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2019-02 07

[Student]Hanyang Welcomes Kim Hyang-gi!

Gathering more than 20 million viewers with her recent movie series, ‘Alongside With the Gods' (2017, 2018), Kim Hyang-gi (Department of Theater and Film, 1st year) received the title of a ‘ten-million actress,’ a term used to refer to actors and actresses who have gathered over ten million viewers in one movie. Her achievement has led to her becoming the youngest actress to receive the ‘Best Supporting Actress Award’ at the ‘2018 39th Blue Dragon Awards.’ Turning 20 years old in 2019, Kim has been admitted to Hanyang University's Department of Theater and Film, becoming a freshman for the upcoming semester beginning in March. Putting a period to her teenage life and embarking on her new chapter of life in her twenties, Kim shared her impressions as both a university student and as a soaring actress. Kim Hyang-gi (Department of Theater and Film, 1st year) is known as a ‘ten-million actress’ who filmed numerous top-ranking movies. Becoming a student of Hanyang Q. What led you to apply for Hanyang University? Kim: During my high school years, I long desired to pursue my studies in the field of film and theater. After the deliberate process of asking for advice and comparing the available options, I was able to make the final decision of applying for the Department of Theater and Film in Hanyang University. Q. Do you have any fantasy of being a university student? Kim: From an academic perspective, I am really looking forward to taking the courses offered at school. It is those related to ‘playwright’ that I am excited about the most, as it has a distinct intellectual benefit for actors. As it is something that I have never encountered before, the curiosity and interest towards the field have naturally grew in me. As for the expectations related to my school life as a university student, I want to participate in extracurricular activities. However, it is not certain yet which type of activity I want to participate in, as every activity has a different vibe that I may not be familiar with. I do not think it would be too late to choose after adapting to the school atmosphere first. Additionally, although it may seem as a trivial thing, I really want to try eating at the school cafeteria. Q. Your teenage life is over and you are turning 20. When do you feel it the most? Kim: To be honest, I am not feeling anything yet. I think it will take about a year before I actually acknowledge that I have truly become an adult. As for now, I want to concentrate on adapting to my school life as a freshman. Kim is holding a Hylion in front of a cardboard. Q. Is there any remark that you would like to share with your fellow freshmen? Kim: To my fellow freshman, I believe we are all having the nervousness and excitement that every freshmen must go through. I hope that we all have a meaningful and healthy school life together, sharing enjoyment when we can and pursuing our studies when we must! Q. Kim also improvised an acrostic poem to the school philosophy ‘Love in Deed and Truth(사랑의 실천)' 사: 사자와 함께 (Alongside a lion) 랑: 낭낭한 마음으로 (With a pleasurable heart) 의: 의젓한 대학생으로서의 생활을 힘내봅시다 (We should keep the efforts of living as mature university students) 실: 실천의 중요성 모두 알고 계시죠? (You all know the importance of acting in deed, right?) 천: 천만배 더 멋진 사람이 되기 위해 노력하는 한양인이 됩시다 (Let us all become students of Hanyang that can shine ten-thousand times brighter) Kim's career as an actress Q. What is your most meaningful movie? Kim: Although every single movie throughout my career is important and meaningful to me, I believe that it is ‘Heart Is' (2006) that is the most meaningful, considering that it was the movie that allowed me to first set foot in my career as an actress. As I was only six years old at the time, I do not have very clear memories, yet a lasting one is that my mother read me the script as if it was a fairy tale because I was too young to read it myself and understand it. Q. Is there any specific role that you would like to play in the future? Kim: In the past, when I had that same question, my answer was that I wanted to perform a character with a multiple personality. However, having more thoughts now, I believe it is hard for me to name one specific role. It is because, rather than focusing on the role itself, it is more about how the character is shaped within the plot, with various emotions and situations guiding the formation. Kim is explaining her career as an actress. Q. Do you know your strength as an actress? Kim: As I like acting, I act every character with full sincerity, which I believe is my main strength. As for my specific philosophy of acting, I do not have one, yet I do like the saying, ‘in-hyang-man-li’ (인향만리, a four-character Chinese idiom that has the meaning of ‘a person's scent lasts over a long distance’). Even apart from the fact that the idiom is associable to my name (the word hyanggi means 'scent' in Korean), I also like the meaning itself in that I want to become an actress that always remains nearby. Q. How would you define the term 'acting'? Kim: I believe that acting is similar to creating a mind-map. While having a certain model as an actress that I desire at the center of my mind, I have to spread numerous branches from it to fit myself into that certain model. With no limitations in its growth, every experience and every lesson that I learn can be linked together within the mind-map, eventually all forming into the model actress that I desire to become. Q. Can you introduce your newly-released movie, ‘Innocent Witness' (2019)? Kim: ‘Innocent Witness’(2019) has the main story of Yang Soon-ho (played by Jung Woo-sung), a lawyer assigned to a murder case, meeting the only witness of the case, Lim Ji-woo (played by Kim Hyang-gi) who has an autistic disorder. Planned to be released on February 13th, 2019, it is a heartwarming movie that is getting the attention of many. After the interview, Kim is taking a photo in front of the Hanyang University Museum. Q. What are your future plans? Kim: Rather than looking far into the future, I want to concentrate on my near future, which is my life as a university student and a freshman of Hanyang University. As an actress, I would like to learn and improve step by step, while pursuing my acting career. Choi Seo-yong tjdyd1@hanyang.ac.kr

