Douglas B. Moran

790 Matadero Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306-2734
Home: +1-650-856-3302

Employment History

April 2004 - present : Independent security consultant.

June 2003 - March 2004 : PacketMotion, Inc : a computer security start-up.
Funded January 2004 by ONSET Ventures and Mohr, Davidow Ventures.

September 2001 - May 2003: Independent consultant.
Evaluation of massively distributed multiagent system; Computer security component of IT proposal for developing country; Participant in several potential startups; Other projects, reports and proposals.

May 1999 - August 2001: Recourse Technologies, Inc.
A start-up developing computer security software for Threat Management. Acquired by Symantec in August 2002. Products: ManTrap (a honeypot), ManHunt (Intrusion Detection and DDoS response), and TipOff (forensics, not released).
Title: Vice President, Research and Development

1983-1999: SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute).
Note: At SRI, researchers routinely work on multiple projects, with senior staff having leadership/management roles on their primary projects.
Title: Senior Computer Scientist
Projects (for additional details, see

1980 - 1983: Oregon State University, Assistant Professor in Dept. of Computer Science.

Areas of Technical Expertise

Computer Security, Multi-agent Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing
Primary programming languages: C, Prolog
Primary scripting languages: PERL and various UNIX languages (shells, awk, sed, ...)
Operating Systems:

Selected Publications

D. B. Moran, "Effective Deployment of Honeypots against Internal and External Threats," Information Security Bulletin, October 2000.

D. B. Moran, "Trapping and Tracking Hackers: Collective security for survival in the Internet Age," Proceeding of the Third Information Survivability Workshop, Boston, Massachusetts, October 24-26, 2000.

W. M. Tyson, "DERBI: Diagnosis, Explanation and Recovery from Computer Break-ins", Final Report, Artificial Intelligence Center, SRI International, January 12, 2001. DARPA Project F30602-96-C-0295.

U. Lindqvist, D. B. Moran, P. A. Porras, W. M. Tyson, "Designing IDLE: The Intrusion Data Library Enterprise," NORDSEC'98 (Third Nordic Workshop on Secure IT Systems), November 5-6, 1998, Trondheim, Norway. PostScript and PDF.
Short version presented at First International Workshop on the Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection (RAID), September 14-16, 1998, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

D. L. Martin, A. J. Cheyer, and D. B. Moran, "The Open Agent Architecture: A framework for building distributed software systems," Applied Artificial Intelligence, vol. 13, pp. 91-128, January-March 1999.

D. L. Martin, A. J. Cheyer, and D. B. Moran, "Building distributed software systems with the Open Agent Architecture," in Proc. of the Third International Conference on the Practical Application of Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Technology, (Blackpool, Lancashire, UK), The Practical Application Company Ltd., March 1998.

D. B. Moran, A. J. Cheyer, L. E. Julia, D. L. Martin, and S. Park, "Multimodal user interfaces in the Open Agent Architecture," in Proc. of the 1997 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI97), (Orlando, Florida), pp. 61-68, 6-9 January 1997. Copyright 1997 ACM (see

D. B. Moran and A. J. Cheyer, "Intelligent agent-based user interfaces," in Proceedings of International Workshop on Human Interface Technology 95 (IWHIT'95), (Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan), pp. 7-10, The University of Aizu, 12-13 October 1995.

R. Moore, D. Appelt, J. Dowding, J. M. Gawron, and D. Moran, "Combining linguistic and statistical knowledge sources in natural-language processing for ATIS," in Proceedings ARPA Spoken Language Systems Technology Workshop, (Austin, Texas), 22-25 January 1995.

J. Dowding, R. Moore, F. Andry, and D. Moran, "Interleaving syntax and semantics in an efficient bottom-up parser," in Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, (New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico), pp. 110-116, June 1994.

P. R. Cohen, M. Dalrymple, D. B. Moran, F. C. N. Pereira, J. W. Sullivan, R. A. Gargan, J. L. Schlossberg, and S. W. Tyler, "Synergistic use of direct manipulation and natural language," in Human Factors in Computing Systems: CHI'89 Conference Proceedings, (New York, New York), pp. 227-234, ACM, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., April 1989.

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University of Massachusetts (Amherst), Fellow, A.P. Sloan Foundation grant for Interdisciplinary Studies in Cognitive Sciences in Dept. of Linguistics and Dept. of Computer and Information Sciences.

The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), M.S. and Ph.D. from the Dept. of Computer and Communication Sciences.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science from the Computer Science program in the Dept. of Electrical Engineering (Course VI-3) (currently EECS)

Professional Societies

American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
IEEE and IEEE Computer Society

Other Activities

Neighborhood Association: Barron Park, Palo Alto (approx 1600 households): President, e-mail list manager and co-webmaster (

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