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Professor Wong, Kenneth Kin Yip 黃建業


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Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
1997University of QueenslandB.E. degree in electrical engineering and B. S. degree in physics
1998Stanford UniversityM.S. in electrical engineering
2003Stanford UniversityPh.D. in electrical engineering

Dr. Kenneth Kin-Yip Wong received combined B.E. (1st class honor with medal award) degree in electrical engineering and B. S. degree in physics from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, in 1997. He received the M.S. degree in 1998 and the Ph.D. degree in 2003, both in electrical engineering at Stanford University. He was a member of the Photonics and Networking Research Laboratory at Stanford University. His research field included DWDM systems, SCM optical systems, fiber nonlinearity, and fiber optical parametric amplifiers. He is author or coauthor of over 50 journal and conference papers. He worked in Hewlett-Packard Laboratories as research engineer and contributed in projects included parallel optics and VCSEL in 1998-99. He also worked as independent consultant in Innovation CORE (A Sumitomo Electric Company), CA, in 2004.

He was the recipient of OSA New Focus Student Award in 2003 and IEEE/LEOS Graduate Student Fellowship in 2003. He is the reviewer for Optics Letters, JOSA B, Optics Express, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology and Optics Communications. Dr. Wong is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the University of Hong Kong. He is a member of the IEEE, and IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optic Society (LEOS).

Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2006-06-01Best Teacher Award 2005-06: Faculty of Engineering, HKU
Teaching Accomplishment
2010-01-01Outstanding Young Researcher Award: HKU
Research Achievement
2015-05-01Summa Cum Laude Merit Award "Frequency Specific Optogenetic Recruitment of Evoked Responses in the Somatosensory Thalamocortical Circuit": International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
Research Achievement
2013-01-01Outstanding Teaching Award (Team): University of Hong Kong
Teaching Accomplishment
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
01/2010 - 12/2011ChairIEEE/Photonics Society (formerly LEOS)
01/2008 - 12/2009Vice-ChairIEEE/Lasers & Electro-Optics Society (LEOS)
01/2006 - 12/2007TreasurerIEEE/Lasers & Electro-Optics Society (LEOS)
12/2016 - PresentAssociate EditorOSA/Optics Express
07/2017 - PresentSenior MemberThe International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
11/2014 - 11/2016Associate EditorIEEE/Photonics Technology Letters
01/2002 - PresentReviewerIEEE/Photonics Technology Letters
09/1999 - PresentSenior MemberInstitute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
01/2002 - PresentReviewerIEEE/Journal of Lightwave Technology
05/2007 - PresentSenior MemberOptical Society of America (OSA)
01/2004 - PresentReviewerOSA/Optics Express
09/2004 - 7/2017MemberThe International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
09/2007 - PresentReviewerOptics Communications
01/2009 - PresentReviewerOSA/Journal of Optical Society of America B
11/2007 - PresentReviewerIEEE/Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
05/2008 - PresentReviewerIEEE/Journal of Quantum Electronics
09/2002 - PresentReviewerOSA/Optics Letters
05/2016 - PresentReviewerNature Communications
03/2014 - PresentReviewerNature Scientific Reports
Media Contact Directory
Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Optical imaging光學成像
Optical communication光通信
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Cantonese, Putonghua英語、粵語、普通話
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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