2019-01 07

[Student]The Next Step to Accomplishing His Dreams for the National Defense Development

In South Korea, mandatory military service takes around two years, which may differ depending on the type or army one is in. The current government had promised to shorten the length of service to solve some of the societal clashes that were aroused, but the obligation still puts a lot of pressure on many students, as age and timing is one of the most crucial factors that affect one’s career in Korea. Some students, however, have taken this opportunity and turned it into a career as a military officer. Luckily, Korea does have several programs that support this career path, and one of them is the “Professional Officers in S&T for the National Defense Program.” Despite its tough admissions process, Bae Jae-kyung (Division of Mechanical Engineering, 2nd year) was selected for the program for the first time in Hanyang's history. Bae Jae-kyung (Division of Mechanical Engineering, 2nd year) is thoroughly explaining the application process for the Professional Officers in S&T for the National Defense program. The Professional Officers in S&T for the National Defense program is executed by the Ministry of Science and ICT and the Ministry of National Defense. It benchmarks Israel’s elite program called the Talpiot program, which trains recruits who have demonstrated an outstanding academic ability in the sciences as well as in their leadership potential with the goal of developing new technologies for the army. The Talpiot program was inaugurated in 1979 after Israel’s loss in the Yom Kippur War. A similar program was established in Korea with the goal of fostering young talent by turning them into a professional in their field and prevent a severely disadvantaged career due to mandatory military service. Bae’s interest and application for this program was not just out of a whim. His passion for military technology in defense and security stems from his childhood and his father’s teachings. Bae’s father was also an officer and had taught Bae all about patriotism, loyalty, and sacrifice. “My father always taught me that one’s leadership and ability alone can contribute to defending the country. This has always inspired me. After searching for ways to become an officer like my father, I came across this program and decided that it really befitted my interests and passion.” "I am honored to be the 5th batch of the program and the first from HYU to be selected. It's a tough and competitive process. I would like to emphasize my thanks to the dean, staff, and the professors who have helped me throughout this process." The selection process is divided into three rounds. The first round is the document evaluation, consisting of a GPA and personal statement screening. Candidates need at least a 4.0 GPA, as the most who pass have that equivalent score or higher. As for personal statements, it is better to base it on honesty and a field that truly interests you. The second round consists of interviews. After you pass the first round, you go on to a physical examination and personality test. Only after you pass these two can you then move on to the actual interview and the evaluation of duty execution. The interviews are based on the depth of your knowledge from your major and your personal statement. That is why everybody has different interview questions. 60 to 70 percent of the questions are based on the depth of your knowledge from your major, while the remaining 30 to 40 percent are based on your personal statement. There were five interviewers, and the interviews take place in three different locations of approximately 30 minutes. The duty execution evaluation also takes place in a different location and can take a short time, up to 40 minutes depending on the person. The third round is the final evaluation, and after you pass this round, you are admitted to the program. Once admitted to the program, trainees can then study and work at the Agency for Defense Development (ADD). Only sophomores can apply, as they are expected take courses at ADD every vacation until graduation. Then, they carry out joint research with the current researchers for three years upon graduation instead of going to the army for two years. During the three years, they are allowed to study for a master’s or doctor’s degree as well. The first batch was selected back in 2014, and 20 students from the science and tech-related institutions such as KAIST, POSTECH, UNIST, and GIST were selected. As time has passed, opportunity has spread, and now, 20 to 25 male and female students from all over the country from various fields such as electronics, machinery, aircraft technology, and computers are also selected after a tough selection process. Bae looks forward to accomplishing his dream of developing stealth technology at ADD. According to Bae, candidates with an electronics major were selected the most in previous batches. However, as things have been changing along with the program’s progress, about eight mechanics, four computer majors, and one to two from other fields were selected for this batch. “I am very interested in stealth technology. Korea is currently working with the U.S. on developing this technology, but it is still at an elementary level, so I want to join in this research and contribute. I wouldn’t have been accepted without the help of the HYU dean, the College of Engineering's Administration Office staff, and my major professors. It took me a long time to prepare for this program, but it’s all worth it. I hope I can one day help pave a path for our HYU hubaes who are interested.” Park Joo-hyun julia1114@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Lee Jin-myung

2019-01 07

[Student]The Barrier-Free Map version 2.0

The Barrier-Free Map, a map specially designed for the convenience of the disabled, has recently released its version 2.0. First planned by the Hanyang University Social Innovation Center and the students of the Hanyang University Disabled Student Association (HUDSA), the map has been upgraded from the first version by widening its range and including the districts outside of school. According to Lee Jeong-in (School of Business, 2nd year), the current vice-president of the HUDSA, the Barrier-Free Map Project was first started with the purpose of creating a map that provides valuable information to the disabled, especially within the campus of Hanyang University. The team consisted of mainly nine students, with eight being the members of the HUDSA and Kim Chan-joo (Department of Architectural Engineering, 1st year) who received recommendations from such members. Lee Jeong-in (School of Business, 2nd year) is explainig how the whole Barrier-Free Map project came to fruition. The nine students first focused upon the whereabouts within campus, checking the existence of features such as the doors, toilets, and parking spaces that are provided for the use of the disabled. Collaborating with the Seoul Map Company ‘Tagging,’ they succeeded in making the prototype of the Barrier-Free Map 1.0, which marks such valuable information additional to the current campus map of Hayang University. Version 2.0 takes off from this particular stage adding information that covers the districts of Wangsimni and several subway stations within Seoul. Receiving support from the SK Happiness Foundation, the second version of the map was completed this year, adding information of such features within the stores of the Wangsimni district. The team also investigated the subway stations of Sindorim, Seokgye, Oksu, and Yaksu, finding the most convenient transfer gates for the disabled users. All relevant information was gathered personally by the team members, visiting all the transfer gates and stores both on and off campus. (click to view the map of Hanyang University Campus and Wangsimni; click to view the Seoul Metro Map for the Disabled) Lee Tan (School of Business, 3rd year), the former president of the HUDSA, said that they had many difficulties when collecting the needed information, as the road pavement was not suitable for those who use a wheelchair. Having to make the map with a small number of team members within a limited time was also a difficulty that the team had to face during the production process. Lee also added that he was surprised at the fact that most places did not provide even the most basic features that are required for disabled users. Lee Tan (School of Business, 3rd year) and Lee Jeong-in demonstrate their hopes that the Barrier-Free Map can contribute to making a world that is 'Barrier-Free.' With the second version having recently been finished, both Lee Jeong-in and Lee Tan have stated that this is not the end of the Barrier-Free Map. They have demonstrated their hopes toward the map being improved and extended towards national districts, coming to the aid of a wider pool of users. When asked of future plans, Lee Jeong-in answered, “we hope that the map does not end in simply notifying the difficulties that many people have within their everyday lives but actually leads to an actual improvement within the facilities. The most ideal plan is to make a completely barrier-free world that does not require such specially designed maps.” Choi Seo-yong tjdyd1@daum.net Photos by Kang Cho-hyun

