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2019-06 12

[Special][Card News] Hanyang University History Museum Becomes a Cultural Property of Korea

▲ 카드뉴스의 한글 기사는 아래에서 읽을 수 있습니다 문화재가 된 한양대 구본관을 알아보자! ▲ Click to read the English article Hanyang University History Museum Becomes a Cultural Property of Korea

2019-06 12

[Event]Selection of the 2018 ERICA Academic Award Winner

The 2018 Hanyang University ERICA Academic Award ceremony was held at 2 pm on June 5, 2019 at the PRIME Conference Hall on ERICA Campus. The award was established for researchers who have made outstanding academic achievements over the past year (March 1, 2017~December 31, 2017). The award ceremony categorized the prizes into the HYU Academic Prize (4 laureates), the Outstanding Faculty Prize (11 laureates), and the New Faculty Prize. The HYU Academic Prize (total score of 100) recipients were evaluated and selected by summing the total scores for faculty achievements (20), thesis achievements (30), and research funding procurement (50). Two of the top winners of the award were from Engineering; one was from the Natural Sciences (Pharmacy); and one was selected from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts. The Outstanding Faculty Prize was awarded across four categories: Excellence in International Papers, Paper Citation Counts in International Papers (reflected performance for the last 5 years), Bibliographical Excellence, and Excellence in Industry-university Cooperation. Finally, the New Faculty Prize is for professors under the age of 45 with fewer than five years of employment at the university. Additionally, someone may only be selected once in their lifetime as a winner of the Excellence in International Papers Award. The ERICA Academic Award is designed to enhance research activities by showcasing and rewarding faculty who have achieved top research results. ERICA campus’s Industry-education Cooperation program recommends candidates to double or triple each year, and the final selection is made by ERICA’s Academic Research Committee. The next academic award (2019 ERICA Award) recipients will be selected in December. [Winner's List] (HYU Academic Prize) ▷ HYU Engineering Award: Lee Han-seung (Architecture, College of Engineering), Oh Hee-kook (Computer Science, College of Computing) ▷ HYU Science Award: Chae Young-gyu (Molecular & Life Science, College of Science and Convergence Technology) ▷ HYU Humanities Award: Ahn Shin-won (Cultural Anthropology, College of Languages & Cultures) (Outstanding Faculty Prize) ▷ Excellence in International Papers: Park Joo-hyun (Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering), Chae Pil-seok (Bionano Engineering, College of Engineering), Chung Young-dae (Marine Science and Convergence Engineering, College of Science and Convergence Technology), Choi Chung (Economics, College of Business and Economics) ▷ Paper Citation Counts in International Papers : Tae Seong-ho (Architecture, College of Engineering), Biswajit Sarkar (Industrial Management Engineering, College of Engineering) and Moon Hyo-bang (Marine Science and Convergence Engineering, College of Science and Convergence Technology) ▷ Bibliographical Excellence : Park Gyu-tae (Japanese Studies, College of Languages & Cultures) ▷ Excellence in Industry-university Cooperation : Jwa Yong-ho (Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering), Ha Jeong-mi (Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy), Park Jin-gu (Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering) (New Faculty Prize.) ▷ Excellence in International Papers: Hu Jin (Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering), Hong Seok-joon (Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering), Lee Sang-wook (Chemical and Molecular Engineering, College of Science and Convergence Technology), Gong Tae-sik (Business Administration, College of Business and Economics) Translated by Hyejeong Park

2019-06 10

[Academics][Excellent R&D] Innovation of Robotic Technology for Conversational Voice Recognition

With the emergence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, countries and large conglomerates are concentrating on developing technologies combined with artificial intelligence (AI). Hanyang University is also putting significant emphasis on collaboration with major companies and fostering students to become experts knowledgeable about the current trend. In fact, Hanyang University does not stop at doing research and writing theses; rather, it comes up with actual products based on the theses and provides the technology to companies for further progressive development. Professor Chang Joon-hyuk (Department of Electronic Engineering), one of the professors who practices the university’s pursuit, has successfully invented robotic technology for conversational voice recognition which can be applied to our daily life. Professor Chang Joon-hyuk (Department of Electronic Engineering) has invented robotic technology that recognizes people’s conversational voices. Chang believes that voice is the most natural medium in human communication as it involves emotional delivery and indicates overall mood. Doing research where robots or computers recognize such types of voice is an extremely interesting field of study. Compared to the past when the performance of voice recognition was poor due to lack of technological development, nowadays there have been greater results in a short period of time thanks to the use of AI. As this voice recognition algorithm was applied to smartphones, automobiles, and robots, it has had a considerable impact on the market and industry. “I am happy that our research resulted in higher performance which led to the enhancement of the algorithm, but I feel a sense of pride that this research has strengthened the competence of Korean industries and created more potential occupations,” said Chang. Chang is currently working on creating a 100 percent AI-based voice recognition device. In particular, when the most natural interface tool is voice, he wanted to equip an ordering and replying mechanism in the robot that enables human-robot conversation. Chang played a pivotal role in creating an AI robot named Cloy for Incheon International Airport. This robot works as an information desk that answers customers’ questions. However, it has earned a low performance level as the environmental noise is too loud; thus, it is still going through enhancement procedures. In addition, Chang is working on assignments appointed by Hyundai Automobile. Since typing while driving a car is dangerous, Hyundai wants to apply the voice recognition system there as well. Currently, Hyundai is borrowing the engines from Kakao corporation and Amazon, but it wants to equip its own engine. For the capability reinforcement of Hyundai, Chang participated in the joint development project based on an engine made from Hanyang University. At the same time, he is carrying out a project that improves automobile After Service (AS). It is important to distinguish specific disorders within the car, and this particular maintenance duty can be only done by a proficient mechanic. However, the device conceived of by one of Chang’s student who is in the Doctorate Program discerns the possible problems in the automobile down to three issues simply by listening to the noise generated from the car so that the mechanic can easily proceed with his maintenance work. According to Chang, "Since such a technique is very efficient in terms of time and economic aspects, it has received high evaluations from Hyundai, my student was offered special employment and a monetary reward, which I think is a win-win situation for both the company and the school.” Chang is currently working on various projects with renowned large conglomerates that have already led to a win-win situation for both companies and the university. When inventing an AI algorithm, three major factors are to be considered. First, it is important to collect and handle data to establish a fine data base. Second is developing a deep learning AI algorithm that is almost as same as human thoughts or that even surpass human functionality, and then properly combining voice/sound perception with the data. Last but not least, apply the result and make an actual product. With the basis of these factors, Hyundai Automobile collected data by intentionally breaking all parts of automobiles to construct a database. Nonetheless, since deep learning is available only through big data, the database provided by Hyundai was extremely limited. Therefore, Chang decided to apply the method of data amplification which involves mathematical analysis and signal processing. The mathematical approach utilizes the concept of probability that first composes a probability model and then deducts abundant data following that model. On the other hand, the signal processing approach collects data from a specific environment. It then applies the signal characteristics of a variety of different environments to the given result from the specific environment. This way, data can be limitlessly reproduced. Chang suggested, “Thanks to such an algorithm, the performance rate increased from 50 percent to approximately 90 percent. This is revolutionary from the perspective of timeliness and economy.” Chang’s lab has also invented an AI speaker called PLUTO that has been exhibited in one of the most renowned home appliance exhibitions. This speaker perceives sound well and can understand a voice from a long distance and in a noisy environment. Samsung, LG, and Hyundai Automobiles are in joint development of this huge project which is expected to be extremely prosperous. Speech recognition: strong voice recognition is necessary in actual environments where various noises and reverberation exist; therefore, applying diverse machine learning algorithms improves the performance level in actual environments. (Photo courtesy of ASML Lab website) Chang wants students to be more aware of the fast-changing generation in terms of technological developments. “Simply listening to lectures and doing assignments is not enough. Students are encouraged to realize the current industry trends and developing their personal capabilities in accordance with the advancing society. Also, students’ ultimate goal should not be limited to employment in major companies. They should continuously put effort into enhancing their competence in accordance with the fourth industrial revolution,” concluded Chang. Kim Min-jae Photos by Kim Joo-eun

2019-06 07

[Special][2019 Spring Festival] Hanyang University ERICA Campus Festival Review

Hanyang University ERICA Campus's Spring Festival was held from the 21st until the 23rd of May. A diverse group of people came to enjoy the festival, including but not limited to Hanyang students and their families, high schoolers, and alumni. This was due to the arrangement of the concept "New-tro (Neologism that combines New and Retro, which stand for a newly developed trend to enjoy retro things)" was the theme for this festival, and it was a day of harmony for all generations to enjoy. The haze that they made up was deeper during the night compared to the daytime. Moments were captured in which people who were with Hanyang exclaimed Carpe Diem (Seize the day) in respectively unique ways. The day of the festival: Hotter than the sun ▲ Thrilled students are moving to the Track and Field, where the heart of the festival is ongoing. ▲Promotion going on at the booth (bar) with the theme of animation "Crayon Shin Chan." ▲One student is striking a dynamic pose at s photo zone. The night of the festival: Passion of Hanyang never fades away ▲The night market esd filled with enthusiasm from the early afternoon. ▲Happy people listening to the singer Davichi’s songs. ▲On-site staff are setting up the stage for a smooth procedure. ▲Teuroteu singer Hong Jin-young is directly in communion with her fans. ▲The sight of two children and their mother enjoying the festival was memorial. ▲The safety guards are pushing back the fences to make sure no accidents happen due to the lively festival. ▲All the audience gazing at the stage has on a smile on their faces. Article, Photos by/ Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-06 07

[Media Briefing][Electronic Newspaper] Hanyang’s SW Platform Center for ICT Equipment has Supported 180 Companies Over 5 years

In the April 25 issue of the Electronic Newspaper, we published an article about the SW (Software) Platform Center for ICT Equipment at Hanyang University. Hanyang’s SW Platform Center for ICT Equipment (Professor Jeong Jae-chang, director) has provided 180 companies with industry-academic cooperation over five years, resulting in 12 billion won in savings. It was established with the support of the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Information to secure the domestic ICT equipment market share. The center systematically supported ICT equipment software design, development, testing, and certification activities developed by small businesses. Also, it provided technical training and professional one-on-one technical consulting to train manpower for small and medium-sized companies who have difficulty securing professional workforces. Professor Jeong Jae-chan of the Electronic Engineering department said, "We will continue to provide corporate support by utilizing the infrastructure and experience we have gained, although the government support project is scheduled to end in April this year.” He also added, “We will help expand the competitiveness of domestic companies." <Article link> Translated by Hyejeong Park

2019-06 05

[Media Briefing][University News Network] How Far did ‘Student Startup’ Go in Local Universities···Key to Top University?

On May 6th the University News Network published an article titled "Local Universities, Student Startups." Hanyang University was chosen as the school with the largest output of student founders among domestic universities. The total number of students who founded startups last year was 61. They established 53 enterprises including 18 companies on school grounds and 35 off campus and raised 905.59 million won in total sales. The secret is, as expected, investment. Starting this year, Hanyang University selects 30 students with innovative ideas and provides them with accommodations for a year, private startup activity space, and exclusive mentors . Also, the startup support fund per student is high at Hanyang University and includes arranging student founders with startup scholarships, a startup support fund, and support funding from crowd funding within the school. Hanyang University encourages students to fulfill innovative startups through abundant support like this. <Article link> Translation by: Kim Hyun-soo

2019-06 04

[Academics][Researcher of the Month] New Synthesis of Metal-metalloid Material with Improved Catalyst Efficiency and Durability

Professor Song Tae-seup (Department of Energy Engineering) published “Electronically Double-Layered Metal Boride Hollow Nanoprism as an Excellent and Robust Water Oxidation Electrocatalysts” in the scientific journal Advanced Energy Materials on February 12th, 2019. Beginning with theories at the end of 2017 and proceeding from experimental analysis to demonstrations for a total of a year and half, this research was a joint effort between many excellent domestic and foreign researchers. Metal-metalloid compounds as water oxidation catalysts A catalyst is needed in order to create hydrogen and oxygen through water electrolysis. For this catalyst, metal-metalloid materials based on transition metals such as nickel, cobalt, and iron are actively being researched. The strong electro negativity of metalloids allows transition metals to have a high level of vitalization, giving them exceptional properties as a water electrolysis catalyst. The research team succeeded in making a synthesis of cobalt nickel boride (V-CNB) with doped vanadium using the atomic layer deposition (ALD) method of construction on metal-metalloid materials of hollow structure. The vanadium metalized using the ALD facilitates the catalysis by spreading electrons to the surface and the interior. It also allows stable generation of hydrogen even in the electrolyte, which has a high PH, by blocking the dissolution of metallic elements. The metal-metalloid catalyst material shows higher durability compared to the previous catalyst of noble metals, and increased hydrogen production energy efficiency by more than 3 percent as well as lowered the unit cost of catalysts by more than 50 percent. Professor Song Tae-seup (Department of Energy Engineering) explained the need for a high durability and low priced catalyst material. The rising need for high durability catalyst material with a low unit price The price of "green hydrogen" produced through water electrolysis and photoelectrolysis is currently much more expensive than the "grey hydrogen" which is produced through the refining process and gas reforming. The reason can be traced to a very low efficiency system. Korea’s efficiency of water electrolysis companies is lower than that of other developed countries', which are 68 and 80 percent respectively. In order to facilitate the realization of hydrogen economy and secure the competitiveness of domestic water electrolysis companies, development of the catalyst material with high efficiency, a low unit price, and high durability is essential. Hanyang University, KITECH, and Seoul Women’s University synthesized the catalyst materials and proceeded with precise analysis, and analyzed the characteristics of electrochemistry. Hanyang University, KIST, and the University of Cologne in Germany made progress with simulation experiments that could support the theories and technologies, and Density Functional Theory (DFT) was calculated. The new findings Independently, using metal-metalloid material is not stable within the electrolyte due to the dissolution phenomenon of the metal element. Therefore, the focus was on improving the chemical and physical stability of the metallic element within the electrolyte, and advancing the efficiency of the metal-metalloid with quadruple elements. The ALD method of construction was used to evenly mix vanadium inside the metal-metalloid. The research not only suggested a new synthesis method of metal-metalloid material that includes quadruple elements, but also proposed an alternative that could improve the catalyst efficiency while at the same time enhance durability. This technology can be adopted for various energy elements of the next generation and contribute to the creation of future new growth engines including photoelectrolysis of water, secondary batteries, fuel cells, and supercapacitors. Song stressed the importance of catalyst techniques related to future generation energy storage devices and hydrogen production as leading future energy industries. The next step In Jaunary, the Korean government announced the "Hydrogen Economy Vitalization Roadmap" which proposed the objective per hydrogen industry value chain until 2040. As evident in the steps taken by the government, the development of technology that will help lower the unit cost of hydrogen production is crucial in order to boost the hydrogen economy. The eco-friendly green hydrogen especially needs a reduction in the production unit price. Song plans to proceed with in-depth technological research to expand the domestic energy industry with sustainable clean energy. As time passed, he realized the importance of challenging oneself to research various other fields along with the flow of the generation. He advised Hanyang students, “If the foundation is not robust, you cannot build a great house above it. The basic studies that students encounter during their undergraduate studies will be the very foundational foothold in society.” Kim Hyun-soo Photos by Park Geun-hyung

