Caleb Lucas

I am an Associate Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation, where I am part of the Acquisition and Technology Policy Program. I am also a Lecturer at the Carnegie Mellon Institute for Security and Technology (CMIST).

My research at RAND is primarily focused on the assessment of emerging technologies, with a special emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI) and its implications for national security. In particular, I have worked extensively with the special operations community to conduct capability reviews and evaluate potential investments in strategic technologies.

I earned my PhD in Political Science from Michigan State University and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research. My research has been published in or accepted at the Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, International Interactions, and Civil Wars.