Pakistani Scientist Earns Accolades in Australia For Her Innovative STEM Research

An Australia-based Pakistani computer scientist, Shazia Sadiq, has been recognized for innovative STEM research by the prestigious Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE).

ATSE has recognized Shazia for her work which focuses on developing solutions for Business Information Systems to more effectively process information, significantly improving business process management, governance, and risk and compliance data.


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Presently, Shazia is a computer science professor at the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland.

In 1989, Shazia received an MSc degree in computer science from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. She completed her MS in computer science from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, in 1993.

She then moved to Australia and earned a Ph.D. in information systems from the University of Queensland in 2002.


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Shazia is also the deputy chairperson of the National Committee on Information and Communication Sciences of the Australian Academy of Science.

She had also served as the vice-president of the Asia Pacific Chapter of IQ International – the International Association of Information and Data Quality.


  • Mashallah. Wonderful to see accomplished Pakistani’s getting coverage. I hope we can develop and offer appropriate opportunities and wages to attract skilled labor of this caliber back to our country.


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