Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE 8011/8012 and MP 6011/6012 Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs


International Nuclear Safeguards


Ms. Rebecca Horton


Academic Alliance Partnership Manager for Georgia Institute of Technology, Sandia National Laboratories


Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 11:00:00 AM


Boggs Building, Room 3-47


Dr. C. Deo


Sandia Safeguards has a long history of contributions to international nuclear safeguards, starting from the beginning of the U.S. support program to the IAEA in the late 1970’s. Sandia is an advanced systems engineering laboratory, able to draw upon broad expertise in areas such as the surety of nuclear weapons, information assurance, domestic and international safeguards, nonproliferation, physical protection, arms control, and the nuclear fuel cycle. Sandia strongly supports the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) mission of revitalizing, strengthening, and sustaining domestic and international safeguards capabilities through the Next Generation Safeguards Initiative(NGSI).


Rebecca D. Horton is a Senior Manager in the Advanced Science & Technology Program Management Center at Sandia National Laboratories. She currently works at Georgia Institute of Technology as the on-campus partnerships manager to develop strategic research collaborations, enhance the talent pipeline for work in national security missions and to accelerate technology transfer. She joined Sandia in 1984 and has worked in multiple safeguards and security programs for both domestic and international applications. Her areas of research and program management experience include information systems analysis and cybersecurity technology R&D; security risk and vulnerability assessments methodologies; physical security technologies RDT&E such as microsensor-based contraband detection and advanced access control/ image assessment techniques; and automated containment and surveillance for international nuclear materials and facility protection important to Non-Proliferation & Arms Control and International Safeguards. Rebecca earned an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University focused in Image and Statistical Signal Processing and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University.


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