Rashina is a lecturer of software engineering in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Auckland, New Zealand where she leads the software engineering processes, tools, and applications (SEPTA) research group. Her research has featured in the Communications of the ACM news, IEEE Software, and by the Ministry of Science and Innovation (New Zealand), InfoQ, etc. Rashina served as the Research Chair of the International Conference on Agile and Lean Software Methods (Agile India 2012). She regularly co-chairs the CHASE workshop at ICSE and serves on the program committee of various conferences, such as XP20xx, Agile20xx, and journals. Rashina also serves as the Chair of the IEEE NZ North Computer Society and Women in Engineering chapters.
Her research has been published in the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), IEEE Software, Empirical Software Engineering Journal, the Journal of Information and Software Technology, in the proceedings of the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE2010), Object-Oriented Programming Systems Languages and Applications conference (OOPSLA2010), the International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2011-10-09), the Patterns Languages of Programs (PLoP2011, EuroPLoP2010) conferences, Agile2008-09 conferences etc. See Publications for a full list. Her research interests include Software Engineering, Agile Software Development, Software Development Methodologies, Project Management, Empirical Studies, and Human-Computer Interaction.
Previously, she was a Post-Doc Researcher and Lecturer at the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Rashina graduated with PhD in Computer Science from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (2011). Her PhD thesis focused on “Self-Organizing Agile Teams” in the area of Agile Software Development. She received her Bachelors of Science in Computer Science summa-cum-laude from Louisiana State University, USA (GPA: 3.93/4.00) She has both academic and practical software development experience and is a Certified Scrum Master (2009).
Rashina received a BuildIT Post-Doc award (2011), BuildIT PhD scholarship(2009-11), Victoria Top Scholar award (2009), Agile Alliance academic grant (2009), Andreae Martin and Chevron awards for academic excellence (LSU, USA), and has featured consistently on the Dean’s Lists and Chancellor’s Honour Rolls during her Bachelors degree (LSU, USA, 1999-2003).
Rashina enjoys presenting the voice of Agile research to practitioners and academics alike.