about Kyongsik Yun


KYONGSIK YUN
CURRICULUM VITAE
(last updated January 2013)

  
Kyongsik Yun, Ph.D.
Tel: (626)-395-3613
Email: yunks@caltech.edu
Postdoctoral Scholar
Division of Biology, Computation & Neural Systems
California Institute of Technology
#66, Broad Center, 139-74, Pasadena, CA 91125

[ EDUCATION ]
2006 – 2010
Ph.D.
Dept. of Bio and Brain Engineering, KAIST
Thesis: Neural mechanisms of decision making in the Ultimatum Game in the context of interactions between emotion and reason (PDF)
2002 – 2006
B.S.
(Summa Cum Laude)
Dept. of Bio and Brain Engineering, KAIST


[ TEACHING EXPERIENCE ]
06/11 – 08/11
Lecturer, External human brain modulation: tDCS and TMS, Student Faculty Programs, California Institute of Technology
05/11 – 08/11
Mentor, Caltech Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)
Stasja Stanisic
01/11 – 03/11
Lecturer, Neuroeconomics: Decision making and the brain, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology
09/09 – 02/10
Tutor, The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), KAIST
Doan Vu Hiep, General Biology
09/09 – 02/10
Mentor, KAIST Mentoring Program
09/08 – 02/09
Tutor, The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), KAIST
Monik Peña Acosta, General Chemistry
02/08 – 02/09
Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate Research Program, KAIST
Bosun Jang and Jinho Kim, Ultimatum behavior in gifted students
03/07 – 09/07
Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate Research Program, KAIST
Minryung Song, Neural correlates of animal preference: an fMRI study – KAIST Undergraduate Research Program 4th award
09/06 – 03/07
Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate Research Program, KAIST
Hansol Kim, Koeun Lim, Nonlinear dynamical analysis of EEGs in the Ultimatum Game – KAIST Undergraduate Research Program 2nd award
03/06 – 06/10
Teaching Assistant, Department of Bio & Brain Engineering, KAIST
03/06 – 09/08
Teaching Assistant, Science Journalism,
KAIST and Korea Press Foundation (KPF)

[ WORKING EXPERIENCE ]
08/12 – Pres.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Bio and Brain Engineering, KAIST
08/11 – Pres.
International Officer for Student Admissions, KAIST
08/10 – Pres.
Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Biology, Computation & Neural Systems, California Institute of Technology
12/05 – 02/06
Internship, NicolelisLab, Dept. of Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Center for Neuroengineering, Duke University Medical Center
12/04 – 02/05
Internship, BioNanotechnology Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB)

[ SKILLS ]
Programming skills in MATLAB, C/C++, Java, and Perl. Experienced in MEG, EEG, and fMRI experimental design and data analysis; SPM8, AFNI, EEGLAB, and sLORETA. Experienced in 3D motion capture VICON systems

[ RESEARCH INTERESTS ]
Reward, decision making, addiction, and nonlinear dynamics
Understanding neural mechanisms of implicit social interaction and decision making in strategic interaction
Functional neuroimaging data analysis including EEG, MEG, and fMRI
Interpersonal EEG recording (hyperscanning)
Neuromodulation using tDCS/tACS
Behavioral game theory and neuroeconomics
Computational modeling of neural networks underlying social interaction, reward, and learning
Theoretical neuroscience with reinforcement learning, nonlinear dynamics, and information theory

