Ts. Phua Yeong Tsann

Email: [email protected]

Phua was involved in the web site development in his early years in the industry before he joined the environmental impact assessment (EIA) research team in Universiti Malaya. He was involved in several EIA consultancy projects with TNB.

He started his career in academic in 2000. He is a passionate academician with wide experience in lecturing the foundation, diploma and degree programs in the area of computing, programming and multimedia. His research interest includes Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision. His current research is in text summarization in Malay language.

PhD Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, On-going
Research Title: A Deep Learning Based Approach with Sequence-to-sequence Generative Model for Automated News Headline Generation

Master in Computer Science Universiti Malaya (UM), 2000 – 2006
Research Title: Studies of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) for Webmap and Cartographic Animation

Bachelor of Science in Computer with Education Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 1991 – 1996

Year Title
2020 Refereed Proceedings

Y.T. Phua, K.H. Yew, O.M. Foong, and M. Y.W. Teow, “Assessing Suitable Word Embedding Model for Malay Language through Intrinsic Evaluation,” in 2020 International Conference on Computational Intelligence (ICCI), 2020, pp. 202–210, doi: 10.1109/ICCI51257.2020.9247707

2014 Raman, V., Perumal, S., Navaratnam, S., S., Phua, Y., & Sumari, P. (2014). Semantic Extractor Tool: Matlab Results and Evaluation on Semantic Extraction in Sports Video. International Conference on Intelligent and Data Mining, 21-22.
2006 Ramayan, S. and Y.T. Phua. 2006. “Popular media and the formation of a new global culture: a study within the context of Malaysian youth”, in Proc. of Internationalising Media Studies, University of Westminster, pp 156.
2005 Ahmad Rosly Abbas, Low K. S., Ir. Mohd Noh Ahmad, Chan, J. H., Sasekumar, A., Fauza Abdul Ghaffar, Kharulmaini Osman Salleh, John K. R., Abdul Yamin Saad, Wan Aida Wan Zahari, Phua, Y. T., Phua, Y. N., Wong, Y. Y., Ir. Mashitah Jamaludin, Mohd Nor Mohammed, Shaari Jaafar, Phoon Hee Yau. 2005. “Assessment Parameters for Coal-Fired Generation Plant Site Selection”, International Energy Journal, Vol. 6, No.1.

Phua, Y. T., A.B. Zaitun. 2005. “The Development of an Online SVG Based Point Map Animation Server”, in Proc. of The International Arab Conference of Information Technology, pp 72-74.

2001 Phua, Y. T., A.B. Zaitun and K.S. Low. 2001. “Development of An Internet Map Server”, in Proc. of NSF Workshop 2001, Kuala Lumpur, edited S.W. Ng, A. Daud and M.R. Muhamad, pp 187-188.

Phua, Y.T., Y.Y. Wong, Y.L. Lee, Y.N. Phua, C.F. Than and K.S.Low. 2001. “Development of Oil Spill Contingency Management System for The Straits of Malacca”, in Proc. of RMK7 IRPA Research Seminar, 2001, Kuala Lumpur, pp 456-459.



Title: A Deep Learning Based Approach with Sequence-to-sequence Generative Model for English to Malay Language Translation,  UOW Malaysia KDU Research Grant
Duration: 2018-2021
Sponsors/Grant: UOW Malaysia KDU Research Grant (RM17,000)




Title: Semantic Extraction Retrieval System in Sports Videos and Images, UOW Malaysia KDU Research Grant
Duration: 2013
Sponsors/Grant: UOW Malaysia KDU Research Grant (RM10,000)




Title: Kernel-Based Ensemble Learner for Image Retrieval
Duration: 2012
Sponsors/Grant: Exploratory Research Grant Scheme (ERGS) (RM60,000)



Appointment for External Moderator Diploma in Computer Science for Data Science Subjects, 2021
Sunway College

2000 – 2002
National Science Fellowship Scholarship