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Sean Downey

Sean Downey

Sean Downey

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences


(614) 688-3904

Department: Arts and Sciences
COP: CSS CoP;Sensing CoP
Interests: computer-vision computing, data-intensive computing, high-performance computing, sustainable gis, gps learning, machine learning, statistical mining, data modeling, graphical modeling, multilevel modeling, systems analysis, meta analytics, data biostatistics, ethics 

I am an ecological anthropologist whose research explores the social and environmental dynamics of farming and foraging societies, past and present. My work is guided by anthropology’s traditional focus on human cultural and biological variability, which I believe can provide important insights into pressing questions about contemporary societies and the environmental sustainability. In order to achieve this potential, I believe it is important to develop and apply novel methods of data collection and analysis in our studies. 

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