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Dr. Atif Ansar

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As a Fellow of Keble College, University of Oxford, Atif’s research focuses on the cost, time, and benefit outcomes of major programmes and megaprojects. In collaboration with colleagues at University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, Stanford, and notable companies, Atif is pioneering research on technology, modularity, and artificial intelligence in major infrastructure and city projects. Atif is the Director of the MSc in Major Programme Management (MMPM) at Oxford Saïd and the Cohort Manager of the Major Projects Leadership Academy (MPLA) of the UK Government for senior civil servants. Atif’s work—including co-authored pieces—has been published by Nature, Oxford University Press, International Journal of Project Management, Energy Policy, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, and Journal of Economic Geography. Atif’s impact reaches beyond academia via extensive media engagement, policy advice to governments and multilateral institutions, and consulting with Fortune 500 companies. Atif completed his DPhil (PhD) in 2010. Studying at Brasenose College, Oxford University, he received the prestigious Clarendon Award from the Oxford University Press for his doctorate.

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