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Personal Details | Mohd Shahrizal Sunar

Personal Details

Professor Dr Mohd Shahrizal Sunar is the Director of Institute of Human Centered Engineering (iHumEn) and Founding Director of Media and Game Innovation Centre of Excellence (MaGICX), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He obtained his PhD from the National University of Malaysia. His major field of study is real-time and interactive computer graphics and virtual environment. He received his MSc in Computer Graphics and Virtual Environment from The University of Hull, United Kingdom and BSc degree in Computer Science majoring in Computer Graphics from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He received scholarships awards from Sultan Iskandar Johor Foundation for both his postgraduate study.

He served as an academic member at School of Computing, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Since 2009, he had been given the responsibility to become the Head for Department of Graphics and Multimedia as well as leading the Virtual, Visualisation and Vision research group (UTM ViCubeLab). Professor Shahrizal is the Editor-in-Chief of the UTM Press journal Human Centered Technology (HumEnTech)

Dr. Shahrizal is an active professional member of ACM SIGGRAPH, IEEE Computer Society and International Association of Engineers (IAENG) and Fellow for European Alliance of Innovation (EAI). He is also the Deputy President of Malaysian Muslim Scientist Association (PERINTIS) and a member Malaysian Society of Mathematics and Science (PERSAMA).

He serves the government as the panel of experts and assessors such as Game Development Council of Malaysia (GDCoM), Malaysia Research Assessment (MyRA), Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Panel of Expert for Grant Approval and Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) in the field of Computing and Multimedia since 2005. Furthermore, he is also a member of the Advisory Board, Visiting Professor and External Academic Program Examiner of several public and private universities in Malaysia.

The current research program that he lead are Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Gamification, User Interaction/User Experience (UI/UX) and Creative Content Technology. He had successfully led research and consultancy projects worth more than RM5 million. He had published numerous articles in high-impact refereed journals, conference proceedings, books and technical papers including articles in magazines. Prof Shah had invented a number of innovative products to be commercialized from his research. He was also mentoring technology startup companies and entrepreneurs in his related field. In 2018, he was recognized as Top 3 Outstanding Entrepreneurship Mentor by Ministry of Education

MaGICX becomes a subsidiary company of UTM joint-venture with Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) where he is the Chief Executive Officer in 2016. Dr. Shahrizal is one of the Ministry of Higher Education CEO@Faculty Programme 2.0 Fellow who attached w­ith Petronas. He was mentored by Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir, the CEO of Petronas Dagangan Berhad.

Prof. Dr. Mohd Shahrizal Sunar
Institute Director
Institute of Human Centered Engineering (iHumEn)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 Skudai

Lecturer @
Department of Emergent Computing
Faculty of Computing
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 Skudai

e-mail: shahrizal{at}
Tel: +607-5558577


Instutute of Human Centered Engineering (iHumEn)
V01, Wing B, Level 2,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia