Curriculum Vitae


Associate Professor Dr Chang Yun Fah


Head of Programme - Actuarial Studies

School of Accounting and Finance

Faculty of Business & Law

Area: Statistics, Image Analysis & Pattern Recognition, Education

Expertise: Applied Statistics, Functional Relationship Models, Data and Business Analytics, Image Analysis, Machine Learning, Talent Development, TVET Education.

Available to Supervise Postgraduate Student: No.

  • Programme Director (Actuarial Studies), School of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Business and Law, 01/01/2022 to present
  • Leader, Socio-Economic Policy and Sentiment Hub, Centre for Industrial Revolution and Innovation, Faculty of Business and Law, 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2022
  • School Representative for AACSB-AOL Committee, School of Accounting and Finance, 01/12/2020 to 31/12/2021
  • Doctor of Philosophy, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA, Malaysia
  • Ijazah Sarjana Sains, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, Malaysia
  • Sarjana Muda Sastera (Kepujian Kelas Kedua (Matematik)), UNIVERSITI MALAYA, Malaysia
  • International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics, Member, 2020 to present (International)
  • International Statistical Institute, Elected Member, 2020 to present (International)
  • Chinese Institute of Probability and Statistics, Taiwan, Life member, Since 2018 (International)
  • Institute of Statistics Malaysia, Life member, Since 2010 (National)
  • Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies, Committee Board Member, 1998 to present (National)
  • Statistical Modelling (Linear Functional Relationship Models, Multivariate Analysis, Data Analytics)
  • Financial Mathematics (Universal Portfolio, Stock Market Analysis)
  • Business,Financial And Managerial Sciences (Housing Markets, Profit Risk Analysis, Financial Networks, Money Laundering Detection)
  • Image Processing And Pattern Recognition (Image Analysis, Pattern Recognition, Video Analysis)
  • Biological And Medical Sciences (Dementia, Jaundice)
  • Chinese NGOs, Youth NGOs (NGO)
  • Voters' Behaviour (Opinion Poll, Voters' Political Decision, Survey)
  • Education (Vocational Education, Talent Development, Educational Games)
(Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Month/Year)
  • Mathematical Statistics, Bachelor Degree, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) (05/2019)
  • Data Analytics and Visualization, Master Degree, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) (05/2019)
  • Applied Multivariate Analysis, Master Degree, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) (05/2018)
  • Calculus I, Bachelor Degree, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) (01/2018)
  • Introduction to Scientific Computing, Bachelor Degree, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) (05/2017)
  • Data Analysis, Bachelor Degree, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) (01/2017)
  • Applied Statistical Models, Bachelor Degree, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) (01/2016)
  • Mathematics for Engineering I, Bachelor Degree, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) (05/2015)
  • Applied Nonparametric Statistics, Bachelor Degree, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) (05/2014)
  • Multivariate Analysis, Master Degree, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) (05/2014)
  • Generalized Linear Models, Master Degree, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) (05/2013)
  • Statistical Quality Control, Bachelor Degree, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) (05/2012)
  • Probability and Statistics II, Bachelor Degree, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) (01/2011)
  • Design and Analysis of Experiment, Bachelor Degree, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) (05/2010)
  • Linear Regression Analysis, Bachelor Degree, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) (01/2010)
  • Probability and Statistics I, Bachelor Degree, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) (01/2009)
(Title of publication in APA style)
Book Chapter
  • Chang, Y.F. and Hu, Z. (2023), “From Physical to Online Learning: The Digital Divide in Higher Vocational Education” in Bhakti More et al. (editors), “Improving Inclusivity in Higher Education – Addressing the Digital Divide in the COVID Pandemic”, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
  • 张运华, “大学排名对高等教育的冲击”,in 潘永强,马来西亚教育大未来书系第二分册:浮躁、族群、市场化,局中的大学教育困局中的大学教育,吉隆坡:马来西亚大将出版社, 30 March 2018, pp. 96 – 108, Mar. 2018.
