Alexander Nelson is an Assistant Professor in the department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering at the University of Arkansas. His primary research interests include wearable and ubiquitous computing. He recieved his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in Summer 2017 under advisement of Dr. Nilanjan Banerjee and Dr. Ryan Robucci. During his tenure at UMBC, Alexander developed technology to use low-power, lightweight fabric capacitor sensors woven into clothing as an assistive gesture-based human interface.  At the University of Arkansas, Alexander leads the PAST (Pervasive and Assistive Sensing Technology) research laboratory.