Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Daniel Tapia-Jimenez is a Predoctoral Research Intern and PhD Candidate in his final year at University of California, Davis.

His dissertation explores how technology affects international cooperation and competition following developments and incidences related to agricultural biotechnology and cyber security technology. In so doing it aims to refine a general framework to understand emerging technologies

At the Center for Global Security Research, he analyzes technology’s relationship with international security, focusing on how emerging technologies with decentralizing tendencies (specifically additive manufacturing) will reshape security concerns.

This work is a part of a collaborative project with other intern and postdoctoral researchers at the center which involves a comparative analysis of do-it-yourself biotechnology, additive manufacturing, and cyber security to better anticipate their challenges for security policy.