I am currently a Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). Previously, I was a Simons Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Liu Institute for Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia. I have published articles on the Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons, the danger of nuclear false alarms, and cybersecurity in the nuclear arsenal.

As a graduate student, I built an ultrafast laser apparatus to study electrons in semiconductor thin films and metal nanostructures.

Nuclear Policy Publications

Nuclear Policy Presentations and Posters

  • Lauren J. Borja, presentation and paper: “Cybersecurity Risks in U.S. Nuclear Weapons,” 11th International Students Young Pugwash Conference, rescheduled: October 2020
  • Lauren J. Borja, Debak Das, Reid Pauly, with discussant Gabrielle Hecht, panel discussion: “Secrecy and Deniability in the Nuclear Realm,” Center for International Security and Cooperation Research Seminar, February 2020, Stanford University
  • Lauren J. Borja, presentation “Cybersecurity Priorities for U.S. ICBMs,” Nuclear Policy Panel, January 2020, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Lauren J. Borja, presentation: “Cybersecurity Risks in U.S. ICBMs,” Union of Concerned Scientists Technical Webinar, December 2019
  • Lauren J. Borja, presentation and memo: “The Cyber Insider Threat to the U.S. Arsenal,” Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows Seminar, Washington, D.C.
  • Lauren J. Borja, presentation: “Indian Nuclear Command and Control: A History and Recent Developments,” 31th International Summer Symposium on Science and World Affairs, August 2019, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Lauren J. Borja, presentation: ” Cyber vulnerabilities in the US nuclear weapons arsenal,” The Future of Nuclear Studies, July 2019, Vancouver, Canada
  • Lauren J. Borja, presentation: “Inherent computer-related risks of nuclear weapons command and control modernization,” 30th International Summer Symposium on Science and World Affairs, July 2018, Vancouver, Canada

Nuclear Policy Interviews

Ultrafast Publications

Ultrafast Presentations and Posters

  • Lauren J. Borja, Andrey Gandman, M. Zürch, James S. Prell, C.D. Pemmaraju, David Prendergast, Daniel M. Neumark, Stephen R. Leone, presentation: “Ultrafast transient absorption at the germanium M4,5-edge to measure electron and hole dynamics,” Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, June 2016, San Jose, CA
  • Lauren J. Borja, Andrey Gandman, James S. Prell, C.D. Pemmaraju, M. Zürch, David Prendergast, Daniel M. Neumark, Stephen R. Leone, poster: “Simultaneous femtosecond-resolved observation of independent hole and electron dynamics in germanium by XUV transient absorption,” International Symposium on Ultrafast Intense Laser Science 14, December 2015, Kauai, HI
  • Lauren J. Borja, Madeline H. Elkins, Peter M. Kraus, C.D. Pemmeraju, David Prendergast, Daniel M. Neumark, Stephen R. Leone, poster: “Attosecond electron dynamics in condensed matter systems,” Joint Attosecond Multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives Annual Meeting, November 2015, Orlando, FL
  • Lauren J. Borja, presentation: “Observing plasmon dephasing with attosecond resolution,” Graduate Research Conference, September 2012, Berkeley, CA
  • Lauren J. Borja, James S. Prell, Daniel M. Neumark, Stephen R. Leone, poster: “Attosecond-resolved imaging of plasmon electric fields: a numerical simulation,” Ultrafast Dynamic Imaging of Matter, July 2012, Banff, AB