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peterPeter Brecke is an Associate Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has also served as Assistant Dean for Information Technology for the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts since January 2008.

His current research focus is historical data science, assembling large samples of related historical observations in a rigorous, scientific fashion that enables us to make discoveries and to discern new facts from patterns in the data.

Earlier research projects centered on social global modeling, computer-aided conflict early warning systems, and a taxonomy of conflict. 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, and consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense on global modeling and Soviet strategic net assessment.