Amirah Saeed Alharthi


I completed my undergraduate degree in Mathematics at Taif University, Saudi Arabia, before working as a banker for a few years I then obtained a MSc in statistics from the department of Mathematics, Taif University in 2013, while working full time as a mathematics teacher.

In January 2016, I started my PhD at the University of Leeds in the Statistics department of the School of Mathematics, under the primary supervision of Prof Charles Taylor and co-supervision of Dr. Jochen Voss. My primary research focus is on Statistical Learning, specializing on random forests and classification decision trees. I expect to submit my thesis and complete my PhD in 2019. 

Apart from research, I have participated in the statistics postgraduate seminar; completed a few statistical courses; attended and presented several conferences, workshops and talks, as listed below:

  • Emotion Analysis in Natural Language. December 8, 2017. School of Computing, University of Leeds, Leeds.  UK. 

  • ECDA 2017: European Conference on Data Analysis. September 27-29, 2017. The Wroclaw University of Economics, Wroclaw. Poland. (talk)

  • RSS2017: RSS 2017 International Conference. September 4-7, 2017. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. UK. (poster)

  • RSC2017: 40th Research Students’ Conference in Probability and Statistics. April 18-21, 2017. Department of mathematical Sciences, University of Durham, Durham. UK. (talk)

  • Women in Mathematics Day. March 30, 2017. University of London, London. UK. 

  • RSC2016: 39th Research Students’ Conference in Probability and Statistics. June 14-17, 2016. Department of mathematics, University College Dublin, Dublin. Ireland. 

  • Academic Leadership Forum. May 14, 2016. University of Manchester, Manchester. UK

  • The Big Data Analytics conference. May 11, 2016.  Department of statistics, University of Leeds, Leeds. UK.  

  • The 9th Saudi Student Conference. February 13 -14, 2016. University of Birmingham, Birmingham. UK.


  • Saieed F. Ateya ; Amirah S. Alharthi. Estimation under a finite mixture of modified Weibull distributions based on censored data via EM algorithm with application, Journal of Statistical Theory and Applications, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp.196-204, September 2014. 

  • Saieed F. Ateya ; Amirah S. Alharthi. Maximum Likelihood Estimation under a Finite Mixture of Modified Weibull Distributions Based on Censored Data with Application., Journal of Applied Statistical Science, Vol 20, No. 3, pp. 33-41, 2013. 

Work experiences

  • Lecturer at the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Taif University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 

  • Mathematics teacher for primary and high schools, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 

  • Banker in different positions, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 

Research interests


  • Statistical learning
  • Datamining
  • Classification trees


  • Masters degree in Statistics, Taif University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Undergraduate degree in mathematics, Taif University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia