Rashina Hoda

Voice of Agile Research

Rashina Hoda is a world leading researcher, an award winning educator, and an engaging speaker, passionate about the people and process of software engineering. With over 15 years of experience in exploring real-world agile practice using a robust research lens, Rashina has developed the theory of becoming agile that explains how agile team transformation works, the agile practice umbrella that helps practitioners navigate variations in their agile practice, and shared the idea of agile nations in her 2019 TEDx talk that helps explain how some countries respond well to national and global crises.

Rashina has developed the socio-technical grounded theory (STGT) research method, a variant of GT for socio-technical domains like software engineering and is currently writing a book on the subject.

Rashina is an Associate Professor and the Deputy Director of the HumaniSE lab at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, focusing on human-centered AI and software design. She is the Deputy Head of Department of Software Systems and Cybersecurity (SSC) and the Group Lead for Software Engineering in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash. She has published over a hundred research papers on various software engineering topics. She is currently leading a $2m Digital Health CRC project on enhancing telehealth capabilities and experience for patients, doctors, and carers in the mental health and palliative care areas.

She actively serves the international software engineering research community, on the review board of the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, as program co-chair for the software engineering in society (SEIS) track of the international conference on software engineering (ICSE 2023). Previously, she has served on the advisory board of the IEEE Software, as an associate editor for the Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), program co-chair for the international conference on agile software development (XP2020), program co-chair for the cooperative and human aspects of software engineering (CHASE 2021) conference, and co-organised several CHASE workshops.

She was selected as a Superstar of STEM by Science and Technology Australia, advocating STEM for girls and women. Rashina loves to share the “voice of agile research” with industry and academia alike through keynotes, interviews, articles, panels, and podcasts. Explore the website to access her talks and research articles. Enjoy!

Email: rashina<dot>hoda<at>monash<dot>edu
Twitter: @agileRashina