Dominik Lukas studied prehistoric archaeology and philosophy at the University of Leipzig and the Université-Marc-Bloch in Strasbourg. He completed his master´s thesis (Magisterarbeit) in 2008 on the concept of “Oppidum” based on the perception of research carried out at Bibracte (Mont Beuvray/Burgundy, France). From March 2008 to April 2012 he worked for the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Berlin Head Office. Until March 2015 he has been coordinator for research databases at the Excellence Cluster Topoi. In this context Dominik Lukas developed research databases and hosts seminars on the conceptualization and implementation of research questions within information technology. He was also responsible for the development of the semantic mapping of databases and the integration of heterogeneous datasets. Currently he is research assistant at the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University.

His archaeological research is concerned with the Iron Age oppida and their value for the understanding of early stages of urbanization in central Europe. His further interests lie in the digital modelling of ancient architecture and the presentation of archaeological knowledge by means of information technology.