Ardi Janjeva is a Research Associate at the Centre for Emerging Technology and Security (CETaS). His research interests include technology-enabled threats in the 21st century; the future of intelligence innovation; technology-based geostrategic alliances and competition; and the relationship between technology and economic resilience. He has worked closely with national and international partners across government, academia, civil society and the private sector on these topics, producing research which has been cited in academic journals and mainstream media outlets such as the Financial Times and the BBC.

Prior to joining The Alan Turing Institute in July 2022, he worked as Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) where he formally established the institute’s Technology and National Security research programme. While at RUSI, he co-authored several high-impact research reports, including one of the most in-depth policy assessments of the uses of artificial intelligence in UK national security, and two reports written in collaboration with CETaS on the future of open-source intelligence in UK national security and the implications of privacy-enhancing technologies for UK surveillance policy. This research has been presented at national and international conferences and briefed to senior policymakers across government.

Ardi holds an MSc in International Social and Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), achieving a Distinction in his thesis which analysed the British government’s post-riot narratives in the early 1980s in comparison with the 2011 England riots. He also achieved a first class Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at King’s College London.