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Korean-American Symposium

Korean Academy of Science and Technology – U.S. National Academy of Sciences

June 26-28, 2017
Irvine, California, US


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 ALMA: In Search of Our Cosmic Origins

Organizers: Aeree Chung and Ian Crossfield

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe with ALMA
Sabrina Stierwalt, National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Star Formation in the ALMA Era
Jeong-Eun Lee, Kyung Hee University

How Were the Most Ancient Objects in the Universe Formed?
Kelsey Johnson, University of Virginia

 Evolving Biological System Responses to Environmental Change

Organizers: Aradhna Tripathi, Elodie Ghedin and Joong-Ho Won

Evolving Biological System Responses to Environmental Change: Pathogen-Host Systems
Derek Cummings, University of Florida

Clinical and Research Perspectives on the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Epidemic in Korea
Soyeon Ahn, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital

The Changing Ocean and Life’s Capacity to Adapt
Robert Eagle, University of California, Los Angeles

 Energy Storage

Organizers: Sang Ouk Kim and Louise Berben

Future Electrochemical Energy Storage: Materials Challenge
Jang Wook Choi, EEWS, KAIST

Lesson from Biological Photosystem to Make Electrocatalysts for Solar Fuel
Ki Tae Nam, Seoul National University

Engineered Biomolecular Catalysts for Artificial Photosynthesis
Kara Bren, University of Rochester

 Frontiers in Data Science

Organizers: Eugene Ng and Joong-Ho Won

Data Science: Techniques and Impact
Ndapa Nakashole, University of California, San Diego

Universality in Random Matrix Theory
Ji Oon Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

 Genome Editing / Gene Engineering

Organizers: Keith Slotkin Ka Young  Chung and Kwang Hyun Cho

Genome Engineering with CRISPR systems
Duhee Bang, Yonsei University

Genome Editing using CRISPR-Cas
Hyongbum Kim, Yonsei University

Genome Editing of Human Cells for Biomedical Applications
Krishanu Saha, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Modeling and Predicting Natural Disasters

Organizers: Aradhna Tripathi and Jinho Ahn

Imaging Large Earthquakes and Plate Boundary Complexity with Seismic Big Data
YoungHee Kim, Seoul National University

Understanding and predicting hazardous weather: Where we have been and where we are going
Deanna Hence, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Cold Eurasian winter in recent decade: Is it caused by Arctic sea ice?
Seok-Woo Son, Seoul National University

Monitoring and Predicting Natural Disasters from Space
Ali Behrangi, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

 Particle Physics Standard Model, Higgs and Beyond

Organizers: Yong-Il Shin and Yulia Pushkar

Particle Physics in Korea
Jonghee Yoo, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

What’s next after the Higgs boson discovery: toward Beyond the Standard Model
Hwidong Yoo, Seoul National University

 Visualizing Brain Activity during Behavior and Decision Making

Organizers: Gavin Rumbaugh and Jeong Ho Lee

Neural Circuit Dynamics Underlying Touch Perception
Daniel O’Connor, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Functional Dissection of Neural Circuits for Sensory Integration
Seung-Hee Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

The Korean-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia are sponsored by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Korean Academy of Science and Technology.  Major support is provided by the Kavli Foundation with additional support from the National Academy of Sciences.

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