Didar Zowghi

Professor of Software Engineering
University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Deputy Dean, Graduate Research School
University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sydney, NSW

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Dr Didar Zowghi is Professor of Software Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and IT and the Deputy Dean of UTS Graduate Research School. She is also Adjunct Professor of Software Engineering at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. Previously, she was Director of Women in Engineering and Information Technology, Associate Dean Research, and the Director of the UTS research centre for Human-Centred Technology Design at the Faculty of Engineering and IT. Before becoming a full-time academic, she worked in the 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) or Business Analysis. 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 development organisations in Australia. Professor Zowghi is Associate Editor of IEEE Software and on the editorial board of Requirements Engineering journal and IET Software journal. She has supervised to completion many MSc and PhD research students and has received competitive research grants of over $3 million including ARC Discovery and Linkage grants and DEST International Science Linkage grants with China. She has published over 190 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.

Didar identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.