Student Forum

Date

Time

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Session Chairs

Monday, 15 June

14:00 – 16:25  (Japan Time)

13:00 – 15:25  (Taiwan Time)

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Prof. Natalie Konomi (Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University),

Prof. Weijane Lin (College of Liberal Arts, National Taiwan University)

Notes for the Presenters

  • Student Forum of KyushuU-NTU Colloquium is designed for students of both universities to present their research works and share their experiences. Every presenter will have 5 minutes for presentation. Before your presentation, please briefly introduce yourself (name and affiliation)

  • The total of 20 presentations are divided into 5 groups, and assigned into 5 sub-sessions according to your topics of research. Q&A will be at the end of each sub-session.

  • This session will be conducted online via ZOOM, and live broadcast on Youtube.

    • Presenters of Kyushu University please join the ZOOM meeting using your own device and user account​

    • Presenters of National Taiwan University please come to the physical meeting room of R208, NTUC&INC (計資中心 208 會議室).

Agenda

Time

Presenter

Topic

13:00-13:05   (Taiwan)

14:00-14:05   (Japan)

KU      Natalie KONOMI, Ph.D.

NTU    Weijane LIN, Ph.D

Greetings and Introduction

Sub-session I: Higher Education (Prof. Konomi)

13:05-13:10   (Taiwan)

14:05-14:10   (Japan)

13:10-13:15   (Taiwan)

14:10-14:15   (Japan)

13:15-13:20   (Taiwan)

14:15-14:20   (Japan)

13:20-13:25   (Taiwan)

14:20-14:25   (Japan)

13:25-13:30   (Taiwan)

14:25-14:30   (Japan)

KU       Shunta TOMIMATSU

NTU    Guan-Yun WANG

KU       Chao-Zhi SHI

NTU    Wen-Ning SU

An exploratory analysis of technical issues in remote education between international medical institutions

Higher education innovation and online learning

Japanese literature of the 19th century

The Lyrical Pedigree of “Eight Views of Xiao-Xiang” in Renga

Q&A

Sub-session II: Natural Science (Prof. Lin)

13:30-13:35   (Taiwan)

14:30-14:35   (Japan)

13:35-13:40   (Taiwan)

14:35-14:40   (Japan)

13:40-13:45   (Taiwan)

14:40-14:45   (Japan)

13:45-13:50   (Taiwan)

14:45-14:50   (Japan)

13:50-13:55   (Taiwan)

14:50-14:55   (Japan)

13:55-14:05   (Taiwan)

14:55-15:05   (Japan)

KU       Erika KAWAKAMI

NTU    Bo-Hao PERNG

KU       Nurrahman ANDRIANTO

NTU     Ya-Min YANG

Effects of declining understory vegetation on leaf litter decomposition in a Japanese cool-temperate forest

Linking sampling designs, forest management, machine learning in mapping species richness

Assessment of classification techniques for coral reef mapping using satellite image

Crystal and Magma Residence at the Tatun Volcanic Group, Taiwan

Q&A

Break

Sub-session III: Natural Science (Prof. Konomi)

14:05-14:10   (Taiwan)

15:05-15:10   (Japan)

14:10-14:15   (Taiwan)

15:10-15:15   (Japan)

14:15-14:20   (Taiwan)

15:15-15:20   (Japan)

14:20-14:25   (Taiwan)

15:20-15:25   (Japan)

NTU    Meng-Tsen KAO

KU       Saefudin JUHRI

NTU    Mei-Chun SHEN

Fossil bear and the hidden story from Taiwan

Approaches on the Removal of Silica from Geothermal Water in Dieng Geothermal Power Plant, Indonesia

Small Molecule Cancer Drugs Targeting G-4 and Alkaline Phosphatase

Q&A

Sub-session IV: Medical Science (Prof. Lin)

14:30-14:35   (Taiwan)

15:30-15:35   (Japan)

14:35-14:40   (Taiwan)

15:35-15:40   (Japan)

14:40-14:45   (Taiwan)

15:40-15:45   (Japan)

