Researcher

Associate Professor Raymond Wong

My Expertise

My research expertise and industry experience cover many computer science areas including the following: database systems; data science/analytics; information extraction/natural language processing; big data; data mining and machine learning; cloud computing and web services. 

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

I am currently􏰀 the Director of Online Education and an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science & Engineering at UNSW Sy􏰀dney􏰀. I am also the Data Science Consultant at UNSW Mark Wainwright Anal􏰀ytical Centre (Stats Central). I have published 56 journal papers, 170 conference papers and 2 US granted patents in various fields of computer science. I have received 8 best research/paper awards and 4 industry/professional...view more

I am currently􏰀 the Director of Online Education and an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science & Engineering at UNSW Sy􏰀dney􏰀. I am also the Data Science Consultant at UNSW Mark Wainwright Anal􏰀ytical Centre (Stats Central). I have published 56 journal papers, 170 conference papers and 2 US granted patents in various fields of computer science. I have received 8 best research/paper awards and 4 industry/professional awards. I have supervised a total of 25 PhDs, 3 MPhils and 65 honours thesis students to completion. Six of my supervised honours students graduated with the prestigious University Medals. From 2005-2011, I was the Database Research Group Leader at NICTA (Data61/CSIRO). I have co-founded several technology startup companies. I received my BSc from Australian National University, and MPhil and PhD from Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. 

 


My Grants

Recent Australian grants:

  • 2020 - 2021: Non-invasive early detection of ovarian cancer, Ovarian Cancer Res Foundation ($135,000)
  • 2020 - 2021: Fibroblast factor for cardiovascular disease, NSW Health ($100,000)
  • 2018 - 2018: Faculty Infrastructure Grants (GPU machines), UNSW FRG ($100,000)
  • 2015 - 2019: Social Media Monitoring & Analytics, Data61 ($250,000)
  • 2012 - 2015: Context-aware Recommendation, CSIRO ($250,000)
  • 2011 - 2014: Spatiotemporal Data Analysis, NICTA ($180,000)

My Qualifications

  • PhD (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 1997)
  • MPhil (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 1994)
  • BSc (The Australian National University, 1993)

My Awards

  • 2016 ARC UNSW Supervisor Award (for Postgraduate Student Supervision)
  • 2016 The 13th IEEE International Conference on Services Computing – Best Student Paper
  • 2016 The 18th International Conference on Information and Communications Security – Best Paper
  • 2016 The 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining – Best Student Paper
  • 2009 NICTA – Richard Newton Excellence in Research Award – Finalist
  • 2009 Engineers Australia – Engineering Excellence Awards – Highly Commended (R&D)
  • 2009 Engineers Australia – Engineering Excellence Awards – Finalist (Software & Embedded Sys)
  • 2007 IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference – Best Paper Award
  • 2007 IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference – AT&T Prize
  • 2007 CeBIT Australia - Early Innovator Award
  • 2007 NSW Enterprise Workshop – Intellectual Property Award
  • 2006 The 17th Australasian Database Conference – Best Student Paper
  • 2005 IEEE EEE Service Award – For contributions to IEEE e-commerce and services community

My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

  • Data Mining / Analytics;
  • Text Mining & NLP;
  • Information Extraction;
  • Big Data; Cloud & Service Computing;
  • Database System Optimizations.

Currently supervising

I have supervised a total of 25 PhDs and 3 MPhils to graduation at UNSW.


My Engagement

I have been advising SME and large companies regarding their big data systems, data science/analytics, cloud computing and relevant technologies. I have also been involved and successfully completed numerous high-profile international technology projects, including projects in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Australia and USA. My projects range from building consumer mobile apps to a total cloud infrastructure solution. For example, most recently, I was involved in the Singapore NTU SPIRIT Smart Nation Research Centre, where together with the Singapore Judiciary, successfully developed an Intelligent Case Retrieval System (ICRS). I have been advising several technology startup companies, including Intelllex, a Singapore-based AI legal tech startup. Since the year 2000, I have also been providing consultations for patent valuations / infringement and providing expert opinions for clients in Australia, USA and Asia.

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Contact

+61 2 9065 9925