Doowan Lee is the founder and CEO of a venture-backed tech startup leveraging AI technologies on data analytics to mitigate online extremism and disinformation while empowering civil society and supporting national security. He’s also an adjust professor of politics at the University of San Francisco.
Before founding his startup, he taught at the Naval Postgraduate School for more than 11 years as a faculty member and principal investigator where he developed and executed operational and communications technology projects with federal R&D agencies to support the U.S. government’s efforts to combat violent extremist networks and authoritarian regimes. In particular, he has closely worked with the US Special Operation community to support overseas operations. Central to this work is a focus on how China and Russia exploit social media and emerging technologies to undermine organic political processes.