Ting-Kam Leonard Wong

Assistant Professor

Department of Statistical Sciences
University of Toronto
St George office: Hydro Building, Room 9114

Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
University of Toronto Scarborough
UTSC office: Instructional Centre, Room 345

E-mail: tkl.wong"at"utoronto.ca

About me

I am a tenure stream assistant professor in statistics at the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough and the Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto. I also hold a non-budgetary cross appointment at the Department of Computer Science.

Before joining U of T in July 2018, I was a non-tenure track assistant professor in financial mathematics at the Department of Mathematics, University of Southern California. I received my PhD in Mathematics from the University of Washington in 2016 under the supervison of Soumik Pal. I also completed an MPhil in Mathematics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong under the guidance of Ka Sing Lau.

I am an associate editor of the journal Information Geometry (2022-present).


Research interests:
Mathematical finance, probability, optimal transport, information geometry, and their applications.
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My research is partially supported by NSERC Discovery Grant (RGPIN-2019-04419).
In 2020 I was happy to receive a Connaught New Researcher Award.
I also gratefully acknowledge support from the Data Science Institute Seed Funding for Methodologists (2022).

PhD students:
Madhu Gunasingam (Statistics)
Amanjit Kainth (Computer Science, cosupervised by Frank Rudzicz)
Steven Campbell (Statistics, cosupervised by Yuchong Zhang) (defended 2023)


Other manuscripts and works


Current and upcoming courses (2023-2024)
Previous courses