KU       Shiho TAJIRI

NTU    Hung Hsi LIN

KU       Jie GUO

Pre-surgical simulation on facial change in cleft repair using Homologous Modelling technology

Emergent coronary angiography- A lifesaving procedure for cardiac arrest patient

The farnesyltransferase inhibitor tipifarnib protects against autoimmune hepatitis

Q&A

14:25-14:30   (Taiwan)

15:25-15:30   (Japan)

Sub-session V: Social Science (Prof. Konomi)

14:50-14:55   (Taiwan)

15:50-15:55   (Japan)

14:55-15:00   (Taiwan)

15:55-16:00   (Japan)

15:50-15:05   (Taiwan)

16:00-16:05   (Japan)

15:05-15:10   (Taiwan)

16:05-16:10   (Japan)

15:10-15:15   (Taiwan)

15:10-16:15   (Japan)

15:15-15:20   (Taiwan)

16:15-16:20   (Japan)

KU       Si-Ting CHEN

NTU    Ting-Ting TSENG

KU       Alessandra FERRER

NTU     Long-Jing HSU

NTU     Ching-Yin HUANG

Land Development Status and Tendency of Shinkansen Station Area

Enhancing Urban Livability through Social Housing Policy: a Case Study on Taipei

The Trajectory of Official National Identity Discourse in the Republic of China on Taiwan (1949-2017)

The Impact of Social Media on Social Capital and Loneliness of Older People

How technology improves older person’s quality of life: Investigation in Taiwan and Japan

Q&A

14:45-14:50   (Taiwan)

15:45-15:50   (Japan)

     15:20-       (Taiwan)

     16:20-       (Japan)

Wrap-up

KU       Haruna KASAI

New immigrants and the rhetoric of ‘Multicultural Taiwan’: Insight into policy and practice of mother tongue education

Session Chairs

Weijane LIN

Associate Professor

Department of Library and Information Science, NTU

Email: vjlin@ntu.edu.tw

Personal website

(NTU)

Natalie KONOMI

Associate Professor

Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University

Email: konomi.natalie.909@m.kyushu-u.ac.jp

Personal Website

(Kyushu U)

 

Students

Sub-session I: Higher Education 

(Kyushu U)

Shunta TOMIMATSU

Ph.D. Student

Graduate School of Design, KU

Email: s-tomi@tem.med.kyushu-u.ac.jp

An exploratory analysis of technical issues in remote education between international medical institutions 

International education programs that use videoconferencing (VC) are common now and many are being implemented in the medical field. Irrespective of the value of the content, the learning process can be disrupted when technical quality of VC is compromised. In this study, a participatory design (PD) was used with focus group discussion between technical support staff to determine and classify the causes of technical issues in international remote medical education by VC. As a result, a quality of experience (QoE) -based framework was developed based on the technical issues raised. User behavior and three factors (context, human and system factors) influence technical errors, either preventing or creating difficulties, and affecting each other. For future prototyping of the PD process, it is suggested to have a flexible and specific operational procedure which considers variables of engineers’ background.

 

(NTU)

Guan-Yun WANG

Graduate Student

Department of Psychology, NTU

Email: r07227109@ntu.edu.tw

Higher education innovation and online learning

The idea of “engaged university” actively involves public engagement into university works, including its research, teaching and social responsibilities. And the revolutionary development of ICTs played an important role to boost the possibilities and forms of engagement that empowers instructors, learners and the general public in their practices. With a focus on online learning, this study reviewed the critical instances of innovations in higher education around the world in the recent decade, to investigate how different aspects of learning were affected by technology.

 

(Kyushu U)

Chao-Zhi SHI

Graduate Student

Graduate School of Humanities, KU

Email: monkey_275940819@yahoo.co.jp

Japanese literature of the 19th century 

Three hundred years ago in Japan, it was called Edo. What kind of literature was dominant at that time. Recently I’m working on the novels written by Kyokutei Bakin. Kyokutei Bakin is a famous novelist who lived in Edo Period (the 19th century).Here’s a picture of him. From his works, I can easily find out that he had cited many novels of Ming-Qing Dynasties(ancient China). Such as The Water Margin, Jiandeng Xinhua. His writing style was deeply influenced by those novels from ancient China. What’s more, before digging deeper of Kyokutei Bakin’s novels, there’s a person we need to know. That’s Santō Kyōden. Santō Kyōden was a famous writer in the same period. To conclusion, I made my research on Kyokutei Bakin’s works basically from two aspects. One is comparing his novels with the original works he had cited. Through the comparison, I could clearly analyze how he made creation in his own work. The other one is comparing his works from Santō Kyōden’s work which were written in the same period to see the differences.

 

(NTU)

Wen-Ning SU

Graduate Student

Department of Japanese Language and Literature, NTU

Email: r08127001@ntu.edu.tw

The Lyrical Pedigree of “Eight Views of Xiao-Xiang” in Renga

China’s “Eight Views of Xiao-Xiang” has been widely known in Japan during the medieval period (1336~1573 A.D.), especially after the monks brought the landscape painting of Xiao-Xiang into Japan. The indivisible relation between Chinese poetry and the cultural image of Xiao-Xiang has been discussed emphatically. However, in Japanese renga, this discussion only extended to how poets depicted the sceneries, and the lyricism of renga hasn’t been emphasized much. Therefore, I would like to conduct a research on how Japanese poets transformed the cultural image of Xiao-Xiang in the traditional poems, renga, and how they projected their emotion on to it.

 

Sub-session II: Natural Science 

(Kyushu U)

Erika KAWAKAMI

Graduate Student

Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences, KU

Email: kawakami.erika.523@s.kyushu-u.ac.jp

Effects of declining of understory vegetation on leaf litter decomposition in a Japanese cool-temperate forest 

Understory vegetation, dominated by dwarf bamboo (Sasa spp.) in Japan, has been damaged by an overabundance of deer. Declining Sasa density may induce a decrease in litter decomposition due to the changes in soil environments and decomposers. The effect of the environmental changes may also differ among litter from different tree species. The objective of this study was to examine effects of declining Sasa density via environmental changes on litter decomposition in a cool-temperate mixed forest. The decomposition of three litter species was evaluated using litter bags with two different mesh sizes to consider different litte decomposability and control the accessibility of soil mesofauna. With decreasing Sasa density, soil water content increased whereas the number of soil mesofauna decreased. Litter mass loss decreased with declining Sasa density. Soil water content was negatively correlated with litter mass loss in the smaller mesh. This result suggested that decreasing Sasa density increased water input to soil and reduced the activity of decomposers and litter decomposition rates due to high precipitation in this study site.  This study suggested that understory degradation by Sika deer adversely affects litter decomposition and may, therefore, modulate various forest ecosystem functions such as nutrient cycling.

 

(NTU)

Bo-Hao PERNG

PhD Student

School of Forestry and Resource Conservation, NTU

Email: d05625002@ntu.edu.tw

Linking sampling designs, forest management, machine learning in mapping species richness. 

Under social pressure from societies, many multinational companies producing consumer goods are adopting policies to only source sustainably produced raw materials for their products. If producers intend to enter these markets, they must comply with these policies. My current research is to provide the tools for producers to assist them in assessing plant diversity of their forestlands to meet the policy requirements and the sustainable development of the forest. I am committed to interdisciplinary research. Combine forest management and machine learning.

 

(Kyushu U)

Nurrahman ANDRIANTO

Graduate Student

Graduate School of Systems Life Sciences, KU

Email: nurrahman.andrianto@gmail.com

Assessment of classification techniques for coral reef mapping using satellite image

While use of satellite imagery has become a viable method for environmental assessment in tropical coral reef research, the accuracy of maps produced would crucially depend on 
the methodology adopted for underwater habitat classification. We selected three different classification techniques and tested how well they performed with SPOT-6 satellite imagery. The area around Tidung Island in Java Sea, Indonesia was chosen as the target site, as it had a complex mixture of geomorphological and habitat features (e.g. flat reefs, lagoons, fore reefs, corals, macro algae, seagrasses, and sand/rubble substrates, etc). Classification techniques tested were Iso Cluster Unsupervised Classification (ICUC), Maximum Likelihood Classification (MLC), and Image Segmentation (IS). ICUC provided the highest overall accuracy among the three. The application of water column algorithm (WCA) to reduce the interference effect of water column improved the accuract of ICUC to the extent that it is “ready-to-use” (>80% accuracy).

