Smart Science, Engineering, and Technology
Hosted by KSEA Seattle Chapter
Participating KSEA Chapters:
Seattle, San Diego, Sacramento, Southern CA, Berkeley, Idaho, Silicon Valley, Utah, Oregon Branch, Central Oregon Branch
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Sheraton Hotel Bellevue 100 112th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004


Saturday, November 2, 2019, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Contact Phone (Seattle YG President):
(425) 329-9536


Location: Sheraton Hotel Bellevue 100 112th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

The theme of the West Regional Conference (WRC) 2019 is “Smart Science, Engineering and Technology”. Many technology advancements in 5G, Genomes, AI, Big Data, Cloud, Quantum, FinTech, etc. We would like to address challenges in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to prepare for the era of the 4th industrial revolution. Specifically, we will discuss these issues in three tracks: smart science, smart engineering, and smart technology, which were emphasized in UKC 2019. WRC 2019 provides valuable opportunities for cooperation between industry, research, and academic communities among six local chapter members. Also, the conference will welcome new members and support all participants to build professional networks during the conference day through STREAM (STEM +Arts + Recreation) activities.

West Regional Conference (WRC) 2019 will be lead by the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) Seattle Chapter. The venue is the Sheraton Hotel located in Bellevue, Washington a 30 minute drive from Seattle. Nine local chapters of Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) will host the event including chapters from the Northwest and Southwest regions: Washington (Seattle), California (Silicon Valley, Sacramento, UC Berkeley, and Southern CA), Oregon (Portland and Central Oregon), Idaho (Boise), and Utah (Salt Lake City).

Transportation Information


For out of town participants, there is a bus 560 that can be taken from SeaTac airport to Bellevue Transit Center (roughly $3 one way) with no transfers. It should take about 20-25 minutes each way. From the Bellevue Transit Center, you can either walk to the hotel (0.5 miles or 10 minute walk) or call the hotel shuttle for pick up.

Hotel Room Reservations

We will make all roommate reservations with roommate assignments. No need for participants to make their own reservations. For any special requests, they can contact me directly at smjung@post.harvard.edu


Welcome Remarks by WRC Chairs

Dear WRC 2019 participants! I welcome you to the first ever KSEA West Regional Conference hosted by the KSEA Seattle Chapter. Along with Dr. Sam Chung and Dr Jong Yoon, we are honored to serve you as conference co-chairs and hosting chapter president.

We want to thank all our sponsors, participating KSEA chapters and members, session chairs, special speakers, and volunteers who made this conference possible. We have a full day of amazing sessions planned for you. Sit back, relax, and enjoy WRC!

Dr. Sam Chung, General co-Chair, City University of Seattle
Dr. Woon Jong Yoon, General co-Chair & Program Chair, University of Washington Bothell
Mr. Sun Min Jung, Seattle Chapter President, Boeing

Keynote Speakers


Professor Taeho Yoh

Professor and Director of the Sport Administration Program and Professor in the Department of Marketing, Southern Illinois University Carbondale


Taeho Yoh, Ph.D., is a Professor and Director of the Sport Administration Program and Professor in the Department of Marketing at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). He holds two doctoral degrees, one in marketing from Southern Illinois University and one in sport management from Florida State University. His primary research focuses on the role of marketing for society. In particular, he is interested in the areas of marketing data analytics, corporate social responsibility, cause-related marketing, and social impact of sport organizations. He is also interested in interdisciplinary research. He has recently engaged in research on the effects of integrating recreation into STEM education.


Dr. Jaehoon Kim

Executive Senior Technical Fellow, Boeing


UAV Aerospace and Defense Applications. Covering current research projects followed by DOD research programs focusing on UAS (UAV/Drones) applications.

Invited Speakers


Alex Yoon

Smart Technology Session

Smart communication at the intersection of trending technologies


Alex Yoon is the principal data analyst at T-Mobile, where he leads the cell phone-based big data crowd-sourcing and analytics strategy. He identifies the use cases of big data, defines the technical requirements for data collection, crunches the crowd-sourced data, and visualizes the results to steer the business decisions. He won the Innovator of the Year in 2017 for delivering the 5 GHz band utilization analysis for unlicensed LTE deployment strategy. Alex has 19 years of the mobile industry experience in areas from radio frequency engineering, product marketing, and big data analytics. He uses all the experience to make his big data analytics create bigger value and make practical differences.


I want to share about the importance of communication at the intersection of trending technologies. I work to provide insights based on big data analytics to various teams from engineering, support and marking at different levels from SVP to support engineer. With the trending technologies such as 5G and IoT, big data is growing even bigger and making decisions based on data insights is getting more important to win in the very competitive telecommunications market. One way of achieving the smart engineering is to minimize the effort and maximize the impact of the necessary engineering. I will share how my team communicates to achieve the smart engineering goal with examples.