Article in Journals
  • Chang, Y.F., Looi, S.Y., Pan, W.Y., Sim, S.Z. (2023), “Autocorrelated Unreplicated Linear Functional Relationship Model for Multivariate Time Series Data”, Communication in Statistics – Theory and Methods
  • 1. Liong Mei Yin, Chang Yun Fah and Chin Yee Mun (2022), “Interplay of Percieved Values of Visual Art Consumption Patterns of Malaysian Middle-Class Non-Art Practioner: A Conceptual Model”, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Review, Vol. 7, Issue 2 (to be appeared)
  • 张运华,袁颖, “马来(西)亚华人工匠培训与华文技职教育正规化过程初探”,德州学院学报,山东省,37卷第1期,1 – 9 页(中国《国家哲学社会科学学术期刊数据库》。(Chang Yun Fah and Yuan Ying, “A Preliminary Study of The Occupational Training of Malaysian Chinese and Its Regularization Process”, Journal of Dezhou University, Shandong, China. (Index by China National Social Sciences Database), Vol. 37, Issue 1, pp. 1 – 9, 2021.)
  • Ong Cheng Yeh, Lee Khia Min, Chang Yun Fah, “Biodegradation of mono azo dye-Reactive Orange 16 by acclimatizing biomass systems under an integrated anoxic-aerobic REACT sequencing batch moving bed biofilm reactor", Journal of Water Process Engineering, Vol. 36, Aug. 2020. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chang, Y.F., Loi, W.Y., Chiu, P.Y., Huang, H.N. (2020). Classification of Dementia Severity in Taiwan based on History-based Clinical Diagnosis System, American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias (Accepted) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chang Yun Fah, Choong Wei Cheng, Pan Wei Yeing, Looi Sing Yan, Goh Hong Lip, (2019). Analysis of Housing Prices in Petaling District Malaysia Using Functional Relationship Model, International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, Vol. 12, No. 5, pp. 884 – 905. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Boo Nem Yun, Chang Yun Fah, Leong Ying Xin, Tok Zhen Yu, Hooi Lai Cheng, Chee Seok Chiong & Zuraidah Abdul Latif, (2019). The point-of-care Bilistick method has very short turn-around-time and high accuracy at lower cut-off levels to predict laboratory-measured TSB, Pediatric Research, Vol. 86, pp. 216-220 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Omar Sharif, Md Zobaer Hasan, Chang Yun Fah & Mahboobeh Zangeneh Sirdari, (2019). Efficiency Analysis by Combination Frontier Methods: Evidence from Unreplicated Linear Functional Relationship Model, Business and Economic Horizons, Vol. 15, Issue 1, pp. 107 – 125 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Pang Sook Theng, Liew How Hui and Chang Yun Fah, (2019). Performance of Finite Order Stochastic Process Generated Universal Portfolios, Malaysian Journal of Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 13(S), pp. 157 – 171 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Lim Poh Im and Chang Yun Fah, (2018). Preference of Residential Typologies of Urban Malaysians, Planning Malaysia Journal, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 171 – 181. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Chang Yun Fah, (2018). The Development of TVET System in Malaysia and Its Challenges Ahead, Journal of Malaysian Chinese Studies, Vol. 21, pp. 1 – 42
  • Cheng Kok Suen, Chang Yun Fah, Ray Han P.S. and Lee Poh Foong, (2017). Enhanced conflict monitoring via a short-duration, video-assisted deep breathing in healthy young adults: an event-related potential approach through the Go/NoGo paradigm, PeerJ 5:e3857, pp. 1 – 23 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chang Yun Fah and Chin Yee Mun, (2016). Ethnic Consciousness or Civic Consciousness: Re-examine Young Chinese Malaysians’ Political Decisions and Attributes after the 13th Malaysian General Election, Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1 – 20
  • Chin Yee Mun, Chang Yun Fah and Wu Ming Chu, (2015). Recent Chinese Malaysian’s Political Decision: A Matter of Rational Choice, International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, Vol. 5, No. 6, pp. 530 – 536
