It is a pleasant experience for a professor to present interesting research results at an international technical conference and have an opportunity to mentor promising young scientists and engineers from all around the nation during a hot summer vacation.
Dr. Young Choi of College of Arts and Sciences attended the UKC 2016 which was held during August 10-13, 2016 at Hyatt Regency DFW in Dallas, Texas. The UKC is the US-Korea Conference on Science, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. It was organized by the KSEA (Korean Scientist and Engineers in Association) established in 1971 as a non-profit professional organization and has grown to over 6,000 registered members with 70 local chapters including four Branches and 13 technical groups across the United States. It was also co-organized with KOFST (Korean Federation of Science & Technology Societies (KOFST) and KUSCO (Korea-US Science Cooperation Center).
The organizational objectives of KSEA are to promote the application of science and technology for the general welfare of society and 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 scientist and engineers of US and Korea attended the conference including a Nobel laureate with a local US Congressman and Korean high rank public officials. Thirty Korean company representatives introduced their hi-tech products and services with exhibition booths.
Dr. Choi organized the session on Cybersecurity of CIT (Computer Sciences and Information Technologies Symposium) Symposium and served as session chair, presenter, and speaker for the Young Generations of KSEA. The title of Cybersecurity presentation was, “Cybersecurity Standardization and Future Development Trends of NIST.” The presentation discussed Cybersecurity standardization activities, documents, and relevant issues of NIST (National Institutes of Standards and Technology) and introduced future development trends.
In the session, American and Korean entrepreneurs and faculty members from University of Texas at Dallas, Southern Methodist University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Texas at Arlington, and Korea University, and an invited director of National Science Foundation presented their recent 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.
He has been a member of KSEA since 1988 and serving for KSEA since 2005 as a Publication Director, Technical Group Member, and various committee member. He was recognized several times for his outstanding volunteering activities. The UKC 2017 will be held at Chrystal City in Washington, D.C. during August 9-12, 2017.
Written by: Young B. Choi, College of Arts & Sciences