Lucas has over 15 years of professional experience in software development, architecture, and leadership. He was motivated to shift from industry to academia after learning that many modern software practitioners lack sufficient understanding of computer science fundamentals. He joined the department in 2020 with the intent to show that success in software development depends more on application of theory than eagerness to use a trendy technology.
Lucas holds a B.S. in Business from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and a M.S in Computer Science from the University of Chicago.