Dr. Adly is currently First Deputy to the Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Egypt. She is also a Professor of Computer and Systems Engineering at Alexandria University. She has obtained her PhD in Computer Science from Cambridge University, UK, in 1995. Dr. Adly has served in several positions since 1988 locally and abroad. During her early academic career, she served as a teaching assistant and a visiting lecturer at different universities in Egypt. She was a visiting researcher at Georgia Tech in 1991 and at Cornell University in 1993, USA. In 1995, she has been a research associate at AT&T Research Labs, Cambridge, UK for two years.
Until February 2013, Dr. Adly served as Head of ICT sector at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA). She was called to join the Library in 1997 to serve as a consultant for the design and installation of its network and information system. Since then, she had served in several managerial positions at the BA where her responsibility had been articulated around the BA’s overall ICT strategy, architecting its data policies and methodologies including the design of its institutional repository and digital library initiatives. She had undertaken the role designing and overseeing the implementation of state-of-the-art technologies in the digital preservation arena, with a focus on Arabic content. Since 2002, Dr. Adly has been managing the implementation of the first and only mirror of the Internet Archive at the BA. She had also designed an online storage facility and overseen its expansion and evolution, reaching a 4-petabyte system, challenging the limited resources while fulfilling the scalability requirements for the ever-growing digital production of the BA.
Moreover, Dr. Adly had taken a leading role in designing and overseeing the implementation of science-oriented digital initiatives based on community sharing and targeting scientists, academics and the public on different levels. Within this context, she has been leading the efforts of creating the Science SuperCourse repository for scientific lectures. That is in addition to her leading role in the creation of the Arabic version of Encyclopedia of Life as well as being part of the global team internationalizing its platform.
On another front, Dr. Adly had been managing the research platform at the BA which comprises creating the infrastructure for researchers in Egypt and the region, including the implementation of High Performance Computing cluster and a 3D virtual immersive data analysis facility among others.
Dr. Adly has also many consultancy and leading roles concerning the design and implementation of information systems and digital libraries in several world class institutions. She is also a member of the ACM and IEEE Computer Society as well as several other scientific, social and humanitarian organizations. Dr. Adly is author/co-author of more than 50 publications in peer reviewed journals and scientific conferences in the field of computer science and engineering. Her research interests include distributed systems, database and operating systems, digital libraries in addition to mobile computing, modeling and simulation.