Dr. Peter K. Brecke joined the Georgia Tech faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs in 1991. In 2008 he became the Assistant Dean for Information Technology. His research projects are society design, social global modeling, computer simulation of the spread of ideas in populations, datasets of long-term social processes, fostering interdisciplinary research in a technological university, and a taxonomy of violent conflicts. He is the author of numerous articles and research reports on the computer simulation of worldwide political and economic developments. Previous positions include senior staff member of BDM International, Inc., political affairs officer at the United Nations, research scientist with the Science Center Berlin. He is a member of the American Political Science Association, the International Studies Association, and the Peace Science Society (International).