K.F. Wong obtained
his PhD from Edinburgh University, Scotland, in 1987.
After his PhD, he has performed research in Heriot-Watt
University (Scotland), UniSys (Scotland) and European
Computer-Industry-Research Centre (ECRC) (Germany).
At present he is the Associate Dean (External Affairs)
of the Faculty of Engineering, a professor in the Department
of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, and
the director of the Centre for Innovation and Technology
(CINTEC), of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).
His research interest
centers on Internet programming and applications, Chinese
computing and parallel database and information retrieval.
He has published over
150 technical papers in these areas in various international
journals and conferences and books. He is a member of
the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Chinese
Language Computer Society (CLCS), Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE-CS)
AND Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) (UK).
He is the founding
Editor-In-Chief of Association for Computing Machinery
(ACM) Transactions on Asian Language Processing (TALIP)
and a member of the editorial board of the Journal on
Distributed and Parallel Databases, International Journal
on Computer Processing of Oriental Languages and International
Journal on Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language
He is the panel chair
of VLDB2002, PC co-chair of IRAL03, ICCPOL01, ICCPOL99
and IJCNLP05; General Chair of AIRS04 and IRAL00; and
also PC members of many international conferences, e.g.
some recent ones are: SIGMOD04 and DASFAA04.
He is the Founding
Chairman of the Bridging Digital Divide in China (HK)
Charity Foundation, Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong I.T.
Joint Council (2002-04), Council Member of Hong Kong
Mainland Software Industry Cooperation Association (HMSICA)
and ex-chairman of Association for Computing Machinery
(ACM), Hong Kong Chapter (94/95). Furthermore, he serves
in the ICT Committee, HK Scout Association, ACT Advisory
Board, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and 11.5
Economic Summit and Working Party on Innovation, Technology
and Information Services, HKSAR.