Global-Leading Research and Education in Brain and Cognitive engineering KOREA UNIVERSITY To understand the structure and the key principles of high-order information processing by which brains work,
and to implement these in artificial systems that interact intelligently with real world

Research Goal

Research objectives

연구목표

Brain and
Cognitive
Engineering
뇌의 고등 정보처리 구조와 핵심 원리를 이해하고,
이를 실세계와 지능적으로 상호작용하는
인공 시스템에 구현하는 기술 개발
  • Engineering
    the Brain
  • Understanding
    the Brain
  • Interfacing
    the Brain
  • To develop the human performance in terms of body, psychology and society which is the ultimate goal of the 21st
    science technology and to research into the technology of human-friendly Brain and Cognitive Engineering in order
    to perform human capabilities effectively.
  • To secure the core technology of Brain and Cognitive Engineering which is an undeveloped research field and to
    secure top research abilities worldwide through establishing the department of Brain and Cognitive Engineering
    in order to raising professional human resources.
  • By establishing R&D and R&E system through the department and the research institute of Brain and Cognitive
    Engineering, we create new study fields and raise professional human resources through scientific researches into
    respective fields and the exchange of interdisciplinary convergence technology.

Research contents
Brain and Cognitive
Engineering To improve human
performance capabilities
through interdisciplinary
Convergence Research of
Bio+Cogno+Nano on
the basis of IT
Cognitive
Brain Science
Brain-Machine
Interface
Neuromorphic
Engineering

To provide research ideas about
understanding the mechanism
of brain information processing

To provide basic theories on the
mechanism of brain information processing

To provide research ideas
about understanding the
mechanism of brain cognition.

To provide basic theories on the
mechanism of brain cognition.

  • To explore core characters of human brain/
    mind and research into the mechanism of brain
    information processing which acquires, organize and apply information and knowledge.
  • To control outer devices through measuring
    and analyzing brain’s neural signal and to
    research into methods to transfer the human
    mind to the outside.
  • To research into the technology which
    diagnoses and predicts damages of brain
    neurons and brain diseases.
  • To research into the intelligent robot
    technology which copies the mechanism
    to process human brain information.
  • To develop theoretical foundation and
    core technologies of neuromorphic chips.

Cognitive Brain science
Cognitive Brain Science

To explore core characters of human brain/mind and research into charaters of
brain information processing which acquires, organize and apply information and knowledge

01. Language Process
  • To understand information
    storage, representation,
    extraction and the mechanism
    in relation to language
    treatment process.
  • Research into changes of brain
    activities in different languages.
02. Recognition
and Activities
  • To understand the brain
    mechanism which is activated
    when the brain pays attention
    for recognition.
  • Comparative research on
    attentional resource model
    and attentional capture model.
03. Emotion
  • To research into interactive
    effects between emotion and
    cognition.
  • To understand the change of
    cognitive function due to
    depression, emotional
    disorder and malfunction.
04. Learning
and Development
  • To understand relationships
    between the conscious state
    and the learning ability.
  • Learning effect of brain
    development through
    information analysis of the
    brain neuron.
Brain-Machine Interface

To control outside devices through measuring and analyzing brain neural signals and to research into the method which transfers the human mind to the outside and to research into technology which diagnoses and predicts damages of brain neurons and brain deseases

01. The treatment
of brain signals
  • The technique for the analysis and synthesis of multi-modal data obtained from various types of brain-imaging systems, such as fMRI, EEG, PET, and NIRS.
  • To develop the improvement of spatial temporal resolutions about the measurement of human brain activities.
02. Modeling of
brain neural
response
  • Mathematical modeling to understand nonlinear/active characters of brain neurons.
  • Modeling of treatment system of brain information by integration of brain neural information.
03. Robot
Control on
the basis of
brain signal
  • Development of technology mining brain signals and human-friendly interface.
  • Brain-Robot interaction on the basis of Multi-modal information Deduction model.
04. Supplementary
system for patients
with brain
neural damage
  • Technology to early diagnose and predict brain diseases. (Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson´s disease)
  • Development of interface for patients with brain neural damage.
Neuromorphic Engineering

Development of the system which copies brain functions or development of theoretical foundation and core technologies of neuromorphic chips.

01. Neuromorphic
chips
  • Development of neuromorphic chips at the level of biological connection.
  • Adaptive intelligent systems and integrated circuits.
02. The
neuromorphic
intelligent robot
  • The autonomous/cognitive/ intelligent robot able to do self-study.
  • The cognitive/intelligent robot which is applied to the model of behavioral neuron at the high level.
03. Connectomics
  • To understand the structure and function of brain neural synapses and to create connectome maps.
  • To develop the modeling and simulation technology of neural circuit and brain chips.
04. The artificial
visionary system
  • To research into understanding the treatment process of brain visionary information.
  • To develop the technology for mathematical modeling of brain neural visionary attention.