Dr. Koon-Pong Wong completed the B.Eng. degree (with first class honours) in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, in 1996 and 1999, respectively. From 1999 to 2005, he held various research positions in Australia and Hong Kong. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Basser Department of Computer Science, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, from 1996 to 1997, and a Visiting Physicist at the Department of PET and Nuclear Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Australia, from 1999 to 2002. Since January 2006, he has been with the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, where he is currently a Research Scientist. Dr. Wong has made many important discoveries that have significantly advanced research efforts in the field of biomedical imaging, especially positron emission tomography (PET), a noninvasive imaging technology that uses radiolabeled pharmaceuticals to trace physiology and pharmacology in a living body. His research focuses on medical image analysis, computational algorithms, mathematical modeling and simulation, quantitative analysis, and big data analytics, as well as their applications in a variety of neurological conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD), chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Dr. Wong is a Member of the Australian Computer Society and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He serves on the IFAC Technical Committee on Biological and Medical Systems (TC 8.2) and was the committee’s Executive Secretary between 2003 and 2008. He also served as a Guest Editor of Control Engineering Practice (2003) and International Journal of Biomedical Imaging (2012–2013). He received the IEEE Medical Imaging Conference Travel Award in 2007 and the Computer and Instrumentation Council Young Investigator Award (Second Prize) by the Society of Nuclear Medicine in 2009.
Dr. Koon-Pong Wong research is focussed on molecular imaging, positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Alzheimer’s disease (AD), chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), traumatic brain injury (TBI), computational neuroscience, medical image analysis, big data analytics, mathematical modeling,computational algorithms and computer simulation.