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Justin R. Barton

Chief Technology Advocate, CyArk, University of California, Berkeley

Justin received his BA in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley. It was there that he was first exposed to the use of terrestrial laser scanning in archaeological research through the scanner owned by UCB's Archaeological Research Facility. Shortly after completing his BA, Justin came to work for CyArk. After one year at CyArk, Justin moved to the UK to study for an MA in Field Archaeology at University College London's Institute of Archaeology. However, he remained involved with CyArk throughout this two-year adventure. His MA research focused on the use of laser scanning and its integration with GIS for a 'multi scalar' system to provide the best tools for assessment and preventative conservation work for earthen architecture (his case study was the site of Ancient Merv, Turkmenistan). Justin continues to work for CyArk and has published multiple articles about his research and regularly contributes to 3D Reality Capture industry publications to inform readers and commercial users of cultural heritage applications of the technology.


  • 2005–present
    Chief Technology Advocate, CyArk


  • 2009 
    University College London, MA Field Archaeology (with Distinction)
  • 2005 
    University of California, Berkeley, BA Anthropology