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Pak C. Wong

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Pak C. Wong

Pak Chung Wong is a research scientist and project manager in information analytics at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. His research background is in visual analytics, visualization, and knowledge discoveries with focuses on exabyte data analytics, graph analytics, multimedia analytics, and national security analytics. With a strong theoretical background in research and extensive hands-on experience in development, he fluently speaks the languages of both science and information technology. He currently leads a team of scientists at PNNL to conduct research and development in areas of social network analysis, high-performance computing, flow field visualization, and climate modeling. His work has been funded by the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and the US Intelligence Community.

Education: PhD Computer Science from University of New Hampshire.

History: Before joining PNNL in 1997 as a Senior Research Scientist, Wong served at the University of New Hampshire, Durham in the Department of Computer Science as a Research Assistant. Prior to that, he worked as a Senior Software Engineer at the Science Applications International Corporation in Dayton, Ohio.


  • Member of 1 IEEE journal editorial board
  • Served as general/organizing chair of 10 international conferences, paper co-chair of 12 international conferences, program co-chair of 3 international conferences, steering/executive committee chair of 3 international conferences
  • Received IEEE Certificate of Appreciation in 2006
  • Won first place in InfoVis Contest at IEEE InfoVis 2004
  • 6 patents issued, 3 patents pending


  • Published 63 (lead author in 42) peer-reviewed journal and conference papers
  • Edited one book, five journal special issues, and 11 conference proceedings
  • Visualization work featured on six journal and conference proceedings cover pages

Professional Societies:

  • Member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member of IEEE Computer Society

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