Dr. Jin-Kyu Jung

Smart Science Session

Smart City and Smart Community


Jin-Kyu Jung is an Associate Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Geography at the University of Washington Seattle. He is an urban geographer/planner whose interdisciplinary research program contributes to qualitative GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and geographic visualization, community engagement, and urban poverty and inequality. His research particularly offers epistemological and methodological innovation that integrate various forms of data and representation, and analysis often seen as incompatible: qualitative and quantitative, visuality and numeracy, maps and texts and artistic and scientific. He is committed to develop new ways of expanding these critical, qualitative, and creative possibilities of/with GIS and geo-visualization intersected with urban (planning) theory and critical visual methodologies


The discourse of the smart city epitomizes a new paradigm shift in the cities in the world. It builds new urban models that raise city’s competitive power and efficiency in planning and control with the integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in various urban domains, human and physical environmental resources. The smart city obviously demands smart technologies and infrastructure and smart governance to succeed; however, questions still remain if this new development enacts to build a better community and presents opportunities for improving their well-beings. Drawing on evidences from the recent study abroad program in Korea, in particular, Busan, Changwon, Sejong and Songdo, I will present an opportunity for us to explore re-workings with (already-familiar) smart technologies and infrastructure in urban revitalization and community-building and propose a creative engagement with local communities in this process.


Dr. Jay Kim

Smart Engineering Session

Addressing occupational exposure to Whole Body Vibration and associated injury risks using multi-axial electromagnetic active suspension system


Dr Kim is currently an Assistant Professor at Oregon State University. He received his MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and PhD in Ergonomics and Biomechanics from the University of Washington. Before joining the OSU’s faculty in 2015, he was an assistant professor at the Northern Illinois University for two years and a research scientist at the University of Washington. His current research interests are occupational biomechanics, human vibration, occupational exoskeleton use, computer-human interaction associated with Augmented and Virtual Reality.


Whole body vibration (WBV) has long been associated with musculoskeletal disorders including low back pain. However, there is lack of physiological evidence to explain such association. This talk will present our resent study results which aims were to determine whether an acute exposure to WBV will increase net joint moment in the neck and low back, and biological stresses (inflammatory response, muscle damage, and oxidative stress).

Special Guests


Dr. Jun Kim

Assistant Professor Department of Health Education and Recreation, Southern Illinois University Carbondale


Jun Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Education and Recreation, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). He teaches courses at the graduate and undergraduate level, including Leisure Service Development, Therapeutic Recreation, Activity Development, Research Evaluation, Research Method and Modern Concepts of Leisure. Jun, who is from South Korea, earned a Masters of Art in French Literature, from Université de Limoges in France. He had a desire to learn about human psychology and behavior in leisure activities. He moved to the U.S. where he mastered in Leisure Program Development at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and earned a Ph.D. degree at the University of Utah-Salt Lake City.

Currently his favorite area of research for last three years is to explore the impact of recreation components on effective teaching and learning methodology of STEM education among K-12 students. His current study is to ascertain how STEM education and theories combined with art and recreational activities may enhance easiness to understand, enjoyment to play, and inter-personal relationship to develop.


Mr. Min Jae Park

Music Instructor, Kyungwoon University


Mr. Min Jae Park is the representative of Ullim Solisten and Kumdamun Gagok Class. He is currently teaching at the Daegu Homeplus Cultural Center and Kyungwoon University as a music instructor while he is conducting Chungchun Myeonga Choir and Daegu Sinhyeon Church Choir. He graduated with a BS from the Department of Music, Kyungpook National University. He participated in New Jersey, Baltimore, Philadelphia Masterclass in the USA, and earned a diploma at Accademia Musicale G. Donizetti Cantolirico, Itlay. He won the Internal Vocal Competition Special Award of Paola Leollini. He won the Daegu and the Guri City Contests and also won the Woobong Art Hall Contest. He was a Missa Brevis soloist. He played with the UYCE orchestra and the Gyeongju orchestra, respectively.

He appeared in the music drama Sweet Lovers and a rookie concert hosted by Daegu Municipal Opera. He also appeared as a rising artist hosted by Ayang Art Center. Besides, he appeared in opera 'Love Potions,' 'Laboem,' and hundreds of concerts.

