Career Development Workshop (Online)

8 PM -10 PM, April 8 (Friday) and April 9 (Saturday), 2022

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  • Meal support will be provided on each day to the KSEA members who paid membership fee for the term 2021-2022
  • Meal support amount is up to $25 each day (receipts issued on the event days are required) and is reimbursed through Amazon e-gift.
  • Five raffle winners will receive e-gift cards ($20 each).
  • New members or renewed members between Mar 22 to 31 will receive a Yeti tumbler ($40 value) from KSEA.

DAY 1 – April 8, Friday (8:00-10:00 PM EDT)

8:00-8:10 PMOpening – Dr. B. Brian Park, KSCEE President and KSEA President
8:10-8:30 PM“10 Tips for Writing Outstanding Journal Article”
Main Speaker – Prof. Young Hoon Kwak
Director, International Center for Project Management
George Washington University
8:30-8:40 PMPanel Discussion
8:40-9:00 PMQ&A
9:00-10:00 PMBreakout Room – Small Group Discussion

DAY 2 – April 9, Saturday (8:00-10:00 PM EDT)

8:00-8:10 PMOpening – Dr. B. Brian Park, KSCEE President and KSEA President
8:10-8:30 PM“Career Development, Leadership, and Strategic Networking
through Professional Organizations”
Main Speaker – Dr. Christy M. Jeon, Ph.D., PE, PTOE, AICP
Senior Engineer/Senior Project Manager at ATKINS
8:30-8:40 PMPanel Discussion
8:40-9:00 PMQ&A
9:00-10:00 PMBreakout Room – Small Group Discussion

Main Speakers

Dr. Young Hoon Kwak is a faculty member in the Department of Decision Sciences and serves as a Director of International Center for Project Management at The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) in Washington, D.C. He also holds a visiting professor position at Department of Business Informatics and Operations Management at Ghent University in Belgium.
Dr. Kwak is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Management in Engineering, specialty editor for the Case Studies section of the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, and Department Editor for Project Management of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. He is the winner of 2021 Richard. R. Torrens Award given to journal editor who makes outstanding contributions to the ASCE publications.
Dr. Kwak’s primary research interests include project and program management; project delivery and project control, engineering and technology management; and management of complex megaprojects. Please visit his google scholar for a complete list of publications.

Dr. Christy M. Jeon is a professional engineer and a certified planner, Christy has contributed to numerous transportation projects encompassing a full range of planning, design, operation, and delivery. Overall experience includes on-call support to GDOT and MPOs, multimodal corridor studies, traffic forecasting, Interchange Justification Report (IJR)/Interchange Modification Report (IMR), traffic operational analyses, congestion management process update, comprehensive transportation plans, freight cluster plans, transit and rail corridor feasibility studies, signing and marking design, signal design, and roadway design. She was the Atlanta Area Quality Champion/Manager at WSP to ensure that all deliverables across different disciplines in Atlanta follow corporate-wide QA/QC procedures and meet quality standards between 2019 and 2021. She also taught a senior transportation engineering course in Kennesaw State University in 2016 and 2019.

As a recognized researcher in the area of sustainability performance measures and evaluation, she published a book and multiple referred journal papers. She is currently serving as the conference chair for the Georgia ITE 2022 Summer Seminar and the vice president of Korean-American Women in Science and Engineering (KWiSE) Headquarter. She is also involved with the ITE Transportation Safety Council Executive Committee activities and a member of the ITE Data Driven Safety Analysis (DDSA) Working Group. She served as the technical committee chair and the conference co-chair of Georgia ITE 2021 Summer Seminar.

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[JOBS] Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Transportation Engineering

Job Position:  Postdoctoral Researcher

Job Description:
Conducting research and publishing academic papers in Transportation Engineering in the topics of but not limited to: Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, GIS, Traffic Simulation etc.

Starting Date: Immediately or As soon as you can from now.

Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Reporting Advisor:

Dr. Young-Ji Byon
Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering
Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Annual Salary: USD $ 80,000 (Note: There is no income tax in UAE)

Contact Information:  Please send your CV to the following email address
Dr. Young-Ji Byon

[NEWS] KSCEE – UKC 2019 Travel Grant Award

Dear KSCEE members –

We are very pleased to announce “ Travel grant award for UKC 2019 ” to eligible members. In addition to financial support from KSEA, KSCEE will provide $100 travel grant to students and post-docs who present his/her paper at UKC 2019 and participate in KSCEE Annual meeting to be held during UKC 2019.

Eligibility for UKC 2019 Travel Grand Award:

  • a member of KSCEE (by joining KSEA and selecting KSCEE as your choice of Affiliated Professional Society) and
  • a presenter of poster or podium talk at UKC 2019 and
  • a young professional (age 35 or younger at the time of UKC 2019) 

Call for application of UKC 2019 travel grant award award will be announced during the KSCEE annual meeting.

Richard Kim
KSCEE President

Brian Park
KSCEE General Secretary

[NEWS] KSCEE – UKC 2018 Travel Grant Award

Dear KSCEE members –

We are very pleased to announce “UKC 2018 travel grant award” to eligible members. In addition to financial support from KSEA, KSCEE will provide $100 travel grant to students and post-docs who present his/her paper at UKC 2018 and participate in KSCEE Annual meeting to be held during UKC 2018.


Please feel free to forward this email to anyone might be interested in joining KSCEE and attending UKC 2018.

Richard Kim
KSCEE President

Brian Park
KSCEE General Secretary


Dear Prospective UKC 2018 Participants,

Due to many requests from colleagues, we have decided to extend the due date for early paper submission and lodging support applications to May 31, 2018. Do not miss this last opportunity. Please visit our official UKC 2018 website ( and submit your academic or industry paper online from the link ( Two types of symposium paper templates for academia and industry can be found here( Industry professionals and students interested in career and leadership sessions, apply to YG/PF at this link ( Should you have any questions, please send your inquiry at

The 2018 US-Korea Conference on Science, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (UKC 2018) will be held:

  • August 1(Wednesday) – August 4 (Saturday), 2018
  • St. John’s University Conference Center in Queens, New York City

We look forward to your participation and attendance.


UKC2018 Conference Chair
Stephen Suh, Conference Chair / KSEA President-Elect
Myung-Ja Kim, Conference Co-Chair / KOFST President


Important Dates

  • April 30, 2018 (Mon)

o Early academic & industry paper submission due

o YG and professional forums early applications due

o Lodging support application due

  • May 31(Thu)

o Notification of early paper acceptance

o Notification of YG and professional forums early acceptance

o Notification of lodging support award

o Paper submission due

o YG and professional forums regular application due

o Online registration start

  • June 10(Sun)

o Notification of paper acceptance

o Notification of YG and professional forums regular acceptance

  • June 15, 2018(Fri)

o Final (revised) paper submission due

o Early discounted online registration due

  • June 30, 2018(Sat)

o Discounted online registration due


UKC 2018 Committee

[News] KSCEE Hosts a Midwest Conference on Careers for Frontier Science and the 4th Generation Industrial Revolution Technology

The Korean-American Society of Civil and Environment Engineers (KSCEE) together with KSEA Chicagoland Chapter, Michigan Chapter, and Iowa City Chapter hosted a Midwest Conference on Careers for the Frontier Science and the 4th Generation Industrial Revolution Technology. This conference was to connect established engineers/scientists/entrepreneurs with young generations and guide young generations (graduate students and early careers in their 20’s and 30’s) for helping their career development. The conference was held at Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Schaumburg (a suburb of Chicago) from 1:30 pm to 8:30 pm on November 18, 2017, with about thirty participants from six states of Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Texas. It was also multi-disciplinary with participants from various fields of science and engineering of Physics, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physical Education, Mechanical Engineering and Construction Engineering. The conference was honored by a presence of the KSEA’s immediate past President Jaehoon Yu. 

Dr. Young-Kee Kim, Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of Physics Department at University of Chicago gave a very thought-provoking keynote presentation on “visibility and invisibility in particle physics”. Participants had a great opportunity to hear about a leading edge research agenda in the frontier science. Three speakers then addressed the 4th generation industrial revolution technologies in their research fields. Dr. YeongAe Heo, Assistant Professor at Case Western University presented about “climate change effects on the aging petrochemical infrastructure risk and coastal community resilience,” Dr. Stephen Baek, Assistant Professor at University of Iowa, about “deep learning on non-Euclidean data”, and Dr. Jun-Seok Oh, Professor at Western Michigan University and Director of Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities about “applications of 4th generation technologies for livable communities”. These presentations led to discussions on how the 4th generation evolutionary technologies could be applied in various disciplines of science and engineering.

Five panel members were invited to share their career experiences to help young generations at their early career to learn from their success and failure stories. Three panel members were from industry and two were from academia as follows:

  • Benjamin Lee, 2nd Generation Korean-American Research Scientist, INVIA Medical Imaging Solutions
  • Ahreum Amy Han, Catastrophe Modeling Consultant, Allstate Corporation, Lecturer, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • Jaeyoung Jung, Ford Motor Company
  • YeongAe Heo, US-Educated Young Professor, Case Western University
  • Stephen Baek, Korea-Educated Young Professor, University of Iowa

After the career panel discussion, Dr. Gloria Kim, President of Chicagoland Chapter and Associate Professor at Northwestern University, led a discussion on the planning of the upcoming Midwest Conference in February 2018. Last but not least, during the networking dinner time, Dr. Hosin “David” Lee, President of KSCEE and Professor at University of Iowa (former 40th KSEA President), gave a presentation on “how to improve transportation safety”.

