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Erik Nemeth, PhD
RAND Corporation
Santa Monica, California
Professional experience:
2013 -
Co-Director and Co-Founder; Cultural Property Case Resource
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
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2010 -
2009 -
2007 - 2013
2005 - 2009
2003 - 2005
Design, data collection, and development for an online, comprehensive and current
index of cases for repatriation of artworks, antiquities, and other cultural artifacts.
Adjunct Research Staff; RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California
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Developing cultural intelligence on the role of artworks and monuments in foreign
policy and identifying stakeholders in the political economy of cultural property.
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Examining the potential of social media as tools in collaborative research / analysis.
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Activity Based Intelligence (ABI): studies on historical development and applications.
Director and Founder; CulturalSecurity.net, Santa Monica, California
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Political Economy of Cultural Property: an assessment of “cultural power” in foreign
policy from reactive protection to proactive exploitation of cultural property.
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Art of Cultural Intelligence: an assessment of sources for collecting intelligence on
the soft, hard, and alternative power of cultural property in regional security.
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Framework for Cultural Intelligence: a theoretical system for analyzing the tactical
and strategic roles of artworks, antiquities, and monuments in international affairs.
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Cultural Property Index: researching indicators to track the power of cultural
property in diplomacy, foreign policy, and international security.
Professor; ARCA - Association for Research into Crimes against Art; Amelia, Italy
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Professor of Cultural Security, Art Crime Postgraduate Program, Amelia, Italy.
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Trustee of ARCA and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Art Crime.
Sr. Data Specialist; Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California
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Presented research on production of the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA).
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Designed, conducted, and analyzed surveys on use of citation databases, and
published results as scholarly works in peer-reviewed journals.
Risk Management Consulting; United States and Europe
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Investigative Group International, Washington DC
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Exclusive Analysis, London, United Kingdom
1996 - 2000
Neurophysiology; Graduate Student Researcher; University of California, Berkeley
1987 - 1996
Software System Design and Development; United States and Europe
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Team Lead and Consultant:
Pink/Moody’s, Hamburg, Germany; Exprit s.r.o and ANF Data s.r.o, Prague, Czech
Republic; Siemens AG, Vienna, Austria
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Sr. Software Engineer:
SystemHouse, Inc., New York; Wesco, Inc., Walnut Creek, California
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Software Engineer:
LSI Logic Corporation, Milpitas, California; Nellcor, Hayward, California
Education:
Ph.D. Vision Science – Retinal Neurophysiology (2000), University of California, Berkeley
BA Computer Science (1988), University of California, Berkeley
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[email protected]
mobile: +1 617 818 5340
Erik Nemeth, PhD
RAND Corporation
Santa Monica, California
RAND Corporation Publications
B. Alkire, A. Tingstad, D. Benedetti, A. Cordova, I. Danescu, W. Fry, D. Scott George, L. Hanser, L.
Menthe, E. Nemeth, D. Ochmanek, J. Pollak, J. Riposo, L. Schmidt, T. Smith, A. Stephenson,
Leveraging the Past to Prepare for the Future of Air Force Intelligence Analysis, RAND Corporation,
PR-1901-AF, 2015 (Not available to the general public.).
G. Treverton, E. Nemeth, A. Liepman, N. Lander, E. Balkovich, L. Ablon, Collaborative Tools in the
Intelligence Community: Practices and Recommendations, RAND Corporation, PR-1328-USG, 2014
(Not available to the general public.).
G. Treverton, E. Nemeth, S. Srinivasan, Threats Without Threateners? Exploring Intersections of Threats to the
Global Commons and National Security, RAND Corporation, OP-360-SGTF, 2012.
Cultural Diplomacy and Cultural Security
Conference papers and talks
E. Nemeth, “Art of Foreign Relations: Cultural Property and International Security”
Association of Former Intelligence Officers, LADP, Los Angeles, California, June 2014
E. Nemeth, “Art ‘Appreciation’: An Emerging Political Economy of Artworks in the 21st Century”
Skirball Cultural Center, Docent Scholar Day, Los Angeles, California, May 2013
E. Nemeth, “Cultural Security: Potential Value of Artworks and Monuments to Foreign Policy”
Los Angeles World Affairs Council, Luncheon Talk, Santa Monica, California, February 2012
E. Nemeth, “Antiquities Trafficking: Complementary Countermeasures” (panel)
American Society of Criminology, Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, November 2010
E. Nemeth, “Cultural Intelligence for Assessing Security Risks”
Cultural Diplomacy and Security Conference, Arlington, Virginia, June 2010
E. Nemeth, “The Art of Cultural Intelligence” (security-intelligence policy leveraging cultural property)
Archaeology in Conflict, Vienna International Center, UN-City, Vienna, Austria, April 2010
E. Nemeth, Cultural-Security Briefing
U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC, November 2009
E. Nemeth, “The Influence of Scholarship and the Media on Art Crime” (panel)
American Society of Criminology, Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nov. 2009
E. Nemeth, “Securing Looted Art: Progressive interrelation of intelligence services and cultural property”
College Arts Association (CAA), Annual 96th Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas, February 2008
Publications
E. Nemeth, Cultural Security: Evaluating the Power of Culture in International Affairs
Imperial College Press, London, January 2015.
E. Nemeth, “Alternative Power: Political Economy of Cultural Property”
Journal of International Affairs, Columbia University, SIPA, 08 February 2013.
