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. 



Current Members @ KAIST (alphabetical order)

SANGKYUNG BAE  (배상경)
Doctoral Student in STP
B.S. Business Administration, English Language & Literature, SungKyunKwan University, Seoul, 2010
M.S., Innovation & Technology Management, KAIST, 2016

Email:  skbae43@kaist.ac.kr

Her  research interests are technology policies to promote user-centered technology development with a focus on inclusive growth and public interest. 
SUNGJAE HONG  (홍성재)
Master's Candidate in STP
B.S. Computer Science, KAIST, 2016

Email:  yain@kaist.ac.kr

His research interests include relationship between older adults and emerging technologies, such as information technology (IT) and data technology (DT), as well as eGovernment for the aging population.
TAE KYUNG KIM  (김태경)
Master's Candidate in STP
B.A. Political Science and Diplomacy, Korea University, Seoul, 2015

Email:  0515kyung@kaist.ac.kr

Her research interests are in social and legal issues related to information technology (IT) such privacy as well as mental health. Tae Kyung is currently working on a study about how legal precedents have portrayed privacy invasion related to IT devices.
YU MIN LEE  (이유민)
Master's Student in STP
B.E. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST, 2015

Email:  iym0509@kaist.ac.kr

Her major interests are communication, quality of life, and mental health of older adults. She is now conducting a research about Kodokushi (lonely death) issue in Korea using a media content analysis. She worked at the KAIST Broadcasting System for three years. She interned at the UN ESCAP Subregional Office for East and North-East Asia (SRO-ENEA) in 2016. 
HAKJUN OH (오학준)
Master's Student in STP
B.E. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, 2015

Email:  hakjunoh4365@kaist.ac.kr

As an undergraduate, he was interested in information and communication technology (ICT) of Industry 4.0 such as smart factory. After graduating from Yonsei, he joined Hyundai Motor Company as a person in charge of automotive electronics part of manufacturing engineering in assembly plant. While working on project of hybrid, electric, and plug-in hybrid car models, he got interested in future mobility system in aged society. Now, he is studying on issues of older drivers and autonomous vehicles at KAIST STP.
 
JUNG-MIN WOO (우정민)
Master's Candidate in STP
B.S.F.S. Science, Technology, and International Affairs, Georgetown University, D.C. 2011

Email:  jmwoo@kaist.ac.kr

Jung-Min is a graduate of Georgetown University where she studied Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA) with a concentration in Biotechnology and Global Health. Her undergraduate thesis was an analysis of the issues that brought on the food crisis in North Korea. After graduating from Georgetown she joined the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C. At CSIS, Jung-Min was a researcher focusing on nuclear energy and nonproliferation. At KAIST, she hopes to re-focus on health and further her studies on how policy can be developed to support rapidly changing public health needs in an increasingly globalized world.


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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