KELVIN WONG

BSc MSc MRes EngD CGeog(GIS) FRGS

Senior Product Manager at Risk Management Solutions

Dr Kelvin Wong

Dr Kelvin Wong is a Senior Product Manager at Risk Management Solutions (RMS). He holds an Engineering Doctorate degree in 3D Geographic Information Science from University College London in the United Kingdom, where he also completed his MSc in Geographic Information Science and MRes in Virtual Environments, Imaging and Visualisations. He completed his BSc in Geography at the University of Southampton. He is a Chartered Geographer and Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society.

Using science as a practical tool for solving real-life problems, his research to date applies to a wide range of domains, from autonomous vehicles to human behaviour understanding to transport planning. He believes in exploiting the latest technologies to develop data-driven, user-centric, and scalable solutions. At RMS, he works alongside a unique mix of climatologists, seismologists, and mathematicians to design the best user experience for market-leading catastrophe modelling applications.

Find out more about Kelvin’s research and publications here.

You can find him on LinkedIn here, and on Twitter here.

An abridged version of his CV is available here.

If you would like to discuss a research collaboration with Kelvin, or would like him to come and give a talk, please contact Kelvin.Wong@rms.com.


Research Interests

A full list of publications can be found here.


Contact

Kelvin.Wong@rms.com

Peninsular House, 30 Monument Street, London EC3R 8NB United Kingdom


Experience

Mar 2020 – Present Senior Product Manager, Models and Content Experience, Risk Management Solutions (RMS).

Nov 2018 – Nov 2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Industrial Science. University of Tokyo.

May 2018 – Oct 2018 Researcher—GeoBIM, EuroSDR.

May 2018 – Aug 2018 Geographic Information Systems Consultant, Department for Transport.

Sep 2017 – Apr 2018 Module Coordinator, Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering. University College London

Oct 2013 – Apr 2018 Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (various), Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, University College London.

Oct 2014 – Dec 2015 Researcher—Economic Value of 3D Geographic Information, EuroSDR.

Jan 2013 – Sep 2013 GIS Analyst, WSP.


Education

2014 – 2018 EngD in 3D Geographic Information Science. University College London, UK.

2013 – 2014 MRes in Virtual Environments, Imaging & Visualisation. University College London, UK.

2011 – 2012 MSc in Geographic Information Science. University College London, UK.

2010 Second Year Exchange Program. University of York, Canada.

2008 – 2011 BSc in Geography. University of Southampton, UK.

2001 – 2008 Tiffin School. Kingston-Upon-Thames, UK.


Accreditations and Memberships

Chartered Geographer (GIS)

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Accredited September 2020.

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

Since September 2020

Member of the Data Visualization Society

Since March 2020


Awards, Honours, and Distinctions

IEEE 8th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics Excellent Paper Award – Bronze Prize, 2019

Paper: Classifying Human Activity and Smartphone Holding Mode Using Accelerometer and Gyroscope

UCL Student Choice Awards – Exceptional Feedback (Nominated), University College London, 2018

This award honours member of staff who provides constructive, useful feedback on students’ assessment and learning, helping them to progress and succeed.

Hart Prize, University College London, 2012

Awarded for most distinguished performance in the course by the Head of Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering.


Research Funding

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan (short-term), 2018

The program provides PhD students or PhD researchers in the Europe and North America with opportunities to conduct collaborative research under the guidance of their hosts in universities and other Japanese institutions.

UCL Centre VEIV Advance Scholarship, University College London, 2017

The UCL Center VEIV Advance Scholarships are small grants worth £4,500. The award is to support three months’ work in writing and submitting a research proposal or business plan relating directly to VEIV themes.

Engineering Doctorate Studentship Award – Developing a New 3D Dataset with the Ordnance Survey, The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), 2013

The award provides a tax-free stipend of £18,590 per annum for four years, plus support for travel and research.


