Alex Li received his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University and Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at University of Utah. He worked as a Research and Development engineer in the Medical Device industry where he performed experimental designs, data acquisition, and data analysis to develop new manufacturing prototypes to improve existing process. He also worked for a Bioinformatics company where he implemented machine learning methodology on genetic research. During his time at NYC Data Science Academy, he has focused on strengthening machine learning theory and applying it to real world applications. For the capstone project, he and his team designed a hybrid recommender system for top rated beer that consists of content-based and collaborative filtering methods.