Wong Kit Po is Professor of Electrical Engineering of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Western Australia and, concurrently from August 2002, Chair Professor and Head of Department of Electrical Engineering of HongKong Polytechnic University. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in 1971 and 1974 respectively from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK. In 2001, Professor Wong was awarded the D.Eng. degree from UMIST. In 2000, he was appointed Honorary Professor of Tsinghua University, China. He has published many research papers on power system stability, protection, planning, electromagnetic transient evaluations, and the applications of artificial intelligence, computational intelligence, and Wavelet transform to the power system planning, operation, and power markets. In 1981, 1982, and 1987 he was awarded the Sir John Madsen medals of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, for his contributions to electrical engineering. Professor Wong was the general chairperson of the IEEE/CSEE PowerCon2000 conference.
He is a Fellow of HKIE, Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of IEE, and Fellow of IE Australia. From 1999–2000, Professor Wong was the Chairperson of IEEE Western Australia Section. He founded the IEEE PES Chapter in Western Australia and was the Chairperson of the Chapter from 1996 to 1998. He was awarded the 1999 Outstanding Engineer Award from the Chapter. He was a recipient of an IEEE Third Millennium Award in 2000