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2020-03 23

[Special]Professors Behind the Screen

Switching to online lectures changed many things for the professors. While students listen to lectures and study at home, professors come to school to record lectures in their various chosen ways. Behind the screens, Hanyang's professors continue to work tirelessly for students’ academic progress even during the pandemic. Interviewing Klaus Heese (Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering) via video call in Skype. Heese conducts his lectures likewise. Live broadcast video lectures by Professor Klaus Heese Klaus Heese (Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering) is currently teaching Comparative Biology for undergraduate students at Hanyang University. He also teaches multiple courses in the graduate program, including Selective Lab-work, Biochemistry Laboratory, Current Topics in Neuro-Immunology, Biomedical Tissue Engineering, and Current Topics in Genetics. Currently, he teaches these subjects through live broadcast video lectures. When asked if there were any difference he had felt between teaching online and offline, he said that he generally felt no difference. He found the Blackboard system convenient and efficient for uploading textbooks and homework, which was also what he always did for his normal courses. Moreover, since he holds his classes live, there was no tangible difference in interacting with his students. Nevertheless, there were minor inconveniences while holding a live session when he was logged out of the website without notice. Because there was no sign on the screen that indicated whether he was logged in, he realized many moments later that his screen showed nothing. In addition, he said the live sessions are extremely inconvenient for foreign students. Since most international student have been staying in their homeland, the time difference often results in their having to watch the lecture during the nighttime or early morning. However, he maintained that other than that, he has been generally satisfied with the system. In addition, he said he is trying to respond to the current problems by uploading the recorded version of the class on Blackboard, and advised students to make use of the videos. "Student will be able to use them to revise or make up for missed class materials," said Heese. Comparative Biology class conducted live through the blackboard system. Youtube live stream lectures by Professor Hong Ilhan Hong Ilhan (Graduate School of International Cultures) teaches an elective course, the World of Global Entertainment and Reading Trends. His chosen medium is Youtube’s live streaming. Unlike Professor Klaus Heese, Hong said that he feels a huge difference between teaching online and offline, even saying “They do share the same class title but fundamentally, they are different in every way.” Hong admitted that not having to go to school itself was a big convenience for him. However, there were many downsides to the system as he had to learn many online technologies in a very short time and also had to fix the curriculum he had already prepared in order to suit the system. Preparing the equipment was also difficult for him, too. More than anything, not being able to interact with the students as much is what he is most dissatisfied with. In order to overcome the inconveniences caused by the online lecturing system, Hong went over the reviews of the past online lecturing videos. He is also trying out different equipment to improve the audio and screen quality and uses a separate tablet to write on the textbook to replace the whiteboard. Another problem was interaction within classrooms. “Not every student owns a camera and microphone, so we use Youtube’s "raising hand" and chatting options to interact with each other, which has solved the problem.” Hong added that a change in mindset is the key. “I try to hold the lecture session with the mindset of –rather than a professor- a Youtuber or a radio DJ. It’s not easy but I am trying.” He thanked his students for patiently understanding the situation and keeping up with their work diligently despite the inconvenience. “I really wish to meet them as soon as possible in the classroom,” said Hong. Lee Yoon-seo

2020-03 22

[Special]Hanyang's Dataset Can Predict the Coronavirus

As the coronavirus became a global epidemic, a Hanyang student developed a coronavirus dataset to help predict the spread of coronavirus. The dataset, named Data Science 4 COVID19 (DS4C), contains conveniently reprocessed data about the spread of the disease and is currently being shared with the world’s data scientists, conveying a message of willingness to work together in the face of this pandemic. DS4C is a structured dataset which offers reprocessed data about the coronavirus spread for easy analysis. It analyzes and visualizes the information provided by Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) and local governments. Kim Ji-hoo (Department of Computer Science, Master’s program), the project manager, explained that the aim of the dataset is to provide data in a more comprehensible format, ultimately to find meaningful patterns that can help predict the disease. The coronavirus dataset, Data Science 4 COVID19 (DS4C), developed by Kim Ji-hoo (Department of Computer Science, Master’s program). The dataset is shared on Kaggle for the world's researchers. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim started the project because despite the seriousness of the virus and his willingness to help the situation by using the data, information available was very complicated to digest. So, he developed his own coronavirus dataset as a tool for any further data analysis. The dataset organizes detailed information including patient information; patient routes traveled; Seoul’s floating population; time series data based on age, gender, and province weather; and more. This categorized information can perform various tasks, such as help predict the changes in the number of confirmed cases, visualize the data into a more legible format, and analyze the connections between the confirmed cases. The English version of the dataset is currently available on Kaggle, an online community of data scientists from around the world, in order to help other data experts who are working on similar tasks. It has become hugely popular, quoted and referred to by many scientists around the world. "A developer in France even called me to personally thank me for sharing my dataset,” said Kim. Thanks to his contribution, he received a gold medal on Kaggle as the most referenced project, making him the first Korean recipient of this honor. Kim was the first Korean to win a gold medal on Kaggle for developing the most referenced project. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim expressed his gratitude towards his colleagues who worked together on the project. “It helped me in many ways because their feedback allowed me to discover methods that I could never have thought of alone,” he said. Kim also said he is proud that his work contributed in making the data flow, reprocess, and reach other researchers and encouraged his fellow Hanyangians to help overcome the pandemic in their own individual fields. Hwang Hee-won

2020-03 19

[Alumni][COVID-19] Beating COVID-19 with a "Happy Virus" from the love of colleagues

While various activities are subsiding due to the impact of COVID-19, the Hanyang University class of ‘87 is delivering warmth through gift giving. On March 14th, a message was posted in the class of '87 Band (an online community) regarding the gift sharing event. The chairman of the alumni association, Han Ki-soo, would be sending presents to his colleagues. Healthy foods will be delivered to applicants who are going through hard times due to COVID-19. They also gave options such as a strawberry jam set, a Jeju hallabong set, and a Jeju natural herb set. The presents are more meaningful in that they are all products that are sold by alumni, and they are intended to help economic growth during the difficult situation. As of the 17th, three days after the notice was posted, the applicants exceeded 500. The announcement received grateful and inspiring comments such as “I think it will get rid of the stuffy and difficult feeling right away,” and “The class of ’87 organization is great.” ▲Han Ki-soo, the president of the alumni association of class of ‘87 Han Ki-soo, the chairman of the alumni association of class of ’87, who prepared this surprise gift said that “Because of COVID-19, planned alumni events have been reduced or canceled, and private gatherings of alumni intended to change the mood of the situation also have to be refrained from”, and added that “although it is not a fundamental solution, I hope that it will help us overcome the regrets and depression that the alumni can’t see often.” . Meanwhile, the alumni association of the class of ’87, sent masks by post three times to their colleagues who are residing in the Daegu and North Gyeongsang province, by launching a campaign to send masks around mid-February to February 29th. For this to happen, lots of alumni participated in the mission to supply and send masks and have been cited as an example of an active alumni association management using an online community to rapidly gather applicants. ▲ Masks were delivered to alumni in Daegu and Northern Gyeongsang province through the post office (photo by the class of ’87 alumni association). Global News Team

2020-03 17

[Alumni][COVID-19] Drive-Through virus test method suggested by Kim Jin-yong, alumnus of the Graduate School of Public Health

