Khalid Al-Kofahi

Vice President, R&D

Thomson Reuters

Khalid Al-Kofahi is Vice President of Research and Development at Thomson Reuters. During his 20+ years at Thomson Reuters, Khalid led the development of many advanced technologies for Thomson Reuters – especially for the Legal Industry. These include 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. The center will achieve this by automating well-understood tasks and machine-assist more complex tasks.

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.