Kenneth H. Wong PhD. Biography

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Since 2012, Kenneth Wong PhD. he has served as the Associate Dean of the Graduate School in the National Capital Region (NCR), which supports and strengthens the 35+ graduate programs in the region through the Graduate Student Services Office (GSSO).  The GSSO manages all aspects of student progress from recruitment through commencement, working closely with departmental faculty and staff.  The Graduate School’s mission in the region emphasizes learning technologies, faculty development, student community, and capitalizing on new educational opportunities. As part of this role, he is also the Director of the Northern Virginia Center (NVC) in Falls Church, a shared facility with the University of Virginia.  The NVC is home to several departments and programs, the regional extension of the VT Libraries, a 3D printing space, and also has the majority of the National Capital Region (NCR) instructional facilities, including classrooms to support face-to-face and distance learning.

In 2016, he was instrumental in the creation of the Qualcomm-VT Thinkabit Laboratory at the NVC. Thinkabit combines career exploration and instruction in electronics, coding, engineering, and artistic design. The curriculum is primarily aimed at middle school students, but the Lab is open to all ages and hosts more than 4000 unique visitors each year.

His research background is in medical imaging, radiation therapy, and image guided interventions. He has recently completed a project to develop medical smartphone technology for combat casualty care. The overall goal of this project was to provide systems that combine advanced point-of-injury capabilities, telemedicine, and electronic health records, yet remain lightweight and easy to use. His current research topics include speech recognition for combat casualty care and geographic/market forces influencing enrollment in professional masters programs.

He holds a bachelor's degree in Physics from Brandeis University and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of California San Francisco and the University of California Berkeley. 

He can be reached via email at khwong@vt.edu and on Twitter @dequantify.

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