Luciano Kay is a Research Associate with the Institute for Social, Behavioral and Economic Research at University of California Santa Barbara (ISBER-UCSB).
Luciano's current research interests are technological innovation and the use of diverse data sources to track innovation activities in real time.
His work at ISBER-UCSB (and previously with the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at UCSB) has investigated innovation activities and corporate strategies in emerging technologies and national policies aimed at promoting nanotechnology research, development and commercialization, with current focus on Asia—with emphasis on China—and Latin America. His work also involves developing methods and techniques for data mining and innovation landscape visualization, among others. Luciano's previous work focused on diverse policy issues related with economic development, science and technology (S&T), and innovation, with emphasis on nanotechnology research and commercialization activities and their economic and societal impacts, in the U.S. and globally.