About


I’m Alex, better known by some friends and sometimes in academic circles as “Al”. Never Alexander. I’m a maths graduate who spent most of his undergraduate degree at the University of Liverpool dabbling in programming.

Between 2015 and 2019 I studied for a PhD in Electrical Engineering (also at the University of Liverpool), and I successfully defended my thesis in January 2020. My PhD revolved around developing Bayesian methods for protein quantification in mass spectrometry proteomics. Mostly this involved me writing models in Stan via Julia.

I’m now working as a Research Assistant at the University of Liverpool, developing software for navigation systems, using Kalman filters and particle filters for sensor fusion. Additionally, I work as a Research Software Engineer at the University of Manchester developing software for analysis of quantitative mass spectrometry data, mainly applying MCMC to perform differential expression analysis.

When I’m not doing the above, I tend to either be playing instruments (badly), or video games (also badly), or fiddling about with computers.