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Chitra Javali

Postgraduate Researcher at Network Research Laboratory,
School of Computer Science and Engineering,
UNSW, Sydney, Australia

Chitra Javali is currently pursuing Postgraduate Research(PhD) in Wireless Networking domain under the supervision of Prof. Sanjay Jha and Dr. Lavy Libman, UNSW and Prof. Aruna Seneviratne, NICTA. She has joined NRL in August, 2013.

Chitra completed Postgraduation (M.Tech) in "Networking and Internet Engineering" from Sri Jayachamrajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysore, India and obtained Graduation (B.E) in "Electronics and Communication Engineering" (E&C) from K.L.E.Society's College of Engineering & Technology (KLECET), Belgaum, India. She has secured First Class with Distinction (F.C.D) throughout her studies.

During M.Tech Industrial Training period she worked as a Trainee Engineer for VeriSign Services, Banglore, India in Domain Name Server (DNS) division. Chitra worked as a Software Engineer in Embedded Systems Design and Development , Avionics Systems Software for a period of 2 years and moved on to academics. She served as a Lecturer in the Department of Electronics and Communication (E&C) of K.L.E.Society's College of Engineering & Technology (KLECET), Belgaum, India, and later as an Asst.Professor in CSE of PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India . During the period of academic employment Chitra taught various Computer Science subjects and worked as a Supervisor for undergraduate student projects. She also worked as a Course Coordinator for Postgraduate Engineering courses. Having worked as an Academic Faculty in Computer Science Subjects for around 2.5 years, she developed keen interest in research and joined NRL, UNSW in August, 2013.

  • Postgraduate Research Student Support (PRSS) Conference Travel Fund, July 2014
  • The Postgraduate Research Student Support (PRSS) Scheme awarded by Graduate Research School (GRS), UNSW provides financial assistance to eligible postgraduate research students to present their research at international conferences.


  • CSE Conference Travel Fund, July 2014
  • The School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW awards Travel Fund for postgraduate research students to attend and present their research paper at top-tier international conferences.


  • NICTA Research Project Award (NRPA) Scholarship, January 2014
  • The NICTA Research Project Award (NRPA) is offered to the postgraduate research students working in projects aligned with NICTA's Research Groups. The scholarship is available for research study of 3 years.


  • First Prize in the Communications category of 5th IEEE Technologies of the Future (iToF), November 2013
  • Secured First prize for the poster "Wireless Smart Badge for Social Networking" by Chitra Javali and Girish Revadigar in the Communications category at the 5th IEEE Technologies of the Future (iToF) event, held at UNSW, Sydney, Australia.


  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) Scholarship, August 2013
  • Australian Postgraduate Award(APA) is a highly prestigious scholarship awarded to meritorious full time PhD research students by Australian Govt. to support the research study for 3 years.

  • Wireless Physical Layer Security
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Low power communication standards (IEEE 802.15.4, Zigbee)
  • Communication Protocols
  • Network Architecture
  • Embedded /Real Time Systems
  • Linux Device Drivers
  • Android Application Development