Track 2: Individual Research Program

KISS Track 2

Individual Research Program is a 4-week research oriented program only students majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields with our strategic partner universities. We provide the list of available laboratories for Track 2. Students will have the freedom to pick which department and lab they wish to join, and they are responsible for contacting the lab and getting approval from the professor. They are required to fill out the information about the confirmed lab after getting acceptance from the lab.

Eligibility & Target Group

  • Undergraduate (minimum 1 year of full-time study at home university) or graduate students majoring in STEP(Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields from partner universities.
    *The students must be enrolled in institutions where they have exchange agreement with KAIST. Please email us at in case to check the availability.
  • GPA (Grade Point Average) of 3.0 or better (on a 4.3 point scale)
    *Students are to be asked to submit recommendation letter if they cannot prove the GPA
  • Applicants from institutions where the primary medium of instruction is not English are expected to submit English test score (TOEFL iBT: 80, IELTS: overall band 6.0, TOEIC: 800, CET4:500, CET6: 450).

Available Labs

Department Laboratory Professor Contact Infomation Application
Bio and Brain Engineering Biophotonics Laboratory Prof. Ki-Hun Jeong  
Bio and Brain Engineering Quantitative Biosensing Laboratory Prof. Sungmin Son  
Biological Sciences Molecular Bioimaing Laboratory Prof. Won-Ki Cho  
Chemistry DNA Chemistry for Healthspan Lab Prof. Yong Woong Jun  
Chemistry Sustainable Catalysis Laboratory Prof. Yoonsu Park  
Chemistry The Baek Group (Organometallic Chemistry Lab) Prof. Yunjung Baek  
Materials Science and Engineering Nano-Bio Interface Laboratory Prof. Yoon Sung Nam  
Mathematical Sciences Biomedical Mathematics Lab Prof. Jae Kyoung Kim  
Nuclear & Quantum Engineering APRIL (Applied Plasma Research and Innovation Lab) Prof. Park Sanghoo  
Physics Complex Systems and Statistical Physics Lab Prof. Hawoong Jeong  
Physics Quantum Spin Dynamics Laboratory Prof. Se Kwon Kim  
Physics Quantum Transport at KAIST (QTaK) Prof. Sungjae Cho  
School of Computing Collaborative Social Technologies Laboratory (CSTL) Prof. Joseph Seering  
School of Computing Big Data Intelligence Lab Prof. Joyce Jiyoung Whang  
School of Computing KAIST Visual AI Group Prof. Minhyuk Sung  
School of Computing Neuro-Machine Augmented Intelligence Laboratory
(Understanding Generative Models)
Prof. Sungho Jo  
School of Computing Neuro-Machine Augmented Intelligence Laboratory
(Road Infrastructure Identification from satellite images using learning-based methods)
Prof. Sungho Jo  
School of Electrical Engineering Quantum Device Lab Prof. Youngik Sohn  

Number of Credits

Number of credit: 1


KRW 1,500,000

* There is no tuition exemption for Individual Research Program.


After students are accepted to the program, students MUST contact the professor regarding their acceptance, arrival, and laboratory work/research task prior to coming to KAIST.

Transferring Credits

For Individual Research Program, students will be given Pass or Non-pass grade.