Dinner Speakers

Dr. Kil-Choo Moon

Dr. Moon is the President of Korea Institute od Science and Technology (KIST).  He received a Ph.D. degree from University of Minnesota and he has worked as Senior Project Manager at AeroVironment, Inc. and Interpoll, Inc. both in the US. He will give a presentation on the 40 years of research and cooperation between the US and Korea.

Senator Paull Shin

Dr. Shin is currently serving in his third term as the Washington State Senator and has served in this capacity since 1998. Senator Shin previously served in the Washington House of Representatives in 1993-1994. Senator Shin had lived as an orphan on the streets of Seoul until he was adopted by an American GI during the Korean War. He was brought to the United States by his adoptive family where he began his education with a GED and went on to earn a Ph.D. in History from the University of Washington. He has been recognized for his leadership and vision with numerous awards including Ellis Island Medal of Honor and Spirit of Liberty Award plus seven honorary doctorates. He published eight books entitled; Responsibility, the Price of Freedom, Japanese Imperialism – Strategy of the Manchurian Invasion, History and Miracle, Study Thief, Teacher of Wisdom, To Love and to Serve, Miracle Dream.

Dr. Gene Lee

Dr. Lee is a Sr. Software Engineer with Walt Disney Animation Studios.  He is a member of the modeling and animation group, which designs new tools and processes for creating both 2D and 3D feature films.  Prior to joining Disney, he taught Computer Science at the University of British Columbia.  Gene has also worked at Apple Computer, Silicon Graphics, Grumman Aerospace, the M.I.T. Media Lab, and Dreamworks Animation.  His recent films credits include Bolt, Princess and the Frog, and Tangled.  Gene received a BSc from M.I.T. and a PhD from the University of British Columbia; both degrees were in Computer Science.  He will give a presentation on the technology behind computer animated films at the Award Banquet.