Volunteering

Sep 2015 – Feb 2016 PhD teacher, The Brilliant Club

Jan 2015 – Jan 2017 IT Support, Age Concern


Publications

Refereed Academic Journals

Identifier Title
J-6 Mapping for Autonomous Driving: Opportunities and Challenges
Wong, K., Gu, Y., and Kamijo, S.
IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, 2020
URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/MITS.2020.3014152
J-5 Estimating Autonomous Vehicle Localization Error Using 2D Geographic Information
Wong, K., Javanmardi, E., Javanmardi, M. and Kamijo, S.
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 8(6), p.288, 2019
URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi8060288. Open Access
J-4 User Requirements Gathering for a National 3D Mapping Product in the United Kingdom
Wong, K. and Ellul, C.
ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume IV-4/W6, 2018
URL: https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-4-W6-89-2018. Open Access
J-3 User Requirements Gathering for 3D Geographic Information in the United Kingdom
Wong, K. and Ellul, C.
ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume IV-4/W5, 125-132, 2017
URL: https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-4-W5-125-2017. Open Access
J-2 Assessing the Suitability of Using Google Glass in Designing 3D Geographic Information for Navigation
Wong, K. and Ellul, C.
In Advances in 3D Geoinformation, Springer International Publishing. 409-422, 2017
URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25691-7_23.
J-1 Using Geometry-Based Metrics as Part of Fitness-for-Purpose Evaluations of 3D City Models
Wong, K. and Ellul, C.
ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 129-136, 2016
URL: https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-2-W1-129-2016. Open Access

Conferences

Identifier Title
C-15 Threat Analysis of an Autonomous Vehicle Architecture
Dang, Q.A., Khondoker, R., Wong, K., and Kamijo, S.
2020 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Technologies for Industry 4.0 (STI), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 19-20 December 2020
C-14 3rd BIM/GIS Integration Workshop and 15th 3DGeoInfo Conference 2020 - Preface
Wong, K., Ellul, C., Morley, J., Home, R., and Kalantari, M.
ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume VI-4/W1-2020, 1–1, 2020.
URL: https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-VI-4-W1-2020-1-2020
C-13 3rd BIM/GIS Integration Workshop and 15th 3DGeoInfo Conference 2020 - Preface
Wong, K., Ellul, C., Morley, J., Home, R., and Kalantari, M.
The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XLIV-4/W1-2020, 1–1, 2020
URL: https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIV-4-W1-2020-1-2020
C-12 Road scene risk perception for intelligent vehicles using end-to-end affordance learning and visual reasoning
Withanawasam, J., Javanmardi, E., Wong, K., Javanmardi, M., and Kamijo, S.
In The 5th Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR 2019), Auckland, New Zealand, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41404-7_60
C-11 Evaluating the Capability of OpenStreetMap for Estimating Vehicle Localization Error
Wong, K., Javanmardi, E., Javanmardi, M., Gu, Y. and Kamijo, S.
In 2019 IEEE 22nd International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), Auckland, New Zealand, 2019
URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSC.2019.8917182
C-10 Classifying Human Activity and Smartphone Holding Mode Using Accelerometer and Gyroscope
Motani, K., Wong, K. and Kamijo, S.
In 2019 IEEE 8th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics (GCCE), Osaka, Japan, 2019
URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/GCCE46687.2019.9015384
Excellent Paper Award - Bronze Prize
C-9 User Requirements Gathering for a National 3D Mapping Product in the United Kingdom
Wong, K. and Ellul, C.
In Proceedings of the 13th 3D Geoinfo Conference 2018, 1-2 October 2018, Delft, The Netherlands.
C-8 Towards 4D City Models: Integrating Real Time Sensor Data into a 3D Web GIS
Metcalfe, J., Ellul, C. and Wong, K.
In Proceedings of the 26th GIS Research UK (GISRUK) Conference, Leicester, UK 2018.
C-7 User Requirements Gathering for 3D Geographic Information in the United Kingdom
Wong, K. and Ellul, C.
In Proceedings of the 12th 3D Geoinfo Conference 2017, 26-27 October 2017, Melbourne, Australia.
C-6 Investigating the use of the Euler characteristic as part of fitness-for-purpose assessment of 3D city models
Wong, K. and Ellul, C.
In Proceedings of the 25th GIS Research UK (GISRUK) Conference, Manchester, UK.
C-5 Using Geometry-Based Metrics as Part of Fitness-for-Purpose Evaluations of 3D City Models
Wong, K. and Ellul, C.
In Proceedings of the 11th 3D Geoinfo Conference 2016, 20-21 October 2016, Athens, Greece.
C-4 Assessing the Suitability of Using Google Glass in Designing 3D Geographic Information for Navigation
Wong, K. and Ellul, C.
In Proceedings of the 10th 3D Geoinfo Conference 2016, 28-30 October 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
C-3 Designing 3D Geographic Information for Navigation using Google Glass
Wong, K.K.Y. and Ellul, C.
In Proceedings of the 23rd GIS Research UK (GISRUK) Conference, Leeds, UK, 15-17, 2015
C-2 Beyond Visualisation in 3D GIS
Milner, J., Wong, K. and Ellul, C., 2014.
In Proceedings of the 23rd GIS Research UK (GISRUK) Conference, Leeds, UK, 2014
C-1 Enhancing Positioning of Photovoltaic Panels using 3D Geographic Information
Wong, K. and Ellul, C.
In Proceedings of the 21st GIS Research UK (GISRUK) Conference, Liverpool, UK, 2013

