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
To Learn More About KSEA Visit: https://ksea.org/us
KSEA Website

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




Below you can download the instructions and template document for abstracts that will be submitted for West Regional Conference 2019.

Program Schedule

Time Activity
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Welcome from Program General Chairs
Greetings from KSEA Seattle Chapter President
Welcome Remarks from Consulate General of Seattle
Introduction & Icebreaking with STREAM
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Keynote Speech I (Amazon, 35 min for presentation + 10 min for Q&A)
1 keynote speaker
2 session co-chair
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Session I (Smart Technology) & Session 2 (Smart Science)
YG Summit
1 invited speaker (15 + 5 min) per session
10 + 5 min /speaker, 4 speakers per session
2 co-chairs per session
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch, Elevator Talks (Smart Science, Engineering, and Tech)
2 min / post presenter
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Session 3 – Poster
20 poster presenters
2 co-chairs
5 poster judges
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Session 4 (Smart Engineering) & Session 5 (YG/YP Forum)
YG Summit
1 invited speaker (15 + 5 min) per session
10 + 5 min /speaker, 4 speakers per session
2 co-chairs per session
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Break
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Keynote Speech II (Microsoft, 35 min for presentation + 10 min for Q&A)
1 keynote speaker
2 session co-chair
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Dinner
Award Ceremony
Networking with STREAM Activity

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

Curious what else KSEA Seattle has to offer? Checkout some of our past events with more information on our own chapter website and Facebook page.