Wong, Andrew K.C., Ph.D. (Robotics and Artificial Intelligence)
Wong, Andrew K.C., Ph.D. (University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario)
Outstanding contributions in research in the area of pattern recognition, machine intelligence, computer vision, knowledge-based systems and autonomous robotics.
Dr. Wong received his Ph.D. in 1968 from Carnegie-Mellon University where he taught for several years.
Since then, he has authored and co-authored chapters in several engineering books and published over 200 articles in scientific journals and conference proceedings.
Dr. Andrew K.C. Wong is currently a Professor in the Department of System Design Engineering and also the Director of the PAMI Lab at the University of Waterloo.
Over the years, he has conducted extensive significant research in the area of pattern recognition, machine intelligence, computer vision, knowledge-based systems and autonomous robotics.
Dr. Wong’s major research covers:
- Pattern analysis and synthesis of various type of data and systems
- Probabilistic machine learning
- The methodologies developed by Professor Wong are original and fundamental. Most of them have already found applications in engineering sciences and technology and knowledge discovery
- Random graphs and attributed hypergraphs
- Computer vision
- Sensor and knowledge-based autonomous robotics. They usually provide a more direct, autonomous and practical alternative to many of the current methods.
In supporting technology education, Dr. Wong has made his contribution at the international level. Currently he is the Honourable Professor in Electrical and Electronic Department at the University of Hull (United Kingdom).
From 1984 to 1987, he was the External Examiner of the Computer Science Department at the University of Hong Kong and in 1989 he was invited as a Special Lecturer for the SASIM (Application of Applied Mathematics to Industry) Program in Italy.
Since 1987, Dr. Wong has been supervising two projects under two Ontario Centers of Excellence: a Vision and Knowledge-Based Robotic Project under the Manufacturing Research Corporation of Ontario, and a Knowledge Acquisition, Synthesis and Organization Project under the Information Technology Research Center of Ontario.
Regarding his professional industrial involvement, Dr. Wong over the years has rendered consulting services to industries such as: General Motors Tech. Centre; SPAR Aerospace; Northern Telecom; IBM; Hughes Aircraft, etc.
In the meantime, Dr. Wong has received research grants and contracts totaling 6 million dollars from various Government Funding Agencies and the industrial sector.