Adrian Ioana was born in Romania (1981), he received his B.S. from Unversity of Bucharest and his PhD in 2007 at UCLA under the direction of Professor Sorin Popa. His current research interests are von Neumann algebras and orbit equivalence. Adrian together with Jesse Peterson and Sorin Popa have proved the existence of a II_1 factor with trivial outer automorphism group. More recently, he showed that any countable group which contains a free subgroup has uncountably many non orbit equivalent actions.