Rifat Ara Shams

PhD Student
Monash University

Noble Park, VIC

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Biography

I am Rifat from Bangladesh. I joined Monash University as a PhD Researcher under The faculty of Information Technology on March, 2018. Currently I am doing research on Values-Based Software Engineering for Rural Bangladesh under the supervision of Professor Jon Whittle, Associate Professor Gillian Oliver and Dr. Waqar Hussain. I completed my B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the department of Information and Communication Engineering at University of Rajshahi in Bangladesh. Prior to coming to Monash, I was a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

It is my long cherished dream to do something for women in Bangladesh and it is my belief that doing extensive research on women empowerment through technology is the best way to achieve that. I am fortunate to have been given the opportunity to pursue higher studies on such an area where my target people are female farmers in rural Bangladesh.

From the very beginning of my career, I was involved in research and achieved the “Young Scientist” award in Annual Research Meet 2016 arranged by Venus International Foundation, India for my contribution to the field of Computer Science. It is my dream to continue my career as a researcher and serve the people of Bangladesh through my knowledge, skill and expertise.