A group photo with participants (late arriving participants are not included)

Dr. Young-Kee Kim, Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of Physics Department at University of Chicago

[JOBS] Senior Environmental Engineer position -Korean Nationals – World Bank Group

Sustainable environment and natural resources management (ENRM) is at the heart of the WBG’s poverty agenda. Biodiversity and natural resources constitute the social safety net of the poor, representing a food bank and often their only source of livelihood. Sustainable ENRM promotes a green, clean, and resilient world where natural resources – from forests to fisheries, freshwater, oceans, coastal zones and ecosystems – are managed to support livelihoods and strong economies. Sustainable ENRM builds a world better prepared for shocks and global challenges, helping countries limit their exposure to resource scarcity, more-volatile weather patterns, and the long-term consequences of climate change.

This position will be based in Indonesia and will focus on the Indonesia pollution management program. Indonesia is a global epi-center of terrestrial and marine biodiversity, yet its natural wealth is under threat from deforestation, inefficient fossil fuel use, unsustainable marine practices, air and water pollution and smoke haze from forest and peat fires, water pollution, and heavy metal pollution in rivers from uncontrolled mining. Indonesia is globally the second largest contributor to ocean plastics and has major problems with solid waste management. Only 55% percent of domestic waste collected and only about 30% adequately disposed in sanitary landfills. Indonesia is also a globally significant source of GHG emissions and highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Tackling these challenges is a major task in a country in which half the population continues to live on less than USD2 per day and in which some 75 million citizens (half the entire East Asian total) are not yet connected to grid supplied electricity.

Duties and Accountabilities:

• Support and/or possibly lead pollution and solid waste management policy dialog with the government and other stakeholders related to the Bank’s environment or natural resources portfolio. This includes coordination with other financiers, and review of sector policies, strategies, and legislation.

• Play key role in implementation of pollution, waste management, coastal resilience and watershed management agenda in Indonesia; advise borrowers and colleagues on technical matters, supervise the work of consultants and technical specialists to ensure consistency and conformity to Bank standards; evaluate studies and sector-related project documentation.

• Support and/or possibly lead the development and implementation of environment or natural resources lending operations, technical assistance or analytical work, including participation in preparation and supervision missions. Initially there would be a strong emphasis on the development and implementation of the Bank’s pollution, solid waste, coastal resilience and watershed management agenda. This includes leading design/preparation and supervision of tasks and/or components as a technical expert and in collaboration with partner agencies and donors.

This also includes generating ‘think pieces’ and ‘best practice’ papers; handling complex technical, institutional and program implementation issues in the sectors; leading the development of proposals; leading the interface with member governments and agencies in resolving implementation issues.

• Provide and mobilize strategic technical assistance in support of client’s needs to improve capacity for pollution management, solid waste management, coastal resilience and watershed management from within and outside the Bank’s global network.

• Produce and present major/complex reports, including the supervision, coordination and quality control of consultant reports.

• Work independently under the general direction of unit manager, and guide and mentor more junior staff.

• Contribute to knowledge sharing, dissemination and awareness raising activities with key clients.

• Facilitate and maintain effective communication and coordination with government and other local partners, including civil society (environmental and community/indigenous people organizations, etc.), academic/research institutions, the private sector, and bilateral and multilateral development partner agencies.

• Actively seek to learn World Bank Group procedures, and contribute to their improvement, by participating in training offered, by developing a personal training program, keeping abreast of research and development knowledge in the environment and natural resources sector, and relevant safeguard management processes.

• Coordinate and carry out other tasks as requested by the relevant Practice manager such as for example the organization of training or knowledge sharing events, and helping the country office staff with various tasks specific to the management of the office.

Selection Criteria:

• Advanced degree (PhD or Masters) in environment engineering, civil engineering, environmental science, pollution management or related field.

• A minimum of 8 years of full-time relevant professional experience in the environment engineering with hands on experience in solid waste management and pollution management.

• Demonstrated track record working on the practical implementation of technically difficult pollution and engineering related projects is required.

• Deep knowledge of the engineering and technical aspects of solid waste management and pollution management is required.

• Demonstrated track record in project management is required.

• Proven teamwork and successful experience working with multi-disciplinary teams is required.

• Ability to work independently with limited supervision is required.

