Biography

Dr. Khalifeh received the prestigious Fulbright scholarship in 2005, which enabled him to pursue his Ph.D. degree from the University of California- Irvine USA. While pursuing his Ph.D. degree, and due to his excellent leadership and academic merits, Dr. Khalifeh was awarded several fellowships and scholarships such as The Center for Pervasive Communications and Computing fellowship, the Pedagogical Fellow (PF) from 2008-2009,  Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Alumni Award in 2008. As the Fulbright Program aims at transferring the gained knowledge to the participating countries, in 2012, Dr. Khalifeh went back to his home country after finishing his Ph.D. degree in order to transfer the obtained knowledge, skills, and education to the Jordanian community. Consequently, he joined the German Jordanian University (GJU) as a faculty member. During his service at GJU, he was awarded two distinguished prizes, the first one is the GJU excellence award for research, which was awarded to him in 2015, due to his contributions to applied research, while the second award entitled as GJU excellence award for industrial collaboration, which was granted to him due to his efforts in establishing connections with the industry. In 2015, Dr. Khalifeh received the Arab-American frontiers of science, engineering, and medicine fellowship. Furthermore, Dr. Khalifeh won the first prize in Queen Rania National Entrepreneurship Competition in 2016 for his applied research work, leadership, and entrepreneurship skills. In addition, Dr. Khalifeh is active in voluntary and service work, as he served as the IEEE Communication Society chapter chair- Jordan section from 2014-2017, and currently, he is the IEEE Jordan Section Chair. Furthermore, Dr. Khalifeh has been recently awarded the Young AFCEA 40 under 40 international award for his significant contributions in the technical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) field by providing innovation, thought leadership, and support to Jordanian clients and organizations using information technology (IT)

Educational Background

PHD Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine , Calif., USA, 2010.
Master's Degrees in Electrical Engineering, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, 2004.
Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, 2001.
Research Interests

Wireless Sensor Networks, Internet of Things, Multimedia  Communications, Cloud Computing

Awards
  • The German Jordanian University (GJU) excellence award for research, 2015.
  • The German Jordanian University (GJU) excellence award for industrial collaboration, 2015.
  • The Arab-American frontiers of science, engineering, and medicine fellowship.
  • First Prize on Queen Rania National Entrepreneurship Competition in 2016 The Young AFCEA 40 under 40 international awards.

Selected Publications

2016 Dr. Ismail Hababeh, Prof. Sahel Alouneh, Dr. Ala’ Khalifeh,"A Position Aware Mobile Application for E-Health Services",The 7th International Conference in Intelligent Systems, Modelling and Simulation (ISMS),pp. 144-148,2016
2015 Maha Z. Mouasher, Ala' F. Khalifeh," "Quality Analysis of VoIP in Real-Time Interactive Systems over Lossy Networks ",Book chapter (pages 261-274) from " "Handbook of Research on Interactive Information Quality in Expanding Social Network Communications.",IGI Global, 2015.1-435. Web.,2015
2015 Khalid A. Darabkh, Abeer M. Awad, and Ala’ F. Khalifeh,"" A Powerful Early-based Video Discarding Policy" ",IEEE 38th International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics (MIPRO),Opatija, Croatia,2015
2015 Ayman Murshed, Roman Obermaisser, Hamidreza Ahmadian, and Ala Khalifeh,""Scheduling and Allocation of Time-Triggered and Event-Triggered Services for Multi-Core Processors with Networks-on-a-Chip”",IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN) ,Cambridge, UK.,2015
2015 T. Kiblawi , A. Khalifeh,""Disruptive Innovations in Cloud Computing And Their Impact on Business and Technology"",IEEE 4th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on Reliability, Infocom Technologies and Optimization (ICRITO 2015) (Trends and Future directions),2015
2015 Khalid A. Darabkh, Abeer M. Awad and Ala' F. Khalifeh,""New video discarding policies for improving UDP performance over wired/wireless networks"",International Journal of Network Management, Volume 25, Issue 3, pages 181–202, Wiley publishers,2015
2015 Ala' Khalifeh, Ahmed Abbad, Khalid Darabkeh,""An Open Source TCP/UDP-Based Network Probing Tool for Real Time Packet Loss Estimation "",IEEE 38th International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics (MIPRO),Opatija, Croatia,2015
2014 12. K. Darabkh, A. Awad, A. Khalifeh,"Efficient PFD-Based Networking and Buffering Models for Improving Video Quality over Congested Links",Wireless Personal Communications: Volume 79, Issue 1, Page 293-320, Springer publisher,2014
2014 AK Al-Tamimi, Ala Khalifeh,"Mobile mules: Modular e-health information synchronization framework",IEEE Medical Information and communication Technology (ISMICT),2014
2014 Khalifeh, R. Obermaisser, M. Abuteir, DeDI Abou-Tair,"Systems-of-Systems Framework for Providing Real-time Patient Monitoring and Care",ACM REHAB 2014,Germany,2014
2014 Maha Muasher, Ala Khalifeh,"Quality Analysis of VoIP in Real-Time Interactive Systems over Lossy Networks",Fourth International Symposium on Communicability, Computer Graphics and Innovative Design for Interactive Systems (CCGIDIS 2014),Venice, Italy,2014