Dr. Fong Wan Heng is a senior lecturer at Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), starting out as a lecturer in UTM in March 2008.

She received her undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications from UTM, namely B.Sc (Hons.) (Industrial Mathematics), M.Sc. (Mathematics), and Ph.D (Mathematics) with her doctoral thesis titled Mathematical Modelling of Splicing Systems.

Dr Fong’s major scientific contribution is in the area of splicing and sticker systems, particularly on the mathematical modelling and characterisations. Apart from that, she also does research on the representation of automata over groups. Recently, she and her research group work with restrictions in variants of splicing and sticker systems in order to increase the generative capacity of splicing and sticker systems in the Chomsky hierarchy.

Dr Fong is a member of the Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society (PERSAMA), American Mathematical Society (AMS), Mathematical Association of America (MAA), and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (IEEE).