Tuesday, July 14

Swinburne lecturer presents 5G technology to PM


Hii (left) demonstrates HoloLens technology to Dr Mahathir (third left).

KUCHING: Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak multimedia design lecturer John Hii presented Microsoft HoloLens technology to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad during the recent 5G Malaysia Showcase.

A press release said Hii, who is advisor and mentor to Trifold X Sdn Bhd under the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creative Centre (MaGIC) mentorship programme, teamed up with Trifold X and Digi at the event to showcase Immersive Learning via Mixed Reality (MR).

Trifold X is a company established by Swinburne Sarawak alumni.

During the showcase, Hii demonstrated the use of Microsoft HoloLens Mixed Reality content related to real-time problem-solving, where a car engine was dismantled part by part holographically.

Via the 5G high speed network, it brings together employees in multiple remote locations with real-time views to troubleshoot problems efficiently and cost effectively.

With research interests in the field of multimedia technology design and blended learning in mobile and social networking, Hii has years of experience in teaching and the multimedia industry.

His current areas of teaching include Final Year Capstone Project Digital Media Design and Video Compositing.

He has previously collaborated with leading companies and government agencies such as Microsoft, Google, Nokia, SMA-TEGAS, Petrosains, Sarawak Tourism Board, Sarawak Museum, and the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).

Hii has also mentored Swinburne students and alumni in various competitions including the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2015, where the university’s design students represented Malaysia in the world finals held in Seattle, Washington, USA.

The Swinburne Sarawak campus offers the Bachelor of Design majoring in Multimedia Design; Bachelor of Computer Science majoring in Cybersecurity, Internet of Things and Software Development; and Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology with majors in Network Technology and Software Technology in addition to engineering, science, and business programmes.

The design programme provides students the knowledge to combine creativity with business sense and insights, in addition to partnering them with industry players to gain comprehensive theory and hands-on skills.

Students who want to expand their majors and gain experience abroad can also complete their degree at Swinburne’s Melbourne campus with majors such as Architecture, Branded Environments, Communication Design, Digital Media Design, and Industrial Design.

The computing degrees are professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society, ensuring the courses meet the highest standard of the industry.

Swinburne Sarawak is also a Cisco Academy Partner.

For more information about Swinburne and its upcoming events, visit www.swinburne.edu.my or look for Swinburne Sarawak on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube.