Lucas de Melo Silva

Assistant Professor

Computer Science Department

University of Iowa

lucas-silva [at]


I am an incoming Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Iowa.

I study how to leverage people’s discovery and understanding of personal data through the use of multiple devices to help manage their health and wellbeing, be individually or collaboratively in family settings. Most of my work is in supporting neurodivergent people and technolgy-mediated co-regulation with family members.

I recently acquired a PhD in the Informatics department at the University of California, Irvine. Previously, I completed a M.Sc. and B.S. in Computer Science at the Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil.

Outside of research I am an avid consumer and collector of all things fantasy and sci-fi.

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