Dr. Amir Bagherpour is a data scientist and expert focused on application of advanced analytics for detecting and preventing conflict events. He consults in both the federal and non-profit space. Dr. Bagherpour was a partner and Chief Analytics Officer of giStrat, where he built cloud-based technologies focused on modeling complex geo-political problems. Prior to his commercial experience, Dr. Bagherpour was the Director of Data Analytics in the Office of the Secretary of State. He was also the senior analyst and team lead for the Advanced Analytics Unit at the Bureau of Conflict & Stabilization Operations. Dr. Bagherpour served at Voice of America’s Persian Service. Dr. Bagherpour served in the U.S. Army as an Armor Officer and is a graduate of West Point. He has a PhD in Political Science with a focus on quantitative methods from Claremont Graduate University and an MBA specializing in market research and macroeconomics from the University of California Irvine. He is fluent in both Farsi and Dari.