Prof. Kenneth Wong

Kenneth K. Y. Wong received combined B.E. (1st class honor with medal award) degree in electrical engineering and B. S. degree in physics from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, in 1997. He received the M.S. degree in 1998 and the Ph.D. degree in 2003, both in electrical engineering at Stanford University. He was a member of the Photonics and Networking Research Laboratory at Stanford University. His research field included novel optical generation, photonic parametric processing, ultrafast optical communications and imaging (spectroscopy, microscopy, and tomography). He is author or coauthor of over 450 journal and conference papers. He worked in Hewlett-Packard Laboratories as research engineer and contributed in projects included parallel optics and VCSEL in 1998-99. He also worked as independent consultant in Innovation CORE (A Sumitomo Electric Company), CA, in 2004.

He is currently a Professor and the former Head in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the University of Hong Kong, where he won the Best Teacher Award 2005-06, Outstanding Young Researcher Award 2008-09, Outstanding Teaching Award 2012-13 (Team), and Outstanding Research Student Supervisor Award 2018-19. He served at Publications Committee of SPIE, as an Associate Editor of IEEE Photonics Technology Letters and Optica (formerly OSA) Optics Express. During the 2009-10 academic year, he joined the Empower Teacher Program, organized by department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) by co-teaching a sophomore course and living in a graduate residence. He was the recipient of Optica New Focus Student Award and IEEE/LEOS Graduate Student Fellowship, both in 2003. He is a senior member of the IEEE (Photonics Society) and recently selected as the 2022 SPIE and 2023 Optica Fellows. He is also the immediate past Chair of IEEE Hong Kong Section.