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 especially to produce positive social impacts. He currently leads the Global Association for Research Methods and Data Science, and is a thought leader on data science as certfied by IBM and the Open Group. Alex is a pioneer and lead developer of data science ecosystem approaches as well as the RM4Es with AI.

Dr. Liu currently serves as a Chief Data Scientist for IBM analytics services. Before joined IBM, 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 RMA (formerly the RM Institute), 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, customer retenstion, democracy, entrepreneurship, health care, international relations, marketing, education, risk,  spiritual capital and philosophy.


Alex's special data science approach centers on bringing up positive social impacts with technologies, for which he received many awards include the Outstanding Service Award from the Graduate Student Association in USA, Nonprofit Campaign Award from the Media Alliance, the outstanding service award from USAID, the AIU teaching innovation award, the IBM Solution award, the IBM Hero award, and the Fulbright Fellowship,

Alex has a Ph.D. of Quantitative Sociology and a M.S. of Statistical Computing from Stanford University. He is a Christian and lives in South Pasadena of California. In his school years, Mr. Alex Liu (formerly Yongchuan Liu) was a student leader promoting democracy, with his activities widely covered by the US media including the SCIENCE magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post.

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