Dr Didar Zowghi

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Dr Didar Zowghi is Professor of Software Engineering and as Senior Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO's Data61 she leads research in "Software Engineering for AI" and "Diversity and Inclusion in AI". She joined Data61 in January 2022 after working in Academia for 20+ years. She has previously held many leadership positions at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS): Deputy Dean of Graduate Research School , Director of university research centre for Human-Centred Technology Design, Director of Women in Engineering and Information Technology, Head of Department of Software Engineering, and Associate Dean Research. Before joining academia, she worked in software industry in the UK and Australia as a programmer, software engineer, analyst, consultant, and project manager.

Her research is focused on improving the software development processes and products. In particular, she has worked on addressing many issues in the communication rich, multidisciplinary activities of software development, referred to as Requirements Engineering (RE). She is an expert in the "Evidenced Based" and “Human Centred Design” research paradigms. She has supervised many research students to successful completion of PhD and MSc across universities in Sydney and internationally. Much of her research has been funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and other Australian government grants.

Prof Zowghi serves on the program committee of many national and international conferences including IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering (since 1998). She was its General Chair in 2010, Program Chair in 2015 and Steering Committee Chair (2016-2018) and received Lifetime Service Award in 2019 by IEEE for her leadership in RE research community. She is Associate Editor of IEEE Software, Associate editor of Requirements Engineering Journal, and IET Software journal. She has published over 200 research articles in prestigious conferences and journals and has co-authored papers with 90+ different researchers from 30+ countries.

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