Cooperation, Planning, Public Relations, Spatial Expansion), presentation of key items on the agenda, and in-depth discussions. Dean Choongsik Bae of the College of Engineering stressed the permanence of the College and expressed his hopes for the workshops, saying, "the Innovation Workshops will bring together the respective departments of the College of Engineering to generate momentum for further development.”
Inaugural Ceremony of the Coll..
< (From left) Award recipient Ph.D. student Jin Kim, Dean of the College of Engineering Choongsik Bae, Advisor Seokwoo Jeon> The inaugural ceremony of the College of Engineering Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award on August 12th in Conference Room 1 of the main building of KAIST College of Engineering (Dean Choongsik Bae). The College of Engineering Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award was created this year to boost the capacities of Ph.D. graduates. International experts in the respective fields were appointed to the dissertation review panel through the project to invite international expert Ph.D. dissertation panel members. To boost the international profile of KAIST graduates, these international experts worked with KAIST professors to review the dissertations. This year’s award went to Ph.D. student Jin Kim of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (Advisor: Seokwoo Jeon). The dissertation was selected based on the review by invited international experts and deliberation by the College of Engineering Operating Committee.
Launching Ceremony of KAIST Ne..
The launching ceremony for the KAIST New Deal R&D initiative for the COVID-19 response project team was held on August 11th. The ceremony was attended by KAIST President Sung-chul Shin, Vice President for Research Hyun Wook Park, Vice President for Planning and Budget Suchan Chae, as well as Project Team Leader Choongsik Bae (Dean, College of Engineering) and 40 participating professors. The ceremony consisted of a signboard hanging ceremony for the KAIST New Deal R&D initiative project team, congratulatory speech, presentation on the progress of the project and greetings from the professors in charge of the respective sub-projects. KAIST President Sung-chul Shin expressed high hopes for the project, saying, “In 50 years, when the time comes to write the history of KAIST’s first century, the ‘KAIST New Deal R&D Initiative for COVID-19 Response’ will be recognized as an important achievement in the pages of our history,” and advised the participants to “work on this project with the determination to contribute to this historic achievement.”
Relay Campaign of Hope for Ove..
It is my honor to participate in this meaningful campaign thanks to the nomination from Professor Guk-Heon Cha, Dean of Seoul National University College of Engineering. I would like to begin by expressing gratitude to the staff at the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as medical professionals for handling the COVID challenge with decisive action and dedication. KAIST College of Engineering is working on a New Deal of Technological Responses to COVID-19. We have organized the Council for Defeating the Virus and Building a Healthy Society to develop science and technology based solutions for national disasters and threats to safety and hygiene in our everyday lives such as infectious diseases through the MCM project for constructing mobile facilities for contagious diseases, with the vision to create a new industry and drive national economic growth in the post-corona world. The COVID-19 crisis will prove to be an opportunity for renewed economic development through the growth of anti-virus industries that contribute to the health and prosperity of humanity and propel Korea to leadership in the medical industry. I firmly believe that our scientists will come together to overcome this challenge with their combined efforts. #Stay strong Korea #Stay strong KAIST #Let’s go College of Engineering #Let’s go New Deal for Science and Technology I participate in the handwritten message campaign. Dean, College of Engineering, KAIST Choongsik Bae <How to Participate in the Campaign> Write a handwritten message of encouragement and post it on your social media, nominating the next person to continue the relay.
KAIST-Siemens MOU Ceremony for..
On June 25th, the College of Engineering at KAIST signed an MOU with Siemens Industry Software on cooperation in software engineering education.
2020-2 Meeting of Operating Co..
