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First Bangladeshi Oscar winner to visit IUB

Update : 19 Nov 2013, 03:18 PM

Nafees Bin Zafar, the first Bangladeshi to win an Oscar, will visit Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) next Friday to take part in a seminar on visual effects and animation software for CGE and film.

The winner of Scientific and Engineering Oscar at the 2008 Academy Awards for his outstanding work of fluid dynamics in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End’ will discuss various aspects of animation films.

He will also take part in a Q and A session with students in a programme hosted by the computer science faculty of the university.

Nafees Bin Zafar was born in 1977 in Dhaka. He is the only child of Zafar bin Bashar and Nafisa, currently inhabitants of Long Island, New York in the US. They left Bangladesh in 1989 to Charleston, South Carolina.

Nafees graduated from college in Charleston in software engineering.

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