Gouri Ginde

Dr. Gouri Ginde (Deshpande)

Pronouns: She/Her


Assistant Professor

Schulich School of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Software Engineering

Contact information

Web presence

Phone number

Office: 403.220.7431


Office: ICT254

Preferred method of communication


I'm looking for...

Research partners

I continuously seek industry collaborations. So please do not hesitate to contact me for a chat or a discussion on any problems that we can collaborate on.


Educational Background

Bachelor of Engineering Computer Science, Visveswaraya Technological University, 2003

Master of Technology Computer Science, Visveswaraya Technological University, 2016

PhD Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2022


 Gouri is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Software Engineering at the University of Calgary. She worked in the Information Technology (IT) industry - Hewlett Packard Enterprises, Bengaluru, India - for a decade in various roles, such as Software Engineer and Senior Software Engineer before pursuing a PhD. Gouri holds PhD in Computer Science from the University of Calgary. She specializes in Software Requirements Engineering, Software Engineering (SE) for Machine Learning and Applied Data Science in Healthcare. 

 Gouri is the Scientific Director of the Software Hub for AnalytiKs, Technology and Innovation (SHAKTI) laboratory at the University of Calgary. The vision of her research lab is to identify and solve real-world software-centric problems. Specifically, she and her team are researching Applied Data Science in SE, AI ethics in SE and SE professional ethics in post-graduate education; Gouri actively seeks collaborations with the industry to bridge industry-academia gaps and foster innovation. Please visit her Google Scholar and lab website for more information about her research.

Gouri is seeking highly motivated, proactive PhD students with at least 2+ years of industry experience to join her research lab. Applicants of various genders and disabilities, irrespective of age, parental/immigration status, colour, religion, ethnicity, or culture, are encouraged to apply. 






Areas of Research

Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering, Data analytics, Machine Learning, NLP

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
SENG 471 Software Requirements Engineering Winter 2023, Winter 2024
ENSF 619 Software Engineering for Machine Learning Fall 2023, Fall 2024


  • Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarships for Data-Enabled Innovation competitive award,, Gov of Alberta and Alberta Innovates. 2020
  • Eyes High International Doctoral Scholarship, University of Calgary. 2018
  • Best Emerging Result and Vision Paper award, ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM). 2020
  • Elizabeth Cannon Graduate Scholarship in Entrepreneurial Thinking, University of Calgary. 2021
  • Grace Hopper Celebration Student Scholarship, Anita. B org. 2021

More Information

I am seeking highly motivated master's and PhD students with two or more years of IT experience to join my research group. Women and non-binary students are especially encouraged to apply.

I also invite undergraduate, summer interns and visiting students to collaborate on short and long-term research.

If you are interested in working with us, please provide the following details in your email:

  1. Subject Line: [Prospective Student]: [Your Name]
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) including details and links to GitHub or any other source repositories
  3. Publications or papers (in pdf format)
  4. Transcripts
  5. English language proficiency score
  6. Any additional information demonstrating how your research interests align with mine or showcasing your motivation.

Alternatively, please fill out the Google form here (monitored frequently): https://forms.gle/FiEajz6z5arx6KCj9