School of Computing


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Miss Alaa Alkhafaji

  • Role Title: Research Student
  • Address: Buckingham Building, Lion Terrace, Portsmouth PO1 3HE UK
  • Telephone: +44 (0)23 9284 6400
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  • Department: School of Computing
  • Faculty: Faculty of Technology


I am a researcher in mobile computing. I received a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Mustansiriyah, Iraq and MSc in Information Technology from the University of Utara, Malaysia before starting my current PhD in Mobile Learning at the Schol of Computing, University of Portsmouth. My research interests include mobile learning, location-based services, informal learning, and cultural heritage. I have some skills in programming and development such as Java, MySQL, JavaScript and Object Oriented Methodology.


Current PhD research

"Development of a Mobile Location Based System to Support Informal Learning in the Cultural Heritage Domain." First supervisor, Dr Sanaz Fallahkhair; second supervisor, Dr Mihaela Cocea.