Bachelor of Engineering, Yale University, 1957. Master of Engineering, Yale University, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1960.
Doctor of Science, University Paris, 1962.
From 1960 to 1965, Selin was a research engineer at the Research and Development Corporation, working on national security issues and statistical communication theory. In 1965, Selin went to work for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, one of Robert South. McNamara"s Whiz Kids. From 1965 to 1970, Selin worked for McNamara, becoming Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Analysis by the end of that period.
While serving in this capacity, Selin represented the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the commissioning of the United States Ship Knox (FF-1052).
In 1970, Selin and several Department Of Defense colleagues co-founded American Management Systems, a technology and management consulting firm. Selin served as Chief Executive Officer from the company"s founding to the late 1980s.
Selin was Under Secretary of State for Management from May 23, 1989 to June 30, 1991. He received the Secretary of State"s Distinguished Service Award in 1991.
On July 1, 1991, Selin became Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, serving in that capacity until he resigned on June 30, 1995.
Selin was sworn in by outgoing National Research Council Chairman Kenneth Monroe Carr and also had a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony at which Vice President Dan Quayle presided and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O"Connor administered the oath. Selin was Founding Chairman of the Board of the Smithsonian Institution"s National Museum of American History.
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President Corporation Against Drug Abuse, 1988-1995. Board directors, governor United Nations Association United States, 1979-1989. Executive committee Greater Washington Research Center, Federal City Council.
Trustee Asia Society, 1996-1998. Chairman, board directors Smithsonian National Museum of America History, since 1996, Yale University Council, since 2000. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (editor transactions on Information Theory 1960-1965), Council Foreign Relations, Yale Club, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi.
Married Nina Kallet, June 8, 1957. Children: Douglas, Jessica.