Alex A. Aravind is currently a professor in the department of computer science at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Canada. An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur , from where he obtained his M.Tech in computer Science, Dr. Aravind received his Ph.D from the Indian Institute of Science. He worked as a Scientific Officer in the SuperComputer Education and Research Centre (SERC), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore during 1996-1997. Then he moved to Canada having obtained a post doctoral fellowship at the Memorial University of NewFoundLand, St John's in 1997.
Dr. Aravind joined UNBC in 1999 where he teaches operating systems. From UNBC, Alex has received Teaching Excellence Award, in 2012, and Research Excellence Award, in 2013. His areas of research interest include operating systems, concurrent and distributed systems programming and wireless sensor networks. He has published several research articles in leading journals and conferences, and supervised graduate students. A member of the Asscociation for Comuting Machinery (ACM) , Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Society for Computer Simulation International (SCS), Dr. Aravind has chaired a number of conference sessions, organized workshops, and delivered invited talks.