Tamara Patton

Position
STEP Ph.D. Student
Adviser(s)
Bio/Description

Tamara Patton is a doctoral student in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the Princeton 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.

Selected Publications

T. Patton and A. Glaser, Deferred Verification: The Role of New Verification Technologies and Approaches, 59th Annual INMM Meeting, Baltimore, MD, July 2018.

T. Patton and A. Glaser, Mapping Nuclear Verification, 58th INMM Annual Meeting, Indian Wells, CA, July 2017.

L. Petruzzi, B. Cogswell, A. Glaser, M. Goettsche, T. Patton, and D. Wallace, Nuclear Inspections in the Matrix: Working with Radiation Detectors in Virtual Reality58th INMM Annual Meeting, Indian Wells, CA, July 2017.

T. Patton, B. Cogswell, M. Kütt, and A. Glaser: Full-Motion Virtual Reality for Nuclear Arms Control57th Annual INMM Meeting, July 24-28, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia.

T. PattonEmerging Satellites for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Verification, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, January 2016.

T. PattonVirtual Reality for Verification with the Unity Game Engine, International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Safeguards Symposium, October 2014.

L. Grip and T. PattonThe Humanitarian and Developmental Impact of Anti-Vehicle Mines, Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, September 2014.

T. PattonPolicy 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. PattonCombining Satellite Imagery and 3D Drawing Tools for Nonproliferation Analysis: A Case Study of Pakistan’s Khushab Plutonium Production ReactorsScience & Global Security, 20, no. 2-3 (2012): 117-140.