Mr. Nemati is currently attending California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He is pursuing a B.S. in Statistics with a minor in Data Science. His main areas of study include multivariate analysis and applied markov probability models. His work with SCA has primarily been in crop science research, business relations, and analytics.
Advisory Board Member(Crop Science, Data Science)
Michael Barron is the Director of Research and Development at AeroFarms, a clean-technology company that builds and operates advanced vertical farms in urban environments. As both a plant and data scientist, Barron leads the R&D team in all aspects of project management, experiment design and implementation, and predictive algorithm development. For his innovative work at AeroFarms, Barron was named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Science. Before joining AeroFarms in 2014, Barron worked at the Economics Research Service of the USDA in Washington, DC and at Ingleby Farms & Forests in Denmark. He holds an AB in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard University, an MS in Plant, Environmental Management, and Soil Science from Louisiana State University, and an MS in Data Science from Indiana University
Advisory Board Member(Agriculture)
Paul received his bachelors of engineering at the University of Fresno. He started his career as a Manufacturing Engineer making medical devices in the Central Valley of California, but in 1998 had the opportunity to get into the wine industry, so he moved his family to Paso Robles where he found his true work passion. In 2009 his career took a new direction into sales, where he was the Senior Director of North American Sales focusing on large capital equipment and ingredients sales to all the largest wineries, breweries, juice and food production company in the United States. In early 2018 Paul took all the knowledge and experience he had gained over the years and made the move back to large-scale wine production where he is currently the General Manager for Treasury Wine Estates managing one of the premier wine production facilities in California.