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Bob Lucas

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Research Associate Professor of Computer Science


  • Doctoral Degree, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • Master's Degree, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • Bachelor's Degree, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University


Director, Computational Systems and Technology Division

Director, Computational Sciences Group
Research Associate Professor, Computer Science

Robert F. Lucas has led ISI's diverse Computational Sciences and Technology division, including serving as founding operational director of the USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computation Center. He also leads the Department of Energy's substantial Institute for Sustained Performance, Energy, and Resilience project, which provides scientists with strategies and tools to productively maximize performance, conserve energy, and attain resilience. Lucas directed SUPER's predecessor as well.

He joined ISI in 2001 from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he directed the research department at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. Lucas has been a deputy director and program manager at DARPA, a researcher at the Center for Computing Sciences, and a technical staff member at Hughes Aircraft Company. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

  • Computer Science

  • Information Science Institute
  • 4676 Admiralty Way Marina Del Rey Ca 90292
  • USC Mail Code: 1454

Contact Information
  • (310) 448-9449
  • rflucas@isi.edu


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