Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) South Korea

Overview

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KAIST is the first and top science and technology university in Korea. In the wake of its 50th anniversary, KAIST is scaling up new research initiatives in order to become a ‘first mover.’ This is in line with its plan to pivot away from its previous role as a ‘fast follower,’ a role that led to Korea’s rapid industrialization.

Established in 1971 by the Korean government, KAIST was tasked with the very clear institutional mission to make innovations that would drive the country’s economic growth engine, especially in the fields of ICT and electronics. KAIST has fully achieved its institutional mission, creating a very successful educational model that is now being benchmarked by many other countries.

Turning 50 years old in 2021, its R&D strategy has shifted to focus on creating global value for the future. Among others, the Global Singularity Research Project aims to identify the most critical projects which will make the biggest difference in people’s lives.

This innovative research project selects the two most creative and future-oriented research projects every year. Young researchers’ projects on new materials, neuro-rehabilitation, and brain function redesign selected as this research program will surely bring breakthroughs which will serve as game changers for the future.

For more information on KAIST research, visit https://www.kaist.ac.kr/en/html/research/04.html

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Research

Date range: 1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) published between 1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the Share for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

Article Count and Share for Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Count Share
401 178.38

Outputs by subject (Share)

Outputs by subject
Subject Count Share
64 24.29
243 105.81
145 69.62
5 1.91

Share output for the past 5 years

Share per year
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
157.77 152.95 162.36 151.84 188.45

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Highlight of the month

Brain-inspired stashing system slashes AI energy consumption

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Mimicking the brain’s system for storing and retrieving memories in hardware based on artificial intelligence (AI) cut its energy consumption by more than one third.

The development of computing systems that run AI is advancing rapidly, but such systems consume a lot of energy. In their efforts to reduce this power consumption, engineers are seeking inspiration from the brain, which is highly energy efficient.

Now, a team led by researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in South Korea has demonstrated that AI systems can cut power consumption by mimicking neuromodulation in the human brain.

Specifically, they showed that a ‘stashing system’ that emulates the way the brain changes its neural topology in real time can cut power consumption by 37%.

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References

  1. Advanced Functional Materials 2022, 2200337 (2022). doi: 10.1002/adfm.202200337

View the article on the Nature Index

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Collaboration

Date range: 1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 55.97% Domestic
  • 44.03% International

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Top 10 domestic collaborators with Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) by Share (94 total)

  1. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Institute for Basic Science (IBS) (48.85)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)25.57
    Institute for Basic Science (IBS)23.28
  2. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Seoul National University (SNU) (29.40)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)14.79
    Seoul National University (SNU)14.61
  3. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) (19.15)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)11.96
    Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)7.20
  4. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) (15.19)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)6.00
    Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)9.19
  5. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) (14.36)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)9.19
    Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)5.17
  6. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Korea University (11.28)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)7.07
    Korea University4.21
  7. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) (8.83)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)5.06
    Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)3.77
  8. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Yonsei University (8.66)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)4.35
    Yonsei University4.31
  9. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) (8.49)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)6.44
    Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT)2.04
  10. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Samsung Group (7.83)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)5.48
    Samsung Group2.35

Top 10 international collaborators with Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) by Share (414 total)

  1. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Harvard University (6.53)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)4.14
    Harvard University2.38
  2. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Max Planck Society (5.08)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)2.88
    Max Planck Society2.20
  3. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Yale University (4.77)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)3.36
    Yale University1.42
  4. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (4.69)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)2.54
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)2.15
  5. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) (4.46)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)2.05
    Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)2.41
  6. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (4.45)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)1.79
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)2.67
  7. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Saudi Aramco (4.45)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)3.89
    Saudi Aramco0.56
  8. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) (4.44)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)3.55
    Nanyang Technological University (NTU)0.88
  9. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Academia Sinica (4.00)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)3.55
    Academia Sinica0.45
  10. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Northwestern University (NU) (3.75)
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)0.71
    Northwestern University (NU)3.04

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