E. Nemeth, “Strategic Value of African Tribal Art: Auction Sales Trends as Cultural Intelligence”
Intelligence and National Security, 27:2, 302–316, April 2012.
E. Nemeth, “Security of Cultural Property: U.S. Engagement and Potential for Improvement”
E-Conservation Magazine, Issue 23, 71-77, March 2012.
G. Treverton, E. Nemeth, S. Srinivasan, Threats Without Threateners? Exploring Intersections of Threats
to the Global Commons and National Security, RAND Corporation, OP-360-SGTF, 2012.
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Erik Nemeth, PhD
RAND Corporation
Santa Monica, California
E. Nemeth, “Art Sales as Cultural Intelligence: Analysis of the Auction Market for African Tribal Art”
African Security, 4:2, 127-144, April-June 2011.
E. Nemeth, “Collecting Cultural Intelligence: The Tactical Value of Cultural Property”
International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, 24:2, 217-238, March 2011.
E. Nemeth, "Market Value of Culture: Quantifying the Risk of Antiquities Looting"
Blouin Creative Leadership Summit - Latest News, September 1, 2010.
E. Nemeth, “Conflict Art: Scholars Develop the Tactical Value of Cultural Patrimony”
Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 23:2, 299-323, June 2010.
E. Nemeth, “The Art of Cultural Intelligence: Intelligence for countering threats to cultural property in
conflict,” Forum Archaeologiae, 55:6 (http://farch.net). June 2010.
E. Nemeth, “The Artifacts of Wartime Art Crime: Evidence for a Model of the Evolving Clout of Cultural
Property in Foreign Affairs” in Art and Crime: Exploring the Dark Side of the Art World
edited by Noah Charney, Praeger, pp. 203-224, June 2009.
E. Nemeth, “Plunderer and Protector of Cultural Property: Security-Intelligence Services Shape the
Strategic Value of Art” Journal of Art Crime, 1:1, 25-40, June 2009.
E. Nemeth, “Art-Intelligence Programs: Relevance of the Clandestine Art World to Foreign Intelligence”
International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, 21:2, 355–374, June 2008.
E. Nemeth, “Cultural Security: The Evolving Role of Art in International Security”
Terrorism and Political Violence, 19:1, 19-42, January 2007.
Information Systems - Library and Information Science
Conference papers and talks
E. Nemeth, L. Emadi, G. Treverton, “Cultural Learning Collage (CLiC): Cross-disciplinary Thesaurus”
RAND Corporation, Idea Showcase, Santa Monica, California, February 2012
E. Nemeth, “Discipline-specific Research Databases in Web 2.0 and the Semantic Web”
Semantic Technology Conference, San Jose, California, June 2009
E. Nemeth, “The Future of Searching for Scholarly Literature”
Art History Libraries Meeting, Berlin, Germany, May 2009
E. Nemeth, “Leveraging the Prescience of Artists and the Art of Science”
ICIC, Annual Meeting, Nice, France, October 2008
E. Nemeth, “Scholarly Research in Web 2.0”
NFAIS, Humanities Round Table, New York, October 2007
E. Nemeth, “User Survey on the Value of Abstracting and Indexing”
NFAIS, Humanities Round Table, New York, October 2006
Publications
E. Nemeth, “Complementary Value of Databases for Discovery of Scholarly Literature: A User Survey of
Online Searching for Publications in Art History”
College and Research Libraries, 71:3, 223-235, May 2010.
E. Nemeth, “Metadata of Art and Architecture Research Databases: The Value of Abstracts and Index
Terms to Academics, Librarians, and Museum Professionals”
Journal of Library Metadata, 8:4, 293-313, January 2009.
E. Nemeth, "Who's Pulling the Data Strings?"
SecurityManagement, January 2004.
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mobile: +1 617 818 5340
Erik Nemeth, PhD
RAND Corporation
Santa Monica, California
Neuroscience – retinal physiology
Conference papers
E. Nemeth, “Retinal Ganglion Cell Presynaptic Excitatory and Inhibitory Space-Time Patterns”
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Annual Meeting,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 1998
Publications
C Rekeczky, B Roska, E Nemeth, F. Werblin, “The network behind spatio-temporal patterns: building
low-complexity retinal models in CNN based on morphology, pharmacology and physiology”
International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications 29:2, 197-239, March/April 2001.
E. Nemeth, Formation of space-time patterns at ganglion cell layers in the tiger salamander retina
Thesis (Ph.D. in Vision Science) -- University of California, Berkeley, December 2000.
B. Roska, E Nemeth, L Orzo, F. Werblin, “Three Levels of Lateral Inhibition: A Space-Time Study of the
Retina of the Tiger Salamander”
Journal of Neuroscience, 20:5, 1941-1951, March 2000.
C. Rekeczky, B. Roska, E Nemeth, F. Werblin, “Neuromorphic CNN models for spatio-temporal effects
measured in the inner and outer retina of tiger salamander”
Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Cellular Neural Networks and their Applications, 2000.
D. Balya, B. Roska, E. Nemeth, T. Roska, F. Werblin, “A qualitative model-framework for spatio-temporal
effects invertebrate retinas”
Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Cellular Neural Networks and their Applications, 2000.
B. Roska, E. Nemeth, F. Werblin, “Response to change is facilitated by a three-neuron disinhibitory
pathway in the tiger salamander retina”
Journal of Neuroscience,18, 3451–3459, May 1998.
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