Department of Biostatistics

Weng Kee Wong

Professor of Biostatistics

Tel: (310) 206-9622

Fax: (310) 267-2113

Room 51-239B CHS

Department of Biostatistics

UCLA School of Public Health

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772

E-mail: wkwong at ucla dot edu


  • B.S. Honors Mathematics (1983) National University of Singapore

  • M.S. Mathematics (1985) University of Winsconsin-Milwaukee

  • M.S. Statistics (1989) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St.Paul

  • Ph.D. Statistics (1990) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St.Paul

Research & Interests

My general area of research is in optimal design of experiments with applications to clinical trials and non-linear models. I am particularly interested in the construction of multiple-objective designs. These designs are appealing because they are flexible and they capture the goals of the practitioners more accurately. My work is published in both theoretical and applied journals in statistics, including pharmaceutical sciences and theoretical biology.

In 1997, I won the First Independent Research Support and Transition Award from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. I participated in several rheumatoid arthritis (RA) studies, including "High versus Low Dose Pencillamine in Systemic Sclerosis" and "Long Term Observational Study of Early Severe RA Patients". Earlier on, I also served as the director of the "Multipurpose Arthritis Center Data Analysis Core" from 1995-1998. Currently, I am the biostatistician for the "Multi-Center Phase II Trial of Oral Type I Bovine Collagen in Scleroderma" supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). I have also participated in NIH-supported research work in dentistry and environment health science.


  • Biostat 200C Spring 2005-2010 Biostatistics

  • Biostat 238 Fall 2010 Methodology in Clinical Trials

  • Biostat 240 Spring 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009 MS Student Seminar

  • Biostat 250A Fall 2000-Fall 2008 Linear Statistical Models I

  • Biostat 251 Spring 2002-Spring 2004 Multivariate Biostatistics

  • Biostat 279 Fall 2000, Winter 2005, Winter 2008 Optimal Design Theory and Methods


Department of Biostatistics
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772
310-825-5250 FAX:310-267-2113