On behalf of all the members of the SNU Cognitive Science Program I welcome you to our virtual campus! We are a body of about 30 faculty members and 40 graduate students (as of April 2010). Started in 1996 the SNU Cognitive Science is one of the oldest programs in its kind in the nation and has served as a role model for interdisciplinary research and education. There are several programs now similar to the SNU Cog Sci; however, our program is unique in several aspects.
First, our education program covers the whole range of cognitive science, including cognitive psychology, linguistics, artificial intelligence, neuroscience and philosophy. This provides the students full opportunities to get a broad view of the discipline, ranging from humanities to social sciences and arts, and from natural sciences to clinical and engineering sciences.
Second, we offer not only the training and education for the basics in cognitive science, but also deliver research experience in practice of cognitive science. For example, recently we have established a new research group on cognitive game agents to study human behaviors in gaming and to apply the knowledge to education and entertainment industry.
Third, we provide an academic and research environment that the students and faculty can enjoy to freely interact with each other. The invited talks and colloquium series further stimulates the interaction. Students are encouraged to have co-advisors in several research fields that are different from their undergraduate background to get cross-disciplinary research advice.
Fourth, we have a large body of outstanding faculty members who are very active and prominent in research nationally and internationally. Most of the students who participate in the research projects will get financial support from the faculty members and involved with international collaborative research.
Fifth, the graduates of the program have a promising career path. While most of our PhD graduates are continuing research in academia, many of our graduates of Masters and PhD programs are also working in private companies, hospitals, and government institutions.
Further information on our research and education programs and other activities can be found by visiting the web pages of this site. I would also look forward to welcoming you in person if you pay a visit to our beautiful campus on the hill of the Gwanak Mountain.
Professor and Chair of the SNU Cognitive Science Program