Khalid Al-Kofahi talks about technology
challenges and how inspiration for finding
answers often lies very close to home.

VP of Research, Khalid Al-Kofahi

Khalid Al-Kofahi is Vice President of Research and Development at Thomson Reuters. He is a founding member of R&D and has been with R&D since joining Thomson in 1995. Khalid is a scientist by education, a problem solver by hobby, a technologist by career, but is most excited about developing systems that fundamentally improve the information experience of our customers – how they create content, how they find it, how they interact with it and how they act upon it.

Khalid is responsible for setting R&D's research agenda and priorities in collaboration with members of the R&D team. He spends significant amount of his time engaging with global business partners to identify and help define product opportunities. These include opportunities driven by business demand as well as opportunities inspired by technology capabilities.

Khalid's research expertise includes information retrieval, document classification, recommender systems, natural language processing, data mining, machine learning and image processing. In addition, he has significant expertise in algorithm and system design especially in the context of large-scale information technology solutions. During his tenure at Thomson Reuters, Khalid functioned as an individual contributor as well as a technical lead on numerous innovative products across Thomson Reuters.

Khalid has a Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA, a 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.



The R&D Team





Kajsa Anderson
Sr. Software Engineer




Gary Berosik
Lead Business Systems Analyst




Chris Brew
Sr. Research Scientist




Hiroko Bretz
Sr. Software Engineer




Jack Conrad
Lead Research Scientist




Chris Dale (Dale)
UI Developer, Contractor




Chris Dozier
Lead Research Scientist




John Duprey
Architect




Terry Heinze
Architect




Martin Hyndman
Dir., Research
Technology Programs




Bill Keenan
Sr. Director, Technology





Russ Kociuba
Sr. Software Engineer




Jochen Leidner
Dir., Research




Wenhui (Wendy) Liao
Sr. Research Scientist




Xiaomo (Shawn) Liu
Research Scientist




Robert Martin
Sr. Software Engineer




Hugo Molina-Salgado
Sr. Research Scientist




Isabelle Moulinier
Dir., Research





Therese Peterson
Associate Software Engineer




Steven Pomerville
Software Engineer




Frank Schilder
Dir., Research





Sameena Shah
Dir., Research




Charese Smiley
Intern




Dezhao Song
Research Scientist




Jacqueline Stadt
Admin. Specialist





Ola Taylor
Software Engineer




Merine Thomas
Lead Software Engineer




Tom Vacek
Research Engineer




Arun Vachher
Mgr., Technology





Mark Vedder
Sr. Software Engineer




Ramdev Wudali
Sr. Software Engineer




Tom Zielund
Sr. Research Scientist