Dr Muneera Bano
Dr Muneera Bano is a Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO’s Data61. She graduated from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in 2015 with a PhD in Software Engineering. Muneera specialises in the field of socio-technical domains of software engineering focusing on human- centred technologies. Muneera works at the intersection between computers and humans – looking for ways to engineer technology to work better with the people that use it. Her research interests include requirements engineering, artificial intelligence, sentiment analysis, social media analytics and evidence-based 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 Faculty For The Future (FFTF) 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.
Muneera is a passionate advocate of women in STEM and was announced as the overall winner of Under-40 Most Influential Asian-Australian Award in 2019. She is a member of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee of Science & Technology Australia. Muneera has been recognised by the Government of Pakistan as under-40 leader as Pakistani-Australian in ‘Science and Innovation’ with Pakistan Foreign Minister’s Honour List 2021. She is being recognised for her extraordinary leadership in science and innovation; and the leadership role she plays in enhancing and advancing diversity and inclusion in STEM in Australia.