Aleksandra holds a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, and a PhD in Internet Security from the University of Manchester, UK.
Aleksandra joined the SSI in June 2016 from her position as Training Coordinator for Infrastructure Technology within the UK node of the ELIXIR life sciences consortium. In her ELIXIR role, Aleksandra was responsible for managing technical training (predominantly rolling out Software and Data Carpentry programme within Europe) and the development of ELIXIR’s training portal TeSS. She also leads the development of a BioSchema for Training Materials, proposing a standard and encouraging people in life sciences to use Schema markup to structure their online training resources consistently.
Prior to her role in ELIXIR, Aleksandra used to manage and work as a software engineer on several projects: BioCatalogue (Web services registry) and Taverna (scientific workflow design and execution system), as well as a researcher in the area of digital signatures and security protocols.
Aleksandra leads the SSI’s training activities, taking over from Aleksandra Pawlik, and is based at the eScience Lab group at the University of Manchester.