Sarah Al Shareeda

Iraq | Fulbright S&T awardee 2012 | Ohio State University | Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Before coming to OSU, Sarah was a faculty member in the computer-engineering department at Basrah University, Iraq. Since she adores teaching, she decided to pursue her doctorate studies in the US and what is better than Fulbright scholarship to apply for. In the ECE department, Sarah is researching the vehicular networks field, which is a futuristic research area where vehicles talk to each other and help each other in avoiding accidents, having less traffic congestion, and even in infotaining the drivers by the help of the infrastructure. Her main research efforts focus on augmenting the security and anonymity of the adopted framework and in improving the efficiency of these fancy WiFi-like vehicular communications.

During her living in Columbus, Sarah has had two dedications: one for her PhD in OSU and one for volunteering in serving the needs of other students, friends, neighbors, and community. As a regular off-school activity, Sarah enjoys volunteering in (1) teaching Quranic Tajweed, (2) being a community’s social worker who takes care of people’s needs (it is like a habit now to pick up the phone on regular basis to say “Yes sister, tell me what’s happening? What do you need me to do?”. From such four-year period of translating, filling applications out, and accompanying in doctors/hospitals/BMV/schools appointments, she could say that she became an expert in dealing with people, (3) serving food in the month of fasting, and (4) mentoring and solving the research problems of her colleagues since she has been the most outspoken student in her group (helping them to express their ideas the best way and refining their research goals). In addition to these enjoyable activities, Sarah likes animations and fashion design.


Current Affiliation

PhD Candidate
The Electrical and computer Engineering Department, The Ohio State University
Center of Automotive Research (CAR), OSU
University’s Crash Imminent Safety (CrIS) University Transportation Center (UTC), OSU



  • Vehicular Adhoc Networks
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Security and Privacy / Cryptography



PhD (current, Electrical and Computer Engineering), Ohio State University, USA
MS (2016, Electrical and Computer Engineering), Ohio State University, USA
MS (2008, Computer Engineering) University of Basrah, Iraq
BS (2004, Computer Engineering) University of Basrah, Iraq