Global-Leading Research and Education in Brain and Cognitive engineering KOREA UNIVERSITY The Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Engineering aims at establishing chemically convergent
academic eduecation and education system to meet global standard

History of Department

History

Since September 2009,
Advances research techniques and fosters professional minds
Aims to be World-Class Research-Oriented University

Department of Brain and Cognitive Engineering started its first semester in September, 2009 in pursuance of advancing research and fostering professional human resources in Brain Science, followed by the project approval of World Class University (‘WCU’) in December, 2008 by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Korea.

Under its motto ‘Healthy Brain’ the Department has recruited and trained excellent and brilliant students who are equipped with know-how and creative thinking in Brain Science. Through outstanding domestic and international research collaborations, we aim at entering in Top 10 world-class level in the field of Brain Science after 2020.

2008.12
World Class University (WCU) project approved (led by Prof. Seong-Whan Lee)

2009.01
Entrance quota (50 students) secured by Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Korea

2009.03
Prof. Seong-Whan Lee, appointed as the 1st Head of Department
Distinguished professor, Profs. H. H. Bulthoff, S. Edelman, A. Jain joined

2009.09
2009 Fall semester of department of Brain and Cognitive Engineering started
Prof. Seong-Whan Lee, appointed as 1st Director of Institute of Brain and Cognitive Engineering
New faculty member, Prof. Sang Hee Kim, Prof. Jong-Hwan Lee joined

2010.03
2 new faculty members, Profs. Christian Wallraven, Jeehyun Kwag joined

2010.09
Distinguished professor, Prof. C. Koch joined

2011.03
Prof. Seong-Whan Lee, appointed as 2nd Head of Department
New faculty member, Prof. Jae-Ho Han joined

2011.04
Prof. Seong-Whan Lee, appointed as 1st Director of Brain Imaging Center

2011.09
Prof. Seong-Whan Lee, appointed as 2nd Director of Institute of Brain and Cognitive Engineering
Distinguished professor, Profs. D. Kersten, A. Yuille joined

2012.03
2 new faculty members, Profs. Byoung-kyong Min and Dong-Joo Kim joined
Distinguished professor, Prof. Klaus-Robert Muller joined

2013.03
Prof. Seong-Whan Lee, appointed as 3rd Head of Department
New faculty member, Prof. Siamac Fazli joined

2013.04
Prof. Seong-Whan Lee, appointed as 2nd Head of Brain Imaging Center

2013.09
Brain Korea21 (BK21) Plus project approved (led by Prof. Seong-Whan Lee)
Prof. Jichai Jeong, appointed as 3rd Director of Institute of Brain and Cognitive Engineering
Distinguished professor, Prof. Dinggang Shen joined

2015.03
Prof. Seong-Whan Lee, appointed as 4th Head of Department
Prof. Jichai Jeong, appointed as 3rd Head of Brain Imaging Center
New faculty member, Prof. Heung-Il Suk joined

2015.09
Prof. Jaeho Han, appointed as 4th Director of Institute of Brain and Cognitive Engineering