1. Complete Research Period : 2001. 8. 1 - 2004. 5. 31 (2 years and 10 months)

2. Period of Current Research on going : 2002. 6. 1 - 2003. 5. 31(one year)

3. Expenses of Current Researches on going
2,817,000,000won (2,800,000,000won from government, 17,000,000won from private support)

4. Goal for our Research Development
- Understand neural information processing mechanism in human brain, and
- Development of an intelligent system which can see (artificial visual system), hear (artificial auditory system), think (cognition and reasoning), and behave (human behavior) just like human beings based on the neural information processing mechanism.

5. Present Condition of Brain Neuroinformatics Research Program
Division Name of Project Person in Charge


  Measurement and Analysis of Brain Function

Hyun-Wook Park

Research on Artificial Vision based on Understanding of Brain Mechanism

Hyun-Seung Yang

Development of Artificial Auditory System based on Neural Information Processing

Soo-Young Lee

Inference and Learning Based on Neuro-Cognitive Models

Myung Won Kim
Soongsil Univ.

Research of the Human Behavior System Based on the Brain Information Processing Mechanism

Hong-Tae Jeon
Chung-Ang Univ.

Operation of Brain Neuroinformatics Research program

Soo-Young Lee


  Development of neuro-cognitive language processing system

Kichun Nam
Korea Univ.

Functional Neuroanatomical Study of Inhibitory Response-Control: Activation and Neurochemical PET Brain Imaging

Sang Eun Kim
Sungkyunkwan Univ.

Knowledgebase prototype construction and its application for human knowledge processing modeling

Key-Sun Choi

Intelligent Visual System Design Based on Text Extraction in Natural Scene Images

Yeong-woo Choi
Sookmyung Women's Univ.

A Study on the Face Recognition System at a Distance

Hyeran Byun
Yonsei Univ.

Neural Network for Temporal Coding and it's Application

Seung-Kee Han
Chungbuk Nat'l Univ.

Neural Network Modeling for Intelligent Novelty Detection

Sung Zoon Cho
Seoul Nat'l Univ.

6. Strategy to promote research
1) Promoting researches based on basic brain research plan throughout all the departments
- Increasing connections between brain science and brain engineering
- Brain science and engineering research project of Ministry of Science and Technology consist of neurobiology project
and neuroinformatics project. Neurobiology studies neuroscience at the level of molecules and system levels, and neuroinformatics studies cognitive neuroscience and brain engineering.

2) Introducing step-by-step and parallel complex methods for educational research
- To increase exchange activities between cognitive neural scientists who study for a better understanding of brain functions and brain neural engineers who apply the theories to practical purposes.

3) Stimulating international cooperation to achieve the wanting technology
- Mutually beneficial international cooperation, exchange of international cooperation memorandum at RIKEN BSI(Brain Science Institue) in Japan in October 1999 and at Institute of Neuroinformatics at Zurich University in May 2001
- Held Korea-Japan joint workshop, Korea-US joint workshop, fMRI international workshop
- Korea-Japan joint research achievement (Neuromophic Retina Chip field since 1999, Independent Component Analysis field by individual learning since 2000)

7. Expectations
- Expecting economical, social, technical influence by our technology in the future
- Creating new industries and increasing employment
- Contributing to the information-oriented and high waged community by increasing productivity
- Simple tasks done by human beings now can be replaced by intelligent machines which are modeled after human neural networks to increase the productivity of the information-oriented and high waged community


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