Industry Reports

Identifier Title
I-2 Economic Value of 3D Geographic Information
Wong, K.K.Y.
EuroSDR and the Department of Computer Science, University College London, London, UK, 2015
URL: https://tinyurl.com/valueof3D
I-1 Advances in 3DGIS
Ellul, C. and Wong, K.
AGI foresight report 2020, the Association of Geographic Information, 2015
URL: https://www.agi.org.uk/news/foresight-report

Theses

Degree Title
EngD Towards a National 3D Mapping Product for Great Britain
Wong, K. (2018)
EngD thesis, University College London. Defended on 09 April 2018.
URL: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10047505/
MRes Designing 3D Geographic Information for Navigation Using Google Glass
Wong, K. (2014)
MRes thesis, University College London.
MSc Enhancing Positioning of Photovoltaic Panels Using 3D Geographic Information
Wong, K. (2012)
MSc thesis, University College London.
BSc Assessing Photovoltaic Potential in Hawaii
Wong, K. (2011)
BSc thesis, University of Southampton

Talks

Identifier Title
T-9 Talk: Mapping for Autonomous Driving: Opportunities and Challenges
Geospatial Seminar Series. University College London. London, UK, 2019.
T-8 Workshop: Introduction 3D GIS and BIM 2017 (1-day event)
British Computer Society and Association for Geographic Information. University College London. London, UK, 2017.
T-7 Talk: Manipulating, Querying and Quantifying 3D Geographic Information Using the Oracle Spatial Java API
UK Oracle User Group Spatial & Graph SIG. London, UK, 2017.
T-6 Workshop: 3D GIS Workshop and Tutorial - GISRUK ‘16
GIS Research UK, University of Greenwich. London, UK, 2016.
T-5 Talk: What is 3D GIS?
Talks for Undergraduates Geomatic Students from University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. London, UK, 2016.
T-4 Panel: 3D GIS — Is visualisation enough?
GeoCom 2015: Resilient Futures, Warwick, UK, 2015.
URL: https://www.agi.org.uk/about/resources/category/93-geocom-resilient-futures?download=161:geocom-2015-online-event-guide
T-3 Talk: What Should We Map? — 3D GIS for navigation
An evening of 3D GIS, BCS (Location Information Specialist Group) & AGI (UK3DSIG). British Computer Society, London, UK, 2015.
URL: https://www.agi.org.uk/component/civicrm/?task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=242
T-2 Workshop: 3D GIS Workshop and Tutorial - GISRUK ‘15
GIS Research UK, University of Leeds. Leeds, UK, 2015.
URL: http://leeds.gisruk.org/workshops.html#3DGIS
T-1 Talk: Designing 3D GI for Navigation Using Google Glass
EuroSDR/ISPRS: Workshop for Capturing National Scale 3D Models, Ordnance Survey, Southampton, UK, 2014.
URL: http://www.eurosdr.net/workshops/efficient-capturing-3d-objects-national-level-focus-buildings-and-infrastructure

Last Updated: 23 November 2020