During his year as a CUHK-CASBS fellow, Wilson Wong will work on the project “Data Science and the State” to study the impact of data science and related disruptive technologies on governance and the future of human society by examining their adoption in the post-COVID 19 era from a comparative perspective. It seeks to understand the institutional and contextual factors underlying their variations and identify policy options for resolving tensions in government-citizen collaboration and state-society relations during the process of embracing technological change.
His main areas of research include data governance, social data science, AI and Big Data, science and technology policy, public management and innovation. His research outputs are published in major international journals such as Administration and Society, China Review, Governance, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Policy Studies Journal, Public Administration Review, Public Administration and Development. Recently, he co-edits Handbook of Asian Public Administration (Edward Elgar) and contributes a chapter on AI and the future of work to the report “Artificial Intelligence for Social Good” by the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU).
Wilson is director and associate professor of Data Science and Policy Studies Programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the lead area editor of Data & Policy, a flagship journal dedicated to the impact of data science on policy and governance by Cambridge University Press. He received his PhD in public administration from Syracuse University and served as a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and Harvard University.
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