Dr. Kiran Lakkaraju is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, California in the Systems Research & Analysis III group. Kiran’s research has been marked by extensive interdisciplinary efforts that bring together the social and computational sciences. Kiran has been investigating how games, including Massively Multiplayer Online Games and wargames can be used as a means to systematically and quantitatively study conflict escalation and global strategic stability. Kiran is a member of the Project on Nuclear Gaming (https://pong.berkeley.edu) which has developed one of the first experimental wargames, SIGNAL (https://pong.berkeley.edu/e-game/). Kiran has a background in artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems and computational social science. He holds a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.