Aleksandr L. Blekh is Research Scientist II in the MINED research group at Georgia Tech. He holds Ph.D. in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University as well as M.S. in Computer Information Systems (also from NSU) and B.S. in Microelectronics and Semiconductor Devices from Technical University of Moldova. Aleksandr has more than 20 years of experience in IT industry and academic research. His research interests include complex socio-technical systems, knowledge management, data science, software engineering, innovation and entrepreneurship, just to name a few. Currently he leads GT's development of MATIN, an e-collaboration platform for materials innovation.