Tony Rivera is a Visiting Assistant Professor at SSRI as well as Assistant Professor of International Security at the College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University and Director of the Laboratory for Unconventional Conflict Analysis and Simulation (LUCAS), a computational security studies lab. The Lab is bi-located on Fort Bragg and Duke University. Rivera received his degree in political science and international relations from the University of Delaware.
Since 2010, he has been affiliated with the University of Chicago’s Computation Institute, where he has provided subject matter expertise on Iranian grand strategy and security policy for agent-based modeling. His work at the Computation Institute also included modeling the sovereignty disputes in the South and East China Seas. From 2009–2012, Rivera served as managing editor of the International Studies Association’s Compendium project.