Dr. Patrick Wong received his BEng (Hons.) degree in Digital Systems Engineering in 1993 and Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering in 1999 from University of Sunderland, UK. He joined the Open University in December 1999 as a research fellow and become a lecturer of Intelligent Computer Systems in 2002. Since 2019, he has been a postgraduate research tutor and the lead of the networking and commuications academic group of the School of Computing and Communications. He is a supervisor of the Next Generation Multimedia Research Group and has supervised 6 PhD students to completion. He has been a committee member of the Open University's Animal Welfare Ethical Review Body, which monitors and approves researches using animals.
He is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and a chartered engineer. Between 2015 to 2018, he was an executive committee member of the IET's Vision and Imaging Professional network.
He is a member of the Editorial board of Emerald's Kybernetes (The international journal of cybernetics, systems and management sciences), associated editor of the British Journal of Mathematics and Computer Sciences. He also regularly reviews paper for a number of journals which includes IET Communications, IET Image Processing, Elsevier's Physics Letters A, Physica, The International Journal of Simulation, Systems, Science and Technologies.
His main sport is table tennis. In fact, he chairs the Open University Table Tennis Club and also plays league matches at Milton Keynes Table Tennis League.
He is also a trustee of the Milton Keynes Chinese School and Community Centre.
His research interests are in artificial intelligent applications, especially in computer vision applications, biometrics recognition, image processing and fault prediction and detection. He has been supervising PhD students on projects related to Multiview Image Processing and Cognitive Radio Technologies. He is also developing an automatic table tennis umpiring system using image/video processing and artificial intelligent techniques. He was a runners up of the BCS Competition for the Machine Intelligence Prize, which was held at ES2002 in Cambridge on 11th December 2002.
2020 An Investigation Into Computer-Based Solutions to Support Those With Colour Vision Deficiency to Access Day-to-Day Information, Ph.D., University of Hertfordshire
2019 Image super resolution and interpolation using multi array cameras, Ph.D., University of Bedfordshire
2018 WAVELET-BASED IMAGE AND VIDEO SUPER-RESOLUTION RECONSTRUCTION, Ph.D., Cranfield University
2017 Individual and group dynamic behaviour patterns in bound spaces, Ph.D., London Metropolitan University
2016 Improving image quality via sub-space image super-resolution for low-powered tracking and surveillance systems, MSc by Research, Cranfield University.
2011 PhD mini viva, Security issues in fourth-generation (4G) networks
2005 Ph.D. viva, Computational Methods for the Operational Surveillance of Nuclear Power Plant
2017-Present Ph.D., Investigation into the use of remote sensing to assess condition of rural road networks and assets in low income countries (Part-time)
2014- 2019 Ph.D., Multiview Distributed Video Coding (Full time)
Completed in 2019
2012-2018 Ph.D., Automatic Table Tennis Umpiring (Full time)
Completed in 2018
2012-2016 Ph.D., A Novel Inpainting Framework for Virtual View Synthesis (Full time)
Completed in 2017
2009-2007 Ph.D., New Cross-Layer Processing and Routing Strategies for Cognitive Radio Networks (Part time)
Completed in 2017
2011-2016 Ph.D., A Hybrid Similarity Measure Framework for Multimodal Medical Image Registration (Full time)
Completed in 2016
2008-2015 Ph.D., Intelligent Side Information Generation in Distributed Video Coding (Part time)
Completed in 2015
He is the module chair of TM255 Communication and information technologies, an author of TM112 Introduction to Computing & IT 2 and a module team member of T215 Communication and Information Technologies. Previously, he chaired the presentation of TM128 Microsoft Server Technologies between 2013 and 2014, T396 Artificial Intelligence for Technology from 2003 to 2007. He was also an author of M366 Natural and Artificial intelligence, T215 Communication and Information Technologies, TM128 Microsoft Server Technologies and TM129 Technologies in practice.
He is leading a 12 month scholarship project investigating the students’ experiences of using virtualisation for their computing practical activities and identified the common difficulties they experienced.
In October 2016, Patrick was invited to give a key-note speech on “Automatic Table Tennis Umpiring using a Multi-Agent System” at International Conference on Innovation for Connected World and Smart Living in Hong Kong. Delegates included representatives from Cisco, GP batteries, local businesses and universities.
In 2015, Patrick advised a group of turbine engineers from Alstom and Rolls and Royce in using data modeling technique for managing the transmission of vast amount sensor data. He was subsequently invited to give a talk at a workshop organised by the IET’s turbine network.
Since 2013, Patrick have contributed in organising and running a number of outreach activities including 1 workshop at the Bletchley Park and 3 workshops at National Museum of Computing. On average, each workshop was attended by about 30 people, and were enjoyed by both children and adults.
Patrick works closely with academics from a number of universities in UK and Hong Kong on research projects.
Patrick is a member of the Editorial board of Emerald's Kybernetes (The international journal of cybernetics, systems and management sciences), associated editor of the British Journal of Mathematics and Computer Sciences.
|CRC (LM & KT): NeXt Generation Multimedia Technologies||Group||Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology|