Rifat Ara Shams

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Name:Rifat Ara Shams

Rifat Ara Shams is a Postdoctoral Fellow at CSIRO’s Data61. She is working on “Diversity and Inclusion in Artificial Intelligence” and “Requirements Engineering for Responsible Artificial Intelligence (RE4RAI)”. Before joining at CSIRO, she was a Ph.D. researcher at OVIS Lab under the Department of Software Systems and Cybersecurity and the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. Her PhD work focused on “Operationalizing Human Values in Mobile Applications”. Her research interests include diversity and inclusion in AI, operationalizing responsible AI, requirements engineering in responsible AI, and human and social aspects of software engineering.

Her research achievements started in 2016 with an international research award, “Young Scientist” for her contribution to Computer Science research. Following this trend, she received many awards for her academic performance, research, and leadership skills. She is awarded the prestigious “Women in Technology 2021” award from Zonta Club of Melbourne and Lockheed Martin. She is also the Ambassador of STEM Sisters.

She worked on several papers as an author in leading software engineering journals and conferences. She also served as a program committee member, shadow PC member and volunteers in several conferences.

Affiliation:CSIRO's Data61
Research interests:Diversity and Inclusion in AI, Requirements Engineering in Responsible AI, Human and social aspects of Software Engineering and AI


ICSSP 2023 Publicity Co-Chair in Organizing Committee within the ICSSP 2023-track
Requirements Engineering 2022 Session Chair of Artificial Intelligence for RE (part of Research Papers)
Committee Member in Program Committee within the Posters and Tool Demos-track
ESEM 2021 Author of Towards a Human Values Dashboard for Software Development: An Exploratory Study within the Technical Papers-track
MSR 2021 Committee Member in Shadow PC committee within the Shadow PC-track
ESEC/FSE 2021 Author of Human Values in Software Engineering: Contrasting Case Studies of Practice within the Journal First-track
ICSE 2020 Author of A Study on the Prevalence of Human Values in Software Engineering Publications, 2015 – 2018 within the Technical Papers-track
Author of Society-Oriented Applications Development: Investigating Users' Values from Bangladeshi Agriculture Mobile Applications within the Software Engineering in Society-track
ESEC/FSE 2018 Author of Engineering Human Values in Software: A Research Roadmap within the New Ideas and Emerging Results-track