  • Sumitha N Balan, Chua Leong Siong, Stella Choong Sinn Yee, Chang Yun Fah, Say Yee How, (2013). Demographic differences in the Saltiness intensity perception and pleasantness ratings of salty solutions and foods among Malaysian subjects, Food Quality and Preference, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 154 – 160 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chang Yun Fah, Lee Jia Chii, Omar Mohd Rijal and Syed Abdul Rahman Syed Abu Bakar, (2010). Efficient handwritten Chinese character recognition system using a two-dimensional functional relationship model, International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 727 – 738 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chang Yun Fah, Omar Mohd Rijal and Syed Abdul Rahman Abu Bakar, (2010). Multidimensional unreplicated linear functional relationship model with single slope and its coefficient of determination, WSEAS Transactions on Mathematics, Vol. 9, Issue 5, pp. 295 – 313 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Chang Yun Fah, Omar Mohd Rijal and Syed Abdul Rahman Abu Bakar, (2008). Functional Quality and Performance Metric for Some Image Processing Applications, NAUN International Journal of Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences, Vol. 2, Issue 4, pp. 543 – 552
  • Chang Yun Fah, Abdul Ghapor Hussin and Omar Mohd Rijal, (2007). An Investigation of Causation: The Unreplicated Linear Functional Relationship Model, Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 20 – 26
  • Teo Lee Peng, Lim Wee Keong, Tan Wooi Nee, Tan Yi Fei, Teng Hse Tzia and Chang Yun Fah, (2006). Video Compression using Wavelet Transform in Time Domain, WSEAS Transactions on Signal Processing, Issue 5, Vol. 2, pp. 670 – 677
  • Omar Mohd. Rijal, Chang Yun Fah and Norliza Mohd Noor, “Exploring The Role of Correlations for Analyzing the Malaysian Road Accident Problem”, Journal of Technical & Social Research, Vol. 2, No.1, pp. 166 – 172, Dec. 2002
  • Omar Mohd Rijal, Norliza Mohd Noor and Chang Yun Fah, “Critical Remarks On Some Applications Of Digital Image Analysis With Emphasis On Statistical Methodology”, Journal of Technology, D, Vol. 35, pp. 1 –14, Dec. 2001
Article in Proceeding
  • Chin Yee Mun and Chang Yun Fah, “Hakka Consciousness in Malaysia: The Perpetuance and the Decline”, UiTM: Proceedings on Science, Ethics & Civilization, Vol. 1, 17th March 2022, pp. 90 – 95. eISBN: 978-967-26855-0-0 (ERA Indexed)
  • Choong Wei Cheng, Pan Wei Yeing and Chang Yun Fah, “Multiple Un-replicated Linear Functional Relationship Model and Its Application in Real Estate”, AIP Conference Proceedings of the National Mathematical Sciences Symposium, Vol. 1974, p. 040016-1 – 040016-8, 2018 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Pang Sook Theng, Liew How Hui, & Chang Yun Fah, “Performance of Finite Order Distribution-Generated Universal Portfolios”, AIP Conference Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Mathematical Sciences (ICMS4), Vol. 1830, 2017, p. 020059-1 – 020059-8 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Teh Sin Yin, Chang Yun Fah, Wong Voon Hee and Ee Jia Wen. “Suspicious Banking Transaction Detection Using Shewhart X-Bar Control Chart”, in C. W. Hooy, A. Ruhani, M. N. Aizat, T. Ramayah & M. S. Khairul (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th Asian Academy of Management International Conference, 6-9 Oct 2017, p. 675 – 682
  • Chang Yun Fah, Chin Yee Mun and Wu Ming Chu, “Development and Influence of Malaysian Youth Associations in the 1980s: A case study of GBBM”, Proceedings of the 3rd Overseas Chinese and China Village Culture International Conference, p. 485 – 496. Oc. 2017
Technical Report
  • Chang Yun Fah and Chin Yee Mun, Technical Report on A Survey on Chinese Malaysian Ethnic Consciousness under Islamization Process, Kuala Lumpur: Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies, Oct. 2020.
