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Seven Questions with... Adriano Koshiyama

6 November 2020

This week we meet Adriano Koshiyama, a Computer Science PhD student from Rio de Janeiro, who chats to us about some of the exciting opportunities he's gotten involved with during his studies – including working at Goldman Sachs, Nomura and the Alan Turing Institute.

Adriano Koshiyama

What are you studying, why are you interested in this subject and what do you plan to do in the future?

I’m doing a PhD in Computer Science. I work on translating Artificial Intelligence Ethics into Engineering Practice. I’m looking to put my expertise to good use and seek independence through an entrepreneurial path.

What is the most interesting thing you’ve done, seen or got involved with while at UCL?

During my PhD I was given the opportunity to work in industry and other research institutions. I’ve worked at Goldman Sachs, Nomura, The Alan Turing Institute and some startups. In that time, I’ve met people cognitively diverse that have broadened my perspectives and allowed me to go beyond my comfort zone.

Have you discovered any hidden gems during your time at UCL?


  1. Dawn and Wendy from Computer Science;
  2. The Alchemist cafe; 
  3. Dr Emre Kazim.

Give us your top three things to do/see/go to in London:


  1. Grove Fish Bar in Ladbroke Grove;
  2. Queen of Sheba in Tufnell Park;
  3. South London Gallery in Peckham.

If you were Provost for the day what one thing would you do?

Suspend all international fees :)

Who inspires you and why?

Professor Philip Treleaven (UCL) – he encourages all his students to be creative and engage in high-risk, high-reward projects.

What would it surprise people to know about you?

I’m a certified Health and Safety inspector, with a full-time experience in construction.


  • Adriano is organising an exciting international conference, TheAlgo2020, on AI and other technologies. Check it out here.