Ivanka Barzashka is a founder and co-director of the King's Wargaming Network at King's College London. There, she is also a MacArthur associate at the Centre for Science and Security Studies where she examines how disruptive technologies affect nuclear risks by combining qualitative analysis, quantitative modelling and strategic wargaming. Barzashka was a pre-doctoral fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation and a visiting fellow at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. She holds a BS in physics from Roanoke College and an MA in science and security (with distinction) from King's College London, where she is currently pursuing a doctorate in war studies research. Barzashka has educational training in military operations and strategy from Cornell University and in business entrepreneurship from Stanford University’s Business School.