[ ACHIEVEMENTS ]
2012
Recipient, Creative Campus Idea Contest (Touch Wheel Remote Controller)
2011
Hot Topic in Society for Neuroscience
Kyongsik Yun, Katsumi Watanabe, Shinsuke Shimojo, “Unconscious finger movement synchronization as a somatic marker of implicit social interaction”,
2011
2nd Place, Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity (KOFAC) Business Venture Challenge Competition
2011
Travel Grant, US-Korea Conference on Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship, Park City, Utah, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA)
2010
Bronze Award, Samsung Human Tech Thesis Prize
“Spatiotemporal dynamics of high-level cognitive decision making: An MEG study”
2009
Google Korea Search Challenge Final Round (2nd), Google Korea
2009
CEO Award(1st), Patent Strategy Universiade, Korean Intellectual Property Office, The National Academy of Engineering of Korea
2008
3rd Award, Safety Culture Content Competition, KAIST Graduate Students Association
Kyongsik Yun, Dongil Chung. “Why not so serious?”
2008
Silver Award (2nd), Future Building Idea Competition, KAIST Institute for Information Technology Convergence (KIITC)
Kyongsik Yun, “Efficient Cylindrical Elevator System”
2008
Best Paper Award, Korean Neuropsychiatric Association
Kyongsik Yun, Yang Tae Kim, Jaeseung Jeong. “Irrational Economic Decision-Making in Schizophrenia: Evidence from the Ultimatum Game”
2008
Research Scholarship, Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF)
“Understanding emergent properties of complex neural mechanisms in high level cognitive decision making process using a systems biological approach”
2008
Marie Curie Fellowship, Marie Curie School in Neuroscience - Large-Scale Interactions in Brain Networks and their Breakdown in Brain Diseases, l’Aquila, Italy
2008
Travel Grant, Okinawa Computational Neuroscience Course (OCNC), Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Okinawa, Japan
2007
Bronze Award (3th), Future TV Idea Competition, KAIST Institute for Information Technology Convergence (KIITC)
Kyongsik Yun, Seongmin Park. “TVmosaic”
2007
Best Paper Award, Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Kyongsik Yun, Hee-Kwon Park, Do-Hoon Kwon, Sung-Nam Cho, Hyun-Jin Cho, Jaeseung Jeong. “Decreased Cortical Complexity in Methamphetamine Abusers”
2006
Young Investigator Award, International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE)
Kyongsik Yun, H.K. Park, D.H. Kwon, S.N Cho, J. Jeong. "Decreased Complexity of the EEG in Patients with Methamphetamine Dependence"
2005
Chung Moon Soul Grant, Chung Moon Soul Pioneer Program
Fund to research abroad for undergraduate students, $4,000
2003
Kim Young-Han Global Leader Scholarship, KAIST
Scholarship for top freshmen
2001
ETRI Scholarship, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
Scholarship for top high school students

[ RESEARCH PROJECTS ]
08/10 – Pres.
Core Research of Evolutional Science & Technology (CREST), Participating Investigator
11/06 10/10
“Investigation for Brain Dynamics on Emotion-based Human Decision-making using fMRI and EEG”, National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) (20090093897), $50,000/year, Participating Investigator
09/07 – 08/10
“Investigation of neural mechanisms underlying intertemporal choice using functional neuroimaging (fMRI/EEG)”, National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) (20090083561), $100,000/year, Participating Investigator
01/06 – 12/07
“Development of Early Diagnostic System for Dementias via Simultaneous Measurement of EEG and fMRI”
KAIST Research Grant, KAIST, $30,000/year, Participating Investigator

[ SCIENTIFIC MEMBERSHIP ]
2010 – Pres.
KOSEN (The Global Network of Korean Scientists & Engineers), expert member
2008 – Pres.
Society for Neuroscience, student member
2008 – Pres.
Organization for Human Brain Mapping , abstract reviewer
2007 – Pres.
Organization for Human Brain Mapping, student member
2008 – Pres.
Korean Neuropsychiatric Association, student member
2006 – Pres.
Korean Society for Brain and Neural Science, student member
2006 – Pres.
Korean Society for Human Brain Mapping, student member

[ PUBLICATION ]
Journals
Vikram Chib*, Kyongsik Yun*, Hidehiko Takahashi, Shinsuke Shimojo. Noninvasive Remote Activation of the Ventral Midbrain by Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation of Prefrontal Cortex (2013) Translational Psychiatry (LINK)

