In 2019 Alex was a Security Software Eng. Intern at Akamai working on detection of data exfiltration requests (to prevent data leakage), supervised by Dr. Moritz Steiner. Alex has also served as an anonymous reviewer for refereed publications SIGCOMM CCR and Performance Evaluation. Previously, Alex got an M.Sc. in Technology and Policy from MIT, and an Electronic Engineer degree (Cum Laude) from U. Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela, where he was born and raised. He spent a year, and wrote his engineering thesis, at Lund U. in Sweden. Awarded the MSR dissertation grant in 2019, he received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from UC San Diego. In 2021, he left CAIDA to become a Faculty Fellow at Northeastern University.
Alex was with CAIDA until August 2021.