Jason S. Lucas is a visionary in the field of Informatics and a doctoral candidate at Penn State’s College of Information Science and Technology. With a Master's in Public Health, an M.Sc. in Computer Information Systems, and a B.Sc. in Information Technology, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role as a Data Science & AI researcher at the PIKE Research Lab.
Before embarking on his academic journey, Jason spent over a decade supporting medical education at St. George's University, honing his skills in managing teams, working with interdisciplinary professionals, and administering cutting-edge technology.
Jason's current research is at the intersection of linguistics, AI, cyber security, public health, and human language technology. It investigates innovative ways to combat long-tail fake news across languages and domains. He is a rising star in the field, driven by a passion for inter- and trans-disciplinary research and a commitment to enhancing the robustness of pre-trained language models.
The LINDIV training program provides Jason with the ideal platform to fine-tune his NLP techniques, boost his teamwork and research skills, and expand his knowledge of sociolinguistics and language structures. Jason fully embodies John Naisbitt's statement that "the most exciting breakthroughs of the 21st century will not occur because of technology but because of an expanding concept of what it means to be human". With his tireless work ethic and dedication to his field, Jason is poised to significantly impact the world of Informatics and beyond.