While Korea’s response to the Corona virus is the focus of attention worldwide, it was confirmed that the medical faculty who proposed the drive-through method that enables virus testing inside cars is an alumnus of Hanyang University Graduate School of Public Health. Kim Jin-yong, director of infectious internal medicine at Incheon Medical Center, was in charge of treating the first confirmed patient of COVID-19. Director Kim is also from the first graduating class of the Hanyang University Graduate School of Public Health upon it’s opening. Kim's major is in the field of medical science and health statistics. According to an article by the Hankook Daily on February 27, Chilgok Gyeongbuk National University Hospital first installed the container on February 23 and introduced the drive-through screening clinic before other districts. This started from his proposal at a conference to "Create selective clinics in a wide playground to protect the safety of both patients and medical staff while increasing the speed of examination and medical care." The installation is known to have been set up after Kwon Ki-tae, a professor of infectious internal medicine at Chilgok Gyeongbuk National University Hospital, heard about the idea and proceeded an internal discussion. Meanwhile, the number of drive-through method screening clinics nationwide reached 70 as of March 16. Global News Team

2020-03 16

[Special]Publication 40-year History of ERICA Campus

The ERICA Campus celebrated their 40th anniversary last year. To commemorate the milestone, the External Affairs and Development Team published The 40-Year History of ERICA Campus, a book which details information about ERICA's growth. The book is not merely a documentation of the past, but the essence of ERICA Campus, capturing its 40-year history in four sections: Prologue, "40 Years of ERICA" (further divided into 1979 to 1989, 1990 to 1999, 2000 to 2009, and 2010 to 2019), "40 Years of ERICA's Education" and "40 years of ERICA as Viewed by the Media." To celebrate the 40th anniversary of ERICA Campus, Hanyang University published 40-Year History of ERICA Campus. (Photo courtesy of the External Affairs and Development Team) The prologue “40-Year of ERICA in photos” shows chronological changes to the campus since 1980 through photographs. It shows images of an ERICA we have never known. The captions add to our imagination, reading, for instance, “When it rained, the campus used to turn into a mud puddle because the roads were not paved. Then, students went to their lectures in a pair of boots.” Image of ERICA in 1980 in the prologue "40-Year of ERICA in Photos” (Photo courtesy of the External Affairs and Development Team) Student activities were also recorded as an important part of ERICA’s history. There is a list of all student councils since the opening of the school with a note on whether they were involved in student activism, as well as records on student movements that occurred at the time. The book also includes images of present-day ERICA, introducing the current student council, school clubs, school events, and press institutions. In the second section "student activity," information about various school activities is detailed. (Photo courtesy of the External Affairs and Development Team) Turning one page after another, we see the enormous growth of ERICA Campus over the past 10 years. Moon Mi-sun, chief of the External Affairs and Development Team said, “For us, the last 10 years have repeated brilliant growth and innovation, greater than that of any other university in Korea…I hope Hanyangians share a sense of pride by reading this book.” Moon also expressed gratitude toward the senior staffs, elder professors, and team staff who supported the making of the book. “It was difficult to collect old data and thus required a great deal of effort from the External Affairs and Development Team to successfully finish the book.” Hanyangians can get 40-Year History of ERICA Campus for free by inquiring at the External Affairs and Development Team (limited number available) or read online at 40-Year History of ERICA Campus. Hwang Hee-won

