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Alexander named chief of Information Technology Branch

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Published March 30, 2018
Quincy Alexander

Research civil engineer Quincy Alexander is the Information Technology Laboratory's Sensor Integration Branch chief. His research is focused on the Structural Monitoring and Analysis in Real-Time of Lock Gates Program. He also leverages high-performance computing to perform numerical simulations of hydraulic steel structures. Alexander is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a Vice-Chair for the ASCE Region 5 Board of Governors, and Chair of the ASCE National Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.

VICKSBURG, Miss. (March 30, 2018)--Dr. Reed Mosher, director of the Information Technology Laboratory, recently selected Quincy Alexander as chief of the Sensor Integration Branch. ITL is one of seven laboratories of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center headquartered in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

“The SIB is unique in that it combines both hardware and software expertise to provide cutting-edge, customized sensor and electronic packages capable of collecting data and turning that data into useful information,” Alexander said. “The team has a diverse and talented group of people from several types of engineering disciplines — including civil, mechanic, and electrical — as well as from computer science, physics, and electronics backgrounds; everyone is working collaboratively to provide solutions for military and civil projects.”   

“I am excited about the opportunity to guide this branch as we continue to position the SIB as the leader in sensor integration for the Department of Defense and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. I also look forward to working with individual team members on their professional growth,” said Alexander.

Alexander began his ERDC career as a research civil engineer in the SIB and has served as the acting branch chief for both SIB and the Computational Analysis Branch. Prior to joining ERDC, Alexander worked in private industry for 11 years as a supervisory structural engineer and structural inspector.

His research has been focused on the Structural Monitoring and Analysis in Real-Time of Lock Gates Program. More recently, he has utilized high-performance computing to perform numerical simulations of hydraulic steel structures. 

Alexander earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Louisiana Tech University in 2006; he also received a master’s in civil engineering from Mississippi State University in 2014. 

Alexander is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a Vice-Chair for the ASCE Region 5 Board of Governors, and Chair of the ASCE National Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.


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