Khalid Al-Kofahi, VP, Research & Development, Thomson Reuters

Khalid Al-Kofahi, VP, Research & Development, Thomson Reuters

Khalid Al-Kofahi is vice president of Research and Development at Thomson Reuters, where he leads a team of scientists and engineers on performing applied research and custom algorithm development to help the business design and develop applications for the Legal, Financial, Risk and Tax and Accounting industries.  Primary focus areas include natural language processing, search and recommender systems, data analytics, quantitative finance and machine learning. In addition to his role as head of R&D at Thomson Reuters, Khalid is also leading the establishment of a Center for Cognitive Computing and AI for Thomson Reuters, in Toronto, Canada. The Center focuses on developing AI-enabled applications to simplify and transform how knowledge work gets done.

Khalid research interests include natural language processing, information retrieval, machine learning, recommender systems and computer vision. Khalid has a Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA, M.S. from Rochester Institute of Technology, USA, both in Computer Engineering and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan.