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2018-11 26

[General]The 2019 Essay Entrance Examinations for Hanyang University

On the 24th and 25th of November, 2018, the 2019 essay entrance exams were held at Hanyang University, with the departments of humanities and business on the first day and the department of natural science on the second day. Amid the first snow of the year, a flood of students came from all across the country to take the entrance examination for Hanyang University. With a total of 30,533 students applying for the examination with only 378 being chosen, the competition rate this year showed a ratio of 80.78:1, and the final acceptance announcement will be made on Demember 14th, 2018. The examinees are visiting Hanyang Univeristy to take the 2019 Essay Application Examination despite the heavy, unexpected snow. An examinee is taking a photo of the Lion Statute of Hanyang University. On Saturday the 24th, the exam for the business department was held in the morning and the humanities were held in the afternoon. According to Choi Young-seo, an examinee of the business field examination, “all three questions of today’s business field exam were difficult, especially compared to last year.” Taking Hanyang's entrance essay examination for a second time, Choi showed his hopes of returning to the university as an enrolled student. Park So-hee, who also took the business field examination, expressed the difficulty of this year’s examination. She explained that “the exam was difficult in that the questions required more statistical calculations compared to last year’s examination, which had put more emphasis upon calculus.” Coming all the way from Deajeon, Park also wished to become a freshman of Hanyang University in 2019. Crowds of examinees are finding the location for their examination halls. As for the examinees of the humanities field examinations, most showed great anxiety towards the upcoming afternoon exam. Lee Ji-an, who applied for the Department of Political Science and International Studies, said that she was greatly nervous due to her strong hopes of receiving good results through the high competition rates of the exam. Lee came with her mother, all the way from Suncheon-Hyocheon High School in Jeollanam-do Province. “Of course I hope the results are positive, but even if they are not, I want to keep it as a good memory. Simply coming to this prestigious school with my daughter was a good experience,” added the mother of Lee while waiting for her daughter to finish her exam. Examinees are finding the location for their examination halls on the guidance board. Student volunteers offered to help to the examinees while wishing the them the best of luck that they would become their future hubae (junior). (From left, Kim Yoon-ju (Department of English Language and Literature, 3rd year), Choi Ji-hye (Department of Chemistry, 2nd year), and Seo Ji-won (Major of Intererior Design, 2nd year)) Information guidance was prepared throughout the campus in order to help the examinees find the right location for their examination. In addition, student volunteers from Hanyang University came on the day of the exams in order to provide help towards their future hubae (junior colleagues). “Working as a volunteer today has reminded me of my memories of coming to the school for the application test. From such memories, I want to provide any help possible to the examinees,” mentioned Kim Yoon-ju (Department of English Language and Literature, 3rd year). Choi Ji-hye (Department of Chemistry, 2nd year) also mentioned recalling her past memories, and how she was able to help the examinees with a light heart on the thought that they might become her future hubae. Choi Seo-yong Photos by Kang Cho-hyun

2018-11 26

[General]The 34th Economics and Finance Seminar

Around the middle of November each year, a tradition has been going on for 34 years at the College of Economics and Finance. This tradition, which students have been voluntarily maintaining by themselves, commenced once again on November 22nd of this year, marking the 34th Economics and Finance seminar which was held on the 6th floor of the Paiknam Library. The topic of the academic presentation for this year's seminar was the crisis of national pension exhaustion and its resolution plan. You could hardly find an empty seat at the international conference room in which the seminar was held. The seminar began with an opening statement from the chairman of the seminar, Lee Sang-won (College of Economics and Finance, 4th year). Then the dean of the department gave a congratulatory message to the audience. After the first session of the seminar had started, four student presentations from the academic department of the seminar preparation committee took place. After the presentations, a comment from the advising professor, Chun Young-jun (College of Economics and Finance) followed, after which, the first session concluded with final words from the chairman. The second session consisted of dinner and recreation time for students and professors from the College of Economics and Finance. The topic for the presentation is selected by taking into account the interests of students at the College of Economics and Finance and the current issues that lie with the contemporary society. The internet bank, trade war, and electric charges were among the list of potential topics for the presentation this year; however, the vote from the committee determined that the subject of national pension would be the main topic of discussion for the 34th seminar. One of the presenters is explaining the fuzzy-set ideal type analysis that they used to evaluate institutional, demographic, economic, and fiscal factors of Korea's national pension system. The presentations at the seminar covered the definition of national pension, how the national pension system is applied in Korea, and the many disputes regarding the current system. They also introduced the national pension system in operation at foreign countries to apply and supplement for the shortcomings that Korea’s national pension system holds at present. Members of the academic department focused on completing the academic journal until the 23rd of October, after which they practiced giving presentations. “Since we only had about two months to prepare for the seminar, the academic department almost always stayed up late at night to have meetings regarding the presentation. I sincerely want to thank all nine members of our department, and I would also like to give a special thanks to professor Chun Young-jun who gave us helpful guidance,” said Lee Won-seob (College of Economics and Finance, 3rd year), the director of the academic department. Kim Hyun-soo Photos by Park Geun-hyung

