Dr. Sarra Alqahtani is an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Wake Forest University. She received her PhD from University of Tulsa in 2015 and spent 2 years as a postdoc associate there. She received her BS in computer science at King Saud University in 2006 and her MA in Information systems at King Saud University in 2009.

Dr. Alqahtani focuses on developing artificial intelligent techniques for distributed coordination and adaptive distributed planning for resilient autonomous systems, implementing algorithms to enhance the security and reliability of multi-agent systems built based on reinforcement learning. 

Dr. Alqahtani is passionate about making progress toward sustainable development goals in the tight race with irreversible changes in our planet. She works with the Intelligent Remote Sensing in Conservation & Discovery Group (IRSC) in WFU to leverage the potential of AI and DL to to draw conclusions from large data that humans may not have the capability to see otherwise. She is also passionate about diversity and inclusion in CS education. She serves in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee in the Computer Science department at Wake Forest University.