Kyongsik Yun. “On the same wavelength: face-to-face communication increases interpersonal neural synchronization” Journal of Neuroscience 33(12):5081-5082 (LINK) (PDF)

Kyongsik Yun, Katsumi Watanabe, Shinsuke Shimojo. “Interpersonal body and neural synchronization as a marker of implicit social interaction” (2012) Scientific Reports (LINK) 

Sung-Phil Kim, Jae-Hwan Kang, Seong-Hyun Choe, Ji Woon Jeong, Hyun Taek Kim, Kyongsik Yun, Jaeseung Jeong and Seung-Hwan Lee, "Modulation of theta phase synchronization in the human electroencephalogram during a recognition memory task" (2012) Neuroreport (LINK)

Kyongsik Yun*, Hee-Kwon Park*, Do-Hoon Kwon, Sung-Nam Cho, Hyun-Jin Cho, Jaeseung Jeong. “Decreased Cortical Complexity in Methamphetamine abusers” (2012) Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging (LINK)

Dongil Chung, Kyongsik Yun, Jin Ho Kim, Bosun Jang, Jaeseung Jeong. “Different gain/loss sensitivity and social adaptation ability in gifted adolescents during a public goods game” (2011) PLoS ONE 6(2): e17044. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017044 (LINK)

Kyongsik Yun, Dongil Chung, Bosun Jang, Jin Ho Kim, Jaeseung Jeong. “Mathematically gifted adolescents are abnormally hyper-strategic mind readers” (2011) PLoS ONE 6(4): e18224. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0018224 (LINK)

Kyongsik Yun, June Sic Kim, Chun Kee Chung, and Jaeseung Jeong. “Spatiotemporal dynamics of high-level cognitive decision making: an MEG study using the Ultimatum Game” (Submitted)

Kyongsik Yun, Dongil Chung, Jaeseung Jeong. “Simultaneous EEG hyperscanning during linked social interactions of the Ultimatum Game” (Submitted)

Kyongsik Yun*, Yang-Tae Kim*, Jaeseung Jeong. “Dysfunctional cortical local and long-range synchronization of complex decision making in schizophrenia” (Submitted)

Seongmin Park*, Kyongsik Yun*, Jaeseung Jeong, “The effect of painting information for aesthetic preference in contemporary arts” (Submitted)
* the first two authors contributed equally to this article and ordering was determined arbitrary

International Conference Papers and Presentations
Kyongsik Yun, Alec Smith, Gidi Nave, Shinsuke Shimojo, Colin Camerer, “Neural Predictors of Costly Disagreement in Bargaining”, Society for Neuroeconomics 2012

Alec Smith, Kyongsik Yun, Gidi Nave, Shin Shimojo, and Colin Camerer, “Strikes in Asymmetric Information Bargaining:  Behavioral and Neural Evidence”, Society for Judgment and Decision Making The 2012 33rd Annual Conference

Alec Smith, Kyongsik Yun, Gidi Nave, Shin Shimojo, and Colin Camerer, “Neural Predictors of Strikes in Asymmetric Information Bargaining”, Economic Science association, 2011

Kyongsik Yun, Katsumi Watanabe, Shinsuke Shimojo, “Unconscious finger movement synchronization as a somatic marker of implicit social interaction”, Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, November 12 – 16, 2011, Oral Presentation (selected as a hot topic) (SfN   2011 Hot Topics Book)

Kyongsik Yun, Katsumi Watanabe, Shinsuke Shimojo, “Unconscious finger movement synchronization as a somatic marker of implicit social interaction”, Tamagawa University Global COE Program, Origins of the Social Mind, Kyoto, Japan, June 7 – 8, Poster Presentation

Kyongsik Yun, Shinsuke Shimojo, “Unconscious finger movement synchronization as a somatic marker of implicit social interaction”, CREST Meeting, Shizuoka, Japan, February 28 – March 2, Oral Presentation

