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Dr Didar Zowghi is Deputy Dean of Graduate Research School and Professor of Software Engineering in the School of Computer Science at UTS Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology. She also holds Adjunct Professor position at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. Previously, she was the Director of the UTS research centre for Human-Centred Technology Design, Director of Women in Engineering and Information Technology, and Associate Dean Research. Before becoming a full-time academic, she worked in software industry both in the UK and Australia as a programmer, software engineer, systems analyst, consultant, and project manager.
Professor Zowghi’s core research focuses on improving the software development processes and the quality of their products, in particular, addressing important challenges in the communication rich, multidisciplinary activities of software development, often referred to as Requirements Engineering (RE). She has also conducted and supervised empirical field studies in Global Software Development, Technology Adoption, Web Technologies, Software Process Improvement, Service Oriented Computing, IoT, Smart Cities, Data Quality and Mobile Learning, mainly in collaboration with software industry. Professor Zowghi is Associate Editor of IEEE Software, Springer Requirements Engineering journal and IET Software journal. She has supervised to completion many MSc and PhD students and has received competitive research grants from ARustralian Research Council, DEST International and Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. She has published over 200 research articles in prestigious conferences and journals, as well as books and book chapters. She has co-authored papers with 90 different researchers from 30 countries.