In Summary

  • Swinburne researcher Dr Ashir Ahmed joined 60 leading Australian researchers at the Australian Academy of Science's Think Tank on Risk

Swinburne’s Dr Ashir Ahmed from the Department of Business Technology and Entrepreneurship joined some of Australia’s leading researchers in Canberra, at the Australian Academy of Science’s Think Tank on Risk.

The Academy’s Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tank brought together early and mid-career researchers from a broad range of disciplines to engage in thinking about novel applications of existing science and technology to issues of national significance.

The theme this year was An interdisciplinary approach to Living in the Risky world. Discussions took place around:

  • International security;
  • Risk and resource allocation for the environment;
  • Antimicrobial resistance in a connected world; and
  • Uncertainty, ignorance and partial knowledge.

Dr Ahmed joined around 60 researchers to help identify gaps in current knowledge and propose solutions.

“Being involved in the Think Tank allowed me to share views and research interests with the nation’s leading researchers,” says Dr Ahmed.

“My passion lies in the area of IT for Social Impact. I would like to explore the positive use of web-based technologies to counter radicalisation among young people in Australia.

“By discussing my research project at the Think Tank, I hope to develop my ideas and take a multidisciplinary approach to address the proposed project.”

The recommendations of the Think Tank will be made publicly available later in the year.