Staff Profile

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Ts. Dr. Vong Wan Tze

Head of Department – Master of Information Technology, Senior Lecturer
BSc (Newcastle, UK) MRes (Newcastle, UK) PhD (SUTS)

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science

Office No:+60 82 260 983
Fax No:+60 82 260 813
Room No: E617, Building E, FECS
Email: wvong@swinburne.edu.my
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Vong Wan Tze received her BSc in Biomedical Sciences from University of Northumbria, UK in 2006 and her MRes in Medical and Molecular Biosciences from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK in 2007. She received her Ph.D. in Information Technology from Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak (SUTS) in 2016. Dr. Vong joined Swinburne Sarawak as a postdoctoral researcher from 2016 until 2018 and was appointed a lecturer in 2019. Her research interests include literature-based knowledge extraction and discovery, statistical modelling in clinical epidemiology, machine learning and visualisation of complex data.

Research Interests

  • Knowledge extraction
  • Knowledge discovery
  • Statistical modelling
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Visualisation

Professional Membership

  • Certified Professional, Australia Computer Society

Research Grants

  • A Novel Deep Neural Network Model for Automatic Contradictory Claims Detection in Medical Literature: Towards generating synthesized knowledge for Evidence-Based Healthcare Practices, – Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) (Malaysia); Awarded Amount MYR 65,200 (2 years); 2019-2021.


  • 2019 Bronze Price, Innovation Technology Expo (InTEX19)
  • 2018 Best Paper Award, International Symposium on Innovation in Information Technology and Application

PhD/Master by Research Opportunities

Prospective higher-degree research candidates are highly welcome to enquire about research opportunities with Dr Vong in the listed research areas. For any inquiries, please e-mail wvong@swinburne.edu.my for more information.


(For up-to-date and complete list of publications, please refer to Staff Google Scholar/Scopus/ORCID links.)

  • Yazi, F. S., Vong, W-T., Raman, V., Then, P. H. H., & Lunia, M. J. (2021, June). Towards Automated Detection of Contradictory Research Claims in Medical Literature Using Deep Learning Approach. In 2021 Fifth International Conference on Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management (CAMP) (pp. 116-121). IEEE
  • Phang, C. S. J., Vong, W-T., Sebastian, Y., Raman, V., Tiong, X. T., & Then, P. H. H. (2020, December). Accelerating innovations through literature-based discovery: Qualitative analysis of an early usability evaluation. In 2020 IEEE 8th R10 Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10-HTC) (pp. 1-6). IEEE
  • Vong, W-T, & Then, P. H. H. (2019). Empowering Rural Youth for Socio-Economic Benefits: A Skill Development Approach in Sarawak, Malaysia. Information Technologies & International Development 15: 62-78
  • Vong, W-T, Yazi, F. S., Raman,V., & Then, P. H. H. (2019). A Mobile-Based Approach to Improving the Accessibility of Public and Shared Transport Services in Rural Sarawak, Malaysia. Society for Design and Process Science 2019, Taichung, Taiwan, 28 July- 1st August 2019
  • Khalid, M. Y., Vong, W-T, Raman, V., & Then, P. H. H. (2018). An Online Tele-Monitoring System for Delivering Healthcare in Rural Sarawak, Malaysia. Journal of Industrial Information Technology and Application, 2(1): 88-95
  • Vong, W-T, Khalid, M. Y., Raman, V., & Then, P. H. H. (2018). A Mobile Application for Transportation Management and Trip Planning in Rural Sarawak, Malaysia. Journal of Industrial Information Technology and Application, 2(2): 84-91
  • Vong, W-T., Then, P. H. H., & Teo, T. H. (2018) Empowering Rural Youth for Socio-Economic Benefits: A Case Study of Knowledge Management Practices in Sarawak. Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, (Preprint), 1-21