Plenary Speakers

[2020 Nobel Laureate] Dr. Andrea GhezDistinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy, UCLA

Andrea M. Ghez, distinguished professor of Physics & Astronomy and head of UCLA's Galactic Center Group, is a world-leading expert in observational astrophysics. She earned her B.S. in Physics from MIT in 1987 and her Ph.D. from Caltech in 1992, and has been on the faculty at UCLA since 1994. She has used the Keck telescopes to demonstrate the existence of a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, with a mass 4 million times that of our sun. This is the best evidence yet that these exotic objects really do exist, and provides us with a wonderful opportunity to study the fundamental laws of physics in the extreme environment near a black hole, and learn what role this black hole has played in the formation and evolution of our galaxy.

[2020 Nobel Laureate] Dr. Andrea GhezDistinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy, UCLA

Andrea M. Ghez, distinguished professor of Physics & Astronomy and head of UCLA's Galactic Center Group, is a world-leading expert in observational astrophysics. She earned her B.S. in Physics from MIT in 1987 and her Ph.D. from Caltech in 1992, and has been on the faculty at UCLA since 1994. She has used the Keck telescopes to demonstrate the existence of a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, with a mass 4 million times that of our sun. This is the best evidence yet that these exotic objects really do exist, and provides us with a wonderful opportunity to study the fundamental laws of physics in the extreme environment near a black hole, and learn what role this black hole has played in the formation and evolution of our galaxy.

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Dr. Daeyeol LeeBloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Lee pioneered the field of neuroeconomics, and made important discoveries about the function of the prefrontal cortex related to reinforcement learning. His interests include behavioral economics, time perception, numerical reasoning, computational psychiatry related to addiction, artificial intelligence, and evolution of intelligence. He is a member of the editorial board in eLife and the Steering Committee for Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute. He is the author of “Birth of Intelligence”, and a co-founder/chief scientific officer of Neurogazer Inc.

Dr. Daeyeol LeeBloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Lee pioneered the field of neuroeconomics, and made important discoveries about the function of the prefrontal cortex related to reinforcement learning. His interests include behavioral economics, time perception, numerical reasoning, computational psychiatry related to addiction, artificial intelligence, and evolution of intelligence. He is a member of the editorial board in eLife and the Steering Committee for Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute. He is the author of “Birth of Intelligence”, and a co-founder/chief scientific officer of Neurogazer Inc.

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Dr. Jong Sung KohPresident and CEO, GENOSCO Inc.

Dr. Jong Sung Koh discovered Zemiglo, Anti-Diabetic Drug and achieved $100 Million sales in Korea in 2005. He discovered Lazertinib for Lung Concer and deals with Janssen for $1.2 Billion.

Dr. Jong Sung KohPresident and CEO, GENOSCO Inc.

Dr. Jong Sung Koh discovered Zemiglo, Anti-Diabetic Drug and achieved $100 Million sales in Korea in 2005. He discovered Lazertinib for Lung Concer and deals with Janssen for $1.2 Billion.

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Important Dates

Call for Papers - Apr. 15, 2021
Early Paper Submission Deadline (extended) - Oct. 4, 2021 (for registration discount)
Early UKC Fellows Application Deadline (extended) - Oct. 4, 2021 (for registration discount)
Paper Submission Deadline - Oct. 15, 2021
Registration Open - Oct. 15, 2021
Regular Paper Acceptance Notification - Oct. 30, 2021
Early Registration Deadline - Nov. 15, 2021
Online Registration Deadline - Dec. 1, 2021
Onsite Registration Open - Dec. 15, 2021
UKC 2021 - Dec. 15-18, 2021

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
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08:30 AM - 10:30 AMOpening/Plenary – Grand Ballroom ABCD By Nobel Laureate, Dr. Andrea Ghez2020 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Opening and Plenary Session

Plenary Speaker – 2020 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Dr. Andrea Ghez
Professor of Physics & Astronomy, UCLA

11:00 AM - 12:30 PMPanel Discussion A B C – Garden Halls
Panel Discussion A – Garden Hall 1&2
Panel Discussion B – Garden Hall 3
Panel Discussion C – Garden Hall 4

13:30 PM - 15:30 PMTechnical Symposiums
CODEGroupSession TitleRoom
A PHY Bio-Medical Physics for the Related to Current PandemicSalon I
C MAS TBDSalon II
D BME1 Immunotherapy Drug Delivery Salon III
D BME2 Biomedical Imaging and Neuro EngineeringSalon IV
EFANPursuing Global Sustainability of AgricultureSalon V
FMPS1TBDSalon VI
FMPS2TBDSalon VII
GCHETBDSalon VIII
HMANTBDPacific
IMSETBDHarbor
JCEA1Environmental Engineering and Water ResourcesValencia
KCEA2Geotechnical and Materials EngineeringGranada
LEECTBDSeville
MIMSTBDBarcelona
  • Grand Ballroom
08:30 AM - 10:30 AMPlenary Session By Dr. Daeyeol LeeHuman and Machine Intelligence

Title: Human and Machine Intelligence

Dr. Daeyeol Lee
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience and Psychological and Brain Sciences
Johns Hopkins University

  • Grand Ballroom
10:00 AM - 12:00 PMClosing/50th Anniversary/ Plenary Session By Dr. Jong Sung KohAn audacious journey from Daedeok Science Town to Boston

Dr. Jong Sung Koh,
President and CEO, GENOSCO Inc.
Title: An audacious journey from Daedeok Science Town to Boston (Journey of the Discovery of Lazertinib, an innovative lung cancer drug)

Call for Papers

Please submit your paper to present in UKC 2021.

Dignitary Guest

Congresswoman Young Kim