Dr Tatiana Tropina is a senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law. She has been conducting cybercrime research for 15 years, starting in Russia in 2002, where she became the first Russian researcher to defend a PhD thesis on cybercrime (2005). From 2003 to 2008, she worked full-time as a lawyer and then as head of the legal departments of a number of telecommunication companies. In 2008, she won the British Chevening Scholarship to study telecommunications management at the Business School of Strathclyde University, Glasgow. In 2009, she was awarded a German Chancellor Fellowship (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) and moved to Germany to pursue her research on legal frameworks for cybercrime.
Since 2009, Tatiana Tropina has been involved in both legal research and various applied cybercrime projects at the international level. This activity includes such projects as carrying out a cybercrime study for the Global Symposium of Regulators (ITU, 2010), and serving as a consultant to the UNODC Comprehensive Cybercrime Study (2012-2013) and to the World Bank's World Development Report 2016 (2015).