Alex Williams is a neuroscientist and statistician developing large-scale neural data analysis methods. He began his career in research as an undergraduate at Bowdoin College and a research technician at Brandeis University, where he developed computational models to explain the function and long-term maintenance of invertebrate neural circuits. He then spent a year at the Salk Institute to study models of intracellular protein transport in neurons, before heading to Stanford to obtain his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Surya Ganguli. At Stanford, Alex began developing computational and statistical approaches to explore vertebrate systems composed of much larger numbers of cells. He is currently continuing this line of research as a postdoc in Prof. Scott Linderman's lab. Alex has also held temporary research positions at Google and Sandia National Laboratories.