Alex Olivas

Alex Olivas is ColdQuanta’s Vice President Software Engineering and Operations from the University of Maryland College Park, where he served as a Research Associate and then Faculty Specialist for the last 17 years. Alex is deeply involved in the broader industry, having founded the IceCube Open Source Organization, a gathering of open source projects from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, which is designed to observe the cosmos from deep within the South Pole ice. For the last seven years, Alex served in a leadership role as IceCube’s Software Coordinator. Alex received his Ph.D. in High Energy Physics from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2004, where he worked for three years as a JILA graduate student on an experiment attempting to achieve BEC.