Alexander joined Oracle Labs in 2017. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Tübingen, Germany. Alexander’s research interests lie at the intersection of database systems and programming languages. His PhD was looking at efficient support for complex-object data models in relational database systems, based on techniques from diverse fields such as query optimization and parallel computing. At Oracle Labs he leads the Multilingual Engine group which works on innovative features to leverage the full power of database systems for application development.