Alex R Cook is currently an Associate Professor at the Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research (CIDER), Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore (NUS). He has been with NUS for 8 years. Alex obtained his PhD in Statistics at Heriot-Watt University, UK, looking at statistics and modelling of infectious diseases. Prior to joining NUS, Alex did his postdoc in Cambridge and Heriot-Watt Universities. His responsibilities in NUS include research, teaching and service. His expertise involves statistics, modelling and public health.