PKNU selected for the 'IITP Global Human Resources' project
professor Yang Min-Joon
Pukyong National University (President Jang Young-Soo) announced that it was selected for the Global Human Resources Project by the Institute of Information & Communications Technology Planning & Evaluation (IITP) under the supervision of the major of environmental geosciences.
This is a project that supports the improvement of global research capabilities by sending domestic master’s and doctoral students abroad and by promoting joint research and internships in the fields of promising ICT and innovative growth leading technologies related to the 4th industrial revolution with overseas universities, research institutes, and companies, to build a global cooperative network.
The research leading professor, Yang Min-Joon (from the photo) in the major of environmental geosciences, and professors and researchers from three majors, including atmospheric environmental science and spatial information system engineering, participated in this project, with Pukyong National University receiving 800 million won in support for the project.
Accordingly, Pukyong National University plans to develop excellent professionals for global environmental disaster prevention and countermeasures by dispatching 9 students of master's and doctoral courses in this major to the University of Iowa in the United States, which has strengths in environmental, artificial intelligence, and atmospheric physics field for 6 months to conduct joint research.
Their specific research topics include △tracking fine dust pollutants for human risk assessment and the development of an artificial intelligence-based fine dust concentration estimation model, △developing algorithms to evaluate the vulnerability of marine pollution due to seawater infiltration in coastal areas and outflow of seabed groundwater based on big data and AI technology, and △developing algorithms to evaluate the vulnerability of pollutants in the geospatial system based on artificial intelligence and predict their behavior.
Professor Yang Min-Joon said, "Through this project, we will develop algorithms that can evaluate the vulnerability of global environmental disasters and risks to humans based on intelligent information technology by combining advanced research technologies in the fields of big data and artificial intelligence, and we will strive to nurture talented people in this field."
Pukyong National University was also selected for this project last year and is taking the lead in nurturing talents in high-tech ICT technology and innovative growth leading technologies, such as dispatching seven graduate students to Dalhousie University in Canada.