Dr. Alex Liu - a top expert of big data and machine learning applied to social research and thought leader on data science


Alex LiuDr. Liu is one of the world's top experts for big data analytics and machine learning as applied to business and social research, and also a thought leader on data science. He currently leads the Global Association for Research Methods and Data Science, and also serves as a Chief Data Scientist for IBM Analytics Services.

In the past, Alex served as a Chief Data Scientist for a few companies including RS and TRG. Before that, Dr. Liu was a lead consultant and a director at RMDS/RMA, under which he had provided data analytics consultation and training to many well known organizations including the United Nations, AOL, Ingram Micro, GEM, Farmers Insurance, Scripps Networks, Sears and USAID. At the same time, Dr. Liu taught advanced research methods to Ph.D. candidates in the University of Southern California and the University of California at Irvine. Before then, he worked as a managing director for CATE and GEC, as well as a research fellow for the Asia/Pacific Research Center at Stanford University.

Dr. Liu has been working on data science research and practise for over 20 years, and is one of very few known experts who has applied data science to a wide range of fields include aging, communities / networks, customer retenstion, democracy, entrepreneurship, health care, international relations / business, marketing, psychological reactions, risk and even spiritual development and philosophy.

Alex received many awards on contributing to bring up positive impacts with technologies, like the Outstanding Service Award from the Graduate Student Association in USA, the Media Alliance award, the outstanding service award from USAID, the AIU teaching innovation award, the IBM Solution award and IBM Hero award, and Fulbright Fellowship,

Alex has a Ph.D. of Quantitative Sociology and a M.S. of Statistical Computing from Stanford University. Alex is a Christian and lives in the South Pasadena of California.


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Please click HERE for a reference list about Alex's publications, news reports and speeches

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