  • Chang Yun Fah and Chin Yee Mun, Technical Report on A Survey on Chinese Malaysian’s Voting Behaviour in the Next General Election, Kuala Lumpur: Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies, Oct. 2020
Article in Non-refereed Journals
  • Sia Jye Ying, Goh Yong Kheng, Liew How Hui, Chang Yun Fah (2022), “Solving First Order ODE by Physics-Informed Neural Networks (PINNs) Method”, UTAR: CMS Bulletin 2022, pp. 86 – 98.
Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,TV,Popular Magazine)
  • Chang Yun Fah (26/2/2023), “The Participation of Enterprises Determines The Success of Dual Training System”, Sin Chew Daily
  • 76. Chang Yun Fah (12/12/2022), "Innovative National Policy to Reduce Information Technology Gap”, The Edge Markets magazine.
Original Writings
  • Chang Yun Fah (24/2/2022), “Discussions on the Development of Chinese-Medium Technical and Vocational Education and its Prospect from the Perspective of Merdeka University’s Spirit”, Ke Arah Baru Pendidikan Bahasa Cina, Dong Zong,
(Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Proposal for Interior Design & Visitor Narrative for the Hock Leng Keng Temple Extension, Serendah, Selangor, Co-researcher, 2023 (Private)
  • Cryptographic Solutions for Financial Security: Enhancing Privacy and Data Protection in Finance , Co-researcher, 2023 to 2025 (Taylor's University)
  • Indeks Perpaduan Negara 2022, Co-researcher, 2022 (National)
  • A Study of Chinese Schools Development in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, Project Leader, 2022 to 2023 (Private)
  • A Study on Chinese Traditional Religions and Conversion in Malaysia, Co-researcher, 2021 to 2022 (Private)
  • China-ASEAN Vocational Education (from Dezhou University, Shandong, China), Co-researcher, 2020 to 2021 (International)
  • Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman appointed me as a Senior Research Associate under their International Collaborative Partner of UTAR Global Research Network initiative., 2022 to 2023 (International Collaborative Partner)
  • Appointment as external examiner for master's research thesis entitled "A Synthetic Exponentially Weighted Moving Average Control Scheme to Monitor Process Median based on Ranked Set Sampling" from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia., 2021 to 2021 (Thesis)
  • Appointed as Member of Editorial Board, (Journal of Chinese Independent School Educational Research), 2021 to 2024 (Member of Editorial Board)
  • Appointed as Honorary Advisor for the 16th IMT-GT International Conference on Mathematics, Statistics, and Their Applications 2020. This conference is hosted by Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman., 2020 to 2020 (Conference Advisor)
  • Appointed as visiting professor by Dezhou University, Shandong Province, China., 2020 to 2025 (Visiting Professor)
  • Invited Editor for Journal of Malaysian Chinese Studies, 2018 to 2025 (Invited Editor)
  • Appointed as MQA panel for Actuarial Science programme., 2016 to 2025 (MQA Panel)
  • Appointed as Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Latest Technology in Engineering, Management & Applied Science, 2016 to 2025 (Member of Editorial Board)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, 2010 to 2025 (Reviewer)
(Project title),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role),(Level)
  • A Study of Voters' Perception, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, 21/10/2021 to 05/11/2021, Consultant  (Private/Industrial Sector)
  • "A Survey on Chinese Malaysian Voting Behavior in the Next General Election" and "A Survey on Chinese Malaysian Ethnic Consciousness under Islamization Process", Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies, 28/08/2020 to 23/10/2020, Project Director (Private/Industrial Sector)
  • A Study of TVET System in ASEAN Countries (Malaysia), Dezhou University, Shandong, China, 03/12/2019 to 12/01/2020, Co-Researcher (International)
