Institute of Systems Science
Our Management Board
||Prof Lawrence Wong Wai Choong
Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Deputy Director, Strategic Development
Interactive and Digital Media Institute, NUS
Lawrence Wong is Professor and Head, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). He is concurrently Deputy Director (Adminstration) of the Interactive and Digital Media Institute at NUS. He was previously Executive Director of the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) from November 2002 - November 2006. Since joining NUS in 1983, he served in various positions at the department, faculty and university levels, including Director of the Computer Centre at NUS from Jul 2000 - Nov 2002, Director of the Centre for Instructional Technology, NUS, from Jan 1998 - Jun 2000. Prior to joining NUS in 1983, he was a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Crawford Hill Lab, NJ, USA from 1980 to 1983.
He received the B.Sc. (1st class Honours) and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Loughborough University, UK, in 1976 and 1980, respectively. His research interests include wireless networks and systems, multimedia networks, and source matched transmission techniques with over 200 publications and 4 patents in these areas. He is co-author of the book on "Source-Matched Mobile Communications". He received the IEE Marconi Premium Award in 1989, NUS Teaching Award (1989), IEEE Millenium Award in 2000, the e-nnovator Awards 2000, Open Category, and Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) 2006.