• 102 Citations
  • 5 h-Index

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Personal profile


Dr Muhammad Ikram is a lecturer in Cybersecurity at Department of Computing, Macquarie University. He is a member of Information Security and Privacy (ISP) group at Macquarie University and a visiting scientist at Data61, CSIRO. Before joining Macquarie University, he was a joint postdoctoral research fellow at University of Michigan and Macquarie University. He completed his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunication from UNSW, Sydney. 

Ikram's current research interests are focused on data-driven analysis of privacy and security issues in mobile and Web applications. He has been thinking and working to build techniques leveraging machine-learning algorithms to fight against security and privacy issues and fraud detection targeting online services.

Web: https://imikr4m.github.io

Education/Academic qualification

Electrical Engineering and Telecommunication, PhD, The University of New South Wales

1 Sep 201416 May 2018

External positions

Postdoc Researcher, University of Michigan

1 Jul 201831 Aug 2019

Research Scientist, Networks Research Group Data61

30 Sep 2010 → …

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Research Outputs

  • 102 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 15 Conference proceeding contribution
  • 8 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Paper

Measuring and analysing the chain of implicit trust: a study of third-party resources loading

Ikram, M., Masood, R., Tyson, G., Kaafar, M. A., Loizon, N. & Ensafi, R., Apr 2020, In : ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (TOPS). 23, 2, p. 1-27 27 p., 8.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Decentralized control: a Case Study of Russia

    Ramesh, R., Raman, R. S., Bernhard, M., Ongkowijaya, V., Evdokimov, L., Edmundson, A., Sprecher, S., Ikram, M. & Ensafi, R., 10 Nov 2019, (Accepted/In press).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • A decade of mal-activity reporting: a retrospective analysis of Internet malicious activity blacklists

    Zhao, B. Z. H., Ikram, M., Asghar, H. J., Kaafar, M. A., Chaabane, A. & Thilakarathna, K., Jul 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Asia Computer Communication and Security (AsiaCCS). New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 193-205 13 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    DaDiDroid: an obfuscation resilient tool for detecting Android malware via weighted directed call graph modelling

    Ikram, M., Beaume, P. & Kaafar, M. A., 2019, Proceedings of the 16th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications: Volume 2: SECRYPT. Obaidat, M. S. & Samarati, P. (eds.). Setúbal: SciTePress, Vol. 2. p. 211-219 9 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

  • Prizes

    ACM AsiaCCS 2019 Best Paper Award

    Benjamin Zi Hao Zhao (Recipient), Muhammad Ikram (Recipient), Hassan Asghar (Recipient), Mohamed Ali Kaafar (Recipient), Chaabane Abdelberi (Recipient) & Kanchana Thilakarathna (Recipient), 10 Jul 2019

    Prize: Other distinction