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Meena Jha

Dr. Meena Jha
Course Coordinator- ICT
School of Engineering and Technology
Centre for Intelligent Systems
(02) 9324 5776
400 Kent Street - Level 6
Sydney-2000 Australia
About Me

I am a researcher and educator in the field of computer science and IT in the School of Engineering and Technology (SET), at Central Queensland University (CQUniversity) in Sydney, Australia. My research interests include in particular Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems, Business Intelligence, Real Time Analytics, Legacy System Modernization and Internet of Things (IoT). I have many research publications in the area of Architecture for Complex Event Processing using Open Source Technologies; Challenges and Opportunities of Social Media in Higher Education; Combining Big Data Analytics with Business Process using Re-engineering to name few. I have developed courses on Information Systems Analysis and Business Intelligence using Big Data and Data science. I am also working in the area of learning analytics, which is an emerging field and uses sophisticated analytic tools to improve learning and education. It draws from, and is closely tied to, a series of other fields of study including business intelligence, web analytics, academic analytics, educational data mining, and action analytics. The field of learning analytics has great potential to inform and enhance teaching and learning practices in higher education. I am passionate women in STEM and working on how to improve and enhance women power in STEM field. I am also leading a group on STEM+C at Sydney campus.

Students interested in working in the above areas, as PhD, Masters or short-term project, should contact me.

Dr. Meena Jha

Universities Studied At

PhD in Software Architecture - Building a Systematic Legacy System Modernization Approach from UNSW, Sydney, Australia

ii) Masters of Engineering (Control Engineering), Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India

iii) Bach of Engineering (Electronics and Communication), Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India

In terms of academic qualifications and background, I completed my Maters of Engineering (Control Engineering) from Birla Institute of Technology (BIT) MESRA, Ranchi, India. In 2013, I completed a Doctor of Philosophy from the School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia, in the field of Software Systems and Reuse. Under the supervision of Prof. Ross Jeffery, and Dr Liam O'Brien, my PhD research considered "Building a Systematic Legacy System Modernization Approach". A systematic legacy system modernizing approach represents a new approach for modernizing legacy systems. Systematic legacy system modernization has software reuse as an integral part of modernization. We have developed a modernization approach which uses software architecture reconstruction to find reusable components within the legacy system. The practice of software development and modernization continues to shift towards the reuse of components from legacy systems to handle the complexities of software development. Modernization of a legacy system requires reuse of software artefacts from legacy system to conserve the business rules and improve the system’s quality attributes. Software reuse is an integral part of our systematic legacy modernization approach. Software should be considered as an asset and reuse of these assets is essential to increase the return on the development costs.

Software reuse ranges from reuse of ideas to algorithms to any documents that are created during the software development life cycle. Software reuse has many potential benefits which include increased software quality, and decreased software development cost and time. Demands for lower software production and maintenance costs, faster delivery of systems and increased quality can only be met by widespread and systematic software reuse.


Students Voice Awards for On-Camps Educator of the Year 2017 

Students Voice Awards for Educator of the Year 2016

Vice Chancellors Award for Outstanding Contributions to Learning And Teaching 16 November, 2017

Professional Memberships

IEEE, Member.

Key Achievements

Leadership in improving teaching quality. I have enhanced units to see how students are engaged with their online learning and teaching resources. This work has attracted best poster award “Learning Analytics in Computer Education Design” at Australasian Computing Education 2019.

Leadership in course development and forward-looking view, I have developed upcoming units and introduced new technologies to our CQUniversity community. I am invited to develop Master’s in Data Analytics and Cyber Security based on MBA (Leadership) Hyperflexible course.

Leadership in Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (SoLT). I have developed a VIRTual Assistant (VIRTA) to help students in their unit. Currently, I am working as a Chief Investigator on four funded projects.


Editor for Journal: Insight - Engineering and Technology

Consultancy Work

Consultant NextGen India, “Digital Tax Administration System” (2016);

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Information Systems
  • Other Information and Computing Sciences
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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