Welcome to Smelly Data Science!

A Silly Personal Website About Fishy Data Science (and Stuff)

Hi! My name is Khalil and I am a Data Science and Machine Learning Engineering Technical Lead. I am passionate about machine learning, data visualization, programming, video games, anime, watchmaking, coffee brewing, and many other things!

As I am advancing in my career, I keep growing increasingly frustrated by how data science is put into practice in enterprises: often carried with little to no regard to the scientific rigor it requires; producing untested, irreproducible, and unreliable results and models that almost never make it to production; dubious startups and questionable “influencers” feeding unreasonable expectations around artificial intelligence, and the list goes one.

This is one of the reasons that led me to recreate my personal website under its current name (in reference to code smells). Here, you can find details about my different activities as well as (opinionated) blog posts about shady data science practices and “horror stories” that I came across while working in the field. Opinions and views expressed here are my own and do not represent those of my current or former employers.