NRC 2019

28th Northeast Regional Conference

On behalf of organizing committee of NRC 2019, we would like to cordially invite you to
the 28th Northeast Regional Conference in 2019 which will be held at
Conference Center at Montclair State University on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

The conference is one-day premier conference focused on NY Metro/NJ/Philadelphia Chapters for Korean-American Scientists and Engineers working in academia, industries and national labs.
The below shows the agenda of the conference in a brief summary.

2019 NRC Schedule

NRC 2019 Program Schedule




Opening Ceremony / Congratulatory Remarks


Plenary Speaker I 

Dr. Eun-Suk Seo

Professor at University of Maryland

Title: “Cosmic Journey”


Coffee Break


Welcoming Remarks


Plenary Speaker II

Dr. Kyu Rhee

Vice President & Cho at IBM


Plenary Speaker III

Dr. Chongwoo Yu

Senior Clinical Pharmacology Reviewer at FDA


Group Photo




Plenary Speaker IV

Prof. Jihoon Rim

Professor at NYU, Stern School of Business
and former CEO of Kakao Corp.

Title: “Keys to Innovation”


Coffee Break



Non-Technical (YG)


Session 1 (NYKB)

Dr. Seunghun Han

(Albert Einstein College of medicine)

Title: Cobll1 plays an important role in chronic myeloid leukemia

Dr. Jae Gyun Oh

(Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai)

Title: Regulatory mechanisms underlying upregulation of miR-146a in cardiomyocytes

Patent Law

Dr. Choe Yun

(US Patent agent & Scientific advisor at LUCAS & MERCANTI, LLP)

Title: Patent: Knowing is Seeing


Coffee Break


Session 2 (Pharma/Toolgen/Bioengineering)

Dr. Inyoung Jung

(Gene Therapy and Vaccine, University of Pennsylvania)

Title: CRISPR-mediated CAR-T engineering strategy

Dr. Eon Soo Lee

(Mechanical Engineering, NJIT)

Title: Microfluidics-based Point-of-Care Nano Biochip for Disease Diagnosis

Personal Finance

Mr. Suhwan Steve Jeong

(Citigold Relationship Manager)

Title: Investment Basics and Current Market Condition

Mr. Danny Kim

(Citi Personal Wealth Management Financial Advisor)

Title: Investment Basics and Current Market Condition


Coffee Break


Session 3 (IT/Engineering)

Dr. Chang H. Kim

(Consulting on 5G, wireless technology and strategy)

Title: Wireless Technology Evolution: from 1G to 5G

Dr. Mingoo Seok

(Electrical Engineering Department, Columbia University)

Title: Recent Advances in AI and ML Hardware Design

Dr. Yeon-sup Lim

(AI Department in IBM T.J. Watson Research Center)

Title: Continuous update composition in software defined networks

Panel discussion

Dr. Eun-Suk Seo

(Professor at University of Maryland)

Title: The Next Big Move: Academia VS Industry

Dr. Chongwoo Yu

(Senior Clinical Pharmacology Reviewer at FDA)

Title: The Next Big Move: Academia VS Industry

Prof. Jihoon Rim

(Professor at NYU, Stern School of Business and former CEO of Kakao Corp)

Title: The Next Big Move: Academia VS Industry


Scholarship Award & Talks


Closing Ceremony


Networking Dinner

8:00 PM

– Have a Safe Trip Home and See You Next Year –

Panel discussion

Venue:   Conference Center at Montclair State University
Location:   Conference Center, 7th floor of University Hall Building
                   Montclair State University
                   1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ,  07043  USA.

by Car:

Parking: Red Hawk Deck parking building
GPS:  Red Hawk Parking Garage
           Montclair, NJ 07043

(Go Parking lot at  Conference Center at MSU//  NRC 2019  
>>>click here<<< )

***The quickest exit to the Conference Center is located on
the 5th Floor at the Red Hawk Deck parking building***

Shuttle bus 

( on registration  check  only )

***The shuttle bus will be provided at 7:50am (ONLY once) from Columbia University (Morningside Campus) 
to Montclair State University for NRC 2019. 

(Any other travel support will NOT be provided from NY Metro Chapter. )
Returning service will also be provided after a networking dinner at NRC 2019.

***The Shuttle bus from Manhattan***
( for GPS map )
Address: 525 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027

Take the Bus at 7:45am

Departs from Teachers College, Columbia University
Address: 525 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027
(W 120th St b/t Broadway & Amsterdam Ave)
– –Meet on time at 7:45am for the shuttle bus

*** near the Columbia University (Morningside Campus)
Do not forget the shuttle bus request on your registration form 

Here is how to be a KSEA member, if you are not a KSEA member,
in order to get a member benefit for free registration:

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We hope that you could accept this invitation. If you have any question, please do not

hesitate to contact us.

Thank you,

Conference Chairs

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April 13, Sat. 2024

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