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William Alexander, M.S.

William Alexander, M.S.

Director, IT
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William Alexander graduated from the University at Albany in 1974 with a degree in Literature and obtained his MS in Computer Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1982. He joined NKI as a programmer in 1981, becoming Director of Systems Development in 1985 and Director of Technology in 1988. During his tenure at NKI he has overseen the transformation of the Institute’s IT infrastructure from a traditional IBM mainframe environment to a modern PC-based network supporting 400 users and operating hundreds of terabytes of storage. As Director of Technology, Mr. Alexander today is responsible for all IT services at NKI, including network infrastructure and administration, Help Desk support, and regulatory compliance.

Mr. Alexander also manages systems development for NKI’s ICRS team, which builds and operates web-based software for clinical trials and studies, including electronic data capture systems, audio-assisted self-interviewing tools, and randomization software. ICRS software has been used in dozens of federally-funded national clinical trials, as well as for studies conducted at NKI.