Alier is the head of the data science program and president at Jonglei Institute of Technology. He teaches data science with R and Python, elementary statistics, and introductory mathematics courses; and maintains the website. He has over six years of university-level teaching experience and over three years' experience in healthcare analytics. He is passionate about making data science education more accessible to those who cannot afford paid data science programs.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas (2008); a Master of Science in Professional Science with a concentration in Biostatistics from Middle Tennessee State University (2011); and an MBA in Information Systems Management from LeTourneau (2017); and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A) in Finance at Liberty University.