Alexander (Sasha) is a graduate student in Sociology at the University of Waterloo. His undergraduate degree was in Knowledge Integration, focusing on computer science and mathematics. His research interests include social network analysis, computational sociology, quantitative methods, sociology of science, bibliometrics, and diversity. His Master's thesis was on measuring the associations between intellectual diversity in research areas, impact, and productivity. He is currently involved in research projects on the structure of intellectual fields in the science and humanities, collaboration between organizations related to Aboriginal youth health, improved estimation methods for directed acyclic graphs using exponential random graph models (ERGMs), and evolutionary game theory.