Jelena Vicic

Jelena Vicic

Predoctoral Fellow

Professional Summary

Jelena Vićić is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati and a Predoctoral Fellow at the Ohio Cyber Range Institute. Her concentration fields are International Relations and Methodology. Broadly, Jelena’s research explores the interaction of technology and international conflict with focus on competition in and through cyberspace. Jelena's doctoral dissertation examines the fundamental dynamics behind why cyberspace has become an unstable environment of competition and potential conflict, and what that means for international and national policy. In her work, Jelena employs a mix of war games and experimental methodology to build simulation-based experiments, for the study of operational escalation dynamics in cyberspace. 
Jelena’s research interests include: international relations, cybersecurity, and EU politics.


Master of Advanced International Studies: Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, University of Vienna Vienna, Austria, 2015 (International Relations & International Law)

Bachelor of Arts: American University in Bulgaria Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, 2011 (International Relations & Journalism)


Peer Reviewed Publications

Hamman, Seth T., Vićić, Jelena, Mewhirter, Jack, White, Phillip, Harknett, Richard J. (2020. ) Deciphering Cyber Operations: The Use of Experimental Methodology for Studying Military Strategic Concepts in Cyberspace .Cyber Defense Review, , 5 (1 ) ,135

Book Chapter

Fischerkeller, Michael, Harknett, Richard J., and Jelena Vićić (2020 ) The Limits of Deterrence and the Need for Persistence The Cyber Deterrence Problem .(pp. 21).Rowman and Littlefeld (Co-Author)