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Dr. Choi Organized and Chaired Cybersecurity Interdisciplinary Session at the US-Korea Conference of Science, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (UKC 2017) in Washington, D.C.

It is a quite pleasant opportunity for a professor to present exciting research topics at an international technical conference and mingle with prominent scientists and engineers from all around the nation and a foreign country during a hot summer vacation.

Dr. Young Choi of College of Arts and Sciences attended the UKC 2017 which was held during August 9-12, 2016 at Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Washington, D.C. area.  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) and KUSCO (Korea-US Science Cooperation Center).

Group Photo
Opening Ceremony of UKC 2017
Young Choi Presentation

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.  Many Korean company representatives introduced their hi-tech products and services with exhibition booths.

Dr. Choi organized an interdisciplinary session Cybersecurity of CIT (Computer Sciences and Information Technologies) Symposium with EEC (Electrical, Electronics and Communications) Symposium and served as a session chair and presenter.  The title of his presentation was “Effectiveness of TM Forum and LoRa Alliance™ Resources Usage in Communications Security Research and Education.”  The presentation discussed an effectiveness of security industry research and education using technical resources of the international consortia of TM Forum and LoRa Alliance™ as major international standardization consortia in telecommunications and data communications industry.

Beyond his presentation, faculty members from Cleveland State University, Old Dominion University, Pennsylvania State University, and Rochester University presented their current and emerging research results and funding opportunities in Cybersecurity.  Collaborative research opportunities were discussed lively among the attendees.

The theme of UKC 2017 conference is ‘Engagement Opportunities for Global Challenge.”  Overall about 1,000 scientists and engineers from US and Korea attended and about 40 topics were discussed in various sessions.  More detailed content about the conference can be found at the conference program and the conference proceedings

Dr. Choi has been a member of KSEA since 1990 and serving for KSEA since 2005 as a Publication Director (4 times), Technical Group Member (2 times), and various committee member.  He was recognized several times for his outstanding volunteering activities.  The UKC 2018 will be held in New Jersey during August 2018.

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