Spring 2016 CoE Global Lecture Series
KAIST Ranks 13th in Engineering and Technology and 43rd in O..
For the first time, the university has broken into the ranks of top 50 global universities since the first release of the rankings in 2004. The 2015 QS World University Rankings were released on September 15, 2015. Overall, KAIST ranked 43rd, advancing eight steps up from last year’s results. Its engineering and technology rank now places it 13th in the global rankings, but it is first in Korea's rankings. Both represent the highest record KAIST has ever attained since the QS Rankings began in 2004. The QS Rankings uses six performance indicators to assess universities’ global reputation, research impact, staffing levels, and international complexion. The indicators are: academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%), student-to-faculty ratio (20%), number of citations per faculty publications (20%), international to domestic faculty ratio (5%), and international to domestic student ratio (5%). The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) topped the 2015 list, with Harvard University coming in second place. The University of Cambridge and Stanford University jointly ranked third. For details on the 2015 QS World University Rankings, see http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings-articles/world-university-rankings/qs-world-university-rankings-201516-out-now.
The Mirror or Mirror Exhibition Takes Place at Dongdaemun De..
An exhibition, called “Mirror or Mirror,” displaying the integration of fashion design and technology took place at Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in Seoul from July 18-25, 2015. DDP is the center of Korea’s fashion hub. The exhibition was created by Professor Daniel Pieter Saakes of the Industrial Design Department at KAIST and introduced a new design system reinforced with an interactive technology that incorporates augmented reality into the design process. Users stand before the Mirror or Mirror system, and by using augmented reality, they can design their own fashion items including clothes based on their need and fashion preferences. The augmented reality allows users to draw their favorite patterns or new designs over their body, thereby enabling them to check the result immediately and try out a variety of different designs right away. Professor Saakes said, “Fashion has always been a way to express individual and personal style. With our system, people can easily fulfill such desires, customizing their own designs.” At the exhibition, visitors also had opportunities to produce their own shirts while using the Mirror or Mirror system. Picture 1: A user wears a newly designed virtual shirt over her body using augmented reality provided by the Mirror or Mirror system. Picture 2: The shirt was designed and produced through the Mirror or Mirror system.
Notice for paying Tuition fees for 2015 2nd Semester (Enroll..
This is of a guideline of making a payment for tuition fees for 2015 2nd Semester. For more details, please refer to the file attached.
Experts Gather to Develop a Korean Supercomputer on KAIST Ca..
KAIST hosted an inauguration ceremony for the Super-Capacity Computing Advancement Forum on July 2, 2015, to increase Korea's national computing capacity. It represents a gathering consisting of experts drawn across industry, university, and institutes in super-capacity computing. More than ten experts from the university, including President Steve Kang and Professor Oh-Joon Kwon of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, attended the ceremony. This forum was created to secure a competitive edge in the global market by establishing a long-term strategy for the development of super computers. The recent rise of new service industries, such as voice recognition, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things, has increased the need for super-capacity computing to deal more rapidly with big data. The need is made more urgent by increased investment by leading countries in this field. The forum will organize and operate working-level subcommittees to promote in-depth discussions on issues related to super-capacity computing systems. Open forums and public hearings will be held until October, to gather information and insights needed to advance the field. President Steve Kang, the Chairman of the Forum, said, “The forum will have a great impact on Korea’s effort to become a world leader in super-capacity computing. We plan to debate the pros and cons of potential solutions to the Korean government, to assist them in building the nation’s competitiveness in super-capacity computing capability.”
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ICISTS-KAIST 2015 SHAPING THE FUTURE
Registration Guide for the 2015 Fall Semester
2015 Fall semester registration procedure and methods are as follows:1. Registration period: July 13, 2015(Mon) ~ July 17(Fri)<1st period>12:30 ~ 23:59 on July 13(Mon) (Open enrollment without ceilings for all the courses)※ July 14(Tues) : No registration is possibleFinal student lists for the courses will be announced before 12:00, July 15(Wed)▶ Students will be randomly selected for the courses that exceed their enrollment ceilings; final student lists for the courses will be announced.(on portal)<2nd period>12:30 on July 15(Wed) ~ 23:59 on July 17(Fri) (Students may register for the remaining courses on a first-come first-serve basis)2. Use: Portal - Academic System3. The system opens<1st period>from 12:30 to 23:59 on July 13(Mon)<2nd period>12:30 on July 15(Wed) ~ 23:59 on July 17(Fri) (Students may register for the remaining courses on a first-come first-serve basis)4. Venues: Anywhere students get access to Web5. Registration procedure1) Choose classes from the lists: Portal(http://portal.kaist.ac.kr) ⇒ Academic System ⇒ Courses Offered 2) Web registration: Portal(http://portal.kaist.ac.kr) ⇒ Academic System6. Registration is open for all current students(Undergraduates, Master's and Ph.D. students), matriculating graduate students, and returning students(Undergraduates, Master's and Ph.D. Students expected to return to school 2015 Fall Semester)7. MiscellaneousA. 2015 Fall semester course schedule(Courses offered by Department/Division) can be found * on Portal(http://portal.kaist.ac.kr) ⇒ Academic System ⇒ Courses OfferedB. Students included in the final lists (of the courses exceed their enrollment ceilings) can not cancel the courses during the registration period. (However, during the Add/drop period, students may change or cancel their classes.)C. Students entering KAIST in 2015, and thereafter, must register for required English before any other courses beginning in the second semester. (The course registration system will block registration of non-EFL courses until an undergraduate student registers for required EFL courses)D. Registration for elective general courses in humanities & social science : limited to 4 subjects on the 1st period.8. Please contact the team involved for more information1) Daejeon Campus: Academic Registrar's Team (T. 042-350-2367(Undergraduate), 2368(Graduate))2) Seoul Campus: Academic & Student Affairs Team (T. 02-958-3214) Office of Academic Affairs (Academic Registrar's Team)
Academic Reinstatement for the 2015 Autumn Semester
Academic Reinstatement for the 2015 Autumn Semester Students expected to return to school 2015 Autumn Semester must apply reinstatement during the designated period (Monday, August 3, 2015 - Monday, August 10, 2015) with approval of your academic advisor and the head of your department/division on the Academic System. (According to the Academic Rules and Regulation Section 4, Article 34, returning students failing to register or to pay their tuition fees during the registration period are subject to dismissal from their program.)* 2015 August Semester begins on Monday August, 311. Application of ReinstatementA. Apply reinstatement on the Academic System(Academic Records-Apply School register change) during the designated period (Monday, August 3, 2015. ～ Monday, August 10, 2015.) and get approvals from your advisor and the head of department through the Academic System. ※ Students failing to apply reinstatement will be dismissed in accordance with the Academic Rules and RegulationsB. Students who are on leave of absence due to their military service must attach one copy of their resident certificate on which their duration of the service and the date of discharge are written on the Academic System.※ Students expected to be discharged from the military service should apply for reinstatement along with the certificate of discharge or the certificate of military service, or other documents which can prove their service issued by their military unit on the Academic System.C. Information of a guarantor who approve the reinstatement, must be included in the Reinstatement application. After a student applies for it, he/she should get approvals of an academic advisor and the head of department on the Academic System.※ Undergraduates: their parent's information※ Master's and Doctoral students - general scholarship: information of the head of organization granting the scholarship- national scholarship, or KAIST scholarship: their parent's information2. Tuition payment (via internet or electronic bank service)Payment methods and individual payment status will be announced on of the KAIST Home Page early August. Students can pay the fees using internet banking or CD/ATM.3. Matters to be attended to for students on leave of absence due to military serviceA. Military leave of absence: If students are discharged from military service earlier than the approved deadline of their leave of absence, they have to return to school the semester immediately before the semester in which the date of discharge springs.B. If the date of discharge happens to be later than the deadline of leave of absence, the certificate of military service (signed by a commander of their military unit) should be attached along with the reinstatement application on the Academic System.C. Students on military leave of absence (who completed their military service) wanting to return to school can register for courses until the last day of Add/drop period. Registration is not possible after the Add/drop period.4. MiscellaneousNotices regarding reinstatement will be announced on