Dr. Young B. Choi of Regent University’s College of Arts and Sciences attended the 2016 U.S.-Korea Conference of Science, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (UKC), August 10-13, at Hyatt Regency DFW in Dallas, Texas. The UKC was organized by the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) established in 1971 as a non-profit professional organization. KSEA has grown to over 6,000 registered members with 70 local chapters, including four branches and 13 technical groups across the United States. Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST) and Korea-U.S. Science Cooperation Center (KUSCO) were co-organizers.
The organizational objectives of KSEA are to promote the application of science and technology for the general welfare of society, foster international cooperation between the U.S. and Korea, and help Korean-American scientists and engineers develop their full-career potential. Over 1,000 high-profile scientists and engineers of the United States and Korea attended the conference, including a Nobel laureate with a local U.S. congressman and Korean high-ranking public officials. Thirty Korean company representatives introduced their hi-tech products and services with exhibition booths.
Dr. Choi organized the session on Cybersecurity of Computer Sciences and Information Technologies Symposium (CIT) and served as session chair, presenter and speaker for the Young Generations of KSEA. The presentation “Cybersecurity Standardization and Future Development Trends of NIST” discussed Cybersecurity standardization activities, documents, relevant issues of NIST (National Institutes of Standards and Technology), and introduced future development trends.
American and Korean entrepreneurs and faculty members from University of Texas at Dallas, Southern Methodist University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Texas at Arlington, Korea University, and the National Science Foundation director presented their research results and funding opportunities in cybersecurity. Collaborative research opportunities and funding possibilities were discussed lively among the attendees.
Dr. Choi’s topic for the Young Generations was “Better Career Path Management for Young Generation.” The presentation was about his past diverse experience as a faculty, researcher, and engineer to the young scientists and engineers. There were 100 scientists and engineers from all around the nation. His speech was well accepted by the attendees, and they appreciated his mentoring for the Young Americans.
Choi has been a member of KSEA since 1988 and served as publication director, technical group member and various committee member since 2005. He was recognized several times for his outstanding volunteering activities. The UKC 2017 will be held at Chrystal City in Washington, DC, August 9-12.