Austin Orr

Austin Orr

Austin Orr

Computer Science R&D

As a senior member of Sandia National Laboratories’ Global Security Analysis & Simulation department, Austin Orr is a software developer and nuclear security subject matter expert specializing in pathway analysis theory.

Austin serves as the lead developer of the pathway analysis tool PathTrace© on the modeling and simulation team. He is also involved in work on 3D visualization and serious game development and uses the Unity game engine to create other pathway analysis and physical security tools. With experience in vulnerability analysis, Austin has also worked as an analyst for international and domestic partners. He has also led projects involving performance modeling of risk reduction at U.S. chemical facilities and has conducted many facility design security analyses using PathTrace.

Aside from software development and analysis work, he also serves as a sub-group instructor and pathway analysis module instructor for the Design Evaluation Process Outline and International Training Course on Physical Security for Nuclear Materials and Facilities, engaging with and leading participants in exercises on vulnerability analysis and the software tools involved. Through PathTrace and his knowledge of pathway analysis theory, Austin has also instructed in engagements, technical exchanges, and workshops with international and domestic partners.

Between 2014 and 2018, Austin was employed by Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he was responsible for the network security and user testing of laboratory software. Austin joined Sandia in 2018 as a serious game development intern for the International Nuclear Security Engineering (INSE) department.

Austin has earned a B.S and M.S. from the University of New Mexico in Computer Science in 2018 and 2020, respectively.

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