• Excellent English language skill is required (writing, speaking, listening and reading).

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required.

• Willingness to travel extensively, including in rural areas is required.

• A proven track record working with a wide range of stakeholders, senior government officials, NGOs, international organizations, development partners and/or with the government would be an advantage.

• Indonesian (Bahasa) language skill or desire to learn would be an advantage.

Competencies (Level GG, Environmental Engineer)

• Knowledge and Experience in Development Arena – Translates technical and cross-country knowledge into practical applications and contributions to country and sector strategies; interacts with clients at the policy level.

• Policy Dialogue Skills – Anticipates needs and requests in the field and conducts independent policy discussions with representatives of the government and non-government partners.

• Integrative Skills – Understands relevant cross-sectoral areas how they are interrelated; able to undertake cross-sectoral work in lending and non-lending operations.• Environmental Economics -Understanding of fundamental economic concepts relevant to environment.

• Environmental Policy, Strategy and Institutions – Solid understanding of environmental policies, strategies, institutions, and regulations.

• Environmental Sciences – Deep experience applying knowledge (soil science; water; ecosystems; conservation; agriculture concerns, etc.) to policy-related decisions and advice.

• Environmental Engineering – Deep experience applying knowledge in engineering to related environmental engineering and infrastructure projects.

• Environmental Safeguards – Experience successfully applying the environmental safeguard (risk management) policies.

• Environment / Climate / Carbon Finance – Solid knowledge of a wide range of financing alternatives; can propose solutions to most environmental financing needs.

• Project Design for Impact and Sustainability – Investment Lending – Contributes to the design of projects and programs, based on an understanding of the country and sector context.

• Sector Dialogue – Investment Lending – Able to conduct a dialogue with the client on familiar topics, with a narrow scope, based on a solid understanding of the sector.

• Operational Project Management – Demonstrates in depth knowledge and understanding of project management tools & methodologies, resource management, and stakeholder communications.

• Team Leadership – Leads teams to achieve challenging outcomes, providing a role model and enhancing the team-leadership skills of team members.

• Client Orientation – Maintains client relationships in the face of conflicting demands or directions and provides evidence-based advice and solutions based on sound diagnosis and knowledge.

• Drive for Results – Identifies the needed resources to accomplish results involving multiple stakeholders and finds solutions to obstacles affecting key deliverables.

• Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion – Shows leadership in ensuring the team stays organized and focused, and actively seeks and considers diverse ideas and approaches.

• Knowledge, Learning and Communication – Leads in the sharing of best practice, trends, knowledge and lessons learned across units and with clients and partners, articulating ideas verbally and in writing in a clear and compelling way across audiences of varied levels.

• Business Judgment and Analytical Decision Making – Gathers inputs, assesses risk, considers impact and articulates benefits of decisions for internal and external stakeholders over the long term.


The deadline to apply is January 26th 2018. Please send your CV and cover letter to Roberto Amorosino

We would like to encourage Korean professionals to consider this opportunity and also any suitable vacancies currently advertised in the context of the Korea Recruitment Drive. Please find the relevant link:

[News] The 2017 International Conference Maintenance and Rehabilitation of constructed Infrastructure Facilities (

iSMARTi (President: Hosin “David” Lee is organizing the 2017 International Conference Maintenance and Rehabilitation of constructed Infrastructure Facilities at Marriott Hotel in Seoul, Korea, July 19-21, 2017 ( ).
KSCEE is one of many sponsoring organizations (ASCE, CSCE, FAA, KSCE, KSRE, KBA, etc.)  and it is a great opportunity for our members to visit our home country.  KSCEE will provide a financial support with a budget of about $10,000 for Korean students whose papers are accepted for presentation at 2017 MAIREINFRA (i.e., if 20 students are accepted for presentation, up to $500 will be provided toward the registration fee and if 40 it will be up to $250.etc…).
The deadline for abstract submission is October 31, 2016, and please submit your abstracts through the
During the 2017 MAIREINFRA, there will be a joint meeting of KSCEE/KOTAA/KACEPMA and hope to see you all in Seoul, next summer!

[News] Travel Grants Announcement

I am pleased to announce that KSCEE has selected three students as recipients of KSCEE travel grant.  KSCEE will offer $200 for each students.
– Seung Chae Ryu – Univ. of Idaho, Undergraduate student
–  Jungjin Kim – Univ. of Idaho, Ph.D. student
– Bonggil Jeon – Purdue University, Ph.D. student
Please comet to the KSCEE convention (CEA Dinner) scheduled on August 11, Thursday.
Jun-Seok Oh, Ph.D., PE, PTOE
General Secretary of KSCEE
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