On June 2nd (Tue), Dean Choongsik Bae of the College of Engineering conducted the 2020-2 Meeting of the Operating Committee of the Council for Defeating the Virus and Building a Healthy Society (hereinafter “Council”) at Guleume, Seo-gu, Daejeon. Professor Sung-Chul Shin, president of KAIST and chairman of the Council, began the meeting with opening remarks, saying that the “Council which was formed to overcome the COVID-19 crisis, build new industries and contribute to creating a healthy society for all humanity was able to establish its direction and make great progress through the operating committee and general meetings.” He predicted that “the Council will be a platform for achieving cooperation between medicine and science and technology, with information sharing and collaboration between institutions in Daejeon, centered around Daedeok Innopolis, becoming a new national benchmark for collaboration,” and called on the operating committee to play its role in achieving this vision. In the discussions that ensued, the participants shared a summary of the 1st operating committee meeting held on April 29th, and considered the composition of working groups (5 working groups- diagnosis, protection, clinical support, treatment, vaccine), membership of institutions in the Council, website content, and future plans. 10 operating committee members were present at this meeting, which included KAIST president Sung-Chul Shin (chair), College of Engineering Dean Choongsik Bae (Administrator), Daejeon Science and Industry Bureau Chief Chang-yong Mun (representing Vice Mayor Yoon-gi Jung), Chungnam National University Hospital Director Hwan-jung Yoon, Bio-healthcare Association Chair Pil-jae Maeng, Bioneer CEO Han-o Park, Sugentech CEO Mijin Son, Innopolis Foundation Chairman Seong-gwang Yang, Hanbat National University president Byoung-Wook, Choi, and Daedeoknet CEO Lee Seok-bong.
Visit From Kolon Industries
Dean Choongsik Bae of the College of Engineering met with representatives of Kolon Industries in the Dean’s office on May 29th to discuss measures for preventing the spread of COVID-19.
2nd Meeting of the Council for..
Dean Choongsik Bae of the College of Engineering conducted the 2nd Meeting of the Council for Defeating the Virus and Building a Healthy Society on May 13th (Wed). While the meeting was held as an online video conference to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Dean Choongsik Bae (Council administrator) was joined by KAIST president and Council chair Professor Sung-Chul Shin, and congressman Sangmin Lee of Yuseong-gu. Dean Choongsik Bae began the meeting by expressing his hopes for the meeting to become a good example of collaboration, while president Sung-Chul Shin thanked the participants, saying “this 2nd meeting of the Council for Defeating the Virus and Building a Healthy Society (hereinafter “Council”), following the inaugural meeting on April 21st is a highly meaningful one.” President Shin stressed, “the goal of this Council is to share information between institutions, build networks and ultimately provide a platform for collaboration to respond to the COVID-19 crisis,” adding, “Minister Choi Ki-young of the Ministry of Science and ICT agreed that the Council, established under this objective, could become an example of success in overcoming the COVID-19 crisis.” President Shin revealed “the Council will operate 4 working groups- diagnosis and protective equipment, treatment, vaccine, and clinical support, to maximize efficiency and effectiveness,” before concluding his opening speech with the “hope that this meeting will be informative, with discussions on the various action strategies of the council and information sharing.” During the meeting, Bioneer CEO Han-O Park gave a presentation on the development of COVID-19 test kits and treatments, Dr. Doo-byoung Oh, Director of Research Strategy Division at the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology shared information on COVID-19 responses and R&D support at KRIBB, while College of Engineering Dean Choongsik Bae presented the New Deal in Science Technology for COVID-19 Response project. In the floor discussion after the presentations, the participants shared decisions made by the operating committee of the Council, and further discussed the composition and operating methods of the working groups as well as the construction of the Council’s website. In his closing speech, President Shin said “the three presentations were very informative, there will have to be efforts made at the working group level in the future to actualize the ideas proposed,” stressing, “strategies to share and use the resources of hospitals such as the medical device clinical trial centers for the fast and successful commercialization of technologies against the virus should also be implemented.” There were over 50 participants attending this meeting both online and in-person, including KAIST president Sung-chul Shin, congressman Sangmin Lee of the Democratic Party, professor Su-chan Chae, Vice President for Planning and Budget, professor Choong-sik Bae as well as representatives and staff-in-charge at key institutions within Daejeon and Daedeok innopolis, such as medical institutions- Konyang University Hospital and Chungnam National University Hospital, enterprises in the Bio-healthcare Association, government funded science and technology research institutes under the Association of Innopolis Institution Leaders, and the Innopolis Foundation.
Visit by Byeong-kwon Min Aide ..
Mr. Byeong-kwon Min, aide to the Mayor of Daejeon Metropolitan City, visited the KAIST College of Engineering on May 8th.
Visit by Director Hwan-jung Yo..
< Dean Choongsik Bae of the College of Engineering and Director Hwanjung Yoon of Chungnam National University Hospital are talking in the dean’s office. > Director Hwanjung Yoon of Chungnam National University Hospital made a visit to KAIST College of Engineering on April 29th to discuss the New Deal Policy for Science and Technology in COVID-19 Response.