  • A Survey on Social Engagement of Chinese in Johore: collective rights, media interaction and involvement in Chinese Associations, Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies, 01/08/2019 to 28/02/2020, Consultant  (Private/Industrial Sector)
  • A Study on Contemporary Political Sentiment, The Institute of Strategic Analysis and Policy Research, 09/01/2018 to 19/04/2018, Consultant  (Private/Industrial Sector)
  • A Study of Candidates and Political Winnability, The Institute of Strategic Analysis and Policy Research (INSAP), 01/08/2016 to 31/08/2018, Researcher (Private/Industrial Sector)
(Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Academic Level),(Role)
  • Performance of Universal Investment Portfolios, Pang Sook Theng, PhD/ Doctoral  (Main Supervisor)
  • Handwritten Chinese Character Recognition Using X-Y Graphs Decomposition and Two Dimensional Functional Relationship Model, Lee Jia Chii, Master by Research  (Main Supervisor)
  • Statistical Analysis of Housing Prices in Petaling District using Linear Functional Model, Choong Wei Cheng, Master by Research  (Main Supervisor)
  • A Quantitative Study with Physiological Measurement on Deep Breathing, Cheng Kok Suen, Master by Research  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
  • Efficiency Analysis by Combination of Parametric and Non-Parametric Approach: Evidence from Financial Companies Listed in Bursa Malaysia, Omar Sharif, Master by Research  (Main Supervisor)
  • A Multimedia Courseware Prototype for Children with Minimum Mental Retardation, How Ming Hui, Master by Coursework  (Main Supervisor)
  • Statistical Analysis for Vehicle Arrival Pattern on Hsuehshan Tunnel, Tennii Cheah Kar Yeng, Master by Coursework  (Main Supervisor)
  • Classification of History-Based Dementia Data with Clinical Diagnosis, Wenny Loi Woan Yee, Master by Coursework  (Main Supervisor)
  • Looi Sing Yan, PhD/ Doctoral  (Co-supervisor (External))
  • Looi Sing Yan, PhD/ Doctoral  (Main Supervisor)
  • Wang Jiaojiao, PhD/ Doctoral  (Main Supervisor)
  • Liong Mei Yin, PhD/ Doctoral  (Main Supervisor)
  • Ong Ching Yeh, Master by Research  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
  • WANG JIAOJIAO  (Main Supervisor)
  • CHEN JING  (Main Supervisor)
  • ZHAO SHUYI  (Main Supervisor)
  • LI LIN  (Main Supervisor)
  • HU ZHONGYAN  (Main Supervisor)
  • HUANGFU DONGMEI  (Main Supervisor)
  • DENNIS NG WEN WEI  (Main Supervisor)
  • LIONG MEI YIN  (Main Supervisor)
  • WANG YUANYUAN  (Main Supervisor)
(Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
  • The Experience of Johore Chinese in NGOs Participation and Their Relations, The fifth Biennial International Conference on Malaysian Chinese Studies, 29/05/2021 to 30/05/2021, The Society of Overseas Chinese Studies, Taiwan and Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies (International)
  • Development TVET in Malaysia and The Opportunities in Collaborating with China, Dezhou-ASEAN Education Technology Talent Project Cooperation Symposium - , 24/10/2020 to 24/10/2020, Dezhou University (International)
(Linkages Description),(Organisation),(Duration of Involvement),(Level)
  • Appointed as visiting professor and visiting researcher, Dezhou University, Shandong, China, 24/10/2020 to 23/10/2021 (International)
  • Assessor and Commenter for 2020 Research Paper and Presentation, Hin Hua High School, Klang, Selangor, 2020 to 2020 (Assessor and Commenter)
(Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
  • Member for Classroom Assessment Mini Lab organized by MOE, 27/11/2017 to 29/11/2017 (National)
(Course Title),(Course Mode),(Date/Duration),(Level)
  • Guided Learning (Taylor's Pedagogies), Non research, 17/01/2020 to 17/01/2020 (University)
  • Self-Directed Learning (Taylor's Pedagogies), Non research, 16/01/2020 to 16/01/2020 (University)
  • Authentic Teaching and Learning (Taylor's Pedagogies), Non research, 14/01/2020 to 14/01/2020 (University)