Hala Mostafa

Hala Mostafa

I lead the Advanced Learning and Analytics Team at  Raytheon Technologies Research Center (RTRC).  For the past 7 years, I have been leading  projects  supporting government agencies and our corporation's diverse business units - Collins Aerospace, Pratt and Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space, Raytheon Missiles and Defense.  I apply machine learning to help customers gain insights and solve problems in areas like contract pricing, manufacturing, operations and predictive maintenance. 

As a Team Lead, I am  responsible for the career development of a team of ML researchers. I work closely with the AI Discipline Lead and our management on roadmapping and strategy definition and assisting our  customers with their own AI/ML roadmapping activities to enhance  products and operations.

I have strong technical expertise in AI/ML, demonstrated people and project management abilities and exceptional communication skills recognized by managers and customers alike.

I am passionate about all stages of a data-driven project, from the initial customer engagements to identify and articulate the problem to learning about their domain through iterative dialogs driven by exploratory data analysis, to finding that perfect ML/Data Analytics tool for the job to telling the story uncovered by the model. While I enjoy project management, I am still excited about working with my hands and learning about the latest ML and MLOps technologies.

Recognition

  • Selected among ~100 engineers nationwide from industry, academia and government labs for the Frontiers of Engineering Symposium by the National Academy of Engineering. 

  • Invited to speak at “Voices of Data Science” 2022 conference at UMass Amherst 

  • Served on the Program Committee of several top-tier AI/ML conferences

  • Nominated for and attended the RTX Foundations of leadership course.

  • Identified as a “high potential talent” for “ability, drive and demonstration of RTX leadership behaviors”. Nominated for further directed leadership training in 2022.

  • Part of the winning team of the "Impact and Delivery of Excellence Awards” at RTRC in 2016 and 2021

  • Filed 16 Invention Disclosures of which

    • 4 were designated Trade Secrets 

    • 4 are filed patents

    • 2 are patents in progress.

Publications

Service

  • Program Committee Member

    • International Joint Conference On Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) 2017

    • International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017

    • Twenty-Sixth Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) 2012, 2020

    • Workshop on Multiagent Sequential Decision Making Workshop (MSDM) 2011-2015

    • Workshop on Optimization In Multiagent Systems (OptMAS) 2013, 2014, 2017

    • Workshop on Agents and CyberSecurity (ACySe) 2014

  • Member of the Doctoral Consortium Career Panel, AAMAS 2013.

  • Member of the CRA-W/CDC Discipline-specific Mentoring Panel, AAMAS 2013.

  • Member of the CS Women's Professionalism Panel at University of Massachusetts, 2012.

  • Reviewer for The Computer Journal

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