Doowan Lee is a technologist and national security expert who has worked on publicly funded analytic projects on aggregating, detecting, and analyzing large-data sources on foreign and extremist information operations. He has extensively worked with federal innovation and R&D programs from DARPA, IWTSD (CTTSO), and OSD.

He’s also worked at and with several Silicon Valley tech companies, leveraging machine learning and natural language processing models to detect and defeat foreign origins of information operations and cyber threats.

He has founded two tech startups scaling open-source solutions to detect and defeat foreign origins of malign influence. Lee has extensively published in leading journals and magazines on how to mitigate and prevent the harms of malign influence exploiting the openness of the information environment. Central to this work is a focus on how the extremist and foreign actors exploit the content ecosystem and emerging technologies to undermine organic political processes and democratic values.