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6th ASPIRE UGRA Program Report

The 6th ASPIRE UGRA Program Report

1. Summary:

1) Name:     The 6th ASPIRE Undergraduate Research Academy (UGRA)
2) Hosted by:  Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) International Relations Team (IRT)
3) Theme:    “Better Living: Innovations and Technologies to Improve Lives
4) Date:     June 30th (Sun.) – 5th (Fri.),2019
5) Venue:    KAIST Main Campus in Daejeon, South Korea

6) Overview:
KAIST conducted the 6th ASPIRE Undergraduate Research Academy (UGRA) on its main campus in Daejeon, South Korea on the theme “Better Living: Innovations and Technologies to Improve Lives” from June 30th (Sun.) to July 5th (Fri.) 2019. This was the third consecutive ASPIRE UGRA conducted by KAIST. The program was first launched in 2014 by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
A total of 13 students from ASPIRE League member universities participated in the 2019 ASPIRE UGRA. The program was designed for undergraduate students currently working on research projects related to the program theme. During the course of the program, participating students took turns presenting their research and receiving feedback from KAIST lecturers and fellow UGRA participants.  KAIST faculty members Professors KIM Young Chul and KIM Ayoung, both experts on Urban Design and Planning, each provided a special lecture. An excursion day was held in the middle of the program, and participants visited major research laboratories doing work related to Better Living and gained exposure to case studies. The program enabled participants to learn about the latest developments in the research related to Better Living , and students enjoyed many opportunities to improve their communication, presentation, creative-thinking and problem-solving skills.

2. Schedule:

3. Participants:

 3-1. Special Lecturer

Affiliation Name Lecture Title
KAIST Professor KIM Young Chul Smart village design for zero energy
KAIST Professor KIM Ayoung Robot perception in the city

 

 3-2. Students

Affiliated University Number of Participants
KAIST 3
NTU 4
HKUST 5
Tokyo Tech 1
Tsinghua 1
Total 13

 

No. Affiliation Name Presentation Title
1 KAIST Mr. Zhixiong Jin Find the best budget in heterogeneous infrastructure systems using evolutionary algorithms in GIS environment
2 KAIST Ms. Ng Hui Zhi Sustainable device for underdeveloped country
3 KAIST Ms. Hyunchae Lee Designing Biocompatible Microcapsules with Polarity-selective Permeability for Controlled Release of Drugs
 4 Tokyo Tech Mr. ASAKAWA, Kenichiro Development of new Ti based alloy with low Yong’s modulus
5 NTU Mr. Bin Mohamed Tahir Muhammad Sofian A Study of E-scooter User Responses in Pedestrian Conflicts
6 NTU Ms. Zhang Jiarui Smart home with Raspberry Pi
7 NTU Mr. Duan Jiafei Battery optimization of smart wearables via NLP technique
8 NTU Mr. KHOO Hong Li Nicholas Evaluation of User Preference Using EEG And Eye-tracking Based Neurocognitive Tools
9 HKUST Mr. HO Jonny Chun Yin Marine Algal Toxin and Seafood safety
10 HKUST Ms. Yap Zhi Yun Vertical AI for Sustainable Urban Development
11 HKUST Mr. Ni Xiaoyuan Understanding the use of the policy in balancing the urban development and environmental protection with the aid of the element of smart city
12 HKUST Mr. Malik, Ujjwal Deep recurrent reinforcement learning for trajectory representation learning
13 HKUST Ms. Byun Hyun Better Living for Babies in Developing Countries

 

4. Award Recipient:

Name of the Award (Affiliated University) Name of the Recipient
“Presentation Title”
Excellent Presentation Award (HKUST) Ms. Byun Hyun
“Better Living for Babies in Developing Countries”
Excellent Presentation Award (NTU) Mr. Duan Jiafei
“Battery optimization of smart wearables via NLP technique”
Excellent Presentation Award (KAIST) Mr. Zhixiong Jin
“Find the best budget in heterogeneous infrastructure systems using evolutionary algorithms in GIS environment”
Excellent Presentation Award (NTU) Ms. Zhang Jiarui
“Smart home with Raspberry Pi”

 

5. Photos:

▲ Group Photo

▲ Group Photo

▲ Visit to Vision Hall (Campus Tour)

▲ Certificate and Award Presentation

▲ Certificate and Award Presentation

▲ Certificate and Award Presentation

▲ Visit to Professor KIM Young Chul’s Laboratory

▲ Visit to Research Facilities at KAIST

▲ Culture Trip to Jeonju (Cooking Korean Traditional Food)

▲ Culture Trip to Jeonju (Gyeonggijeon)

▲ Korean Culture Trip to Jeonju (Lunch Time)

▲ Korean Culture Trip to Jeonju (Trying Korean Traditional Costume)


This report was provided by Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.