Dr Alvin Yeo

Alvin Yeo

AGS Developer :: Student Industry Liaison :: Industry Engagement

Qualifications: BCMS (Hons) PhD Waik

About Alvin

Alvin Yeo develops, manages and runs the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) component of the MInfoTech (Master of Information Technology) postgraduate programme at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. The MInfoTech is offered under the Auckland ICT Graduate School (AGS), a partnership between University of Auckland and University of Waikato (under the purview of the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (SCMS)). In addition to managing the internships, Alvin helps connect industry and community with SCMS, specifically, the researchers in the Computer Science Department, and the Mathematics & Statistics Department.

At present, Alvin convenes and co-teaches CSMAX570 paper, Preparing for the ICT internship. The paper was designed based on research carried out with Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research and Centre of Tertiary Teaching and Learning.

Prior to this role, Alvin Yeo conducted research and worked in the area of Information and Communications Technologies for Rural Development (ICT4D). He has been involved in over 40 R & D (Malaysia, Japan, EU funded) projects. These projects were conducted in partnership with government, industry and indigenous communities in remote and rural locations in Malaysia. He is still working in an ICT4D project involving a Māori community.

Papers Taught

Research Interests

  • Work integrated learning
  • ICT for Development
  • Cross-cultural Human Computer Interaction
  • Interdisciplinary R & D


Recent Publications

  • Tsai, Y. -C. V., Gordon, A., Yeo, A., Khoo, E., Yu-Cheng, T., & Dobbie, G. (2019). Fostering students’ development of transferable skills: The experience of Auckland ICT Graduate School. In NZACE 2019: Our place in the future of work. Conference held at Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand.

  • Tabassum, G., Kulathuramaiyer, N., Harris, R., & Yeo, A. W. (2019). The indirect and intangible impacts of a telecentre on a rural community. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 85(3). doi:10.1002/isd2.12087

  • Khoo, E., Yeo, A., Zalipour, A., & Gedera, D. (2018). Researching the design & development of a WIL paper to Prepare ICT students for their Internships. In NZACE Conference 2018. Conference held at Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Zegwaard, K. E., Robertson, G., Bowden, S., & Yeo, A. (2017). Building skills for the future. In LEARNfest 2017: Connected Learners, Connected Teachers. Conference held at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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Computers and Education; Computing; Human Computer Interaction; Inclusive Learning; Work Experience-Based Learning

Community Engaged Learning, Work Integrated Learning