Melissa Hanham is the Deputy Director of Open Nuclear Network and Director of the Datayo Project at One Earth Future Foundation. Hanham is an expert on open-source intelligence, incorporating satellite and aerial imagery, and 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. Hanham also uses open-source information to study export-control systems and proliferation finance activities.
Melissa Hanham is a regular contributor to Arms Control Wonk, the leading blog and podcast on disarmament, arms control, and nonproliferation. In 2018, she was awarded the Paul Olum Grant Fund for being one of the most inventive scientific and technical minds working to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons. She previously worked at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA and the International Crisis Group in Seoul and Beijing.