2020-03 16

[Special]Practicing Love in Deed and Truth through Donations

Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province were hit hard by the new coronavirus, accounting for 80 percent of the total cases in Korea. There have been reports of a shortage of supplies, especially masks and anti-contamination clothing. Hanyang students voluntarily raised funds to help revitalize the region. This is a story of 1,081 Hanyang students practicing Love in Deed and Truth. Through the fundraiser hosted by these four Department of Policy Studies students, 1,081 Hanyang students practiced Love in Deed and Truth through donations. Park Eun-bin (Department of Policy Studies, 2nd year), Shin Hyo-jeong (Department of Policy Studies, 2nd year), Cho Sung-jae (Department of Policy Studies, 3rd year), and Kim Do-young (Department of Policy Studies, 4th year) are the four students who hosted this fundraiser. They had originally planned to donate their pocket money individually. However, upon hearing student fundraisers from other universities around Seoul, the four friends expanded their donation to a crowdfunding open to all Hanyang students. “We were unsure whether we could meet the expectations we set,” said Shin. Thus, the project aimed to raise 2 million won initially. Surprisingly, it did not take longer than two hours to accomplish that goal. Another fundraiser was launched, targeting 8 million won. A single day was enough to reach their goal. For the third fundraiser, the four students only set a deadline, March 9th. 1,081 Hanyang students participated, and they were able to raise a total of 22,294,019 won. The funds were donated to the Korea National Council on Social Welfare, The Korean Association of Public Health Doctors, the Hope Bridge Association of the National Disaster Relief, and the NGO Good Neighbors in the name of Hanyang University students. Hanyang students bought 300 scrub uniforms for the doctors volunteering in North Gyeongsang region. (Photo courtesy of Cho Sung-jae) The organizers first thanked their fellow students who participated in the donation drive. “It was an opportunity to feel a sense of affection for Hanyang,” said Kim. They also paid homage to the student body who assisted in promoting the fundraiser. They also spoke about some negative views that were posed by parts of the student community. "There were people who expressed mistrust of this fundraiser," said Shin. “That is the reason why we tried to keep the process as transparent as possible.” Park said that it was such an experience, serving the community as a leader. “Despite some minor mistakes, it was a time for improvement as responsible members of society,“ said Park. Cho recalled his experience as an interim president of the student body. "What came into my mind was the importance of good influence,” said the former president. Cho added that it was a great experience to personally put the school’s founding principle into action. The volunteers said that fundraising was an experience that allowed them to put the school's founding principle into action and feel a sense of affection for Hanyang. Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. The members of Hanyang are creating a miracle through their small practice of Love in Deed and Truth. Oh Kyu-jin Photos by Kim Hyun-sub

2020-03 16

[Special]Delving into the Study Groups of Hanyang

University students aspire to many new goals - from receiving good grades to passing entry exams for their career. However, taking on these challenging goals all by oneself often leads to demotivation and procrastination. That is why many students turn to study groups and team up with others who share similar goals and levels of determination. Kim Ji-hoon's (College of Economics and Finance, 4th year) study group is preparing for the annual banking corporations exam, meeting up twice a week for three hours. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim Ji-hoon (College of Economics and Finance, 4th year) is a member of a study group of seven people preparing for the annual banking corporations exam. The group meets twice a week for three hours, focusing on learning the overall curriculum of economics and practicing the economics essay-writing part of the exam. “We spend most of our time on meticulous and specific problem-solving to best prepare for the exam that is only held once a year,” said Kim. The biggest advantage of group study, said Kim, is the positive peer-pressure. “As all seven members are devoted to the same goal and are very diligent, it creates a lot of motivation for each other.” Kim said fees for tardiness were also imposed on the members to boost motivation, “however, all members, regardless of the rule, exhibit diligence since they all connect the study group activities to future employment.” Moreover, challenging subjects such as macroeconomics and econometrics, which can be stressful when studied alone, are tackled efficiently in a group. On a personal note, Kim also learned modesty from working with many partners. Chae Seung-hak (Mechanical Engineering, 4th year) is currently in a study group in which the students from Engineering Mathematics I and II have teamed up in a group with one mentor and three mentees. They meet once a week and ask each other any questions they had in class, as well as learn tips on how to solve exam problems from the senior mentor. “All curriculum is adjusted based on the needs of the mentees. Thus, the mentees say they benefit from the group study in the most efficient way,” said Chae. When you have a difficult goal, whether it's preparing for future employment or studying for exams, study groups are certainly a creative and helpful way to achieve it. Presenting them with a brighter future, the participants of study groups at Hanyang are always happy to accept new members. Lee Yoon-seo

2020-03 13

[Policy][COVID-19] Access to Portal 'Log-In' Page is Possible After Filling Out Health Statement Starting from the 13th

