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Dr Ahmed Ibrahim

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6872, Email:, Campus: Joondalup,
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6872
Campus: Joondalup  


Ahmed is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Security Research Institute within the School of Science.

Current Teaching

  • Not applicable – Research Scholar only


  • Ahmed has previously worked as a Security Consultant, Lecturer, and Tutor in Australia; and was employed in positions in academia, government, and the IT industry in the Maldives.

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Computer Society (ACS)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Australian Information Security Association (AISA)
  • High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA)

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • 2012 – Endeavour Postgraduate Award (PhD), DEEWR Australia
  • 2007 – AusAID Leadership Awards, AusAID Australia
  • 2005 – Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Technology Prize for Outstanding Project on the BSc (Hons) in Computing, Staffordshire University

Research Areas and Interests

  • Steganography/Steganalysis, Artificial Intelligence, Radicalisation, and other areas broadly related to Computer Security and Digital Forensics.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2016.
  • Master of Computer Science, Edith Cowan University, 2008.


Recent Research Grants

  • Vulnerabilities in Ship Control Systems,  Defence Science and Technology Group of the Department of Defence,  Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $400,000.
  • Investigation of social media for radicalisation and terrorism in the Maldives,  Edith Cowan University,  Edith Cowan University, School of Science Collaborative Research Grant Scheme, 2016 ? 2017,  2017,  $11,000.
  • Investigation of text steganography for malicious covert communication by terrorists in the dark web,  Edith Cowan University,  Edith Cowan University, School of Science Early Career Grant Scheme Semester 1, 2017,  2017,  $8,200.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Baig, Z., Szewczyk, P., Valli, C., Rabadia, P., Hannay, P., Chernyshev, M., Johnstone, M., Kerai, P., Ibrahim, A., Sansurooah, K., Syed, N., Peacock, M., (2017), Future Challenges for Smart Cities: Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics. Digital Investigation, 22(August 2017), 3-13, Oxon, United Kingdom, Elsevier Advanced Technology, DOI: 10.1016/j.diin.2017.06.015.

Conference Publications

  • Rabadia, P., Ibrahim, A., Valli, C., Baig, Z., (2017), Analysis of attempted intrusions: Intelligence gathered from SSH honeypots., 10p..
  • Yang, W., Zheng, G., Ibrahim, A., Chaudhry, J., Wang, S., Hu, J., Valli, C., (2017), Application of 3D Delaunay Triangulation in Fingerprint Authentication System., 8.
  • Woolley, C., Ibrahim, A., Hannay, P., (2017), Building a dataset for image steganography., 36-45.
  • Syed, N., Baig, Z., Valli, C., Ibrahim, A., (2017), Modelling and Evaluation of Malicious Attacks against the IoT MQTT Protocol. The 10th IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings-2017), 748-755.
  • Ibrahim, A., Valli, C., (2015), Image Similarity using Dynamic Time Warping of Fractal Features. Proceedings of 13th Australian Digital Forensics Conference, 111-122, Perth, WA, ECU Security Research Institute.
  • Ibrahim, A., (2014), Suitability of lacunarity measure for blind steganalysis. Proceedings of the 12th Australian Digital Forensics Conference, 64-74, Perth, Western Australia, Security Research Institute, ECU, DOI: 10.4225/75/57b3e2d3fb87d.
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