Alex has been building interactive systems since first connecting the joystick port of an Apple ][+ to a piezoelectric sensor in 1985.
Video production, digital art, and multimedia programming in late ’90s grew into web application development and physical computing: custom linux-based embedded hardware/software systems, mobile applications, public installations, and realtime analytics.
Alex joined UCLA’s REMAP Named Data Networking research team in 2011, concurrent with completing a BA in Computing in 2012 – ‘Scalable Information Systems’ (CS, HCI, Information Visualization, and Statistics) at DePaul.
At UCLA, funded by the National Science Foundation’s Future Internet Architecture initiative, they’ve been writing applications to test a safer, faster, more open and efficient Internet (details). While at UCLA he also contributed to civic computing projects like Cybermural, Transmedia 2012, Ambient Informatics, LASHP Trails, OpenPTrack, and more.
Alex enjoys sailing, cycling, hiking, snowboarding, tennis, and almost likes running.