James R Doran  James R Doran photo         

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Distinguished Engineer, Research Cloud Platform Services - Vulnerability Advisor
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  IEEE Computer Society


I'm part of our research team  working on container-based cloud platforms, and in particular how to improve the security hygiene of applications via platform data collection coupled with analytics. 

My team and I have delivered several core technologies into the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service and in particular we are the team behind the  Vulnerability Advisor.

Previously, I've lead teams that created early large scale internal cloud platforms around KVM and VMWare.   My experience in application development and architecture is based on leading IBM's worldwide intranet architecture team which is centered around our 'bluepages' people finder and single sign on capabilities.  These deliver large scale millions of transactions which support IBM. I'm an IBM Master Inventor and Distinguished Engineer.   

Before joining IBM, I developed actuarial software in the early days of migrating mainframe based algorithms to 'PC' based products.    I hold a B.S.  in computer science from William Paterson University in NJ.