Jason S. Lucas

Jason S. Lucas

Ph.D. Candidate

Penn State University

About me

I am a second-year doctoral candidate in Informatics at Penn State University’s College of Information Science and Technology. I work at the PIKE (Penn State Information, Knowledge, and wEb) Research Lab at Penn State University as a Data Science & AI researcher under the guidance of Dr. Dongwon Lee. I was awarded an NRT Linguistic Diversity Across the Lifespan (LINDIV) NSF (National Science Foundation) Graduate Fellowship. As part of my research, I investigate novel approaches to combating long-tail misinformation, such as distributed data across multiple domains and languages with limited resources. These non-trivial tasks sparked my academic interest in interdisciplinary research that combines cutting-edge NPL and AI techniques to enhance the robustness and generalizability of AI models that combat multilingual misinformation. My research interests lie at the nexus of linguistics, artificial intelligence, cyber security, public health, and information technology and informatics. My research supports misinformation detection systems, intelligent voice assistants, and computer-based intelligent tutoring systems. Dance, fitness, and martial arts are some of my life’s great pleasures, as well as volunteering in the community.

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Interests
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Misinformation Detection
  • Low-Resource Language
  • Multilingualism
Education
  • Ph.D. in Informatics, _______

    The Pennslyvania State University

  • MPH con. in Epidemiology, 2020

    St. George's University

  • M.Sc in Computer Information Systems con. Health Informatics, 2014

    Boston University

  • B.Sc in Information Technology, 2010

    St. George's University

Skills

Programming Language

Python, SQL, Java, LaTex, HTML, CSS

Data Analytics

Epi Info, R, GeoDa

Platform

PyCharm, Google Collab, IntelliJ, Oracle, MSSQL

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
The Pennsylvania State University
Graduate Assistant
Aug 2021 – Present Pennslyvania

Roles include:

  • Research Assistant
    • Research combating misinformation in longtail with multilingual, multidomain scarce, and imbalanced data distributions.
  • Teaching Assistant
    • Assist with attendance, grading, emails, and administrative responsibilities
    • Support & provide reinforcement for course professor as needed
    • Accommodate office hours
 
 
 
 
 
St. George's University
Faculty
Dec 2011 – Jul 2021 Grenada

Roles include:

  • Instructor
    • Create lectures, direct learning activities and examination questions
    • Manage students’ questions or concerns
    • Accommodate office hours
  • Demonstrator
    • Support clinical didactics and examination
    • Headed the B-Line Division
    • Administrator for SimCapture platform
    • Exam manager for Examsoft platform
  • Adjunt Assistant Professor
    • Direct course, lectures, and lab sessions
    • Create, proctor, and grade assessments
    • Manage students’ questions and concerns
  • Facilitator
    • Undergrad tutoring and small group facilitation
 
 
 
 
 
Ministry of Education, Government of Grenada
Certified Teacher I
Aug 2010 – Jul 2011 Grenada

Roles include:

  • Information Technology Teacher
    • Manage IT lab and assigned class
    • Direct IT course, examinations, and lab sessions
    • Manage students’ questions and concerns
    • Prepare students for the Caribbean Secondary Education Exam (CXC CSEC)

Accomplish­ments

NRT Linguistic Diversity Across the Lifespan (LINDIV) NSF Graduate Fellowship
This NSF Research Traineeship program (LinDiv) trains a new generation of experts in human-technology interaction who can create technological innovations that benefit a broad range of linguistically and culturally diverse language users of different ages and of different abilities.
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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) - Basic
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Python Programming
Fundamentals of Python, and build 3 real projects. Covers Variables, Functions, Statements, Lists, Loops, Sets, Dictionaries, I/O, Classes, Libraries, Error-Handling and more.
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