Dr. KongFatt Wong-Lin is a Reader at the Intelligent Systems Research Centre, School of Computing, Engineering and Intelligent Systems, Ulster University. He is currently the Dementia Research Cluster Lead in the Centre for Personalised Medicine, Project Lead for Ulster University in a collaborative project with the University of Oxford, and PI for a US-Ireland project. He has previously led the Computational Neuroscience Research Team at the Centre.
Before joining Ulster University, he was a research associate at Princeton University, USA, in mathematical and cognitive neurosciences, with affiliation to The Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind and Behavior, and Princeton Neuroscience Institute. Prior to that, he received his Ph.D. in Physics with focus on Computational Neuroscience at Brandeis University, USA, with affiliation to the Volen National Center for Complex Systems.
Dr. Wong-Lin's research interests lie at the interface of computational modelling and mathematical analysis of systems and cognitive neuroscience, psychology, brain disorders, neural computation and engineering, AI and data science. His excellent research in computational neuroscience has led to his receiving the Best Paper Award at the IJCNN 2011 international conference, and the 2016 Ulster University's Distinguished Research Fellowship Award. He led a series of research work on dementia data analytics which resulted in the 2019 Ulster University Research Excellence Award. In 2017, he was a Moore Institute Visiting Research Fellow at the National University of Ireland Galway, and in 2020, a Visiting Fellow at University College at the University of Oxford. He currently co-leads the ARUK Deep Dementia Phenotyping (DEMON) Network for Northern Ireland.
He is a reviewer for journals across multiple disciplines (e.g. neuroscience, psychology, computing, engineering and mathematics), and is currently the Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Neuroscience Methods. He is also a member of the UK EPSRC Peer Review College and has reviewed grant proposals e.g. from EPSRC, BBSRC, MRC, ESRC, Wellcome Trust, and EU (ERC). Reflecting his multidisciplinary research approach, he is a member of several professional societies, including Society for Neuroscience, British Neuroscience Association, IEEE, and Society for Mathematical Biology. Dr. Wong-Lin has received, as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator, several external research grants including from RCUK, Innovate UK, Royal Society, US-Ireland, Invest NI and the EU, to support various research projects.