2019-06 04

[Media Briefing][Hankyung] The Hanyang University Graduate School of Business, Individualized Specialization by Using 140 Subjects... Estimated 5000+ Alumni

The April 17 edition of Korean Economy published an article about the Hanyang University Graduate School of Business. The Hanyang University Graduate School of Business entered the top 100 on the QS world rankings in 2017 and rose to 86th last year. It is becoming one of the leading MBA schools in the Asia-Pacific region. Hanyang University Graduate School of Business operates three training courses subdivided into Hanyang MBA, Professional MBA, and International MBA, and its detailed major tracks has reached 18 in number, providing around 140 lectures annually. In addition, the alumni network of more than 5000 graduates is one of the attractions of the Hanyang University Graduate School of Business. Recognizing the importance of MBA clubs for its alumni networks, Hanyang University Graduate School of Business is taking the initiative in the voluntary development of clubs by the alumni and supporting exchange business and activities with other universities' MBA clubs. Another strength of the Hanyang University Graduate School of Business is its accessibility which makes it stand out from other MBA graduate schools. Seoul subway line 2 lays within the campus, which enables a comfortable arrival from various places in Seoul such as Gangnam and Gangbuk within 25 minutes. <Article link> Translated by Jeon Chae-yun

2019-05 22

[Faculty]Professor Kim Yoo-jeong, Awarded the 'Travel Grant' from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

▲ Professor Kim Yoo-jeong Hanyang University Medical Center ophthalmology professor Kim Yoo-jeong was recently awarded the "Travel Grant" from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) that was held at the Vancouver Convention Center in Canada. Professor Kim Yoo-jeong presented on the topic of "Analysis of the MicroRNA levels in tears in Sjögren’s syndrome patients" and was recognized for primally analyzing MicroRNAs that show difference solely in manifestation. According to the May 21st article from Health News, Professor Kim said, “MicroRNA manages the manifestation of genes that determine the formation of protein in cells, and it is actively being researched as a treatment for incurable diseases such as cancer, after the widespread recognition that it can effectively restrain target genes.” She went on to say, “I want to contribute to improving the symptoms of patients and the quality of life through deep research in discovering MicroRNA that can diagnose the unique Sjögren’s syndrome and target treatment.” Professor Kim Yoo-jeong graduated from Hanyang University College of Medicine and worked as a corneal disease clinic instructor at Seoul Nat’l Univ. Hospital. She is actively participating as a regular member of the Korean Ophthalmological Society, the Korean External Eye Disease Society, the Korean Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Korea Dry Eye Society, and the Korean Contact Lens Study Society. Translation by: Kim Hyun-soo

2019-05 16

[Media Briefing][Hankyong] President Kim Woo-seung: “The Membership Industry-University R&D Center will do the long-term research that corporations can’t.”

Hankyong published an interview with President Kim Woo-seung on April 4th about the new Industry-University cooperation program. President Kim spoke of the domestic industry-university cooperation as “Mostly consisting of the government’s ‘matchmaking’” and that “the cooperation will loosen between corporations and universities as soon as the medium of government is gone." He went on to say that he is planning on establishing a membership industry-university R&D center at Hanyang University for the new industry-university cooperation. In this sense, he predicted a big wave of changes, saying "The goal as a president is to break the inertia of the university community.” <Article link> Translated by: Kim Hyun-soo