Amir Bagherpour


Amir Bagherpour, Ph.D. is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at FAS. His areas of focus are on effects of disinformation on society, crisis risk modeling, and emerging technologies. Dr. Bagherpour is a Principal Director and Senior Data Scientist at Accenture Federal Services. At Accenture he leads a team of over 50 analysts, data scientists, software engineers focused on developing platforms and enabling operations aimed at countering disinformation. Dr. Bagherpour served for nearly four years as Chief of the Advanced Analytics Team at the Bureau of Conflict & Stabilization Operations and later Director of Data Analytics in the Office of the Secretary of State. Earlier in his career he worked as an application engineer at NSK Corporation, where he focused on design and integration of bearings and motion control components into automation processes. He is one of the authors of the timely book, The Rise of Regions: Conflict and Cooperation (2020). He has also written for Foreign Affairs, Frontline PBS, and the Guardian.  Dr. Bagherpour has PhD in Political Science with an Emphasis in Quantitative Methods from Claremont Graduate University and an MBA from the University of California Irvine. He graduated from West Point with Bachelor of Science in Management Studies and Systems Engineering.

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