2018-12 17

[Student]When a Lion Goes to School

The student-made YouTube channel that represents Hanyang University, “When a Lion Goes to School," now has over 14,000 subscribers. Uploading video content related to school life in Hanyang University, Choi E-re (Department of Industrial Engineering, 2nd year), who often undertakes the role of an emcee in the video making process, spoke about the process of starting a Youtube channel that Hanyang University students can relate to, and the story of owning and growing a channel led by students themselves. The YouTube channel, "When a Lion Goes to School" currently has more than 14,000 subscribers and 29 videos. (Photo courtesy of "When a Lion Goes to School") Choi E-re (Department of Industrial Engineering, 2nd year) talked about the YouTube channel that he and his crew run, known as, “When a lion goes to school" on December 14th, 2018. The beginning It was this March that things first started with the “When a Lion Goes to School” channel on Youtube when three students from the Department of Industrial Engineering came up with the idea. Unquestionably, editing is a crucial part of making video production, so they even went on to contact the dean of the Department of Media Communication to gather editors for their crew. For the first video, which is titled, “We asked Hanyang University engineering students," was uploaded on April 20th. They introduced the stereotypes that people usually have of students from the Department of Engineering. When they were first starting out in YouTube, one of the major concerns was regarding whether to target Hanyang University students or college students in general. They ended up targeting Hanyang University because a channel dedicated to introducing academic information to the life styles of Hanyang University students did not exist. There are a total of eight members who work as a team for “When a Lion Goes to School.” Rather than assigning a specific role to each members, they strive to all work together. Working together through the whole process has both pros and cons, according to Choi. It can be hard to gather ideas effectively since there are so many people participating, but it does give them the feeling of accomplishment by working as a team and watching the channel grow together. Process of making a video Making and uploading a video takes two weeks. The members have to hold a meeting on Sundays to share their ideas on new content, and after that, they decide on a topic and begin writing a questionnaire for the interviewees. “When a Lion Goes to School” team recruits guests through social media, they first begin by uploading a form asking for volunteers that match with the theme of the video for that week. They then contact the guests, find the right schedule, and ready themselves to film by completing the questionnaire with 9 to 10 questions and finalize a written script that helps emcee the whole process. They edit the video using photoshop, captions, background music, and special effects. Then the video is uploaded that weekend. The filming of the video in a studio (Photo courtesy of "When a Lion Goes to School") As one of the more memorable times since starting this channel, in one of the early videos titled, “Hanyang University Culture Sock!,” the crew had to look for exchange students from foreign countries but did not know how. They started to look in Hanyang Plaza, a global lounge of Sarang-bang, the lobby of the International Building, the amphitheater, and so on. Exchange students who joined the interview later thanked the crew for making a memorable experience for them in Korea. For a future video, the crew hopes to interview graduate students who have successfully found their position in society. "We want to loosen up the seriousness that the topic of employment brings and make a helpful mentor video for undergraduates,” said Choi. Future goals “When a lion goes to school” team would first like to grow into a channel that all students in Hanyang University are aware of. They would then like to widen their target viewers and share the stories of college students in general. “One common wish that all crew members share is that we hope the channel will continue on even after the starters of this channel graduate and leave. That is our strongest wish.” Said Choi Ee-rae. Warm hearted comments that students from Hanyang University wrote on the initial videos are still remembered by the crew members. One comment said that these videos could be the competitive edge for our school. “Thank you for giving us great support. I don’t wish for much but I hope you keep watching our videos with open hearts.” The crew members of "When a Lion Goes to School" (Photo courtesy of Choi) Kim Hyun-soo soosoupkimmy@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kang Cho-hyun

2018-12 02

[Student]Seeing the Future Through the AR Lenses

Augmented Reality (AR) looks wondrous in movies (for instance, the screen on Iron Man’s helmet). However, the current technology is yet to catch up with the movies, and trying on the AR smart glasses in real life could be a heavy, uncomfortable, and dizzying experience. The attempts to make these experiences extra light, comfortable, and high-quality has finally bore fruit – the CEO of LetinAR, Kim Jae-hyuk (Department of Industrial Engineering, 4th year) is the hero. LetinAR, co-founded by Kim and his friend and the Chief Technology Officer Ha Jeong-hun in 2016, is a start-up company that invented and produced the AR lenses. The company has recently received investments worth 3.6 million USD from Kakao Ventures, DSC Investment, Korea Asset Investment Securities, Naver Corporation, and Platinum Tech Investment, all thanks to the self-developed 'Pin Mirror (also known as PinMRTM) lens' which has been acknowledged for its phenomenal breakthrough in the AR-lens techniques. The Pin Mirror lens. Kim Jae-hyeok (Department of Industrial Engineering, 4th year) clarified that a newer version will resemble ordinary glasses much more, compared to the old version in the picture. (Photo courtesy of LetinAR) Kim explained that the original wearable AR smart glasses had many problems. “The glasses were too big, screens were too small, or out of focus. On top of these, they were hard to manufacture.” So Kim came up with a different approach, using the pin-mirror-effect technique, in which the microdisplay light is projected directly to the eye lens via a mirror tinier than a pupil. Whereas the former lenses blurred the image when the object was too near (similar to how the human eyes blur out anything that gets too near to the pupils), the new method allows the lens to stay in focus regardless of closeness, as well as of individual eyesight. Along with the more comfortable vision, the lenses became smaller, closely resembling the ordinary glasses and had a much increased productivity. “During this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, many renowned scholars tested the lens, leaving truly impressed by its performance. They said billions of won along with the complex and latest technologies invested could not overcome the limitations of the AR lens. What we have done is provide a simple, yet powerful solution to it all,” recalled Kim. Demonstration of the LetinAR's technique in the Mobile World Congress 2018. (Photo courtesy of LetinAR) They expect to have a formal announcement of the completed technology for full-fledged commercialization next January. “AR is yet an unexplored field, but the future seems bright,” assured Kim. “Just like how we have moved from desktops to laptops, and from laptops to phones, we constantly seek portability. As with the phones, the AR glasses will lead the future trend, and they will be absorbed in our daily lives.” Thus, the goal of LetinAR is to initiate that trend, added Kim. Indeed, it is a matter of time until we will all be wearing the light and comfortable 100-inch-screen on our eyes with the help of LetinAR glasses. Kim's goal is to develop a more portable AR lens and raise LetinAR as the trend-setting company. Lim Ji-woo il04131@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Park Geun-hyung

2018-11 26

[Student]Designing the Future Through HY-WEP

Being a university student means being open to various opportunities. This may also include developing professionalism through internships. To grant its students of such chances, Hanyang University’s Center for Academic Placement Support offers internships from smaller firms such as startups to major conglomerates through the Hanyang Work Experience Program (HY-WEP). Choi Jae-ran (Department of Industrial Engineering, 4th year) is one of the numerous students who has seized the opportunity. Choi Jae-ran (Department of Industrial Engineering, 4th year) completed her HY-WEP experience with EPIKAR in both the United States and South Korea from March to August of 2017 and participated in the National Research Foundation of Korea Work Experience Contest in November, 2018. Choi’s internship experience is a special one as she was able to work in the United States with the company called EPIKAR, a startup company that develops innovative mobility technology to alleviate efficiency. After her invaluable experience from March to August of 2017, Choi received the first prize in November of 2018, representing Hanyang University at the National Research Foundation of Korea: Work Experience Contest with the presentation topic, “Find My Roadmap.” Choi talked about her experience of working with EPIKAR and what she gained from the overseas internship through HY-WEP. Choi was responsible for designing the website of EPIKAR, the company she worked with through HY-WEP. (Photo courtesy of Choi) During her internship period, Choi was responsible for planning out “infotainment” (a combination of the words: “information” and “entertainment”) projects on automobiles’ onboard diagnostics analysis dashboard and control panels. She was able to attend the Michigan Show Car Project and planned and designed the show car’s user interface dashboard. As a result, Choi learned about the current automobile industry and market in depth. Along with cooperating and working with designers, these experiences have helped her develop work professionalism. After the internship, Choi gained an avid interest in the field of UX (user experience design) and plans on improving the related skills. Choi learned about the field of UX (user experience design) during her HY-WEP experience and hopes to further develop related skills. (Photo courtesy of Choi) When asked what some of the benefits of HY-WEP are, Choi answered, “in the majority of cases, HY-WEP is related to startups, so the task and role you receive may be quite diverse. This enables interns to experience a broad range of work which will surely be helpful in the long run.” In addition, Choi advised those who are applying to emphasize the importance of setting the goal straight away as well as what can be achieved from the internship in the self-introductory paper. For the upcoming HY-WEP, the Center for Academic Placement Support is offering an eight-week internship opportunity for Hanyang University students who have completed more than four semesters. The first round of the application period is to end on November 30th, 2018, and the additional application period will take part in December. More information can be found on the HY-WEP website. Seok Ga-ram carpethediem@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Park Geun-hyung

2018-11 05

[Student]Students from the School of Business Pass the 35th Customs Broker Examination

