About the Project
About the Project

Roderick S. C. Wong

Photograph of Roderick S. C. Wong

Roderick S. C. Wong (b. 1944 in Shanghai, China) joined the City University of Hong Kong in 1994 as Professor and Head of the Department of Mathematics. In 1995, he led the effort for the establishment of the Liu Bie Ju Centre for Mathematical Sciences and was appointed Director of the Centre. He was the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering from 1998 to 2004. From 2004 to 2006, he was Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. From 2006 to 2009, he was Vice-President (Research)/Dean of Graduate Studies. From 2009 to early 2015, he served as Vice-President for Development and External Relations.

Wong has published numerous papers in international journals and is serving on the Editorial Boards of several journals. He is the author of the book Asymptotic Approximations of Integrals, published by Academic Press in 1989 and reprinted by SIAM in its Classics in Applied Mathematics Series in 2001, and of Lecture Notes on Applied Analysis, published by World Scientific in 2010. He is also the coauthor of Special Functions: A Graduate Text with Richard Beals, that will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2010.

Wong was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1993, a Foreign Member of the Academy of Science of Turin, Italy, in 2001, a Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur in 2004, and a Member of the European Academy of Sciences in 2007. He was recipient of the Killam Research Fellowship from the Canada Council in 1982–1984, and of the Rh Award for Outstanding Contributions to Scholarship and Research from the University of Manitoba in 1984.

Wong served as a Validator for the original release and publication in May 2010 of the NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions and the NIST Handbook of Mathematical Functions.

In November 2015, Wong was named an Associate Editor for Chapters 2 and 18.