Lucas Jacaruso has traded stocks, commodities, and currencies for most of his adult life and believes today is the most exciting time ever for data science and predictive analytics. "Technology shouldn't replace human decision making in trading or otherwise, but it can complement our intuition with better information." Lucas attended the University of Southern California and the University of Graz, Austria. In 2018 Lucas had his original trend-prediction research published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Big Data. His paper explored a novel approach to forecasting, applied to blue chip stock prices and humanitarian issues.