Dr. Alan Farahani
Alan Farahani is the founder and primary analyst of SciScope solutions, which develops innovative data management, visualization, and analytics tools using open source platforms for laboratory and field sciences. He is also an anthropological archaeologist whose research interests broadly revolve around the theoretical and empirical investigation of the long-term socio-political, environmental, and ecological consequences of agriculture throughout the Holocene. To investigate these issues, he specializes in the analysis of archaeological plant remains, or paleoethnobotany, as well as the analysis and visualization of data using contemporary computing languages and platforms. Geographically and temporally his research has concentrated on Holocene Eurasia, with emphasis on west Asia (Jordan, Armenia, Iraqi Kurdistan), but has also conducted related fieldwork or research world-wide (El Salvador, Philippines, Spain, California, Arizona, Tunisia).