COVID-19 Case Study: The Use of ICT & AI to Flatten the Curve in the Republic of Korea

The Republic of Korea has been successful so far in containing the coronavirus without shutting down the economy. The lessons learnt are (1) Intervene fast; (2) test, test, test; (3) do contact tracing, isolation and surveillance; (4) get the public’s help. How do Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) help in these endeavours?

Speakers, Panelists and Moderators

    Director, Division of Risk Assessment & International Cooperation
    Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (KCDC)
    Dr. Lee is the Director of the Division of Risk Assessment and International Cooperation at Korean Centers for Disease Control & Prevention under the Ministry of Health & Welfare. She has previously served as the Director of the Jeju Natonal Quarantine Station and the Deputy Director of the Division of Plan & Coordination for the KCDC as well as the Deputy Director of the Divisions of Strategy & Coordination under Health Promotion, Healthcare Technology Development, and Trade Affairs for the Ministry of Health & Welfare. Dr. Lee received her Ph.D. and M.P.H in Public Health (Health Law & Bioethics), Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea and her B.Sc. in Microbiology & Immunology at McGill University, Canada .
    Professor, Department of Interaction Science
    Sungkyunkwan University
    Prof. Chung has been a faculty member of the College of Computing at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in Korea since 1995. There, he is now the Dean of College of Software and directs Information Management Technology Laboratory. His research interests focus on Information Security, Security & Information Management, Digital Therapeutics, and Services in Next Generation Network environments. His research started as a staff scientist of network technology department at Bolt Beranek & Newman Labs., USA. He has been the chairman of advisory committee for national cyber safety of National Police Agency, a board member of National Information Agency, the President of Chief Privacy Officers’ Forum, an advisory committee member of Korea e-Government, a member of Information Strategy Planning Committee of Korea, and a news commentator of KBS. He also served as a vice chair of Working Party on Security and Privacy in Digital Economy (formerly Information Security & Privacy), OECD for 10 years, the president of Korea Information Processing Society, a member of Presidential Advisory Committee on e-government of Korea, and an expert member of Presidential Advisory Committee on Science & Technology of Korea.
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27 Mar 2020


CEST, Geneva
13:00 - 14:30