Arda is an Assistant Professor at CityU focusing on emerging technologies and future crime. His research looks into the prevention of future crimes that involve emerging technologies, including web3, cryptoassets, DeFi, CBDCs, AI, new payment methods and developments in FinTech. He has experience in blockchain analytics, crypto crime investigations, dark web research and open-source intelligence. His research uses both academic and practitioner experience, as well as innovative methods such as horizon scanning and crime scripting, to devise preventative frameworks and early detection mechanisms. He has advised numerous private, governmental and international organisations on future crime threats and possible prevention measures.
Arda holds a PhD from University College London (UCL), focusing on the future directions of money laundering and terrorist financing. He holds an MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism, also from UCL.