Dr Sara Khalifa

Senior Research Scientist

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Biography

Dr Sara Khalifa is a research scientist at CSIRO’s Data61. She is also an honorary adjunct lecturer at University of Queensland and conjoint lecturer at University of New South Wales. Her research interests rotate around the broad aspects of mobile and ubiquitous computing, mobile sensing and Internet of Things (IoT). Especially, she is interested in improving the energy-efficiency of mobile sensing systems, and in the design of self-powered wearable devices and systems. She obtained a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from UNSW (Sydney, Australia). Her PhD dissertation received the 2017 John Makepeace Bennett Award which is awarded by CORE (Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia) to the best PhD dissertation of the year within Australia and New Zealand in the field of Computer Science. Her research has been also recognised by multiple iAwards including 2017 NSW Mobility Innovation of the year, 2017 NSW R&D Innovation of the year, National Merit R&D Innovation of the year, and the Merit R&D award at the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards, commonly known as the "Oscar" of the ICT industry in the Asia Pacific, among others.

Achievements and Awards

  • Dec 2017--

    2017 Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Award (Merit recipient, Research and Development Category)
    Asia Pacific ICT Alliance

  • Aug 2017--

    2017 National iAwards Research and Development Innovation of the year (merit recipient)
    Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)

  • June 2017--

    2017 NSW iAwards Mobility Innovation of the year (Winner)
    Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)

  • June 2017--

    2017 NSW iAwards Research and Development Innovation of the year (Winner)
    Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)

  • Feb 2017--

    2017 John Makepeace Bennett award for the Australasian Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation
    CORE (Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia)

  • April 2016--

    NASSCOM Highly Commended IT Innovation Award
    NASSCOM Innovation Student Awards

  • Dec 2015-Mar 2016

    Postdoctoral Writing Fellowship
    NICTA

  • Mar 2016--

    Best Poster Award
    WiP session, PerCom 2016

  • Nov 2015--

    2015 CISRA Best Research Paper Prize
    UNSW

  • Nov 2015--

    Best CSE Presentation Prize in the 2015 UNSW EPRS.
    UNSW

  • Oct 2015--

    Best Poster Award in the 7th IEEE Technologies of the Future (iToF 2015)
    UNSW

  • Jan 2014-Nov 2015

    Engineering Research Excellence Award (EREA),
    UNSW

  • Jan 2014-Nov 2015

    Australian Postgraduate Award (APA),
    UNSW

  • Mar 2012-Nov 2015

    NICTA Research Project Award
    NICTA

  • Feb 2012-Jan 2014

    International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS),
    UNSW

Academic Qualifications

  • 2016

    PhD in Computer Science and Engineering
    UNSW, Sydney, Australia

  • 2011

    MSc in Information Technology
    Zagazig University, Egypt

  • 2007

    BSc in Computer Science
    Zagazig University, Egypt

Publications

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