Ji Lucas

Ji lucas
Senior Software Engineer
Social Computing

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" I was amazed by the QCRI's vision and its ambition to be one of the best research labs in the world. That's why I wanted to be a part of this project."

Research Focus at QCRI

  • Working on MicroMappers as a team lead. 
  • Working and developing of GIS & crowdsourcing applications & AIDR projects in humanitarian fields.

Previous Experience

Worked as a team lead in Pearon Vue. Managed offshore teams of 5-12 developers and architect/design/develop and manage applications that generated multi-billions revenues in USA & Europe education/assessment market.

Professional Experience

  •          Team lead in Pearson  Vue of Pearson Education 2006 - 2013
  •          Consultant in Nag Inc  2010 – 2013
  •          Team lead in Windows on Earth for NASA - http://www.windowsonearth.org
  •          Team Lead in Houghton Mufflin Harcourt 2002 - 2006

Professional Associations and Awards


  • Master of Science in Information Systems, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois USA
  • Bachelor of Art in Business Administration, Incheon University, Seoul Korea

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In the Media


Do you mukbang? It's the new form of 'social eating'


A couple sit together for breakfast, their plates piled high with vegan sausages, broccoli and rice, what they consider a typically vegan meal. Like any couple, they talk about the day they have ...

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The secret network of political tweeters making debate memes go viral


In the aftermath of the second presidential debate, Facebook and Twitter lit up with two competing memes. One depicts a smiling Hillary Clinton, with the campaign slogan “I’m with her” superimposed ...

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Trump snares more Twitter attention than Clinton: study


Donald Trump attracts more tweet traffic and support on social media platform than presidential rival Hillary Clinton.

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Upcoming Events

Past Events


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Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2016 (ARC'16)

Download ICS File 22/03/2016  - 23/03/2016 ,

The Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2016 (ARC’16) will be held on 22nd and 23rd March,2016 at the Qatar National Convention Center. The conference aims to advance Qatar’s ambitious ...

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Coding is Cool 2016

Download ICS File 21/03/2016 , QNCC Room 215-217

Organized by Qatar Computing Research Institute and MIT-Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

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Self-Driving Cars Are Coming - Public Talk by Daniela Rus

Download ICS File 20/03/2016 , QNCC Room 215-217

Abstract: We spend a lot of time in out cars, yet this is a part of our lives where we have been vulnerable to the world's leading cause of bodily harm. Now, the digitization of practically ...

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News Releases


QCRI’s BrailleEasy app launched on iOS store


BrailleEasy, a custom one-handed Braille keyboard developed by the Qatar Computing Research Institute, is now available on the iOS App Store. The Braille keyboard was developed by Barbara Šepič, ...

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QCRI researcher jointly develops new film-making technique


 A scientist at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), a division of Hamad bin Khalifa University, has jointly developed technology that can recreate films and portraits in the style of ...

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QCRI launches RHEEM big data app


The Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), a division of Hamad bin Khalifa University, has launched an application that can draw insights from big data across many software platforms. The ...

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