Ms. Ina Wanca
Future Forces Forum Future Forces Exhibition 2016 Military Advanced Robotic Systems (MARS) Conference 2016
Adjunct Professor, Director of Cybercrime Prevention, Crime Commission of NYC
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Ina Wanca is an Adjunct Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is also a Director of Cybercrime Prevention at the Citizens Crime Commission of NYC, and oversees the Predictive Prevention Lab. As a Director of Cybercrime Prevention, Ina Wanca leads the Crime Commission's efforts to bring technology and people together in order to prevent and reduce cybercrime. Mr. Wanca is also an affiliated member of the Initiative for the Study of Emerging Threats at New York University. Her research is focused on the decision behavior and cybersecurity of autonomous systems in smart cities.
Throughout her career, Ms. Wanca has worked with various international, intergovernmental, diplomatic, and private organizations including the United Nations and the U.S. Mission to the European Union. Ms. Wanca is also a member of the FBI InfraGard and the Council of Europe Octopus community working to strengthen public-private cooperation in fighting cybercrime.
Previously, Ms. Wanca enjoyed a successful career with Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Bloomberg LP and Chubb Limited, where she worked on intellectual property, lobbying, and regulatory compliance matters in more than 120 countries.
Ms. Wanca holds master’s degree in cybersecurity and global affairs from New York University, and a law degree from Chernorizets Hrabar in Bulgaria. Most recently Ms. Wanca completed a SummerLab on human-computer interaction at Carnegie Mellon, where she developed a cognitive tutor for a phishing email prevention. Ms. Wanca is expanding her knowledge in the areas of artificial intelligence and robotics through programs at MIT and Stanford University.