The Institute of Computing and Cybersystem’s search for its first Research Scientist has concluded. Dr. Evan Lucas, a Michigan Tech PhD graduate as of September 2023, joins the ICC to provide research support for members as well as spearhead his own externally funded research program.
The Research Scientist position, designed to help increase proposal output and research capability, fits Evan’s skill set perfectly. His expertise in achieving strong research outcomes in his work paired with his industry experience situates him to be a highly impactful addition to the institute.
Evan’s research interests lie in artificial intelligence, specifically natural language processing and computer vision. He is a Husky through-and-through, completing his BS and MS of Mechanical Engineering by 2014 before returning for his PhD. He spent five years in the automotive industry while intermittently working as an adjunct professor during this time.
He has already collaborated on research with members of the ICC, including Director Tim Havens as well as Zhaohui Wang.
The ICC, which saw about $7 million in research grants awarded to its members within the first three months of the new fiscal year (Jul-Sep 2023) is a research institute that continues to attract new members and research funding. Evan Lucas becomes the third full-time staff member in the institute, all of which have been brought on in the last three years. Evan will not only work closely with other Michigan Tech researchers as a co-PI or senior personnel, but will also attract new grants and contracts by leading his own externally sponsored research projects.