As part of ABI Research’s Strategic Technologies research team, Rian provides an analysis for Robotics, Automation, Intelligent Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. He has also written actively on the commercial application of unmanned aerial vehicles. Rian graduated in 2017 with a Master’s degree in Science & Security from King’s College London, researching the intersection of technology and defense. Subjects of interest included lethal autonomous weapons, unmanned systems, aerospace innovation, nuclear deterrence and how it relates to international affairs. Prior to that, he was an undergraduate at the University of Sheffield, studying History & Politics. Rian has been an editor and contributor to the conflict comment, a media outlet that focuses on international relations. He has experience of public speaking, most recently giving a presentation on missile defense at the University of London in September 2017.