2018-11 26

[General]The Fifth Annual Sport DeMerS (Design, Merchandising, Sales) Conference

For those interested in sports, architecture, business management, design, and other related fields, the annual Sport DeMerS (a mixture from the words: design, merchandising, and sales) Conference: ‘The Next Sport Agenda’ would be an excellent opportunity to gain new insights into these fields. For each year’s conference, chosen professionals from each field of sports design, merchandising, and sales shared their knowledge and experiences. On November 23, of 2018, 150 field professionals and enthusiastic students gathered at the Olympic Gymnasium to commemorate the fifth Sport DeMerS Conference. Professionals are answering the visitors' questions during the panel discussion. Futures shared by the DeMerS-ers This year, under the subtitle: ‘The New Era of Sport DeMerS,’ three leaders shared their future vision of their fields. Kim Joo-young, the principal designer of an architectural design firm called Populous, first discussed the designing of a new model of sports stadiums that can reflect the constantly changing needs of the audience. Tracy Shim (Department of Education, '03) has advised the examination of how the sports industry will evolve according to the trend through today's agenda. Next, NC Dinos marketing manager, Tracy Shim (Department of Education, '03) shared her firsthand experiences about the issues in merchandising trends. Shim explained, “many sports teams are failing to meet the rapid changes in the merchandising trend for practical reasons. I’m sure pondering on these realistic reasons brought up in today’s conference will help the future merchandisers.” Finally, Gye Eun-young, a sports committee staff member from the Goyang City Council, presented a case on the effects of Goyang City’s brand value rising through sports as well as future plans to utilize this effect. The passionate DeMers-wannabes The three leaders were greeted by an enthusiastic response from the listeners. Kim Min-ki (Department of Sports Industry, 2nd year) said it was a good opportunity to hear about the personal experiences in the field, something only the actual workers would know. While much of the audience in attendance were from other universities, some were from the high schools. A student from Korea University, Koh Ah-ra (School of Global Sport Studies, 2nd year) said, “DeMerS is a patent advantage that only Hanyang University has. Other schools provide no opportunity to learn about DeMerS, so today was a special chance to learn about things that the school could not teach us.” During the panel discussion, visitors are questioning the three professionals. More about DeMerS The sports industry is already huge in America, Europe and Japan, and in Korea, it is also starting to be. “The Sports industry is in need of workers who not only have theoretical knowledge but also a practical understanding of the industry. Thus, it came as a surprise that there were no specialized programs to teach such insights,” said Roger Park (Department of Sports Industry), the organizer of the conference. That is why, starting from 2014, a fusional study program was started with the support of the Ministry of Education and has lasted for almost five years. During these years, numerous programs were carried out, including the conference, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 18 different sports organizations, the organizing of 10 global field-trips, and the opening of 10 classes with both professors and field professionals. Although the program is coming to an end next year, Park has stated that arrangements to continue some of the programs are under discussion. Roger Park (Department of Sports Industry) explains that DeMerS is an integrated concept of Design, Merchandising, and Sales and is being broadly used in relation to the major and start-ups. Lim Ji-woo Photos by Lee Jin-myung

