Jason S. Lucas

Jason S. Lucas

Ph.D. Candidate

Penn State University

About me

Unleashing the power of AI and NLP to tackle misinformation, I’m a PhD candidate at Penn State’s College of Information Science and Technology. As a Data Science & AI researcher at the PIKE Lab under the advisement of Dr. Dongwon Lee, I delve into cutting-edge solutions to combat long-tail fake news, with a focus on interdisciplinary research. Fueled by an NSF LinDiv Research Graduate Traineeship, I bring my passion for linguistics, AI, cyber security, public health, and natural langauge processing to enhance systems such as AI-powered fake news detectors and human language technology. Outside of academia, I dance to my own rhythm, train in martial arts, and give back through community volunteer work.

Download my resumé.

  • Cyber Security
  • Human Language Technology
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Multilingual NLP
  • Cross-lingual NLP
  • Multi-domain & Longtail Data Distributions
  • Low-Resource Languages
  • Fake News Detection
  • 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


Programming Language

Python, SQL, Java, LaTex, HTML, CSS

Data Analytics

Epi Info, R, GeoDa


PyCharm, Google Collab, IntelliJ, Oracle, MSSQL


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
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)


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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