He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Professional Member of ACM. He also serves as a domain expert for multiple international research funding bodies, namely European Commission and CONICYT National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research, Santiago, Chile. Moreover, he has served as a Research Committee Chair at College of Computer and Information Science, King Saud University (Muzahmiyah Campus), Head of different research groups, and chair of national level events.
He has presented at multiple scientific and business venues internationally. He has received VisionICT best project award, IEEE International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology best project award, Technomoot best research poster award, University of Malaya GoT award, and CIIT research productivity award. In 2016, he was also nominated for the best researcher award by CIIT. Considering his research and community services, he has been listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World and featured on PrideofPakistan.com.
He has been invited as a guest in media programs to comment on technologies and related issues. He has also received invitations for keynote talks and has delivered presentations in International conferences and universities. His work is presented at International conferences and published in highly reputed journals, magazines, and books. Some of his publications have appeared among the most popular articles of the IEEE ComSoc Society, and are among the top 1% highly cited papers of the academic field of computer science (citations received with respect to publication year) as per Web of Science. Dr. Atta Ur Rehman Khan is also an editor of a book and an advisory board member of multiple edited books. His areas of research interest include cybersecurity, mobile cloud computing, ad hoc networks, and IoT.