Dr. Khalid Al-Kofahi

Vice President, Research, Thomson Reuters

Dr. Khalid Al-Kofahi is vice president of Research and Development at Thomson Reuters. During his more than 20 years with the organization, Khalid has led the development of many advanced technologies, including: developing natural language processing applications to mine information from text, large-scale text classification, recommender systems, vertical search, named entity extraction and resolution, question answering, language generation and summarization. These technologies power dozens of products across Thomson Reuters.

In addition to his role as head of corporate R&D at Thomson Reuters, Dr. Al-Kofahi also leads Thomson Reuters’s Center for Cognitive Computing, based in Toronto. The center focuses on building smart capabilities and applications that will simplify and accelerate how knowledge tasks get done.

Khalid has a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the United States, an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, also in the United States, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology in Jordan.

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