Beginning of a New Education
Students at the School of Transdisciplinary Studies take at least 21 credits in the fields of ‘Reading Great Books on Human Intelligence and Civilization’ and ‘Technological Solutions for Social Innovation’ as mandatory major and elective major courses, to build a foundation for transdisciplinary education.
Then, students select a Key Area topic that they wish to research and study, and receive advice from their mentor professors to select relevant courses offered at the various academic departments at KAIST and take them as elective major courses.
The following are examples of Key Area topics currently being studied by students at the School of Transdisciplinary Studies. The customized program offered by KAIST School of Transdisciplinary Studies is the first of its kind in the world, developed and operated for the purpose of cultivating transdisciplinary talent.
|Key Areas for Transdisciplinary Research Selected by Students|
|Controlling bioelectric currents to connect to wired and wireless networks like Neuralink without using EEG electrodes|
|Quantification of values, human engineering, cognitive science, psychology, mathematical modelling|
|Building free virtual worlds integrating artificial intelligence and virtual reality|
|Brain disease treatments, therapy development using optogenetics and chemogenetics, biotechnology research on brain-machine interface|
|Computer graphics and artiificial intelligence, physics engine and interactive design|
|AI, Computer Graphics, Data Science, Interactive Computing|
|Finance and computing|
|Robots and AI|
|Smart cities and IOT, autonomous cars|
|Artificial intelligence model development|
|What is human creativity? (Humans and creativity, artificial intelligence, music/art, mathematics)|
|Financial engineering (quant) - AI quantitative model development (development of investment strategy, system trading)|
|Climate change and ecology, botany, animal rights|
|Science and Technology Policy, Public Health / Public Health Policy|
|Technology policy/philosophy, women's studies, comparative cultural studies, media communication, affect theory|
|'Rehabilitation' tools for humans using 'artificial intelligence'|
|Artificial intelligence (not specific algorithms but future direction of AI including strong AI)|
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