Alexander is a postgraduate researcher studying information retrieval. His core research involves developing multi-task learning algorithms for the extraction of actionable information in emergency/disaster response use cases.

Alexander received his MSci Software Engineering in 2019 from the University of Glasgow where his Master's dissertation surveyed and explored recommendation tasks in social media within the finance domain.

Alexander is a member of the Glasgow Information Retrieval Group within the Information, Data and Analytics (IDA) section.