2018-11 21

[Faculty]Hanyang University President Lee Young-moo and Professor Kim Seon-jeong have earned the CES 2019 Innovation Award

▲Hanyang University President Lee Young-moo (left) and Professor Kim Seon-jeong (right) On November 8, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) announced that each product developed by Hanyang University President Lee Young-moo and Professor Kim Seon-jeong (Department of Electrical Biomedical Engineering) has been selected as the winner of the '2019 CES Innovation Award.' The CES Innovation Award is given to innovative products by comprehensively evaluating design, technology, and consumer values in more than 30 fields such as home appliances. Hanyang University has won two innovation awards at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and the ceremony will be held in Las Vegas in early January of 2019. In addition, these products will be on display during the 2019 CES. According to CES, President Lee Young-moo's award-winning work is a compact and mobile Oxygen Nitrogen Generator (named O2N2). It injects concentrated Nitrogen into storage containers such as wine, vegetables, etc., to maintain the taste and quality for much longer periods of time. It can also be used for people who need an oxygen supply or for those in need of concentrated oxygen after exercising. This product also allows the user to control the amount of oxygen and nitrogen concentration through the use of mobile IoT technology. Professor Kim Seon-jeong's award-winning work is the Self-powered Emergency Signal Device. The device is designed to produce electricity from sea waves without batteries by utilizing a GPS signal transmission and LED light emission to facilitate rescue operations in marine emergency situations. This device was developed by Professor Kim and its primary uses in the future include military, aviation, and space industries as a technology that can supplement or replace battery dependent technologies. Meanwhile, Professor Lee Young-moo, who is famous for being a 'Researching President,' has published a thesis on the separation membranes in Science in the world's top scientific journal. Professor Kim Seon-jeong has also published a thesis on the subject of 'Room to produce electricity itself' in Science. Both professors have used their own research to develop innovative products that were not in existence before. An official at Hanyang University has stated, "We have achieved a remarkable feat by receiving the two innovation awards at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and we will continue education and research that will empower society through practical academics that our university pursues." Meanwhile, the products that were awarded at CES were completed with support from the Ministry of Education Creative Assets Commercialization support (BRIDGE +) project and the Leader researcher Support Project of Korea Research Foundation of the Ministry of Science and Information Communication Technology.

