Career Research Funding

2021 - 2025 Menzies Foundation  

New Legal Thinking for Emerging Technologies

Tim Miller, Jeannie Paterson, Atif Ahmad, Lars Kulik 


2021 Department of Defence, Australian Government 

Mass Influence Organisations

Emily Ebbott, Morgan Saletta, Richard Stearne, Atif Ahmad et al. 


2017 - 2021 Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence

Chris Leckie (Director),  Atif Ahmad (Deputy Director). 


2019 - 2020 Oceania Centre of Cyber Security Excellence

A Research Methodology for Video-Enhanced Storytelling using Digital Artifacts in Cybersecurity Education

Atif Ahmad (Lead), Sean Maynard, Humza Naseer, Prof Rens Scheepers (Deakin)

Industry Partner: Holmes Institute


2016 - 2019 Australian Research Council Discovery Project

Enhancing Information Security through Organisational Learning

Atif Ahmad (Lead), Sean Maynard, Richard Baskerville, Mary Crossan, Graeme Shanks (Retired)


2018 Oceania Cyber Security - Proof of Concept Project

Executive Learning in Cyber Security: Video-enhanced Storytelling for Online Education

Atif Ahmad (Lead), Rens Scheepers, Sean Maynard


2015 Melbourne Networked Society Institute

Active Defense: A Novel Risk Management Approach to Network Infrastructure Protection

Atif Ahmad (Lead), Chris Leckie, Ben Rubinstein, Tansu Alpcan, Andre Gygax


2015 Centre for Business Analytics

Enhancing Situation-Awareness using Big Data Analytics

Atif Ahmad, Chris Leckie, Graeme Shanks, Sean Maynard


2015 Melbourne School of Government

Social Media Warfare

Christoph Breidbach, Atif Ahmad, Tim Baldwin, David Malet


2015 Melbourne Networked Society Institute

Protecting Personal Data: Australian Privacy Principles and the Internet of Things

Rachelle Bosua, Megan Richardson, Sean Maynard


2010 University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Competitive Grant Scheme

Organisational Learning and Innovation in Information Security

Atif Ahmad


2008 Industry Research Grant

Market and Trend Analysis for Internet Security and Usability

Atif Ahmad, Wally Smith


2004 Australian Research Council Linkage APAI Grant

Protecting Knowledge Assets in Organisations

Rens Scheepers, Atif Ahmad, Wally Smith


2004-2012 Australian Research Council Networks

Research Network for a Secure Australia

Priyan Mendis (Lead Investigator), Atif Ahmad and others as Investigators