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

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Improving disaster response efforts through data


Extreme weather events put the most vulnerable communities at high risk. How can data analytics strengthen early warning systems and and support relief efforts for communities in need? The size and ...

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Your sloppy bitcoin drug deals will haunt you for years


Perhaps you bought some illegal narcotics on the Silk Road half a decade ago, back when that digital black market for every contraband imaginable was still online and bustling. You might already ...

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Entrevista con Luis Fernández Luque, cofundador de Salumedia e investigador del Qatar Computing Research Institute


Si quiere buscar un ejemplo de ciudadano del mundo, de los que al cabo del año vive y trabaja desde numerosos países, y a través de internet, esté donde esté, desarrolla en remoto actividades para ...

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Upcoming Events


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QCRI Summer Internship Program

Download ICS File 06/05/2018  - 05/07/2018 , Hamad Bin Khalifa Research Complex

Each year, Qatar Computing Research Institute organizes a summer internship program for undergraduate students studying computer science, computer engineering and other disciplines. The internship is unpaid, and QCRI does not provide any visa support.

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Past Events


(MLDAS 2018) Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium

Download ICS File 12/03/2018  - 13/03/2018 ,

Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium - MLDAS 2018 Building on the success of the three previous events , Boeing and QCRI will hold the fifth Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium (...

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QCRI's Creative Space to hold free app inventor workshop

Download ICS File 01/02/2018 ,

QCRI is to offer an introduction to mobile app development workshop for boys and girls aged 13-16. Students will learn the basics of mobile app development using the App Inventor platform. The ...

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News Releases

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QCRI signs three-year MoU with the Berlin Big Data Center


MoU will promote collaboration via an exchange of research, academic materials, faculty and research scholars.

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Hundreds attend QCRI's first Creative Space Fair


Attendance at inaugural event shows 'buoyant interest' in computing in Qatar.

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Boeing partners with QCRI to host fifth annual MLDAS


The Boeing Company and Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) will host the fifth annual Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium (MLDAS) in Qatar. This year’s event will be held at the Qatar...

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