Amir Bagherpour, Ph.D. is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at FAS. His areas of expertise are on disinformation risk detection, crisis & conflict risk forecasting, and emerging technologies. Dr. Bagherpour is a Principal Director and Senior Data Scientist at Accenture Federal Services. Dr. Bagherpour served 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 recently authored a chapter in the timely book, The Rise of Regions: Conflict and Cooperation (2020), where he forecasted the series of power transitions taking place in North Africa. 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 a Bachelors of Science in Management Studies and Systems Engineering.