Karl Selke


Email address: kselke [at] gmu [dot] edu

Mr. Selke is currently a Senior Systems Scientist for Group W Inc and finishing his coursework for a PhD in computational social science. As a contractor, he is currently supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense as an irregular warfare analyst and computational social scientist.

Mr. Selke has a BS in Political Science from Lake Superior State University and a MS in Systems Engineering focusing on operations research and management science from George Washington University.

Research Interests

Selke’s main area of research is the fusion of computational social science and defense wargaming. He is also interested in data farming and the examination of high dimensional date sets.


Duong, Deborah Vakas, Robert Turner and Karl Selke. “Crime and Corruption,” ESTIMATING IMPACT: A Handbook of Computational Methods and Models for Anticipating Economic, Social, Political and Security Effects in International Intervention, Kott and Citrenbaum, eds. New York: Springer Verlag, 2010.

Selke, Karl “Learning to Think Strategically: An Examination of a Strategic-Operational Wargame Named Conflict” Lake Superior State University, 2004. (unpublished thesis)


Selke, Karl; Jason Brown. “Games with Models.” 78th MORS Symposium, 2010.

Selke, Karl; Jason Brown and Bob Turner. “Exploring the Game Space.” 78th MORS Symposium, 2010.

Selke, Karl. “Understanding Social Networks-A Key Requirement for System Engineers.” NDIA’s 10th Annual Systems Engineering Conference, 2007.