Dongil Chung, Kyongsik Yun, Jaeseung Jeong, “Neural predictors and spatiotemporal dynamics of free-riding”, Society for Neuroeconomics, Evanston, IL, USA, October 15 – 17, 2010, Oral Presentation

Kyongsik Yun, June Sic Kim, Chun Kee Chung, and Jaeseung Jeong, "Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Decision Making in the Ultimatum Game using MEG", Joint Tamagawa-Keio-Caltech Lecture Course on Neuroeconomics, Tokyo, Japan, September 8 – 10, 2010, Poster Presentation

Kyongsik Yun, Dongil Chung, and Jaeseung Jeong. “Simultaneous EEG Hyperscanning during Linked Social Interactions of the Ultimatum Game”, Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Barcelona, Spain, June 6 – 10, 2010, Poster Presentation (PDF)

Kyongsik Yun, June Sic Kim, Chun Kee Chung, and Jaeseung Jeong, "Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Decision Making in the Ultimatum Game using MEG", Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Barcelona, Spain, June 6 – 10, 2010, Poster Presentation (PDF)

Kyongsik Yun, Yang-Tae Kim, Jaeseung Jeong. “Electrophysiological Correlates of Impaired Decision-Making in Schizophrenia”, Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, USA, November 15 – 19, 2008, Oral Presentation

Sei-Young Kim, Eun Hye Park, Kyongsik Yun, Jaeseung Jeong, Kanghee Lee, June Seek Choi, Hyun-Taek Kim. “ERPs Elicited by Episodic Memory Retrievals in Virtual Environments”, International Conference on Cognitive Science. Seoul, Republic of Korea, July 27 - 29, 2008, Poster Presentation

Dongil Chung, Kyongsik Yun, Jaeseung Jeong. "Neural Mechanisms of Free-riding in the Public Goods game: EEG Hyperscanning Study", Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cognitive Science. Seoul. Republic of Korea, July 27 - 29, 2008, p. 336 – 339, Oral Presentation (PDF)

Kyongsik Yun, Dongil Chung, Jaeseung Jeong. “Emotional Interactions in Human Decision-Making using EEG Hyperscanning”, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cognitive Science. Seoul. Republic of Korea, July 27 - 29, 2008, p. 327 – 330, Oral Presentation (PDF)

Seongmin Park, Kyongsik Yun, Jaeseung Jeong. “Painting's information increases aesthetic preference for contemporary paintings”, Cognitive Neuroscience Society. San Francisco, CA, USA, April 12 – 15, 2008, Poster Presentation (PDF)

Jeongbin Kim, Hansem Sohn, Kyongsik Yun, Jaehyun Lim, Wonjoon Kim, Jaeseung Jeong. “Neuropsychological mechanisms of odd-pricing effect”, Society for Neuroeconomics. Hull, MA, USA, September 27 – 30, 2007, Poster Presentation

Seongmin Park, Kyongsik Yun, Jaeseung Jeong. “Neuroimaging study for the effect of painting's information on aesthetic preference for contemporary paintings”, Society for Neuroeconomics. Hull, MA, USA, September 27 – 30, 2007, Poster Presentation (JPG)

Seungyeon Kim, Kyongsik Yun, Jaeseung Jeong. “Emotion based reward valuation, prediction, and learning”, Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Chicago, Illinois, USA, June 10 – 14, 2007, Poster Presentation

Kyongsik Yun, Dongil Chung, Seungyeon Kim, Hansol Kim, Koeun Lim, Sumin Chang, Jaeseung Jeong. “Electrophysiological Correlates of Fairness in Human Decision-Making”, Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Chicago, Illinois, USA, June 10 – 14, 2007, Poster Presentation

Seungyeon Kim, Kyongsik Yun, and Jaeseung Jeong. "Neural Correlates of Disappointment and Elation in Decision-making", Society for Neuroeconomics 2006 Annual Conference. Park City, Utah, USA, September 7 – 10, 2006, Poster Presentation

