Lucas Siqueira Rodrigues

After obtaining my master’s in Human-Computer Interaction at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Paris-Sud, I decided to pursue a PhD in Persuasive Computing. I am currently exploring technological interventions on human motivation and job-seeking procrastination. My goal is to help professionals to overcome the challenges of unemployment through digital implementations of cognitive psychology and behavioral economic theories.

My industry background is mostly in front-end development. I started my career in Brazil, programming information systems for Embratel and Caixa Econômica Federal, and later I worked for Insurello in Stockholm. I also worked as a consultant for the Embassies of Brazil in Washington D.C. and Helsinki. My first research experience was at University of Maryland’s eLab, and more recently I concluded my master’s thesis at the Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique at Sorbonne Université.

I am excited about applying HCI methods to promote positive changes in human behavior, and I’m looking forward to the interesting findings that will come out of this challenge.