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Bara Buhnova is an Associate Professor at Masaryk University (MU), Faculty of Informatics in Brno, and a deputy chair of the Department of Computer Systems and Communications at FI MU. She received her Ph.D. degree in computer science in 2008 for application of formal methods in software architecture design, continued with related topics as a postdoc researcher at University of Karlsruhe and Research Center for Information Technology (FZI) in Karlsruhe, Germany, and later at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. Now she leads multiple research teams at Faculty of Informatics MU (team on software architecture), the Institute of Computer Science MU (team on big data analytics), and Czech CyberCrime Centre of Excellence C4e (team on critical infrastructures). She is the Steering Committee chair of the ICSA conference (leading conference on Software Architecture), and acts as a reviewer and editor in multiple scientific journals. Next to her academic activities (e.g. involvement in academic senate), she is the chair of the Association of Industrial Partners of Masaryk University, Faculty of Informatics (with 30 companies), and is part of the strategic team running the Czechitas non-profit organisation aiming at making IT skills more accessible to youth and women of any age (reaching to 10,000+ graduates).

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