Program and Structure

Human and Digital Interface (HADI) is a new field that focuses on how people interact with technology. This involves not only knowledge of technology, but also gaining a broad understanding of how people’s behavior may differ based on their various backgrounds and cultures. Today’s companies need professionals that understand how these digital interactions differ from person to person if they are to meet the needs of the market. That is why we have created this innovative education platform that provides you with unique global experiences and leadership opportunities alongside technical proficiency that will help you excel after graduation.

Our program offers three majors that focus on areas in the field of Human and Digital Interface:

  • Artificial Intelligence
    Students studying AI need to understand how people interact with each other in order to model that behavior for artificial intelligences. Our Artificial Intelligence concentration focuses on understanding how AI works, how people interact with AI technologies, and how to apply it to real-world situations and problems. This specialization provides the tools for understanding and applying AI technology to the industries of the future. AI is radically changing both our economies and our societies, in much the same way as the invention of electricity did. In short, AI is quickly becoming the language of the future. People who can understand and use this technology will become the leaders most sought after in the fields of both business and science. Learn how to code AI efficiently based on datasets and algorithmic models. The curriculum
  • Cognitive Science
    The Cognitive Science concentration focuses on understanding how the human mind works and interacts with technology by drawing upon multiple disciplines such as psychology, linguistics, and neuroscience. As technology becomes ever more integrated into our daily lives, it becomes vital to understand how humans interact with technology, and, conversely, how to design technology that interoperates intuitively with humans. Students studying Cognitive Science begin their studies by studying the means by which humans think. Understanding how people see the world in both rational and irrational ways is vital for human and digital interface programming. The curriculum includes courses on Foundations of Cognitive Science, Computation in Cognitive & Information Science, and Behavioral Decision Making.
  • Data Science
    The Data Science concentration is designed to provide an understanding of how to collect, manage, and analyze massive amounts of data to make informed decisions. This specialization is designed for visionary leaders who want to harness the incredible power of data. Students studying Data Science reveal patterns by means of advanced statistical modeling which can now be used in every area of business and society. We are seeing an exponential increase in the data that we generate. This, in turn, has multiple uses in finance, academia, and health. In the field of human and digital interface, data science is used to help AI evolve alongside people. The industries of the future will be built by leaders and engineers who can effectively understand and mine data so as to better serve the customer, to better develop new products, and to better optimize the business process. The curriculum includes courses on data structures, advanced statistics, and data analytics.

The Program

What makes our program truly unique when compared to other technology programs is that it takes a two-tiered approach;

First, at JCFS we concentrate on active learning through a team-based approach, project-oriented learning, and the use of flipped classroom instructional methods. This provides our students with a greater opportunity to actively apply theory to in-class discussions and collaborative projects. Basing our classroom structure this way, helps to keep our students engaged and focused while reinforcing the knowledge and skills they will need when entering the workplace. Additionally, this method helps students to not only retain the information they learn to take tests (short-term retention) but also allows them to form a deeper understanding that enables them to call up the information when they need it, later, on the job (long-term retention). Overall, this combination of learning methods allows our students to achieve a deeper level of understanding on the most important technical skills and concepts they will need to progress in their careers.

Secondly, each step in your educational journey is designed to provide a challenging but truly international experience with our global campuses and diverse student body. JW Kim College of Future Studies’ global campuses are more than a simple exchange program. It is about fostering independence and an international mindset. Students in our program travel with their cohort to one of our global campuses where we have prepared accommodations and arranged opportunities at top technical research institutions and facilities. You will live and work together to accomplish projects and join in cutting edge research. Also, as a resident, students are able to be fully immersed in another local culture which differs greatly from traveling to a location on holiday.

The Structure

Our curriculum is completely taught in English and is designed to build off of each previous semester to lead to an advanced understanding in one of our three specializations; Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, or Data Science. Beginning your first year building a solid foundation gives you the proper support to make the most out of your time with us. Starting in your Sophomore year, the focus is on major based courses to build strong foundational knowledge for your individual specialization. Each of our three concentrations are specifically designed with courses that will provide the skills and conceptual knowledge you need in each field. In your third year, travel to your second new country (after Korea) with your cohort to broaden your world views and perspectives. For your final semester, you will put all of your technical training and project leadership skills to practice in the real-world by completing an internship abroad.