Curriculum Vitae

Name: WONG Wai Choong, Lawrence


Present Appointment: Professor


Contact Information: 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
National University of Singapore

4 Engineering Drive 3
Singapore 117576



Research Areas:

Wireless ad hoc and sensor networks; sentient platforms; ambient intelligence

Mobile radio communication systems; dynamic resource allocation; integrated protocols

Source-matched digital transmission; robust multimedia communication techniques

Teaching Areas:


Academic/Professional Qualifications:

BSc (1976), Loughborough University, UK

PhD (1980), Loughborough University, UK

Awards/Honours (Post-PhD):

IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME) Best Paper Award (2006)

IEEE Millenium Award (2000)

e-nnovator Awards 2000, Open Category

IEE Marconi Premium Award (1989)

NUS Teaching Excellence Award - Use of IT in Teaching (1998)

Career History:

Executive Director, Institute for Infocomm Research (2002 – 2006)

Professor (1999 - Present), National University of Singapore

Associate Professor (1993 - 1999), National University of Singapore

Senior Lecturer (1985 - 1993), National University of Singapore

Lecturer (1983 - 1985), National University of Singapore

Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories (1980 - 1983)


Administrative Leadership:

Acting Director, Interactive & Digital Media Institute (IDMI), NUS (2007 – present)

Deputy Director (Research), Interactive & Digital Media Institute (IDMI), NUS (2007 – present)

Head, Communications & Information Engineering Group, ECE Department, NUS (2007 – present)

Director, Computer Centre (2000 - 2002)

Director, Centre for Instructional Technology (1998 - 2000)

Deputy Director, Computer Centre (1995 - 2002)

Deputy Head, Communications Division, EE Dept, NUS (1992 - 1995)

Professional/Consulting Activities:

Fellow, Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES)

Senior Member, Institution of Electrical & Electronic Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)

Member, Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)

Member, Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)

Visiting Consultant, AT&T Bell Laboratories (1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1992)

Major Publications:

DJ Goodman, GB Lockhart, OJ Wasem and WC Wong, “Waveform substitution techniques for recovering missing speech segments in packet voice communications”, IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ASSP-34, no. 6, December 1986, pp. 1440-1448.

SA El-Dolil, WC Wong and R Steele, “Teletraffic performance of highway microcells with overlay macrocell”, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, SAC-7, no.1, January 1989, pp. 71-78.

SS Kuek, and WC Wong, “Ordered dynamic channel assignment scheme with reassignment in highway microcells”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 41, no.3, August 1992, pp. 271-277.
WC Wong, “Packet reservation multiple access in a metropolitan microcellular radio environment”, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 11, no. 6, August 1993, pp 918-925.
WC Wong and DJ Goodman, “A packet reservation multiple access protocol for integrated speech and data transmission”, IEE Proceedings I, Communications, Speech and Vision, vol. 139, no.6, December 1992, pp. 607-612.

Z Zhang, Q Sun, WC Wong, J Apostolopoulos and S Wee, "A Content-Aware Stream Authentication Scheme Optimized for Distortion and Overhead", IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, July 2006, Toronto, Canada.

Updated: 1 July 2007