PROF Elaine Wong

PROF Elaine Wong


  • 5G Transport Networks
  • Broadband Access Networks
  • Converged Fibre-Wireless Networks
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Human-to-Machine Communication Networks
  • Internet-of-Things
  • Optical Wireless Networks
  • Tactile Internet



  • Elaine Wong received her Ph.D. (2002) degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is currently an Associate Dean and Professor with the Melbourne School of Engineering. Her current research interests include low-latency communication networks and prescriptive analytics to facilitate human-to-machine applications over the Tactile Internet. She has co-authored 4 book chapters, 75 refereed international journals, 152 refereed international conferences (40 invited international conference publications) and 5 patents. Elaine has previously served as Associate Editor of the IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, and OSA Journal of Optical Networking. She currently serves on the ECOC Technical Program Committee and the OFC Technical Program Committee.   


Member of

  • OSA. Member 2006 -
  • IEEE. Member 1998 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • 2011-2014: E. Wong, ARC Future Fellow, awarded by the Australian Research Council, $905,952 (ARC funding $705,952 and School funding $200,000)

    2010-2012: E. Wong, 'Energy efficient multi-functional customer units based on CVSELS for future IPTV services', Group of Eight (Go8) Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme, $18,600

    2010: E. Wong, 'Scalable and energy-efficient deployment of video-rich services over next generation networks', Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society (IBES), Interdisciplinary Seed Grant, University of Melbourne, $45K

    2009-2010: E. Wong, Research collaboration with Prof Amann at the Technical University of Munich, Scientific Visits to Europe grant-in-aid award, Australian Academy of Science, $8,060

    2007: E. Wong, C. Lim and I. Monroy (TUD), 'Protection schemes against high power exposure in long-reach optical fibre access networks', Joint Research Project, University of Melbourne and Technical University of Denmark, $15K

    E. Wong, A. Nirmalathas and C. Lim, 'Rapid Asynchronous Monitoring for BER Evaluation in Optical Networks', Australian Provisional Patent, Feb. 2003, International Patent filed Jul 2005.


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2002
  • BEng, University of Melbourne 1997

Awards and honors

  • ARC Future Fellowship 2011-2014, Australian Research Council (ARC), 2011
  • Australian Academy of Science Scientific Visits to Europe, 2010
  • Tall Poppy Science Award 2009, Australian Institute of Policy and Science, 2009
  • IEEE Australian Council Student Paper Award Contest, 2002
  • IEEE Laser and Electro-Optics Society Graduate Student Fellowship, 2001



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • To enquire about joining my group as a postgraduate student or visitor, or about possible research collaboration, please email