He is an engineer in information communication technology. After obtaining his Doctoral Degree in Technical Science from Technical University of Graz, Austria, he worked in Tsinghua University from 1987-2006, as Director of the Chinese National Research Center of Information Science and Technology, and Vice President for Research and Strategic Planning at the University. He was appointed as President of Tianjin University (2006-2011), and President of Nankai University (2011-2018).
He has worked in WFEO since 2009, and has chaired the Committee of Information and Communication, and Committee of Engineering for Innovative Technologies. He was elected as WFEO President in 2019.
He has been directing the Chinese Institute of New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Strategies, since it was co-founded by Chinese Academy of Engineering and Tianjin Municipal Government in 2017.
From 2013-2017, Prof. GONG Ke served as the member of the Scientific Advisory Board to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He is also a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Cosmonautics and Member of ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology.