UKC 2023 Plenary

UKC 2023 Plenary Lecturers

Barry Clark Barish

Barry Clark Barish is a Linde Professor of Physics, Emeritus
at California Institute of Technology and a leading expert
on gravitational waves. Dr. Barish was awarded the Nobel
Prize in Physics in 2017 along with Rainer Weiss and Kip
Thorne “for decisive contributions to the Laser
Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)
detector and the observation of gravitational waves”. Barish
received his bachelor’s and doctorate in physics at the
University of California, Berkeley, in 1957 and 1962,
respectively. Starting the fall of 2023, he will serve as the
inaugural President’s Distinguished Endowed Chair in
Physics at Stony Brook University.

Jin Hyung Lee

Jin Hyung is an Associate Professor of Neurology, of
Neurosurgery and of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, of
Electrical Engineering. The Lee Lab uses interdisciplinary
approaches from biology and engineering to analyze,
debug, and manipulate systems-level brain circuits. She
seeks to understand the connectivity and function of these
large-scale networks in order to drive the development of
new therapies for neurological diseases. This research
finds its basic building blocks in areas ranging from
medical imaging and signal processing to genetics and
molecular biology. Jin Hyung earned her B.S. in Electrical
Engineering from Seoul National University, and MS and
PhD from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering.

Youngsuk ‘YS’ Chi

YS Chi is a leader in the media and technology industry. In
his primary role as Director of Corporate Affairs and Asia
Strategy for RELX, he is responsible for government
affairs, corporate communications, and corporate
responsibility for RELX. As non-executive Chairman of
Elsevier, he works directly with governments, Elsevier
customers, and in industry associations worldwide. YS
recently served as Chairman of the Association of
American Publishers and has also concluded 4 years of
service as the President of the International Publishers
Association. He has also served on many charitable,
educational and industry boards including the Korean
American Community Foundation. YS earned bachelor’s in
Economics from Princeton University and MBA from
Columbia University.