Infectious Disease Management Committee announced on the 11th that Hanyang members should report the self-health check-up statement. Starting from the 13th, members are required to answer 5 questions online when accessing the portal log-in page. Reporting health statement is under the Ministry of Education's request on 'daily situation report on COVID-19', requiring all university members including students and staffs who are accessing the Portal to fill out a health report statement in a survey form, once a day. This was made obligatory by having the members to go through the process according to the system. The statement asks the members of having been positive about the disease, having fever or respiratory symptoms, contacting with positive patients within the past 14 days, having the experience of visiting overseas countries, and the experience of visiting any area or facility with the prior occurrence of the disease. A total of 5 questions are presented in a form with 'yes' or 'no' selections. Besides Korean, English and Chinese translation are also provided at the same time. This applies to both the PC and mobile. ▲ Screenshot of health statement required to answer when logging in to the portal Global News Team Translated by: Lee Wonyoung

2020-03 13

[General][Photo] Distance Learning Lecture, "How Should It Be Conducted?"

With the university's decision to conduct 2 weeks of online lectures due to COVID-19, Education Innovation Team held a seminar on informing how to utilize online platforms that support lecturers to conduct the smooth operation of the classes, on the 5th at the Great Conference Room of HIT. Global News Team Translated by: Lee Wonyoung

2020-03 13

[HOT Issue][COVID-19] Center for Social Innovation and Startup Club Blue Line, Shares Prevention Guideline Regarding COVID-19

▲ Partial screenshot of the prevention guidelines On the 11th, the Hanyang University Center for Social Innovation and Team Blue Line shared some COVID-19 prevention guidelines that they co-created. All Hanyang University members can receive this guide via e-mail. The guidelines include various information regarding COVID-19 such as its symptoms and how to prevent the disease. It also has messages that are directly helpful to students such as Hanyang University disease controlling facilities and Coronavirus safety regulations within the campus. While its legibility has been increased through cute cat characters and adequate font and font size, it also provides an English and Chinese version. The Center for Social Innovation and startup club Blue Line mentioned that they "hope everyone stays safe from COVID-19 infections by following these basic guidelines," and also emphasized that people should "regularly check emergency information text messages provided from the Hanyang University Infection Control Committee." Global News Team Translated by: Lee Wonyoung

2020-03 12

[General][Photo] Recording a lecture in a self-studio

With two weeks of distance learning lectures scheduled after the opening of the semester, professors are recording a lecture on a self-studio witin the campus Global News Team

2020-03 12

[Student]Student Kim Ji-hu Distributed the "COVID-19 Dataset"

The "COVID-19 Dataset," created by Kim Ji-hu of Department of Computer Science (Master, Class of '19) is drawing the attention of Kaggle. ▲ Screenshot of the Kaggle website On February 24th, Kim registered his "COVID-19 Dataset" on Kaggle, a machine learning-based prediction model·analysis platform. The dataset exceeded more than 5000 accumulated downloads on March 6th. On the 3rd, it placed 1st in the category of Most Popular Data on the website. There are more than 130,000 users throughout the world on Kaggle. A dataset is a group of information that is made by collecting, processing, and categorizing scattered information into a form that a computer can understand. This is an essential part of the machine learning process, which teaches Artificial Intelligence. The Coronavirus dataset created by Kim is constructed through a daily report provided on the official website of the Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Various information related to COVID-19 is organized on the dataset, such as the patients' gender, date of birth, and infection process, including information such as accumulated number of checkups, number of positive patients, and fatality rate. Codes using the COVID-19 Dataset are re-shared on Kaggle. When the COVID-19 Dataset is used, it allows for the creation of a model that predicts how many additional patients will occur during a certain period in the future. It is also possible to predict each patient's possibility of recovery or death, depending on one's age, gender, and previous illness. Additionally, it can construct groups by the characteristics of the patients by detecting abnormal data and separate the patients such as by super spreaders of the disease. Kim mentioned in an interview with Etnews that "it is definitely possible to apply this dataset to other infectious diseases, despite the differences in culture and systems of other countries," and he added that "I hope that Korea will build and model good dataset with the COVID-19 situation and that it is utilized greatly in future emergencies." Global News Team Translated by: Lee Won-young