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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Our event is called TEDxKL, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxKL event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized

Dr Afroz Ahmad Shah

Scientist and Earthquake Geology Researcher

Dr Afroz Ahmad Shah is an experienced geoscientist with key experience in understanding the regional tectonics, fault mapping, metamorphic petrology, micro-tectonics, structural geology, analysis and interpretation of seismic, 3D seismic exploration, bathymetry, geodetic, and geological data, resource management and information technology.

He is currently an Assistant Professor of Structural Geology at the Faculty of Science, Department of Geoscience, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. Prior to this, he was a Senior Lecture of Structural Geology at Curtin University, Sarawak, where his research work was mainly on faults and how tectonic forces have structured the formation of the Sarawak Basin and its hydrocarbon potential.

Dr Afroz received his PhD in 2010 and worked with Prof. Tim Bell at the Structural and Metamorphic Research Institute (SAMRI), School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Australia. He worked on the tectono-metamorphic evolution of Precambrian rocks that lie in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, USA. He obtained an M.Tech degree in Engineering Geosciences from IIT Kanpur, India, where he worked with Prof. JN Malik on Active Tectonics of the Himalayan foothills, Nanital. He then served as a research fellow at the Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, working with Prof. Kerry Sieh on the earthquake geology of New Guinea, where his primary responsibilities were the mapping of the active geomorphic features, managing the project, report writing, interpretations and scientific presentations at international conferences. He also worked on the Global Earthquake Model, which covers a global data set to provide seismic risk maps.

Dr Afroz has a keen interest in regional structures and how deformation plays a key role in the formation and trapping of hydrocarbons and minerals, as well as the mapping of the surface and sub-surface structures, which he usually does by using satellite, seismic and bathymetric data.

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