Adriana Bora is the Project Lead of Project AIMS at Mila, AI for Humanity and a Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the Queensland University of Technology.
Adriana is listed as one of the 20 Rising Stars in AI Ethics 2022 and won the UNESCO International Research Centre in Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI)’s AI Award 2021 for her efforts to develop AI solutions to combat modern slavery, contributing to SDG 8, Target 8.7. In 2022, Adriana was also recognised as one of Top 100 Romanians Living Abroad, for the category of science.
Adriana’s main area of expertise is in using technology against modern slavery. Her research focuses on applying machine learning in analyzing and benchmarking the businesses’ reports published following the Modern Slavery Acts from the UK and Australia. She is also the Queensland Community Lead of Women in AI (WAI) Australia, working towards increasing female representation and participation in AI.
Additionally, Adriana is a regular speaker on the global stage, and she has a vast research portfolio featuring partnerships with organizations such as The Future Society, Walk Free, MIT, World Bank, UN WIPO, Oxford University, United Nations University, EY, Fundacion Pasos Libres and others.
Adriana holds a Master’s Degree in International Public Management from Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA). She has also studied at the University of Hong Kong and holds a diploma in International Relations and Advanced Quantitative Methods from the University of Essex.