Professor Roderick Wong is Vice-President (Development and External Relations) of City University of Hong Kong (CityU), and concurrently Chair Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Liu Bie Ju Centre for Mathematical Sciences. Professor Wong obtained his BA degree in Mathematics from San Diego State College in 1965 and his PhD from the University of Alberta in 1969. Prior to joining CityU in 1994, Professor Wong worked for almost 25 years at the University of Manitoba where he was Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor and Head of the Department of Applied Mathematics. Professor Wong joined CityU as Professor and Head of the Department of Mathematics in early 1994. In 1995, he led the efforts for the establishment of the Liu Bie Ju Centre and was appointed Centre Director. Before he assumed his current post in December 2009, he was Vice-President (Research and Technology) and Dean of Graduate Studies (April 2006 to November 2009), Dean of Research and Graduate Studies (October 2004 to March 2006), and Dean of the College of Science and Engineering (May 1998 to August 2004). The honours bestowed on Professor Wong include the Killam Research Fellowship (1982-1984), given by the Canada Council, and the Rh Award for Outstanding Contributions to Scholarship and Research (1984) from the University of Manitoba. Professor Wong is holding the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada, an honour he obtained in 1993 through election. In 2001, he was elected to the Academy of Sciences of Turin (Italy) as a foreign member. In 2004, he was awarded the Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur by the French government. In 2007, he was elected as a member of the European Academy of Sciences.
Biography Updated on 6 September 2012