Saira Viqar received her Masters in Computer Science from The National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences in Pakistan in 2006, and her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University USA in 2012. She currently works as a software designer at James Cook University Australia. She develops web applications that help researchers manage and visualise their data. Her other interests include the theory of distributed systems, wireless mobile ad hoc networks and systems, the Internet of things (IoT), and data visualisation.