Amy Khalfay

Passionate about solving real world problems, I always knew I wanted a career in technology.

Shortly after completing my Ph.D. in Operational Research at Manchester Met in 2017, writing algorithms to solve scheduling problems, I joined IBM in the Advanced Analytics practice as a Data Scientist.

In this whirlwind of 3 years, I’ve worked in multiple industries helping clients solve exciting and challenging business problems using a range of data science techniques. I have been quickly promoted and awarded a prestigious Service Excellence Award for my dedication to clients’ success.

Passionate about promoting women in STEM, I have been a committee member of IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group UK since 2018, and delivered various events including being a part of the Manchester Science Festival in 2019. Our group won the R8 Women in Engineering Section Affinity Group award for our volunteer work “dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists, and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests in a career in engineering”.

Inside IBM, I am an Academic Ambassador, helping support universities by guest lecturing. In 2019 I delivered guest lectures as part of an MSc course at Durham University on the use of Data and AI to help improve customer experience. I also lead and manage ‘Lunch and Learns’ for the Cognitive and Analytics practice in IBM organising sessions monthly to our practitioners in the following areas: Technical, Product, Method and Applications for Industry.