Alexander Babuta is a Research Fellow in National Security Studies at RUSI. His research focusses on policing, intelligence and technology, particularly the use of big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning. He conducts research on a range of topics related to transnational organised crime and counterterrorism, on behalf of the UK Government, European Commission and private sector. His academic background is in crime analysis and behavioural science: he holds an MSc with Distinction in Crime Science from University College London (UCL), where his dissertation explored the use of data science methods for police risk assessment of missing children. He also holds a first class Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from UCL. Prior to joining the institute, Alexander worked for a Member of Parliament.