Dan Cerys: Chief Architect

Dan is an experienced software development leader with experience ranging from DARPA R&D programs to delivering mission-critical applications used daily by thousands of users.  He has successfully implemented practical state-of-the-art computer systems in a variety of problem domains, particularly in areas of logistics and cyber security.  Technical interests include: planning and scheduling; user interfaces that distill large-scale, multi-attribute data into actionable information; knowledge representation; and distributed object-oriented systems.

Prior to coming to DOLL, Dan managed a geographically dispersed software development organization at AMERICAN SYSTEMS Corp that designed and implemented an award winning, large-scale, web-based application suite.  He won recognition from the DoD CIO for best example of SOA and Semantic Web technologies in a fielded system.

Dan worked for over two decades at Raytheon BBN Technologies, where he led projects applying cutting-edge software technologies to produce innovative logistics planning, analysis, and execution applications.  He was BBN’s Technical Director of the Logistics Decision Support System (LDSS) program, part of the Army’s Future Combat System (FCS).  He also led the design and development of the DLA Electronic Long-Term Arrangements (DELTA) system, a web-based, e-commerce logistics management system that fully automated source selection and ordering for DLA’s (Defense Logistics Agency) purchasing agents, using rule-based components and interfaces with external systems.  He was part of the development team that designed and implemented the Cougaar distributed, agent-based infrastructure under the DARPA ALP and UltraLog programs.

Dan has BS and MS degrees from Stanford University, and is a Senior Member of IEEE.