2018-11 19

[Academics]Political Democratization to Democratization in Everyday Life

The viral tidal wave of the Me Too movement that started in 2017 did not fail to hit Korea as well. The liberal movement is one of the most revolutionary moments in Korea after the candle light revolution and the impeachment of the former president. Basing his research on such revolutionary acts, professor Joo Sung-soo (Graduate School of Public Policy) reported his study results and the newly coined term, “democratization in everyday life” on the Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS), one of the major national television and radio network companies in Korea. Joo Sung-soo (Graduate School of Public Policy) was a panelist on the SBS program, "A World Changed by Individuals." (개인이 바꾸는 세상) (Photo courtesy of Joo) Sexual assaults and corruption have existed since time immemorial. However, the explosion of allegations is a recent phenomenon that has not been observed before. According to Joo, the focus of the research was “why now?” It took Joo a laborious process of five months just to get together with various scholars and the SBS debate committee, after which he was finally able to conclude that the burst in the waves of accusations all boiled down to the activation of IT platforms and individualism. After the succession of the Sewol Ferry incident and the piles of unresolved sexual assaults and hidden camera issues, people have come to live in constant anxiety and fear that they can no longer trust anyone but themselves to help or protect themselves from these threats. Luckily, various online platforms have allowed these individuals to gather online to share and talk about their fear, dissatisfaction, and needs for change. People have then started forming a tight bond of empathy, which has eventually led to mass action, an example of which was the candle light revolution. The candle light revolution in the midst of growing anxiety was a historical event that ignited the beginning of a domino effect that uncovered the dirty crusts of our society. Joo is explaining the term 'democratization in everyday life' during the interview on November 16th, 2018. The successful impeachment of the former president after a series of protests has encouraged people to be aware of the power of their voice. If it was not for the online platform, the candlelight revolution would have been impossible. In other words, such revolutionary acts have all started from individuals who have gathered online. “The term ‘democratization in everyday life’ is based on IT technology and the tight-knit network that individuals form through online conversation and collective intelligence. In this way, individuals form a bond of empathy through which they can freely express themselves, and the freedom of expression is of course, one of the essential conditions of a democracy,” said Joo. Joo presents his research on SBS on November 2nd, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Joo) Joo admitted that the internet definitely has two faces. “Up till now, I think only the dark side of the internet has been dealt with. I won’t deny that it can isolate some people, but I believe that it has more positive sides to it than the negatives. This especially applies for Koreans,” said Joo. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), 57 percent of South Koreans use social media for news at least once a day, while 47 percent use it several times a day. “It means that the majority of Koreans, especially teenagers and young adults, are constantly exposed to the online world, a place where they can learn new information on a daily basis and freely form new connections with other online-users countless times throughout the day,” said Joo. “Times are changing and I think that it’s important we make a change in our values accordingly.” The younger generations live in an era where they are constantly exposed to a free flow of information and democratic ideologies. Korea, along with its Chinese and Japanese counterparts, is slowly moving away from its authoritative culture. However, there is still a distinct generational gap as this sort of value change is more apparent in the younger and comparatively liberal generation. This can only create more generational conflict and societal instabilities. “That’s why I came up with the term, 'democratization in everyday life.' It’s different from political democratization because the latter only focuses on politics. Now we should focus not only on the politics but also on bringing democracy into our daily lives, fully living up to our rights like freedom of expression and speech,” said Joo. When asked to impart any lasting words of wisdom, Joo responded, “democratization in everyday life also exists in our school. Amongst your colleagues, your seon-hubaes (senior-junior), or between a professor and a student, there may exist some sort of authoritative relationship. I’m a professor, but I also go through unjust treatment from time to time. Democracy begins with being able to express. I hope this sort of free atmosphere also spreads throughout the school as well.” Park Joo-hyun Photos by Lee Jin-myung

2018-11 19

[General]The 2018 Seventeen Hearts Festival

Hosted from November 15th to November 17th, the Seventeen Hearts Festival was held at the Hanyang University Olympic Gymnasium, marking its third anniversay this year. According to Kim Eun-jung from the school's Social Innovation Center, "the main purpose of the festival is the promotion of change-makers with the following three capabilities: having public responsibility, valuing creation for the society, and possessing skills for global networking." With the main theme being social innovation and sustainable development goals (SDGs), various programs and booths were prepared to meet such interests. On the first day, programs such as the SDGs Golden-bell and Pitching-Day were held: The youth impact for SDGs, which refers to an open discussion on the ideas of business establishments, was held at the Olympic Gymnasium. The 2018 Seventeen Hearts Festival, held at the school Olympic Gymnasium, provided various social innovation content. The second day began with the recitals and awards of the Hanyang Social Venture Challenge. Social entrepreneurship talks were provided by Kim Jung-eun, the CEO of Jamae-sangjum, and Ahn Young-ill, the CEO of DCG, on the topics of “The magic behind how an expectant mother came to become a CEO," and “Minor and trivial events that were only possible because they were fun." In accordance with the pitching day event held on the previous day, the second day ended with a Matching-Day held in the form of an auction. On both the first and second day, various booths, which were mainly divided into the Sharing Zone and the Global Networking Zone, were also opened. In the Sharing Zone, booths such as the Pan-Creators, which opened an exhibition about social problems in the form of art, and Farmfra, a social start-up that provided the experiences of a farmer's life to a younger generation, were prepared. “The pictures posted in the Pan-Creator booth, especially the one that showed the sexual abuse issues in the Philippines, allowed me to recognize the seriousness of the current social problems,” mentioned Choi Su-hyeon (Department of Electric Engineering, 2nd year), a visitor during the event. On the other hand, booths that focused on social innovation on an international scope were provided in the Global Networking Zone. Two examples would be Kaina, a social start-up by Hanyang students that targets helping the women in the Philippines, and AIESEC, a student organization introducing global voluntary activities and internships. According to Kim Sae-heun (Division of International Studies, 1st year), a visitor during the event, "the booths were especially helpful in that they provided information on relatively unfamiliar issues of social innovation, alongside fun activities open to everyone." A poster of the locations of the booths and giveaway gifts provided by the festival. From 5pm on November 16th to the last day of the festival, the X20 Social Hackerthon was hosted successfully. Coming up and competing with practical solutions to current social problems in the form of a competition, the hackerthon gave its participants opportunities in the sharing and materializing of ideas through social innovations. With the competition ending with the award ceremony, the 2018 Seventeen Hearts Festival also came to an end. With the issues of social innovation receiving more interest, Kim’s plans toward future planning also seem to be on the horizon. Choi Seo-yong Photos by Kang Cho-hyun

2018-11 19

[General]Three-day Training on Strategic Design Management

A banner reads, “Be the change you want to see through strategic design and design management” caught the eyes of students interested in strategic design management. It was a promotion banner for the training on strategic design management which was held for three days on the 12, 15, and 16th of November from 7 to 10 pm at the Multidisciplinary Lecture Hall of Hanyang University. The Hanyang University Graduate school of Technology and Innovation Management (MOT) collaborated with a French organization called Designence, a compound word for design and science. MOT emphasizes educating a global mindset, and it regularly holds company management colloquiums and short-term curriculums such as the one held last Friday on the 16th. It even has short-term overseas study programs once or twice a year to visit universities and organizations (Fraunhofer in Germany, ASB-MIT in Malaysia, and Cambridge in England). Professor Brigitte Borja de Mozota, the author of the book Design Management, is explaining the three decision levels of a design manager: strategic, tactical, and operational. Professor Brigitt Borja de Mozota, the author of the book Design Management, and professor Kim Ji-eun (Graduate School of Technology and Innovation Management) organized the three-day training on strategic design management. Mozota is the founder and director of Designence and an honorary professor at the Université Paris X Nanterre, France. Her book, Design Management was translated into 10 different languages including Korean in 2008 and is regarded as the 'bible of design management.' The first day of the lecture covered the many risky changes of our time and the value of design and design thinking for the purpose of understanding the challenges in creating a vision. The second day covered how the vision or strategy changes the culture of an organization. The last lecture revolved around the question of how to implement a cultural change through process innovation. Specifically, it focused on the value of design processes added to other processes in making the change real. A workshop was created for people who were interested in design management and for those who were expected to apply this information in real business practices. Students, graduates of MOT, and participants from the Korea Society of Design Science and design management SIG (Special Interest Groups) joined the program. Even at a late night, many joined the strategic design management study held on November 16th, 2018. The World Design Organization (WDO), which Mozota is one its main board members, strived to make Lille, France as the designated World Design Capital (WDC) for 2020. They choose a city once every two years in its recognition of the effective use of design to drive economic, cultural, social, and environmental development. Seoul was chosen as a WDC in 2010, and Mozota visited Korea to look into the changes of design capitals that had taken place in 10 years. Professor Kim Ji-eun, who organized the event, pointed out from the lecture that knowledge, attitude values, applied skills, and understanding skills are the four crucial designer skills. “You might own some skills already, and some, maybe not yet. I hope you are eager to learn design management to become the next prominent Chief Destruction Officer (CDO).” Kim Hyun-soo Photos by Park Geun-hyung

