Muneera Bano

Senior Lecturer
Deakin University, Melbourne
Superstar of STEM
Science and Technology Australia
Honorary Adjunct
University of Technology Sydney

Melbourne, VIC

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Dr Muneera Bano is the overall winner of the inaugural 40 Under 40: Most Influential Asian-Australians Awards. Celebrating the achievements of the next generation of Asian-Australians, the awards are designed to provide a stepping stone to further leadership opportunities.

Muneera works at the intersection between computers and humans – looking for ways to engineer technology to work better with the people that use it. Muneera is a specialist from the Swinburne University of Technology, working in the field of socio-technical domains of software engineering focusing on human-centred technologies. Her recent research areas include: technology-assisted pedagogies for education and social media analysis.

Muneera contributes to the broader research community as Associate Editor of the Institution of Engineering and Technology Software Journal, as Track Chair in International Requirements Engineering, and Australian Software Engineering Conferences; and as a member of the program committee for various highly-ranked conferences including Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Computer Science.

Currently, Muneera is a lecturer and early career researcher in software engineering at the Swinburne University of Technology. Previously, Muneera worked as a Post-doctoral researcher and ‘Learning and Teaching Adjunct’ at the University of Technology Sydney. She graduated from the University of Technology Sydney in 2015 with a PhD in Software Engineering.

During her research career, Muneera has also received prestigious recognition for her work, including being named as a finalist for Google Australia’s Anita Borg Award for Women in Computer Science, Asia-Pacific 2015. She was also the recipient of Schlumberger’s Award for Women in STEM (2014 and 2015) and was given the ‘distinguished research paper award’ at International Requirements Engineering Conference held in August 2018. She has been selected as one of the Superstars of STEM by Science and Technology Australia for 2019-2020.

Engineering and IT has the worst of gender disparities within STEM education and practice. As a single, ethnic and migrant woman, Muneera has defied all the odds during her academic career by pushing boundaries and breaking stereotypes in this male-dominated field. Muneera is passionate to share her story, her challenges and successes, with other women aspiring for careers in STEM, to encourage them to follow their passion undauntedly and resiliently.

Muneera identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.