MEMBERS

AT Policy Lab is a multidisciplinary research team with a focus on translational research in the convergence between technology policy AND (a) aging and health, (b) social welfare, and (c) gender issues. One of the important missions of AT Policy Lab is training future leaders with entrepreneurship in STP. All members carry out research projects and contribute to writing papers for publication. We welcome undergraduate researchers, and internship opportunities are available. If you are interested in AT Policy Lab and/or research opportunities, please contact Prof. Choi.

고령사회 기술복지 정책 실험실은 다양한 학부전공과 삶 경험을 지닌 연구자들이 모여 사회가 당면한 인구고령화, 건강, 사회불평등, 복지 등의 문제를 과학기술정책과의 교차점에서 연구하고 있습니다. 저희 연구실은 과학기술정책 분야의 개척가 정신을 지닌 새로운 리더를 양성하는 데 주력하고 있으며, 구성원들은 연구 프로젝트를 기반으로 방법론과 논문 작성에 대해 연마하게 됩니다. 학부생에게는 연구 인턴쉽 기회가있으니, 이 분야에 도전하고 싶은 사람은 지원바랍니다.

Soyeon Jung

정소연

Doctoral Student

M.S, Science and Technology Policy, KAIST, 2021

B.S., Industrial Design, KAIST, 2019

soy5914@kaist.ac.kr


Soyeon has an interdisciplinary educational and training background and worked for a research project on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) before joining AT Policy Lab. Her internship at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. during her undergraduate years has made her more interested in technology policy. Her current research interests include the social impact of new emerging technologies, with a focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI), aiming to contribute to developing policies to build a better society.


Donghun Kang

강동훈

Doctoral Candidate

M.S, Science and Technology Policy, KAIST, 2020

B.S., Mechanical Engineering & Technology Management, KAIST, 2018

kangdong74@kaist.ac.kr


Donghun majored both in mechanical engineering and technology management as an undergraduate at KAIST, wherein he was very active in committee as well as volunteering work such as "Green in KAIST" (green campus committee in KAIST) and "EWB KAIST" (Engineers Without Borders). He also has a research experience on wind power generation in Chongsong, South Korea and is currently expanding his research interests to Anthropocene and demographic changes.

Ern chern khor

허은진

Doctoral Student

M.S, Science and Technology Policy, KAIST, 2022

B.S. Computer Science & Business and Technology Management, KAIST, 2020

kec_1028@kaist.ac.kr


Ern Chern has always focused on enriching experiences to learn across disciplines and in different countries' contexts. She has been active in programs related to technology and society since undergraduate school and was elected as a university representative in international programs to China and Indonesia. During her master’s study, she was actively involved in research projects and international collaborations related to gender equity, aging society, societal impacts of AI, etc. Being aware that social justice does not come naturally but always needs intervention, she hopes to contribute to evidence for social problems related to technology with interdisciplinary research approaches. Her research interests cover topics such as cybercrime victimization, digital divide, virtual world harassment, AI literacy, etc.


Taekyung Kim

김태경

Doctoral Candidate

M.S, Science and Technology Policy, KAIST, 2018

B.S., Political Science and Diplomacy, Korea University, 2015

0515kyung@gmail.com


Taekyung studied political science and diplomacy in her undergraduate years and applied STP to learn more about the role of science and technology in a national context. She wrote her master's thesis on older adults' willingness to share information with others and the underlying socio-economic factors. After graduating from STP, she worked at STEPI (2018-2021) and had a chance to experience the way the public policy sector works. Taekyung's primary interest is studying the regulation and management scheme of personal information within new technologies, especially concerning new type of medical information.


Taylor de rosa

테일러 디 로사

Master's Student


B.S. Computer Science

Brown University, 2016

taylorderosa@kaist.ac.kr


After studying computer science in her undergraduate studies, Taylor worked in the technology sector as a product manager focused on web accessibility, mobile applications, and building inclusive products. While at STP, she hopes to deepen her understanding of how technology impacts social inequality and the ways in which emerging technologies are deployed and governed. Her current research interests include the ethics of emerging technologies as well as data privacy and the data economy.


wan hong

홍완

Undergraduate Intern

Major in Computer Science, Minor in STP, KAIST

wanmidsummer@kaist.ac.kr


Wan is majoring in computer science and minoring in STP. He has actively participated in the Student & Minority Human Rights Committee (HRC), addressing social issues such as on-campus accessibility. He is interested in social justice in the ICT field including the digital divide. He aims to expand his knowledge on the relationship of technology and society through the internship at STP.

Lucas Barbosa de Oliveira

루카스
디 올리베이라

Undergraduate Intern

Double-Major in Electornic Engineering & Business Technology Management, Minor in STP, KAIST

lucas.barbosa@kaist.ac.kr


Lucas is double-majoring in Electrical Engineering, Business Technology Management, and minoring in STP. He is interested in three main topics: the effects of plummeting birth rates and rising longevity in South Korea's economy; how the use of assistive technologies can help remedy stigmas associated with aging and other disabling conditions; and how KAIST can lead Asian universities in implementing SDG-related changes for compliance with the Agenda 2030. Lucas worked in a UN agency past summer on sustainable finance. His aim is to understand how science-based technology policy impacts society at large.


Alumni & Thesis Title

Sangkyung Bae, Ph.D. STP (2017-2022)

Ageism in the Workplace: A Focus on the Software Industry

Ern Chern Khor, M.S. STP (2020-2022)

Gender Disparity in the Experience of Being Hacked: A Focus on the Third-Level Digital Divide Using Twitter Data

Chaekyung Lim, M.S. STP (2019-2021)

Active Aging in the Digital World : A Focus on Older YouTube Creators

Soyeon Jung, M.S. STP (2019-2021)

Framing artificial intelligence: a content analysis of news coverage of ethical issues

Donghun Kang, M.S. STP (2018-2020)

Factors influencing waste management behaviors: a focus on cohort differences in South Korea

Hakjun Oh, M.S. STP (2016-2019)

Policies to Enhance Older Driver Safety: Older Adults’ Opinions

Sungjae Hong, M.S. STP (2016-2018)

An Exploratory Study of E-government Service Adoption in the Aging Population

Jung-Min Woo, M.S. STP (2016-2018)

WHO Age Friendly Cities and Communities: The Korean Experience

Tae Kyung Kim, M.S. STP (2015-2018)

Older Adults' Perspectives on Personal and Health Information Sharing in Relation to the Adoption of Healthcare Technology

Undergraduate Student Researchers (URP Interns) & Research Topics

(chronological order)

Moonju Lee (2017)

Policy Recommendations for Empowering Female ICT Workers in Developing Countries in 4IR

Jung Hoon Cho (2016)

Social Entrepreneurship in Quality of Life Technology: Implications to the Startup KAIST Program

Edrick Kwek (2015)

Realities of a Revolutionary Technology: A Critical Analysis on the Usage of Prosthetic Arms

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