Tamara Patton is a doctoral student in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Her research centers on verification options for future nuclear arms control and disarmament measures, including working with virtual reality environments to design and simulate possible systems for verifying warhead and fissile material reductions. Prior to coming to Princeton, she worked as a researcher at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation where she focused on emerging technologies for nuclear transparency and verification, including in the areas of visualization, virtual reality, and geospatial analysis. Previously, she worked as a researcher on nuclear and conventional arms control issues at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. She has also worked as a research assistant with the US Naval Postgraduate School’s Common Operational Research Environment Laboratory and Remote Sensing Center. Tamara has an MA in nonproliferation studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a BA in international studies from the University of Washington.
Forthcoming Publications and Working Papers
T. Patton and A. Glaser, Full-Motion Virtual Reality for Nuclear Arms Control (Extended Version).
T. Patton and A. Glaser, Mapping Nuclear Arms Control Verification Strategies with the Nu Model.
N. Gillard, T. Patton, G. Spence, Characterizing Gas Centrifuge Uranium Enrichment Facilities in Satellite Imagery Through Open Source Information and 3D Visualization.
T. Patton, B. Cogswell, M. Kütt, and A. Glaser: Full-Motion Virtual Reality for Nuclear Arms Control, 57th Annual INMM Meeting, July 24-28, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia.
T. Patton, Emerging Satellites for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Verification, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, January 2016.
T. Patton, Virtual Reality for Verification with the Unity Game Engine, International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Safeguards Symposium, October 2014.
L. Grip and T. Patton, The Humanitarian and Developmental Impact of Anti-Vehicle Mines, Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, September 2014.
T. Patton, Policy Paper: Governing Uranium in China, Danish Institute for International Studies and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, March 2014.
T. Patton, P. Podvig, and P. Schell, A New START Model for Transparency in Nuclear Disarmament, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, April 2013.
T. Patton, P. Podvig, and P. Schell, Individual Country Reports – A New START Model for Transparency in Nuclear Disarmament, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, April 2013.
T. Patton, Combining Satellite Imagery and 3D Drawing Tools for Nonproliferation Analysis: A Case Study of Pakistan’s Khushab Plutonium Production Reactors, Science & Global Security, 20, no. 2-3 (2012): 117-140.
Full-Motion Virtual Reality for Nuclear Arms Control (with A. Glaser), 57th Annual INMM Meeting, July 24-28, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia.
Full Motion Virtual Reality for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Arms Control, NNSA’s Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development (DNN R&D) University & Industry Technical Interchange (UITI) Program & Technical Review Meeting, June 2016.
Emerging Commercial Small Satellites for Verification Support, Consortium on Verification Technology Workshop on Nuclear Verification at Low Numbers, December 2015.
New Technologies and Opportunities for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Verification, Seminar at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Vienna, Austria, June 2015.
Virtual Reality for Verification with the Unity Game Engine, International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Safeguards Symposium, October 2014.
New Technologies for Verification in the Context of the CTBT, Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization’s (CTBTO) Public Policy Course, 4 September 2014.
International Technical Means of Verification, Presentation at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Scientific Advisory Board, Temporary Working Group on Verification, The Hague, Netherlands, 9 April 2014.
The Humanitarian and Developmental Impact of Anti-Vehicle Mines, United Nations Office at Geneva, Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, 2013 Meeting of States Parties, 15 November 2014.