Wing Hong Tony Wong
Department of Mathematics
I am an Assistant Professor at the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. I finished my Ph.D. dissertation in June 2013 at the California Institute of Technology under the supervision of my advisor Richard M. Wilson. Here is my curriculum vitae.
Research Interests
Combinatorics: linear algebraic methods, Ramseytype problems, extremal combinatorics, design theory.
Personal Interests
Problem solving in Mathematics Olympiad or the Putnam competition, table tennis.
Contact Information
wong (at) kutztown (dot) edu
Office
Lytle Hall 213
Phone: 6106834407
Mailing Address
Tony Wong
Department of Mathematics
PO Box 730
Kutztown, PA 19530
Street Address (click to expand)
Grants
Kutztown University Mathematics Olympiad Initiative,
sponsored by Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant (DMEG), Apr 2018May 2019. ($5000)Edgedistinguishing chromatic number for graphs (working with Grant Fickes),
sponsored by Kutztown University Bringing Experiences About Research in Summer (KU BEARS), MaySep 2017. ($2000)Twoperson coloring game on graphs (working with Diego ManzanoRuiz),
sponsored by Kutztown University Bringing Experiences About Research in Summer (KU BEARS), MaySep 2016. ($2000)IBL Small Grant to develop an Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) course for discrete mathematics,
sponsored by Educational Advancement Foundation, through The Academy of Inquiry Based Learning, JanMay 2015. ($1500)Travel grant to DIMACS Conference on Challenges of Identifying Integer Sequences,
sponsored by National Science Foundation, through Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, Oct 2014. (Approx. $700)
Awards
John P. Schellenberg Faculty Award at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. (2017)
Scott Russell Johnson Prize for Excellence in Graduate Teaching at California Institute of Technology. (2012)
Apostol Award for Excellence in Teaching in Mathematics at California Institute of Technology. (2010)
Publications
Inclusion matrices of multisets
in preparation.Welsh's problem on the number of bases of matroids
Edward S. T. Fan and Tony W. H. Wong, submitted, and posted on arXiv.
Paired manytomany disjoint path covers of hypertori
Brian G. Kronenthal and Tony W. H. Wong, Discrete Applied Mathematics 218 (2017), 1420. Online Journal
Integrality of relative BPS state counts of toric Del Pezzo surfaces
Michel van Garrel, Tony W. H. Wong, and Gjergji Zaimi, Communications in Number Theory and Physics 7 (2014), 671687. Online Journal
Diagonal forms and zerosum (mod 2) bipartite Ramsey numbers
Tony W. H. Wong, Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A 124 (2014), 97113. Online Journal
Diagonal forms of incidence matrices associated with tuniform hypergraphs
Richard M. Wilson and Tony W. H. Wong, European Journal of Combinatorics 35 (2014), 490508. Online Journal
[Note: This work is also described in
Diagonal forms for incidence matrices and zerosum Ramsey theory
Richard M. Wilson and Tony W. H. Wong, Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics 38 (2011), 825828. Online Journal]Algebraic techniques in designing quantum synchronizable codes
Yuichiro Fujiwara, Vladimir D. Tonchev, and Tony W. H. Wong, Physical Review A 88 (2013), 012318. Online JournalIntersecting families in the alternating group and direct product of symmetric groups
Cheng Yeaw Ku and Tony W. H. Wong, Electronic Journal of Combinatorics 14 (2007), #R25. Online Journal
Other Contributed Work
Integer sequences A291341 and A291342
Diego ManzanoRuiz and Tony W. H. Wong, OnLine Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS).
Flow Free on a torus
Brian G. Kronenthal and Tony W. H. Wong, Math Horizons 23.3 (2016), 2. Online JournalInteger sequences A265919 and A265920
Tony W. H. Wong and Jiao Xu, OnLine Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS).
Thesis
Diagonal forms, linear algebraic methods and Ramseytype problems,
Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology.
Online Journal.
Presentations
Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, CA. (Jan 2018)
Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects Conference, National Museum of Mathematics, New York, NY. (Aug 2017)
The Second Malta Conference in Graph Theory and Combinatorics, Qawra, Malta. (Jun 2017)
Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. (Jun 2017)
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Mathematics Association Conference, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA. (Mar 2017)
Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta, GA. (Jan 2017)
JointlyOrganized Fall Meeting of the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware (EPaDel) and New Jersey (NJ) Sections of MAA, Villanova University, Villanova, PA. (Nov 2016)
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA. (Jul 2016)
SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. (Jun 2016)
Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle, WA. (Jan 2016)
Fall Meeting of the East Pennsylvania and Delaware Section of MAA, Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA. (Nov 2015)
Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects Conference, National Museum of Mathematics, New York, NY. (Aug 2015)
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Mathematics Association Conference, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA. (Apr 2015)
Spring Meeting of the East Pennsylvania and Delaware Section of MAA, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA. (Mar 2015)
Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, TX. (Jan 2015)
DIMACS Conference on Challenges of Identifying Integer Sequences, DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. (Oct 2014)
Discrete Mathematics Seminar, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA. (Sep 2014)
SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics, Minneapolis, MN. (Jun 2014)
Mathematics Colloquium, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA. (Apr 2014)
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Mathematics Association Conference, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Lock Haven, PA. (Apr 2014)
Discrete Mathematics Seminar, University of Delaware, Newark, DE. (Dec 2013)
Discrete Mathematics Seminar, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA. (Nov, Oct 2013)
Mathematics Colloquium, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA. (Apr 2013)
Combinatorics Seminar, UCSD, San Diego, CA. (Feb 2013)
Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, CA. (Jan 2013)
Toronto Set Theory Seminar, Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada. (Jul 2012)

SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. (Jun 2012)
WilsonFest: a conference in honor of Rick Wilson, Caltech, Pasadena, CA. (Mar 2012)
European Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Applications, Budapest, Hungary. (Sep 2011)
Combinatorics Seminar, Caltech, Pasadena, CA. (May 2011)
Selected Service
Coorganizer of the Spring Meeting of the East Pennsylvania and Delaware Section of the Mathematical Association of America. (201617)

Chair of the Mathematics Outreach Program  Kutztown Appreciation of Mathematics Program (KAMP). (2015Present)

Treasurer of The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Mathematics Association. (2015Present)
Coorganizer of The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Mathematics Association Conference 2015. (201415)
Founder and Trainer of the Putnam Team. (2013Present)
Teaching at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
20172018
Spring:
MAT 121 (Mathematics for Business and Information Science)
MAT 260 (Linear Algebra)
MAT 321 (Combinatorics)  Individualized Instruction
MAT 352 (Real Analysis II)
MAT 431 (Topology)  Individualized Instruction
Fall:
MAT 106 (Trigonometry)
MAT 115 (Precalculus Mathematics)
MAT 260 (Linear Algebra)
MAT 372 (Algebraic Coding Theory)  Independent Studies
20162017
Spring:
MAT 121 (Mathematics for Business and Information Science)
MAT 260 (Linear Algebra)
MAT 431 (Topology)  Individualized Instruction
Fall:
MAT 106 (Trigonometry)
MAT 115 (Precalculus Mathematics)
MAT 260 (Linear Algebra)
MAT 300 (Problem Solving in Mathematics)  Individualized Instruction
MAT 460 (Linear Algebra II)  Individualized Instruction
20152016
Spring:
MAT 121 (Mathematics for Business and Information Science)
MAT 123 (Discrete Mathematics)
MAT 260 (Linear Algebra)
MAT 431 (Topology)  Individualized Instruction
Fall:
MAT 106 (Trigonometry)
MAT 115 (Precalculus Mathematics)
MAT 260 (Linear Algebra)
20142015
Spring:
MAT 121 (Mathematics for Business and Information Science)
MAT 123 (Discrete Mathematics)
MAT 260 (Linear Algebra)
Fall:
MAT 106 (Trigonometry)
MAT 115 (Precalculus Mathematics)
MAT 260 (Linear Algebra)
20132014
Spring:
MAT 121 (Mathematics for Business and Information Science)
MAT 260 (Linear Algebra)
Fall:
MAT 106 (Trigonometry)
MAT 115 (Precalculus Mathematics)
MAT 260 (Linear Algebra)
Teaching at Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY)
20162017
Summer Session 2:
Paradoxes and Infinities (at Easton site)
Teaching at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
20142015
Summer:
MATH 2010 (Advanced Calculus I)
Teaching at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
20122013
Spring:
Lead TA of Math 1c (Calculus of One and Several Variables and Linear Algebra, Analytical Track).
Winter:
TA of Math 6b (Introduction to Discrete Mathematics, Combinatorics).
Fall:
Instructor of Math 17 (How to Solve It).
20112012
Spring:
TA of Math 6c (Introduction to Discrete Mathematics, Logic).
Winter:
Lead TA of Math 1b (Linear Algebra, Analytical Track).
Fall:
TA of Math 1a (Freshman Mathematics);
TA of Math 121a (Combinatorial Analysis).
20102011
Winter:
Instructor of Math 1d (Sequences and Series).
Fall:
TA of Math 1a (Freshman Mathematics).
20092010
Winter:
TA of Math 6b (Introduction to Discrete Mathematics, Combinatorics);
TA of Math 121b (Combinatorial Analysis).
Fall:
TA of Math 6a (Introduction to Discrete Mathematics, Combinatorics);
TA of Math 121a (Combinatorial Analysis).
20082009
Winter:
TA of Math 1b (Linear Algebra, Practical Track).
Fall:
TA of Math 1a (Calculus of One and Several Variables).