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Asress Adimi Gikay

Lecturer in AI, Disruptive Innovation and Law, Brunel University London

Dr. Asress Adimi Gikay is a Lecturer in AI, Disruptive Innovation, and Law at Brunel Law School since September 2019, with his research focusing on Artificial Intelligence, Law, and Policy. In 2020, he has completed his PhD (with Honor) in Individual Person and Legal Protections at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa, Italy) with thesis dedicated to the Regulation of Automated Consumer Credit Scoring in the EU and the US. He also earned his Doctorate Degree in Juridical Sciences (Summa Cum Laude) at Central European University (CEU) in 2016 specializing in comparative secured transactions law.

Dr. Gikay has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics ranging from secured transaction law reform to the regulation of blockchain and cryptocurrencies including in the Journal of Civil Law Studies, Case Western Reserve Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet, Tilburg Law Review and Mizan Law Review. He has also authored monographs published on the International Encyclopedia of Laws and a book title “Competition Law in Ethiopia” published by Kluwer Law International. He is the co-editor of “Human Rights, Consumer Law, and Vulnerable Consumers (Routledge, 2020).

He is affiliated with Brunel University London's


  • –present
    Dr, Brunel University London


  • 2020 
    Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Law and Technology