Kyongsik Yun, H.K. Park, D.H. Kwon, S.N Cho, J. Jeong. "Decreased Complexity of the EEG in Patients with Methamphetamine Dependence", IFMBE Proceedings: World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. Vol. 14/2, p. 997 – 1000, Seoul, Republic of Korea, August 27 – September 1, 2006, Oral Presentation (PDF) (LINK)

Kyongsik Yun, M. A. Lebedev, M. A. L. Nicolelis. "Prediction of Motor Timing using Nonlinear Analysis of Local Field Potentials", IFMBE Proceedings: World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. Vol. 14/2, p. 1005 – 1008, Seoul, Republic of Korea, August 27 – September 1, 2006, Oral Presentation (PDF) (LINK)

Kyongsik Yun. "When brain meets computer", International Conference for the Integration of Sci&Tech into Society, Daejeon & Seoul, Republic of Korea, July 20 – 23, 2005.

Domestic Conference Papers and Presentations
Kyongsik Yun, June Sic Kim, Chun Kee Chung, and Jaeseung Jeong, "Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Decision Making in the Ultimatum Game using MEG", KIST-KAIST workshop, Kangnung, Republic of Korea, July 6 – 10, Poster Presentation

Kyongsik Yun, Yang-Tae Kim, Jaeseung Jeong. “Irrational Economic Decision-Making in Schizophrenia: Evidence from the Ultimatum Game”, Korean Neuropsychiatric Association. Seoul, Republic of Korea, October 23 – 24, 2008, Oral Presentation

Kyongsik Yun, Hee-Kwon Park, Do-Hoon Kwon, Sung-Nam Cho, Hyun-Jin Cho, Jaeseung Jeong. “Decreased Cortical Complexity in Methamphetamine Abusers”, Korean College of  Neuropsychopharmacology. Seoul, Republic of Korea, March 16 – 17, 2007, Poster Presentation

Seungyeon Kim, Kyongsik Yun, and Jaeseung Jeong. "Neural Correlates of Disappointment in Decision-making in Wheel of Numbers Task: an Event Related fMRI Study", 9th Annual Meeting of the Korean Society for Brain and Neural Science. Seoul, Republic of Korea, November 2 – 3, 2006, Poster Presentation

Patents (7 Korea patents, 1 PCT)
2009
Kyongsik Yun, Jaeseung Jeong, Dongil Chung, "EEG analysis device, EEG device, brain-brain interface device and lie-detector using the same, and EEG analysis method", patent (No. 10-1032924) Korea.
2001
Kyongsik Yun, "Apparatus for locking for a sliding door", patent No. 10-0316385-0000, Korea.

[ INVITED TALKS]
Department of Brain Engineering, Korea University, Jan 10, 2013
The 7th APCTP-KAIST School for Brain Dynamics, Nov 26, 2012
Decision making and Neuroeconomics Workshop, Jun 28, 2012
Young Generation Technical and Leadership Conference (YGTLC), Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA), career session panelist, Jan 7, 2012
Department of Psychology, Korea University, Mar 4, 2011
MEG Center, Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Mar 7, 2011
Brain Dynamics Laboratory, Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, KAIST, Mar 10, 2011

[TRAINING COURSES]
11/09 – 11/09
Workshop for Practical MEG/EEG Analysis with FieldTrip, Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH), Seoul, Republic of Korea (2 days)
11/08 – 11/08
Workshop for Practical MEG/EEG Analysis with SPM, Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH), Seoul, Republic of Korea (2 days)
08/08 – 08/08
Technical Writing Course, Korea Institute of R&DB Human Resources Development (KIRD), Daejeon, Republic of Korea (3 days)
06/08 – 07/08
Okinawa Computational Neuroscience Course (OCNC), Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Okinawa, Japan (3 weeks)
03/08 – 04/08
Marie Curie School in Neuroscience - Large-Scale Interactions in Brain Networks and their Breakdown in Brain Diseases, l’Aquila, Italy (1 week)
02/07 – 02/07
AFNI Course, Five day AFNI workshop, Hanyang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea (1 week)