Albert Wong

Faculty Member
I have been an educator and an independent management consultant specializing in marketing analytics and research for the last twenty-five years. Currently, I am leading a NSERC funded research project in Decision Support Systems at another institution on a part-time basis and devoting some of my time teaching online at Yorkville University. Before becoming an independent consultant in 1995, I worked for 14 years with a major Canadian Bank and held various senior management positions in big data development, marketing research, branch development, as well as decision support and financial systems. For the first eleven years of working for the bank, I was in the Toronto head office. My wife’s desire to move to the west coast took us to beautiful British Columbia. My last three years with the Bank were spent in opening branches, managing the ATM network, running the multi-cultural marketing program, as well as managing and executing special projects for the Regional Office. During my consulting years, I also worked for two years as a Senior Consultant for a mid-size consulting firm that specializes in employee feedback and management development. Besides being a consultant to the firm’s clients on research projects that included sampling, survey design, and statistical analysis and reporting, managing the product development process and the information technology infrastructure are also under my watch. Since 1999, I have taught, both online and on ground, at various universities and colleges in British Columbia. In the last few years, my focus was shifted to conducting funded applied research in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Results of the research have been commercialized for the energy service industry as well as presented or published through over ten papers in international conferences. Current projects include the development of decision support systems and statistical models for four health analytics companies, a short-term forecasting models for stock prices, and a topic modelling algorithm for short texts (tweets).  Academically, I received a M.Sc. in Mathematics in 1976 and a Ph.D. in Statistics in 1980.