Tamara Patton’s research at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) focuses on engaging emerging technologies to support nuclear nonproliferation and arms control treaty verification, including in the areas of satellite data, digital 3D modeling, virtual reality and data fusion. Her current projects involve working with satellite Earth observation companies and organizations on developing future treaty verification solutions. Patton joined VCDNP as a Research Associate in December 2013.
She previously worked as a Researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) where she conducted studies on issues in nuclear arms control, nuclear materials governance and humanitarian demining. Prior to this, she was a Visiting Fellow with the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs in Geneva where she supported the work of the Conference on Disarmament. She has also worked with the US Naval Postgraduate School’s CORE Laboratory and Remote Sensing Center. Patton holds an MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a BA in International Studies from the University of Washington.