Associate Professor Dr. Alvin W. Yeo

Director Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations (ISITI-CoERI)
Contact: alvin_AT_fit_dot_unimas_dot_com

Dr. Alvin W. Yeo is the Director of the Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations (ISITI-CoERI) and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). He has expertise in the area of Information and Communications Technology for Rural Development (ICT4RD). Alvin has published in The Encyclopaedia of Developing Regional Communities with ICT, evaluated Malaysian federal-funded ICT4RD initiatives, and worked with United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia Pacific (UNESCAP). Alvin has been involved in the eBario Project which garnered numerous awards including the Commonwealth CAPAM Innovation award which beat 112 international submissions worldwide. In addition to ICT4RD research, Alvin is also active in Human Computer Interaction research, specifically in software internationalisation, multimodal interaction, gazed based systems, and the use of ICTs for the preservation of indigenous languages. He currently heads the Sarawak Language Technology (SaLT) Research Group, is involved in numerous national projects, and two European Union projects. Alvin earned his PhD from the Computer Science Department, University of Waikato, New Zealand. At the national level, he is a committee member of the pro-tem Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Malaysia, the University representative in the national Language Cluster Research, and is a Member of Expert Review Panel for the Sub-sector of ICT for “National Brain Gain Programme”, appointed by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia.