Adrian was originally trained in the areas of statistics and computing before developing an interest in machine learning and artificial neural networks. From there, he moved to real neural networks, and completed his PhD in Neuroscience at the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London. After a period of nearly five years as a postdoc at the Psychology Department at Royal Holloway, University of London, he joined the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience at Brunel University London where he developed and leads the MSc Functional Neuroimaging programme.
His research interests are broadly in the area of sensory perception, but with a primary focus on the organization of the visual. Adrian has an interest in gaining a deeper understanding of the underlying anatomy and functional organization of the visual brain that facilitate our sense of vision, primarily through the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).