St. John’s University
8000 Utopia Parkway 
Queens, NY 11439
Aug 1-4, 2018 (Wed – Sat)


Digital Technologies / Artificial Intelligence / Blockchain Symposiums


The Computer Sciences and Information Technologies symposium encompasses diverse areas of research and development in CS/IT fields as well as entertainment and other technology-related areas such as connected vehicles and smart cities. The symposium also provides a unique venue for CS/IT researchers and engineers from both academia and industry in the US and Korea. The topics include augmented reality/virtual reality, machine learning, data Science, automated and connected vehicles, optimization methods, software engineering, and cybersecurity.

Some Invited Speakers1. Jimmy Rim (임지훈), a former CEO  of KAKAO (Daum).KAKAO is a top tech company in South Korea and Mr. Rim was the youngest CEO (he became a CEO when he was at 34 years old) and one of top influential people in IT worlds and a leader for AI, Big Data and Tech Industry.The following is a series of links about Jimmy Rim and wikipedia. 2. Eunsol Lee MD,  a co-founder and CEO of MEDIBLOC.Dr. Eunsol Lee is a co-founder and CEO of MEDIBLOC.MEDIBLOC is one of leading blockchain healthcare company to solve current problems of healthcare information system using blockchain technology.Dr. Lee is a frequent invited speaker for blockchain technology meet up, symposium and conference and a leader for blockchain healthcare industry. 3. Rong Chen PhD, Vice President of Bioinformatics Research at Sema4 and  a former director of clinical genomics and profeesor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.Dr. Chen is an expert on translational bioinformatics and has published more than 80 papers in journals such as Nature Biotechnology (Impact Factor 41.667) and The Lancet (Impact Factor 47.831).Sema4 is a leading health information company dedicated to improving the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease through deep data analysis.Dr. Chen currently lead a team of scientists as a VP of Bioinformatics Research. 4. Bongtae Kim PhD, a Director of 미래전략연구소 at 한국전자통신연구원 (ETRI).Dr. Kim is a director of 미래전략연구소 at 한국전자통신연구원 (ETRI) and leading a R&D team for 4차산업 혁명을 견인할 ICT 핵심원천기술의 정책-기술-표준-사업 기획. 5. Seonho Kim PhD, Vice President of Information Exchange at Kemberton.Dr. Seonho Kim is an industry leader for the healthcare industry and has expertise in heathcare’s Artificial  Intelligence Platform 6. Sangjoon Kim PhD, a CEO of MEDICALIP, and assistant professor at Seoul National UniversityMEDICAL is the world leader in medical imaging and its 3D visualization application using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technology for positive impact in many medical situations such as surgery, medical education and communication between patient and medical doctor. 7. YangRae Cho PhD, a director of R&D at Syntekabio (신테카바이오)Dr. YangRae Cho is a director of R&D at Syntekabio and has expertise in Artificial Intelligence for drug development.㈜신테카바이오는 2009년에 설립된 바이오 벤처 회사로서 2014년 한국전자통신연구원(ETRI)의 ‘유전자 검사 전용 슈퍼컴퓨팅’ 기술을 출자받은 연구소기업입니다.

The Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Engineering Symposium is designed to provide emerging technologies and diverse developments in a wide range of disciplines of Electrical and Computer Engineering. With the success of the global Internet and the increasing importance of wireless mobile communications, this symposium provides a platform to introduce latest innovations as well as showcase applications enabled by these technologies. This symposium brings together scientists and engineers from the US and Korea, promoting the opportunity for technical information exchange and research collaboration between these two vibrant communities.


The Math/Applied Math/Statistics symposium brings together leading researchers and young scientists from the US and Korea for an exchange of new ideas and invaluable information. The symposium provides opportunities to present and learn about the most recent advances in the areas of mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and related fields and demonstrate their applicability to natural sciences and engineering.

Biomedicine Symposiums


As in any other major industry, problem solving in modern medicine increasingly requires a true convergence of many scientific and engineering fields. While some of the last frontiers of biomedicine, such as neuroscience and regenerative medicine, critically demands new ideas and tools from other disciplines, paradigm-shifting technological innovations in information science, nanotechnology, and robotics could open new opportunities in healthcare. At the same time, a new generation of engineers, “fluent” in many different languages of science, are creating entirely new fields to view the old questions with a fresh look. In the BME symposium, we strive to provide a stimulating forum for all researchers willing to go beyond the “comfort zone” to explore new opportunities in biomedical engineering.


Biomedical sciences has greatly enhanced our understanding of molecular and cellular mechanisms underpinning various aspects of living organisms in health and disease. Many of the outstanding questions in biomedical research call for interdisciplinary collaboration among scientists in basic science, clinical medicine, and pharmaceutical sciences.  Accordingly, the goal of BMP symposium is to present the latest advances in biological, medical, and pharmaceutical sciences, to facilitate mutual understanding of these rapidly advancing fields, and to foster collaboration across the disciplines. We will focus on introducing latest developments in not only biomedical principles but technologies to enrich our understanding. This year our symposium is designed to cover topics ranging from basic biology to translational science to clinical medicine. Accordingly, the number of sessions of the symposium is increased compared to previous years covering cardiovascular science, cancer, diabetes, immunology, neuroscience, systems biology and bioinformatics, and drug discovery. We will also collaborate with leaders in other symposiums to create interdisciplinary forums. I believe that this BMP symposium will offer an invaluable opportunity for a wide range of scientists, engineers, and physicians to broaden their perspectives and to facilitate collaboration among participants.


The Chemical Engineering Symposium is designed to provide a forum for leading experts and young researchers to present and discuss recent advances in Chemical Engineering and closely related fields. Topics include nanobiotechnology, biomedicine, renewable and alternative energy, advanced polymeric and nanomaterials, computational methods in materials synthesis and process modeling. This symposium provides a venue for promoting technical information exchanges and research collaborations between scientists and engineers from the US and Korea communities.


Chemistry is crucial to the understanding of the behavior of materials on the atomic and molecular level and the advancement of modern technology through its application. Much of recent advances in chemistry were made at the interface of chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering, and interdisciplinary research is becoming increasingly more important in solving important and complex problems. This year’s Chemistry Technical Group organizes symposia focusing on the following two key themes: (1) Polymeric and Biological Materials. (2) Inorganic and Hybrid Nanomaterials.  Experimental, theoretical, and computational approaches addressing the current issues on the material design and property characterization will be covered.  Application of the materials such as those in biomedical, catalysis, and energy fields will be discussed.


This symposium offers professionals in the Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition fields a multidisciplinary platform to learn about the latest scientific advances from academic, government, and industrial leaders. The symposium covers all areas of foods, agricultural products, and nutrition. Specifically, the symposium focuses on: (1) scientific information on food science including functional food, food processing, food quality, safety and regulation, food nanotechnology, and other emerging food technologies; (2) scientific information and advances in agricultural science including agronomy, animal sciences, crop science, entomology, plant science, and other agricultural areas; and (3) scientific information and advances in nutrition, mechanistic understanding of nutrient actions on human health, and prevention and treatment of various disease conditions including obesity, diabetes, cancer, stroke, and many other disorders using nutritional approaches.

Robotics / Autonomous Systems Symposiums


The Civil, Environmental, and Architectural (CEA) Engineering Symposium will cover a wide range of areas including structures, transportation, materials, geotechnics, architectures, construction, water and environment and will discuss advances and new technologies that foster sustainability and resilience of civil, environmental, and architectural engineering. This symposium will be jointly organized with the Korean-American Society of Civil and Environmental Engineering (KSCEE) and the Korean Transportation Association in America (KOTAA) in order to engage more professionals and scholars from multiple disciplines and strengthen academic collaboration and professional networking. Specifically, this joint symposium, composed of seven (7) technical programs, will be aimed at highlighting autonomous systems, robotics, big data, infrastructure advancement, environmental biotechnology in the field of civil, environmental, and architectural engineering.


The Mechanical, Aerospace, and Naval Engineering Symposium covers a wide range of areas including mechanics, materials, robotics and controls, manufacturing, nanotechnology and biomechanical engineering, and energy transport. The MAN symposium is composed of Advanced Manufacturing, Micro-Nano-Engineering, BioNanoMechanical Engineering, Thermal/Fluid Engineering, Automobile and Transportations, Energy and Robotics and Controls sessions. The symposium provides the opportunity to discuss the latest cutting-edge research in mechanical, aerospace, and naval engineering with the researchers from across the U.S. and Korea.


The aim of this symposium is to bring together experts from the cross-cutting disciplines of materials science and engineering research and provide a common forum, where researchers can exchange the knowledge of the current progresses of research fields and network to create opportunities for identifying critical research topics and nurturing synergistic future collaborations. The modern materials science and engineering research is increasingly addressing multi-faceted problems that must be approached by a highly interdisciplinary fashion, demanding the crosspollination of diverse research expertise and ideas. The Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) symposium will cover the advances in multi-disciplinary research areas in materials science and engineering, including but not limited to, (a) electronic materials, (b) energy materials, (c) functional nanomaterials, (d) structural materials, and (e) associated materials synthesis, characterization, analysis, and applications. This year’s MSE Symposium will also offer a collaborative special focus session with the Korean-American Materials Society (KAMS), dedicated to the recent progress in materials for neuromorphic computing.


The Physics Symposium would bring together world leading scientists and young researchers in various fields of Physics from across the U.S. and Korea. Fundamental, Emergent and Applied physics along with Informatics and Autonomous systems will be presented and the link with other interdisciplinary areas will be discussed. This meeting will serve as a timely event to discuss the enrichments of research collaboration and networking between US and Korea.  The progress of the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and the associated Rare Isotope Science Project (RISP) as part of the International Science & Business Belt (ISBB) in Korea is in close connection with the Facility of Rare Isotope Beam (FRIB) and the Electron Ion Collider (EIC) project in US. Topics include but not limited to High Energy, Nuclear, Space and Astrophysics, Condensed Matter, Soft Matter, Biophysics, Optics, Quantum Informatics, Plasma Physics, Neural Networks, Complex Systems, Data Mining, Internets, etc.

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