2018-11 19

[General]O2N2: Giving Oxygen and Nitrogen to Your Home

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the largest worldwide conference for consumer technologies. For its 2019 Innovation Award, the compact and mobile Oxygen Nitrogen Generator 'O2N2' will be the winner. The entry's inventors are the President of Hanyang University, Lee Young-moo, Research Assistant Professor Seong Jong-geun (Department of Energy Engineering), and Lee Won-hee (Department of Energy Engineering, Doctoral program). The inventors have proudly stated that this will mark the first time in Korea that an entry from a university will receive the award. (From left) Research Assistant Professor Seong Jong-geun (Department of Energy Engineering) and Lee Won-hee (Department of Energy Engineering, Doctoral program) are explaining the mechanism of O2N2. O2N2 is a compact device that provides both oxygen-rich and nitrogen-rich streams to a household. Each element handles multiple functions: air provides a fresh atmosphere inside the houses and can be used as a respirator, and nitrogen increases the food and wine's shelf life and flavors. The device operates using the on-off switch, as well as through an artificial-intelligent smartphone or tablet application. O2N2 is used for preserving food and wine. (Photo courtesy of Maeil Business Newspaper) Inside O2N2, as the compressed air passes through a membrane, it separates into oxygen-rich and nitrogen-rich streams and is dispensed through two separate routes. Seong Jong-geun and Lee Won-hee say the significance of the invention lies in that they have minimized these gas separation membranes, which are membranes that separate gas (in this case, air) into smaller particles (in this case, oxygen and nitrogen). Previously, a plastic named polybenzoxazole (PBO) had many advantages as a membrane material, but the difficulty in manufacturing PBO called for alternative materials. However, as the team discovered, using the thermally rearranged (TR) technique, that polyimides can be viably converted into PBO by just applying heat energy. Moreover, the thermally rearranged PBO showed 500 times higher gas transport properties than nature-born PBO resins. The faster the gas transport characteristics, the more compact the membrane system could become, thereby begetting the invention of the compact O2N2. The two inventors have repeatedly emphasized that they did not make this from scratch. In particular, the TR technique is a built-up technique from countless seniors from the laboratory of more than 15 years, including the President Lee Young-moo, to whom both have expressed a special gratitude for his particular support. That is why, along with many academic ambitions, they have set a goal to give support to future students just as they have received from President Lee Young-moo and foster more students worthy of such an award. Lim Ji-woo Photos by Kang Cho-hyun

2018-11 19

[General]Future Mobility Idea Ad-venture Hackathon 2018

From November 10th-11th, the 2018 Future Mobility Idea AD-venture Hackathon took place at the Hanyang University Commax Startup Town over the span of two days. Regarding the issue of future mobility, which is related to the people’s future transportation needs, the competition focused on selecting viable ideas in the technology and service field. Hosted by the Center for Global Entrepreneurship, LINC Foundation, and Hyundai NGV, the hackathon consisted of 11 participating teams from Hanyang University, which produced a final seven teams who will give their final presentation pitch on November 24th, 2018. “Hackathon” is a combination of two words: “hack,” which is a slang word for ‘high-productivity programming,’ and “marathon,” which means ‘a very long race.’ In other words, it is an event that goes on for several days, in which a large number of people participate to produce ideas. In the hackathon held at Hanyang University, the main topic was creating and producing viable ideas for future mobility such as exhaust gas pollution abatement technology and elderly driver support technology with shared economy. The participants of the 2018 Future Mobility Idea Ad-venture Hackathon were able to develop academically by sharing their various ideas with fellow students. On the first day of the two-day competition, there were team building and ideation projects with mentoring on crafting a verifiable business model. The second day consisted of idea presentations from 11 teams, of which, seven teams were selected. These teams received intensive mentoring for a two week period from November 12th to the 23rd from mentoring experts from Hyundai NGV to further develop their business models. According to Sim Kyu-byoung, the CEO of Growth Hacker Hackathon Evangelist and the head the hackathon, "only one team will be selected as a final winner on the final pitch day on November 24th, and that team will be given the opportunity to tour Silicon Valley with trip expenses covered starting in January of 2019." Sim Kyu-byoung, the CEO of Growth Hacker Hackathon Evangelist, is giving a lecture to students on the topics of lean value up and hackathon. “There were various participants from not only the engineering departments but also from the humanities departments. It was nice to see participants from various fields who were all interested in startups in the field of future mobility,” stated Sim. There were several interesting teams. With one team in particular representing the sole global team consisting of two Korean and two Chinese students from Hanyang University, all of whom first participated as individuals in the beginning. It was during the ice breaking period that Lee Bo-young (Department of Educational Technology, 3rd year) met other students with similar ideation approaches and decided to form a group. Lee’s team members include Kim Tae-hoon (Division of Business Administration, 2nd year), Wei Wei (Division of Mechanical Engineering, 4th year), and Wang Young Wol (Division of Business Administration, 2nd year). This newly founded team decided to make an idea proposal regarding an environmental-friendly silver-car with a biometric sensor to target the elders in Korean society. “Our group was able to come up with various ideas during the hackathon by giving each other feedback,” stated Lee. The 2018 Future Mobility Idea Ad-venture Hackathon came to an end on November 11th, 2018. Out of the 11 participating teams, seven teams were selected to give a final presentation pitch on November 24th, 2018. According to Lim Jun-chae, the Deputy Director of Hyundai NGV's Future Talent Team, "one of the biggest factors that the judges will take into consideration during the ideation presentation evaluation is whether the ideas offer viable services worthy of an investment. In addition, a thorough examination and understanding of the future mobility market is crucial." Furthermore, Chang Sang-gil, the Deputy General Manager of the Startup Support Foundation in Hanyang University, stated that this hackathon is a chance to excavate students with creative ideas. “This year’s Hanyang University Future Mobility Hackathon is the first of its kind. The Startup Support Foundation hopes to increase the size of the event next year and bring other universities together,” said Chang. Part two will cover the finalists’ final pitch presentations and the final winning team. Seok Ga-ram Photos by O Chae-won

