Amina is a Machine Learning Scientist at Amazon Music. She works on building conversational AI systems for intuitive and engaging Music experiences on Alexa. She enjoys teaching and taught a course in Reinforcement Learning at Amazon’s Machine Learning University. Prior to Amazon, she worked at IBM on combinatorial optimization problems to provide availability and performance guarantees through component failures and system expansion in distributed data warehouses. Amina’s PhD was on nonconvex nonsmooth optimization problems for bioinformatics. Her work involved building mathematical models and tools for control, understanding, prevention and treatment of tuberculosis.