Program Schedule

Time Activity Room
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Friday) Welcoming Wine Reception on Friday Evening Newport
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration Snoqualmie Gallery
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Opening Ceremony/STREAM Activity Snoqualmie Ballroom
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Keynote Speech I - Dr. Taeho Yoh
STREAM: A New Paradigm for STEM Education
Snoqualmie Ballroom
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Coffee Break Snoqualmie Gallery
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Session I (Smart Technology)
Invited Speech:
  • Smart communication at the intersection of trending technologies – Alex Yoon
  • 3D Visualization Using VFX Techniques - Domin Lee
  • The Prospective Outlook on Standardizing AWS in the Technological Industry - Jeremy Y. Kim
  • Smart and Sensible Interface - KooHyoung Lee
  • Bid Collusion Detection - Jeff Olson
Session 2 (Smart Science)
Invited Speech:
  • Smart City and Smart Community - Jin-kyu Jung
  • Collagen Hybridizing Peptide: New Molecular Probe for In Vitro and In Vivo Detection of Degraded and Denatured Collagen - Seungju Michael Yu
  • Enhanced Biosensing Through Nanoparticle Disassembly and Autocatalytic Dna Reaction Networks - Jeunghoon Lee
  • Decoding Bladder Dysfunction Using Omics Approaches - Jayoung (Jay) Kim
  • What would a good death mean to you? - Yujin Lee
YG Summit 1 Malibu
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Elevator Talks (Poster Presenters)
Lunch/ Networking with STREAM Activity
Snoqualmie Ballroom
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Session 3 – Poster
Snoqualmie Hallway
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Session 4 (Smart Engineering 1)
Invited Speech:
  • Addressing occupational exposure to Whole Body Vibration and associated injury risks using multi-axial electromagnetic active suspension system - Jeong Ho Kim
  • Precision patterning of nanofiber using droplet jet mode near-field electrospinning for flexible electronics - Jiyoung Chang
  • Evaluation of Oxygen Transfer from Bubble and Free Surface Using Cfd - Seungjae Lee
  • A Chemically Patterned Paper-Based Microfluidic Device for Biological Assays and Envibiromental Monitoring - Jungkyu (Jay) Kim
  • Smart Glass; Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Thin Films of Flexible Electrochromic Devices - Byunghoon Yoon
Session 5 (Smart Engineering 2) Speeches:
  • Zirconium-Segregated Layered Lithium-Rich Oxides for High-Rate Lithium-Ion Batteries - Juhyeon Ahn
  • Tool Path Optimization of Selective Laser Sintering Process Using Convolutional Neural Network - Donghoon Kim
  • On the Onset of Dropwise Condensation: Film Rupture Theory or Nucleation Theory - Chang Kyoung Choi
  • Application of Text Mining Algorithms to Predict Quality Defects In Engineering Design Deliverables - Jeyoung Woo
  • Evaluation of drone images for digital mapping at large scales - Kyeong Sik Park
  • Force-induced acoustic phonon heat transport across vacuum gaps: Experiments - Keunhan Park
YG Summit 2 Malibu
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Coffee Break
Snoqualmie Gallery
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Keynote Speech II - Dr. Jaehoon Kim Snoqualmie Ballroom
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Award Ceremony
Networking with STREAM Activity
Snoqualmie Ballroom

Fields of Discussion


  • Biology Science
  • Life Science
  • Computer Science

The Smart Science session is organized to explore problems and new discoveries of a broad spectrum of smart topics in the fields of medicine, biology, chemistry, physics, and computer science with experts in the field. These emerging fields of Science take highly interdisciplinary approaches that combine physics, chemistry, computation, materials science, biology, and engineering. The Smart Science session will provide an opportunity for a glimpse of cutting-edge research efforts in these fields and their translational potential for further applications.

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  • Energy Technology
  • Environment Technology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Information Technology

The Smart Technology session is organized to provide an opportunity to understand what smart advancements in technology and how these can be applied to real world situations. This session includes energy technology, environment technology, nanotechnology, Information technology, and many more. Smart technologies rapidly boost the efficiency, productivity and functionality of almost anything it’s applied to.

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  • Civil Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering

The Smart Engineering session is organized to provide an opportunity for a glimpse into the future of technology and to highlight opportunities and challenges for, among many, selected research, development and education efforts. This session includes multiple engineering disciplines that show the impact of smart engineering and the industry/academic contributions to humankind that engineers make.

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Young Generation

Professional Forum

  • Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students
  • Academics
  • Working Professionals

Come join the some of the brightest young minds of today in talks about networking, career building, and professionalism.

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Organizing Committee
Name Title Chapter/Branch
Yun H. Choe KSEA leadership N/A
Sam Chung General Chair Seattle
Woon Jong Yoon General Chair Seattle
Sun Min Jung Conference Co-Chair Seattle Region 1
John Baik Conference Co-Chair San Diego Super Chapter
Seon Ho Kim Conference Co-Chair Southern CA Region 2
Steve Moon Conference Co-Chair Silicon Valley
Steve Lee Conference Co-Chair Sacramento
Wonjun Jo Conference Co-Chair Berkeley Region 2
Kyung-Eun Min Conference Co-Chair Oregon
Jun Shin Conference Co-Chair Central Oregon
Jae Hyeon Ryu Conference Co-Chair Idaho
Keunhan Park Conference Co-Chair Utah
Technical Program Committee
Name Chapter
Woon Jong Yoon Seattle
Brian Maeng Seattle
10 Session co-chairs (TBD)
Local Arrangement
Name Title
Sun Min Jung Seattle Chapter President
Terry Kim Seattle YG President
Brian Jhong Seattle YG Vice-President


Past KSEA Seattle Events

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