2018-11 13

[General]Introducing the Smart Factory Lab

Korea is not in the leading position when it comes to the core technology for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In this sense, it seems significant that Hanyang University, the Engine of Korea, has constructed the ultimate integration of the core technology for the first time in the nation – the Smart Factory. The Smart Factory Lab, located on the first floor of the Hanyang University Advanced Materials & Chemical Engineering Building, opened in September as a facility to train talented students for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Smart Factory is a production facility which handles the entire process of manufacture on its own, without any interference from human beings. It is operated on a cyber-physical system (CPS), connecting the cyber world (the internet) with the physical system (the assembly line). Simply put, each process is connected wirelessly through the internet, being automatically monitored and analyzed. For example, they attach the Internet of Things (IoT) sensors throughout the machines, and based on the collected data, investigate when and where the defective product was made or which part of the system needs mending. What Hanyang University’s Smart Factory Lab has is the CPS – Learning Factory, which is a small version of the Smart Factory. This 1.5-billion-Korean-won machine brought from Germany, however, is not for manufacturing but for students to learn the principles of the technique, according to the Research Assistant Professor, Seol Hee-jin (­Analytical instrumentation Center). The model shows a simplified processing of the back cover of the mobile phone getting drilled onto the main body and transported. Just like the Smart Factory, the machines in each session are all connected to the main computer, which operates the whole system. “Although it may seem like a distant future, this will pretty soon spread into our daily lives like the popularization of mobile phones,” said Seol. “Therefore, we wanted the students to see first-hand how the industrial site is changing, and, thus, set the direction for their future." Seol Hee-jin (Analytical Instrumentation Center) is demonstrating the mechanical process via Augmented Reality (AR). Through this, all the information about the manufacture can be grasped at a glance. Unfortunately, the model is not quite ready to be open freely to students. “Frankly, Korea has not been investing a lot in these technologies. There is not a single engineer in Korea yet who can make this model, let alone fix it when something goes wrong.” For this reason, Seol explained that it would take some time until students have a full grasp of the machine and actually be able to use it. Nonetheless, a lot of effort is being paid to implement the model in the in-class practical exercises. Starting next year, two classes that use the Smart Factory have been planned: one for the Graduate School in the Department of Application System Engineering and another for 3rd year students in the Department of Application System Engineering. In addition, the lab provides various tour and education programs for all students and non-students alike. Seol Hee-jin (Analytical Instrumentation Center) stated that students will be able to see first-hand the changes in the industrial site in the Fourth Industrial Revolution through their experiences in the Smart Factory Lab. Throughout the tour, Seol emphasized that now is the age that requires fusional thinking and creativity. “The technologies are already all developed. From now on, the society needs them to be connected. That is why we need people who do fusional creative thinking – something that the machines cannot do.” Lim Ji-woo Photos by Park Geun-hyung