Alex Aravind is currently a professor in the department of computer science at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Canada. Alex holds two masters degrees one in Mathematics (The American College, Madurai) and the other in Computer Science (Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpure), and a PhD in computer Science (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore). After his PhD, he briefly worked as a Scientific Officer in the Super-computer Education and Research Centre (SERC), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Then he moved to Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada as a post doctoral fellow in 1997.
Alex joined UNBC in 1999. He has received several awards including Robert Tait Annual Lecture Award (2017), Mentorship Excellence Award (2015), Research Excellence Award (2015), Teaching Excellence Award (2012), Outstanding Leadership Award (2012). His areas of research interest include operating systems, concurrent and distributed systems programming, algorithm development, wireless networks, modeling and simulation, and computing education.