Johnny W. Wong - Biographical Information

Johnny W. Wong received the BS, MS, and PhD degrees from UCLA in 1970, 1971, and 1975, respectively. He joined the University of Waterloo as an Assistant Professor in computer science in 1975 and achieved the rank of Professor in 1985. His administrative appointments include Associate Provost, Computing and Information Systems (1989 to 1994), Director of the Institute for Computer Research (1998 to 2002), and Director of the Cheriton School of Computer Science (2003 to 2006). He spent three 12-month sabbatical leaves as a visiting scientist at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, in 1981/82, 1988/89, and 1995/96, respectively. 18 PhD and 48 Master's students have completed their degrees under his supervision (or co-supervision). Among his professional activities are Editor for Wide Area Networks of IEEE Transactions on Communications (1989 to 1992), member of Editorial Board of Performance Evaluation (1986 to 1993), member of Editorial Board of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (1997 to 2000), Technical Program Chair of IEEE INFOCOM '84, and General Chair of the 1999 International Conference on Network Protocols. After his retirement in 2016, he was awarded the title of Distinguished Professor Emeritus.