Melissa directs the Datayo Project at One Earth Future Foundation. Datayo is an online software platform that collects and fuses publicly available information so that the public can analyze it for indications of nuclear weapons threat. In addition to managing the development of the software architecture, Melissa is an expert on weapons of mass destruction (WMD), which include nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, and their delivery devices, such as missiles and bombers. She is also breaking new pathways in open source intelligence, incorporating satellite and aerial imagery as well as other remote sensing data, large data sets, social media, 3D modeling, and GIS mapping. She is particularly focused on the monitoring and verification of international arms control agreements using open source evidence.
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 the next generation.
Innovations in my field I’m most excited to work on… are crowdsourcing and citizen science.