 

(NTU)

Ya-Min YANG

PhD Student

Department of Geosciences, NTU

Email: f04224104@ntu.edu.tw

Crystal and Magma Residence at the Tatun Volcanic Group, Taiwan

Understanding residence time, the amount of time magma resides within a reservoir before erupting to the surface, and magma reservoir processes that lead up to an eruption can aid in monitoring the volcanic activities of Tatun Volcanic Group in northern Taiwan. To calculate residence time, eruption age, provided by U-Th zircon rim analyses, is subtracted from crystallization age, determined by U-Th isochron dating. Crystal textures and composition distribution reflect chemical and physical variations of the surrounding magma during crystal growth and is used to interpret magma processes.

 

Sub-session III: Natural Science

(NTU)

Meng-Tsen KAO

Graduate Student

Department of Life Science, NTU.

Email: r08b21001@ntu.edu.tw

Fossil bear and the hidden story from Taiwan.

Asian black bear, Ursus thibetanus, is the only living bear species in Taiwan. We have limited information about when bears came to Taiwan and their subsequent history due to poorly sampled fossils and insufficient relevant research. In my research, I study a new fossil (about 0.88 – 0.46 million years ago) from Tainan, Taiwan. This fossil only includes a partial mandible (lower jaw), but it shows critical differences from the only known bear - Asian black bear - in Taiwan. Therefore, my research, for the first time, demonstrates the hidden diversity of bear and promises to reveal more exciting stories from Taiwan.

 

(Kyushu U)

Saefudin JUHRI

Ph.D. Student

Graduate School of Engineering, KU

Email: juhri@mine.kyushu-u.ac.jp

Approaches on the Removal of Silica from Geothermal Water in Dieng Geothermal Power Plant, Indonesia

A study of removal of silica from geothermal water was done in Dieng geothermal power plant (DGPP), Indonesia which suffer a severe silica scale problem. Reduction of temperature and pressure of geothermal water was done by streaming the geothermal water through open canal to promote precipitation of silica along the canal, therefore prevent the formation of silica scale in reinjection pipeline and reinjection well. However, it is considered as ineffective since silica scale is still formed. Three approaches on the removal of silica were examined, (1) adjustment of pH to a minimum of 9 is the most effective method to precipitate silica from geothermal water through formation of calcium silicate hydrate (CSH) within 5 minutes reaction time. (2) Addition of a type of surfactant named CTAB (cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide) was also examined and it exhibits an effective removal of oversaturated polysilicic acid by a minimum concentration of 100 µM of CTAB, while (3) addition of activated carbon only adsorbs dissolved Fe(III) in geothermal water. It is concluded that pH adjustment to alkaline condition can be utilized to enhance the effectiveness of open canal to remove silica from geothermal water thus prevent silica scale formation in reinjection pipeline and reinjection well.

 

(NTU)

Mei-Chun SHEN

Senior Undergraduate Student

Department of Chemistry, NTU

Email: b05203061@ntu.edu.tw

Small Molecule Cancer Drugs Targeting G-4 and Alkaline Phosphatase

Small molecules have been utilized widely for different purposes, such as crime scene investigation, influenza treatment, and especially cancer therapy. They can inhibit cancer growth and eventually lead to cancer cell death. However, the off-target side effects caused by drugs often worsen the illness. Hence, small molecule drugs with high selectivity are desired. To this end, my research works on development of DNA alkylating agents targeting G-4 structures and alkaline phosphatase, which are specific biomarkers overexpressed in cancer cells, so as to achieve high therapeutic effect and hope to improve cancer patients’ quality of life.

