Alvin W. Yeo


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Dr. Alvin Yeo is the Director of Excellence for Rural Informatics in Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. (,; His research interests includes provision of ICTs to remote rural communities, software internationalisation and localisation, and, the impact of culture on software development process, specifically, usability evaluation. In addition to eBario, Alvin has been involved in numerous research projects, related to his research interests and teaching. He currently supervises postgraduate students working on multimodal spatial queries, assistive technologies employing eye gaze in drawing, and collaborative awareness in computer supported collaborative work. He has reviewed papers for ACM CHI, International Workshop on Internationalisation of Products and Systems, APCHI and other human computer interaction (HCI) conferences. He has taught courses such as HCI, and decision support systems at the postgraduate level, and teaches HCI, project management, information systems in organisations, and strategic information systems at the undergraduate level. He earned both his PhD and Bachelor degree from the Computer Science Department, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

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Chin, Ong Siou, Kulathuramaiyer, Narayanan, Yeo, Alvin W. (2006): Automatic Discovery of Concepts from Text. In: 2006 IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence WI 2006 18-22 December, 2006, Hong Kong, China. pp. 1046-1049.

Chiu, Po-Chan, Yeo, Alvin W. (2006): Eye drawing with gaze estimation model. In: Räihä, Kari-Jouko, Duchowski, Andrew T. (eds.) ETRA 2006 - Proceedings of the Eye Tracking Research and Application Symposium March 27-29, 2006, San Diego, California, USA. pp. 57.

Kralisch, Anett, Yeo, Alvin W., Jali, Nurfauza (2006): Linguistic and Cultural Differences in Information Categorization and Their Impact on Webs. In: HICSS 2006 - 39th Hawaii International International Conference on Systems Science 4-7 January, 2006, Kauai, HI, USA.

Lee, Bee-Wah, Yeo, Alvin W. (2005): Integrating sketch and speech inputs using spatial information. In: Lazzari, Gianni, Pianesi, Fabio, Crowley, James L., Mase, Kenji, Oviatt, Sharon L. (eds.) Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces - ICMI 2005 October 4-6, 2005, Trento, Italy. pp. 2-9.

Lee, Bee-Wah, Yeo, Alvin W. (2005): Integrating sketch and speech inputs using spatial information. In: Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces , 2005, . pp. 2-9.

Yeo, Alvin W. (2001): Global-Software Development Lifecycle: An Exploratory Study. In: Beaudouin-Lafon, Michel, Jacob, Robert J. K. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2001 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference March 31 - April 5, 2001, Seattle, Washington, USA. pp. 104-111.

Harris, Roger, Davison, Robert M., Splettstosser, Dietrich, Wong, Ada, Yeo, Alvin W. (1998): Ethnic Dimensions of Attitudes Towards Computers in Developing Societies: Computer Anxiety. In: HICSS 1998 , 1998, . pp. 695-704.

Yeo, Alvin W. (1996): Cultural User Interfaces: A Silver Lining in Cultural Diversity. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 28 (3) pp. 4-7.

Khalid, H.M., Helander, Martin G., Yeo, Alvin W. (eds.) Work With Computing Systems WWCS June 29-July 2, 2004, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.