Research Scientist, Networks Group, Data61

Dr Khalifa is a researcher at Data61|CSIRO (formerly known as NICTA), Australia and a casual academic staff at School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia.

Her current research interests include smart wearables, Internet of Things, energy harvesting, pattern recognition, human activity recognition and indoor positioning. She is a Technical Program Committee Member in the Work in Progress Session (IEEE PerCom, 2016) and IEEE Workshop on Internet of Things 2016 (WIoT 2016).

She received a postdoctoral writing fellowship from NICTA and worked as a research assistant at CSE, UNSW.

She received many awards including 2016 NASSCOM Highly Commended Award and 2015 Canon Information Systems Research Australia (CISRA) Best Research Paper Award at UNSW. She has authored several papers in the area of pervasive computing and pattern recognition. She has been a reviewer of a number of conference papers and journals.

She was a Lecturer Assistant in the Faculty of Computers and Informatics, Zagazig University, Egypt from September 2007- January 2012. During this period, Sara taught various Computer Science subjects and worked as a co-Supervisor for several undergraduate student projects.


  • –present
    Research Scientist, Networks Group, Data61


  • 2016 
    UNSW, PhD in Computer Science and Engineering