Hafiz is an architect, based in Australia. After graduation, he worked a few years as a professional architect, for several local offices, where he was involved in design, 3D modelling, visualization and IT management. He taught AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, SketchUp, CorelDraw and PhotoShop for undergraduate students at Department of Architecture, KU for more than ten years.
He got PhD on Digital Heritage Interpretation from National University of Singapore and currently working as UNESCO Research Fellow at Curtin University, focusing on Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MxR) in 3D heritage environment visualization and interpretation. He is well conversant with Unity 3D, Vuforia, 3D Studio Max, V-Ray, PhotoScan, Regard3D, MeshLab and Sceenflow.
In parallel, he is working as a 3D modelling and Visualization specialist/consultant for VistaAR Studio, an Australian company focusing on Photogrammetry and AR/VR consultancy. He is a frequent speaker at Digital Heritage related events and is actively involved in different professional working groups including ICOMOS & UNESCO.