Welcome to the 15th KOCSEA Technical Symposium!

It is my great honor to invite you to our annual symposium. The Korean Computer Scientists and Engineers Association in America (KOCSEA), founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization of Korean and Korean American computer scientists and engineers in North America. The basic goal of KOCSEA is to “promote communication, information exchanges and cooperation among its members and to provide opportunities for them to make contributions to computer-related fields in the U.S. and Korea”

KOCSEA’s flagship event is the annual technical symposium. In the past 5 years we have successfully held it in various locations in west coast and east coast alternately. This year the location of the KOCSEA technical symposium is IBM T.J.Watson Research Center in New York.

I hope that this year’s symposium becomes one memorable event where many industrial researchers participate and collaborate with academic researchers. We have made an extra effort in inviting new participants from the New England region. I take a great joy in introducing KOCSEA to those new people and expanding our valuable network.

The one-and-a-half day workshop will consist of invited talks by outstanding researchers and professors in various fields in Computer Science. To absorb the advancements in industry, we have invited many guest speakers from industry.

Student participation is very important in cultivating our future. Following the tradition, we have solicited student posters and scholarship applications. We have chosen top three students to be awarded with scholarships and have invited them to the symposium. Three scholarships are awarded in memory of the late Prof. Moon Jung Chung, KOCSEA’s former president.

This event would have been impossible without our sponsors. First of all, we extend our deep appreciation to the platinum sponsor Samsung for its continued support for this event. Several other organizations including KSEA, LG, SKHynix and Samsung Techwin also generously extended a financial support to us. I deeply appreciate all of their support.

Once again, I cordially invite all of you to our technical symposium. Please feel free to bring your colleagues and students. On-site registrations are always welcome.

Please enjoy meeting new members and finding new ideas, and have a great time!


Jeongkyu Lee
General Chair