Didar Zowghi

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Name:Didar Zowghi

Dr Didar Zowghi is Professor of Software Engineering and currently is Senior Principal Research Scientist in CSIRO’s Data61, and Conjoint Professor at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney. She leads the “Diversity and Inclusion in AI” and “Requirements Engineering for Responsible AI” research at Data61. She also leads the National AI Centre’s Think Tank on Diversity and Inclusion in AI. She has previously held many academic 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 past research was focused on improving the software development processes and its products. In particular, her research addresses 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 across three universities in Sydney and many others internationally. Much of her research has been funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and other Australian government grants.

Professor 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 Requirements Engineering research community. She is the recipient of the 2022 IEEE Computer Society TCSE Distinguished Education Award for “outstanding and sustained contribution to the Software Engineering community”. She is Associate Editor of IEEE Software and Requirements Engineering 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.

Affiliation:CSIRO's Data61 and UNSW Sydney
Research interests:Software Engineering, Responsible AI, Requirements Engineering, Diversity and Inclusion in AI


REFSQ 2023 Committee Member in Programme Committee within the Research Papers-track
Requirements Engineering 2023 Committee Member in Program Committee within the Research Papers-track
ICSE 2023 Chair in Doctoral Symposium within the DS - Doctoral Symposium-track
Doctoral Symposium Co-chairs in Organising Committee
Requirements Engineering 2022 Keynote Speaker of Requirements Engineering Education and Training: Experiences from 20+ years in the Trenches within the Keynotes-track
Mentoring Chair in Organizing Committee
Mentor of Mentoring Session within the Social Events at RE 2022-track
Presenter of Requirements Elicitation Interviews: a Hands-on Tutorial with the SaPeer Method within the Tutorials-track
ICSE 2022 Committee Member in SEIS within the SEIS - Software Engineering in Society-track
REFSQ 2022 Committee Member in Programme Committee within the Research Papers-track
ASE 2021 Journal-first Papers Chairs in Journal-first Papers Chair within the Journal-first Papers-track
Panelist of Women in ASE within the Social/Networking -track
Panelist of How to Get a Job in Academia or Industry within the Social/Networking -track
Journal-first Papers Chairs in Organizing Committee
Requirements Engineering 2021 Committee Member in Program Committee within the Industrial Innovation Papers-track
Committee Member in Track Co-Chairs within the Doctoral Symposium-track
Doctoral Symposium Chair in Organizing Committee
Author of The Rise and Fall of COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Apps: when NFRs Collide with Pandemic within the Research Papers-track
REFSQ 2021 Programme Committee in Programme Committee within the Research Papers-track
ASE 2020 Panelist of Women in ASE within the Social/Networking -track
ICSE 2019 Author of Supporting Analysts by Dynamic Extraction and Classification of Requirements-Related Knowledge within the Technical Track-track
Author of How much 'Authenticity' can be achieved in Software Engineering Project Based courses? within the Software Engineering Education and Training -track
RE 2017