A banner congratulating those who passed the examination to be a certified customs broker was displayed in the School of Business at Hanyang University. On September 19th of this year, the names of applicants that passed the second-round of the 35th certified customs broker examination were announced. Names such as Kim Yoo-min (School of Business, 4th year) and Kim Ji-hoon (School of Business, 4th year) were proudly displayed. (From left) Kim Ji-hoon (School of Business, 4th year) and Kim Yoo-min (School of Business, 4th year) are pointing at their names in the banner that reads, "Congratulations on passing the 35th Customs Broker Exam 2018." A customs broker clears shipments of imported and exported goods. The Customs Broker Exam is held each year, and the percentage of candidates that passed this year was 37.95 percent for the first-round and 6.62 percent for the second-round, indicating the difficulty in becoming a customs broker. The first-round of the exam consisted of multiple choice questions, while the second-round consisted of essay questions. Every subject is scored out of 100, and those who receive more than 40 points or higher on every subject (the average is 60) pass the exam. However, when those who pass 60 points are less than the required number of people, which was 90 people total, those with the higher average pass the exam. Kim Yoo-min passed the exam with an average score of 58 and Kim Ji-hoon with 61. (From left to right) News H interviewed Kim Yoo-min (School of Business, 4th year) and Kim Ji-hoon (School of Business, 4th year) on November 2nd, 2018. Kim Ji-hoon started studying for the exam in 2014, and it took him 4 years to pass the exam this year. For Kim Yoo-min, the preparation for the examination took 1 and a half years. They both studied day and night. Kim Ji-hoon preferred to study at school, setting a goal to study from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. They both agreed that the examination necessitates heavy loads of memorizing. They emphasized that repeating the studying process and constantly writing the content out is very important. In order to memorize effectively, Kim Ji-hoon wrote everything he learned in one book and kept going back to it. “It’s easy to forget even the things you studied yesterday. Memorizing by making acronyms or creating a sentence using the important words helps to effectively memorize a large quantity of content." From January to June is the period for the trial examination. There are 24 mock tests in total, and students take them weekly. Since scores over 60 are not common, curved-grading is done on the test scores. “It feels devastating when I don’t get in the top 90," said Kim Yoo-min. Kim Ji-hoon agreed and added that repeating the studying process gets exhausting, and the pressure to obtain a high score makes things very hard to go on. A sample of one of Ji-hoon's books that he used to increase the effectiveness of memorizing (Photo courtesy of Kim) To cope with all the stress from studying, Kim Ji-hoon and Kim Yoo-min took a day off after the trial examination ended. They would forget about the test and watch television, meet friends, or eat delicious food to refresh their minds. “One thing I took with me from studying for the customs broker examination is swimming. Swimming helped me get through the long days of studying in a healthy state," said Kim Yoo-min. Hanyang University does not have departments or classes related to commerce and trade. This can make things a little more difficult for those planning on or who are already preparing for the Customs Broker Examination. “Just try to get the exam over with as quickly as possible. Effectiveness runs low if the studying period increases,” said Kim Ji-hoon. “I hope luck is with you. You might see what you memorized the night before in the examination paper. Also, it is rather hard to find someone that is preparing to become a customs broker inside Hanyang University, but I still recommend you to look for and be connected with those who are in the same position as you,” added Kim Yoo-min. After the long and what seemed like never-ending days of fighting with oneself, Kim Ji-hoon and Kim Yoo-min are now taking in some deep breaths before they go on to plan for another goal. They plan on taking some days off before they attend vocational education in January of the following year. Kim Hyun-soo soosoupkimmy@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Lee Jin-myung

2018-10 29

[Student]Challenge Yourselves, Youth!

Graduate students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering who are also members of the team, Machine Dynamics Laboratory won first place in the IEEE VTS Motor Vehicles Challenge, 2018. The members include Lee Woong (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Doctoral Program), Jeong Hae-seong and Park Do-hyun (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Integrated Master’s-Doctor’s Program). IEEE stands for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and VTS stands for Vehicular Technology Society. The team was invited to the IEEE VPPC (Vehicle Power And Propulsion Conference) held in Chicago, IL, USA, from the 27th to the 30th of August this year, which they presented their research findings and earned 3000 dollars as their first place prize. (From left) The team leader, Lee Woong (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Doctoral Program) and two team members Jeong Hae-seong and Park Do-hyun (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Integrated Master’s-Doctor’s Program) were able to receive first prize in the VTS challenge with the guidance of their advisor for their team, professor Kim Nam-wook (Department of Mechanical Engineering). The VTS challenge competes for minimization of energy consumption and aims to develop a control strategy that can be applied to real cars. This year, the challenge was to minimize the mileage energy consumption of General Motors (GM) hybrid vehicle, ‘Volt 1st gen.' 52 teams from 20 countries participated in the challenge. The online posting regarding the opening of the VTS challenge were uploaded on January 5th, so the team had two months of preparation before the energy management submission deadline in March. The results were announced the following month. In the evaluation process, the jurors for the competition run the simulation model by themselves and whichever vehicle that consumes the least energy wins first place. The Machine Dynamics Laboratory team applied one of the optimal control theory called, ‘Pontryagin’s minimum principle.' It decides the relative value of the quantity of fuel and electricity and minimizes it. The system itself constantly monitors the remaining oil and electricity and decides whether to use more fuels or electric motor. Without a doubt, the final results had to be good due to the characteristic of hybrid cars to increase energy efficiency when the remainder quantity is similar. Members of the Machine Dynamics Laboratory explained that they have been researching cars for 3 years, yet this was the first time to receive such an honorable reward. (Photo courtesy of Lee) The VTS challenge is held every year but with a different subject and vehicle to work with. “Nothing is for certain yet, but maybe for next year’s competition, our team members will participate as leaders.” Lee Woong (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Doctoral Program) who actively took part in the VTS challenge as a leader went on to say, “challenge yourselves, youth!” Kim Hyun-soo soosoupkimmy@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Lee Jin-myung

2018-10 22

[Student]A New Horizon for Audiobooks

With the advent of Audible, an audiobook service by Amazon, audiobooks have been gaining enormous popularity. The fact that people can listen to books with voiceovers regardless of the place and time makes it even more convenient, and the user range can include the visually handicapped as well. However, not being able to personally select the desirable voiceover may be conventional. In order to improve the traditional audiobooks out in the current market, a startup team named LionRocket consisting of three Hanyang University student entrepreneurs gathered to create audiobooks using different voices, including celebrities. The LionRocket team, formed in February 2018, has seized various opportunities and was awarded prizes for winning numerous startup competitions. In the recent 2018 Excellent University Startup Competition in Seoul, held on September 20th, 2018, the team was awarded the prize of excellence. (From left) LionRocket's Mun Hyung-jun (Department of Information Systems, 2nd year), Park Jun-hyung (Department of Information Systems, 4th year), and Jeong Seung-hwan (Department of Information Systems, 4th year) won the prize of excellence at the 2018 University Startup Competition in Seoul, held on September 20th, 2018. (Photo Courtesy of Jeong) LionRocket’s Jeong Seung-hwan (Department of Information Systems, 4th year), Mun Hyung-jun (Department of Information Systems, 2nd year), and Park Jun-hyung (Department of Information Systems, 4th year) are friends in the same major who had the same interests in starting a startup company. The main goal of LionRocket is to provide audiobooks with various voiceovers customers can select from. “I was inspired by a presenter’s similar topic at a developer conference in 2017 and decided to start the business that could initially contribute to the visually handicapped who would have difficulties reading a written book,” stated Jeong, the representative of LionRocket. LionRocket’s current business plan consists of implementing a deep learning system and Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) to replace the original text-to-speech (TTs) technology, which tends to sound unnatural due to its mechanical sounds. LionRocket members talk about the difficult process they went through in order to develop their business plan. (From left), Park Jun-hyung (Department of Information Systems, 4th year), Jeong Seung-hwan (Department of Information Systems, 4th year), Mun Hyung-jun (Department of Information Systems, 2nd year) The three students take roles in the audiobook development process. As the representatives of LionRocket, Jeong focuses on taking care of the general project, and Park is responsible for analyzing the preprocessing of Korean language data most suitable for the AI. Mun designs and maintains the deep learning model. The current business model is yet to be completed but the team has been periodically uploading their work videos on YouTube. (Link to LionRocket's YouTube channel) Business model planning was not an easy process in the beginning. As the members lacked financial support and knowledge in artificial intelligence (AI), they had to spend their own money in the first month to initiate the plan. However, after receiving subsidy from Hanium, a center that provides IT talent training, and collecting prize money from winning various university startup competitions, they were able to utilize a GPU with a deep learning service and start their studies on AI. LionRocket is now awaiting government subsidy. (From left), Mun Hyung-jun (Department of Information Systems, 2nd grade), Jeong Seung-hwan (Department of Information Systems, 4th grade), and Park Jun-hyung (Department of Information Systems, 4th grade) hope they will be able to provide the audiobook service to the public by the end of 2018. LionRocket is in the process of negotiating with the publishers in order to provide the service to the public hopefully by the end of 2018. Their long-term goals for the business is to gain 50,000 users and provide these audiobooks to the visually impaired as soon as possible. Mun stated that he would wish nothing more than to take the subway and see people using the application in the future. “As we are a team of engineering students, we lack marketing and design skills. It would be nice if there is someone interested in working together after checking some of our work online,” hoped Jeong. Seok Ga-ram carpethediem@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Park Guen-hyung

