Mr Muzhaffar Hazman

Contact Details

PhD Candidate
Twitter: @MuzHazman ; LinkedIn:


Muzhaffar is a PhD Candidate at the School of Computer Science, NUI Galway where they are investigating what the memes, selfies, GIFs and photos you post on Social Media say about the digital communities we create online. Their research is funded by the Science Foundation of Ireland under the CRT for Digitally-Enhanced Reality ( under the supervision of Dr Josephine Griffith (NUIG) and Dr Susan McKeever (TU Dublin).

They obtained an MSc in Software Engineering and Database Technologies from NUI Galway with first-class honours and a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Monash University. Their previous undergraduate and postgraduate research interests span multiple fields including experience in Multi-Physics Finite Element Analysis, Ergonomics of Beam Impedance Measurement Equipments, Signal Processing of Vector Network Analysers, COVID-19 Misinformation, Linguistics and Propagative Charaterisation of Tweets.

Muzhaffar's professional track record shows a passion for developing fledgling ideas to create novel propositions for everyday consumers such as halal speed-dating, Malaysia's first industry-wide consumer credit score, first-in-market data-sharing partnerships, and data-driven fraud monitoring.

In their free time, they enjoy collaborating on impact-driven social enterprises and drafting strategic plans for immature business ideas. Muzhaffar is also a passionate home-cook with inconsistent success, novice aquascaper and avid DIY enthusiast.

Research Interests

Multimodal User-Generated Content, Social Media Information Propagation, Meme Classification, Second Screening Behaviour

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Board Membership FoodShare Kerry /

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2021 Research Scholarship in SFI Center for Research Training in Digitally Enhanced Reality (d-real) Science Foundation of Ireland (SFI)
2012 Shell Excellence Undergraduate Scholarship Shell Malaysia


  Employer Position From / To
XChanging Solutions (A DXC Company) Associate Consultant 31-JAN-21 / 01-MAY-22
CTOS Data Systems ( Senior Product Associate - Consumer Services 03-MAR-19 / 31-DEC-18
CTOS Data Systems ( Strategic Partnerships Associate - Consumer Services 04-JUN-17 / 28-FEB-18
Juris Technologies ( Professional Services Engineer ¿ Pre-Sales and Market Development 02-JAN-17 / 31-MAY-17
Give & Gain (Halal Speed Dating) Deputy CEO 01-MAR-16 / 31-DEC-16
CERN ( Stagiaire Ingenieur - Radio Frequency 02-NOV-15 / 26-FEB-16
CERN ( Stagiaire Ingenieur - Beam Physics 03-NOV-14 / 27-FEB-15
Charity Right ( Administrative Intern 03-NOV-13 / 28-FEB-14


  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2021 NUI Galway MSc Software Engineering & Database Technologies
2017 Monash University BEng Mechanical Engineering


  Client Description
Lehane School of Motoring
Pro-Bono Digital Transformation Consultation & Web Development