 

Sub-session IV: Medical Science

(Kyushu U)

Shiho TAJIRI

Ph.D. Student

Graduate School of Dental Science, KU

Email: shiho.t@dent.kyushu-u.ac.jp

Pre-surgical simulation on facial change in cleft lip repair using Homologous Modeling technology 

Cleft lip and palate are birth defects  and openings or splits in the upper lip, the roof of the mouth or both.They have to undergo surgery many times from birth to adulthood.  Some surgeries such as cleft lip repair involve facial appearance. However, it is difficult for the patient, or his or her family to image post-operative facial features. By applying a new technology named homologous modeling, we make prediction model and try to develop a simulation system for prediction of post-surgical facial appearance of cleft lip repair surgery. I think that this system will help patients and their families make preoperative decisions.

 

(NTU)

Hung Hsi LIN

Intern

School of Medicine, NTU

Email: b03401060@ntu.edu.tw

Emergent coronary angiography- A livesaving procedure for cardiac arrest patient

Cardiac arrest remains one of the leading causes of death despite great advance in resuscitation and post-cardiac arrest care within recent years. However, the benefit of emergent coronary angiography (CAG) to cardiac arrest survivors without ST-segment elevation remains controversial. Therefore, we conducted a retrospective, observational study to investigate the association of emergent CAG with outcomes in cardiac arrest survivors from NTU hospital.

 

(Kyushu U)

Jie GUO

Ph.D. Student

Division of Hepatic Disease, School of Medicine, KU

Email: 15699204528@163.com

The farnesyltransferase inhibitor tipifarnib protects against autoimmune hepatitis

Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is an entity of chronic hepatitis and affects both children and adults of all ages, with a female predominance. No effective treatment has been established for AIH, except for liver transplantation in the fatal stage. FTIs (farnesyltransferase inhibitors) which specifically inhibit farnesylation, have been investigated in breast cancer and leukemia in clinical trials. Moreover, the effects of FTIs and related analogs have been studied in multiple pre-clinical animal models of autoimmune diseases. Little is known about the roles and mechanisms of farnesyltransferase inhibitors (FTIs) in treating AIH. Thus, we investigated the specific role of the FTI, tipifarnib, in a Concanavalin A (Con A)-induced model of hepatitis.

 

Sub-session V: Social Science 

(Kyushu U)

Si-Ting CHEN

Ph.D. Student

Human Environment Studies, KU

Email: miche_chen@yahoo.com

Land Development Status and Tendency of Shinkansen Station Area

The Shinkansen stations usually serve as the transportation hubs in the cities, and a good station-area planning is usually prerequisite for the eventual successful operation of an HSR station. For over half a century, the construction of Shinkansen stations has been planned to drive the urban development of the surrounding areas. Around Shinkansen stations, urban development plans were carried out to improve the quality of living environment, attract investments and led population aggregation and commercial prosperity. However, Japan’s total population has been decreasing since 2010, which indicated that depopulation has become an inevitable new reality for urban planners and policymakers. This study aimed to elucidate the current development status and development tendency of all 92 Shinkansen station areas under the depopulation background. Through the Principal Component Analysis and Hierarchy Cluster Analysis, the land development around 92 Shinkansen stations were classified into 6 typologies: 1). Primitive state 2). Low-density residential-oriented 3). Dense mixed residential-oriented 4). Low-density commerce-oriented 5). Densely commerce-oriented 6). Integrated core. Then, according to the growth of population and employment in the station area, the development tendency of Shinkansen station areas was clarified.

 

(NTU)

Ting-Ting TSENG

Graduate Student

Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, NTU

Email: r07544012@ntu.edu.tw

Enhancing Urban Livability through Social Housing Policy: a Case Study on Taipei.

In recent years, the social housing program has emerged to become one of the most crucial urban policies in Taiwan. Based on the cases of Jiang-Kang, Xin-Long and Dong-Ming social housing in Taipei City, my presentation identifies two main issues in the development of social housing (1) Improvement of the social housing management system (2) Negotiating with NIMBY mentality from the neighboring residents. In this regard, the research team proposes adopting participatory planning methods, such as holding social housing board games workshops and other activities for shaping a community and enhancing public awareness. Through these action plans, we suggest policy mechanisms emphasizing management and community building, while also creating a livable city with friendly neighbors and sustainable development.

 

(Kyushu U)

Alessandra FERRER

Ph.D. Student

Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies, KU

Email: alessandra.ferrer8@yahoo.com

The Trajectory of Official National Identity Discourse in the Republic of China on Taiwan (1949-2017)

This doctoral dissertation aims to illuminate the trajectory of the Republic of China’s (ROC) official discourse of national identity. Although there is no shortage of scholarship investigating official conceptions of national identity in the ROC on Taiwan, few studies examine official portrayals of non-Han peoples who reside in “Greater China”. Thus, this dissertation investigates the shifting rhetoric of the ROC’s Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission (MTAC) publications throughout its history on Taiwan, conducting document analysis according to content and theme. The on-going study has yielded several preliminary thematic results, finding that until a significant rupture in discourse in the 21st century, 20th century portrayals of Mongolian and Tibetan peoples were painted according to Han-centric ideals of civilization, culture, and history, with appeals to a Han civilizing mission across China’s “frontier” (邊疆) regions. Following some expansion in range of content and a less aggressive stance against the Soviet and Chinese Communist Parties in the 1990s, after the election of the Democratic Progressive Party Chen Shui-bian, MTAC rhetoric turned toward a discourse of multicultural and multinational exchange, with a widespread incorporation of English language.

 
 

(NTU)

Long-Jing HSU

Graduate Student

Department of Bio-industry Communication and Development, NTU

Email: r07630012@ntu.edu.tw

The Impact of Social Media on Social Capital and Loneliness of Older People

Social media has become a vital source of communication for older adults, but there is still an ongoing debate on its impact. This study investigates the effect of social media use on social capital and loneliness of older adults ages 50 or more, by data obtained from the 2017 Taiwan Communication Survey (TCS). Results from binary logistic regression and linear regression indicated that high-frequency social media users have a greater possibility of being lonely than those who are not. Consistent with past studies, those who use social media more have a positive effect on perceived social capital, while a great quantity of social capital does lead to a decrease in loneliness. However, social capital is not the mediator of the relationship between them.

(Kyushu U)

Haruna KASAI

Graduate Student

Graduate school of Human Environmental Studies, KU

Email: harunakasai@outlook.com

New immigrants and the rhetoric of ‘Multicultural Taiwan’: Insight into policy and practice of mother tongue education

Driven by the national ideology of multicultural society, language policy and planning in Taiwan has increasingly adopted the rhetoric of multilingualism and multiculturalism since the 1990s.  As part of its policy planning, Taiwan has recently implemented new immigrant’s native language education under the new 12 year basic education.  With this reform, seven Southeast Asian languages were officially included into the national curriculum for primary school level for the first time.  This new educational reform signals new official attention to this previously overlooked group.  This also implies a turn in identity politics in Taiwanese society regarding new immigrants.  However, research on language education in relation to national identity politics is still very limited, especially those that focus on new immigrants.  Thus, my MA dissertation aims to explore where new immigrants stand regarding the identity politics under the rhetoric of Taiwanese multiculturalism.  In order to achieve this goal, the study will examine policy and practice of new immigrant language education to analyse the representation of new immigrants in the new 12 year basic education curriculum, textbooks and inside the classroom, and the transformation of these representation through the process of the policy implementation.

 

(NTU)

Ching-Yin HUANG

Ph.D. Student

Department of Library and information science, NTU

Email: d07126003@ntu.edu.tw

How technology improves older person’s quality of life: Investigation in Taiwan and Japan

Aging society is a serious issue all over the world nowadays. Taiwan and Japan are facing particularly imperative problem of an ageing population due to the similar background of severely reduced birth rate and prolonged life expectancy with advanced medical care. More concerns have been informed by the active ageing perspective to create a phenomenological environment that help the elderly enjoy life. Serving as the scientific backbone to design and develop technology for older people, the idea of gerontechnology has gained significant attention since the late 1980s. With a thorough review of the major policies, services and instruments about age-friendly society, this study firstly conducted a survey in Taiwan and Japan to understand elder people’s ICT use. And the long-term goal of the study is to develop the design guidelines of gerontechnology to support elder people’s quality of life.

 

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