Khalid Al-Kofahi

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. 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 simplifying and transforming how knowledge tasks get done through a combination of automation, machine-assist and task-focused natural experiences.

Khalid's 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. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan.


Becoming smarter about credible news

March 16, 2017

Cloudera CEO Tom Riley and Thomson Reuters VP of R&D Khalid Al-Kofahi discuss big data's role in chasing down leads, verifying sources, and determining what's newsworthy.