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DGIST Selected for 'Project of Fosterig the Next Generation of Researchers'

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  • 등록일. 2020.06.11
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4 Doctoral Students of DGIST; Junghyun Choi, Hyuncheol Ro, Bitna Joo, and Minseok Jeong

 

관련사진.(좌측부터)DGIST 최정현, 노현철, 주빛나, 정민석 박사과정생

Doctoral Students of DGIST, Junghyun Choi, Hyuncheol Ro, Bitna Joo, and Minseok Jeong ⓒDGIST


 Graduate school students of DGIST were selected for the Doctorate Student Research Grant as a part of the ‘Project of Fosterig the Next Generation of Researchers’, which is funded by the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF).

 The selected four students are Junghyun Choi who majors in Robotics Engineering, Hyuncheol Ro in New Biology, and Bitna Joo and Minseok Jeong in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. They are all doctorate students, and are selected after their plans and capabilities for the research they designed were evaluated in various aspects. They will receive complete support to carry out their research for next two years.

 In particular, Junghyun Choi who is in a doctorate course in Robotics Engineering will be engaged in research on ‘optimum driving and steering torque distribution algorithm based on a model-based-predictive control for enhancing the driving distance of small mobility’. This research is about enhancing the driving distance of electric vehicle and other small mobilities, and Mr. Choi will be deriving a mathematical model for driving and carry out research about driving control based on model-based-predictive control in the future.

 Hyuncheol Ro, a New Biology major, will be engaged in research on ‘XBP1s protein’ that mediates ‘Unfolded Protein Response(UPR)’, which is closely related with various metabolic symptoms. Mr. Ro will examine the impact of protein on the control of metabolic activity and also on obesity.

 Bitna Joo, who majors in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, will be engaged in research of ‘posterior parietal cortex’ that hasn’t been much studied yet. Ms. Joo, particularly, will be examining the function of the posterior parietal cortex and neural network mechanism in various aspects for the further studies on how the neural network operates in a person suffering from a trauma caused by accidents.

 Minseok Jeong, also majoring in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, will be studying the correlation between emotional control and the loss of cognitive ability along with their pathogenesis, which both are easily found from patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD), in relation to the ‘hippocampal’ neural circuit of the brain. Mr. Jeong will also carry out consecutive research for the discovert of clues for the development of potential therapeutic techniques t.

 The ‘Project of Fosterig the Next Generation of Researchers’ is a program funded by the National Research Foundation of Korea since 2019. The main purpose of the program is to support creative and challenging research ideas suggested by doctorate students in Korea.