My PhD thesis in Software Engineering, titled Understanding Requirements Changes in Software Development and Their Influence on Practitioners, was marked as exceptional and excellent by the examiners. I was advised by A/Prof. Rashina Hoda and Prof. John Grundy at Monash University, Australia. The first year of my PhD was done at The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

I won the Monash Faculty of IT Postgraduate Publications Award as an appreciation of the publications I produced during my PhD, and I was nominated for the Dean’s Award for Research Excellence.