Researcher Profile

W. Brian Ray


Brian Ray is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the Data System Sciences and Engineering Group of the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. For over thirty years, he has performed systems design, application development, technical leadership, and project management for a variety of projects and government entities. His focus is on database design and implementation with an emphasis on the smart database, or SmartDB, concept (i.e., treat the database as more than a persistence layer by leveraging the functionality within the data engine to implement and enforce business logic).

Current Project

Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT): CSAT is an online portal that houses the surveys facilities must submit so the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can determine which facilities are considered high-risk under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS).


Development of a Natural Language Interface for the Department of Energy (DOE) Waste Information Network - 1991

Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC) Emergency Operation Center Natural Language Prototype - 1992


Department of Energy (DOE) Electronic Medical Business Operations System (EMBOS) - 2009


President's Award for Continuous Improvement - 1993

Significant Event Award for Integrated Technologies and Data Analysis Systems to Secure Critical National Infrastructure - 2013

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Exceptional Service - 2016

Significant Event Award for Critical Advancements in Risk Analytics to Secure Our Nation's Chemical Infrastructure - 2016


Vanderbilt University
Computer Science/Mathematics
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Last Updated: May 28, 2020 - 4:03 pm