2018-10 15

[Student]Passing the Civil Service Examination

The successful candidates for the 2018 Civil Service Examination were recently announced on the last day of September. Kim Geon-hui (Department of Economics and Finance, 1st year) successfully passed the examination, applying for the serial group of financial administration. Having started to prepare for the exam since early February of 2016, Kim says that he still feels bewildered by the result and happy that all the members of his study group have managed to pass this year’s exam. Entering Hanyang University in 2015, Kim mentioned how he became interested in the field of policy planning while taking his major courses. “Although becoming a professional in a particular field or major did seem interesting, it was planning policies and developing a synthetic perspective that got me more captivated,” explained Kim. Based upon his newly formed interests, Kim took time off from school after his first quarter and moved in to Sillim-dong Gosichon, where most of its residents are students preparing for various exams. Kim's preparation and advice Failing the first examination of 2017, Kim changed his daily schedule to studying eleven hours, starting from seven in the morning to eleven in the night. During the three-cycle period, which refers to the time period between the first and second exam, Kim slightly changed his time schedule of starting in nine in the morning due to emaciation. Kim also mentioned how joining the study group within the Sillim-dong Gosichon also greatly helped him with not only preparing for the overall exam, but also with sharing information and providing support towards each other. According to Kim, the Civil Service Examination is mainly divided into three stages. The first stage is the Public Service Aptitude Test (PSAT), which is once again divided into four parts: Linguistic Logic, Data Interpretation, Situational Judgement, and Constitutional Law. As for the Linguistic Logic and Data Interpretation section, Kim mentioned the importance of time management and how one must quickly distinguish the questions that should be abandoned in order to focus on the remaining questions. As for the Situational Judgement part, Kim stressed an emphasis upon the quizzes, and how finding the twists in sample questions from previous exams helped his preparation. On the Constitutional Law area, Kim shared his advice: "I was surprised this year due to the fact that provisions of the constitution were questioned rather than judicial precedents. For those who are preparing for the exam, I recommend you put less emphasis upon studying judicial precedents but focus upon the provisions also." Kim Geon-hui (Department of Economics and Finance, 1st year) explained that self-control is an important factor during the preparation process as the Civil Service Examination requires continuous effort. Kim used the term ‘real-game’ when referring to the second stage of the exam, which took place in June. Applying for the serial group of financial administration, Kim took the following exams of Economics, Finance, Administrative Law, Administration, and Statistics. Instead of writing in a beautiful manner, Kim says that he focused on writing answers roughly, but accurately. Out of the exams stated above, it is the Administration part that most examinees, including Kim, find most challenging. As for Kim, he explained that he prepared for the exam by trying to list short-answers as in a thesis and sharing answer sheets with other members within the group study. The third and last stage of the exam is the interview, which consisted of group discussions, individual presentations, and personality interviews. According to Kim, giving a relaxed and soft impression to the interviewers is important. He also added that providing ingenious and inventive ideas during group discussions and individual presentations would also give a positive impression. For this reason, Kim gave an emphasis on the need of utilizing one’s own original strengths during the preparation of the interview stage. Overcoming Hardships When asked about hardships during the preparation process, Kim recalled his memories of failing on the second stage of the 2017 Civil Service Examination. "The fact that I could not tell my parents that I will definitely pass the next year was what made me even more troubled. Having no guarantee that I will eventually pass the exam is what I think most examinees, including myself, find most challenging while preparing for the examination." Kim also recalled the time when he changed his serial group from General Administration to Financial Administration. He changed his serial group with the belief that he was better suited for the economic and financial area, yet the thought that he might regret this decision was also another hardship that he had to overcome. As changing his or her serial group was a rare case, Kim had trouble seeking advice on this matter. Having the thought that it is only himself who can overcome his own hardships that Kim studied even harder in order to defeat his uncertainties. Kim mentioned how he is planning to have various experiences and have some time to look back upon himself before turning into office. Nonetheless, without the steady support from his parents, friends, and fellow members of the studying group, who also prepared for the exam and went through similar hardships, Kim says that he would not have made it through the whole process. As for future plans, Kim mentioned that he is planning to have diverse experiences. “While preparing for the interview, I felt that I still had a lot to learn, as I have focused upon only studying from an early age. For this reason, I want to experience various fields and also have some time to look back upon myself,” explained Kim. Choi Seo-yong tjdyd1@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kang Cho-hyun