About this series
The KAIST Research Series has been established to enable the wide dissemination of KAIST's outstanding research achievements among researchers at an international level. It provides a framework for KAIST researchers to publish monographs synthesizing the key results of their extended research programmes and setting these in a global context. Volumes published in the KAIST Research Series include single- and joint-authored monographs written by KAIST researchers, and edited volumes arranged by KAIST academics but including an international authorship. The KAIST Research Series also provides a forum for undergraduate-level textbooks and graduate-level textbooks based around lecture courses given at KAIST. It is coordinated by a team of Series Editors, representing most academic departments within KAIST.
KAIST was established by the government in 1971 as the nation's first graduate school specializing in science and engineering education and research. By 2006, KAIST has produced over 30,000 graduates. A large number of KAIST graduates have become researchers, venture entrepreneurs and technological bureaucrats, contributing to Korea's economic growth and development of science and technology. KAIST ranked seventh in Asia in a ranking compiled jointly by the Chosun Ilbo, a major Korean daily, and global university evaluation institute QS of Britain, and was included in the "2012 Top 100 Global Innovative Organizations" published by Thomson Reuters, the world's leading media and financial-data firm. KAIST is committed to becoming one of the world's leading universities focused on science and technology with a vision to create knowledge for human society.
About KAIST Press
KAIST Press is a university press established to disseminate KAIST's outstanding research achievements and popularize science & technology. KAIST Press has published research papers, reports and teaching materials, as well as books aimed at public understanding of science and technology. It has recently expanded its operations into organizing a series of guest lectures designed to promote public understanding of science and technology.