Senior Research Associate, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Melissa supports MIIS’s research by investigating new techniques in open source geospatial analysis, incorporating imagery and other remote sensing data, large data sets, social media, 3D modeling, and GIS mapping. She teaches “Geospatial Tools for Nonproliferation Analysis” at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and is a regular contributor to Arms Control Wonk.

I’m most excited to work on projects that… focus on technology.

I’m looking for partners that can help me with… remote sensing, computer vision, and data analysis.

A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… working with students.

Innovations in my field I’m most excited to work on… are crowdsourcing and citizen science.