Dr. Wong holds a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University; B.Sc (Hons) and M.Sc. from the Hong Kong University.
He is an IEEE Fellow for his contribution in machine intelligence, computer vision, and the intelligent robotics areas.
Currently, Dr. Wong is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus (Systems Design Engineering).
He was the Founding Director of Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Laboratory (PAMI Lab) at UW, now the Centre of PAMI, and a Visiting Distinguished Chair Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (00-03).
His research areas cover machine intelligence, computer vision, intelligence robotics, pattern recognition, data mining and bioinformatics.
Dr. Wong has published over 300 papers and chapters and holds six US Patents.
He served as the General Chair of International Conferences IASTED (1996) and IROS (1998) and has been an invited speaker in the Distinguished Speaker Program, IEEE Computer Society.
Dr. Wong has served as consultant to many high-tech companies in USA, Canada and Hong Kong.
Over the years, based on the core technologies of his team, he founded several high tech companies.
Dr. Wong is a co-founder, and retired director of Virtek Vision International Corporation, a leader in laser and vision technology, and then a public trading company in TSX.
He served as President (87-93), Chairman (93-97) and Director of the Board (97-03).
In 1997, he co-founded Pattern Discovery Software Technologies Inc. and has served as its Chairman till 06/2013.
In 2008, he co-founded Knowledge Fund Limited.