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 Managing Director at Accenture. He leads the development of advanced analytics platforms and methods for helping organizations make better decisions. His Industry experience spans both commercial and federal sectors. 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. 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.