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

VP of Research and Development, 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

Tonya Custis
Dir. Research

Chris Dale (Dale)
UI Developer, Contractor

John Duprey

Rui Fang
Research Scientist

Martin Hyndman
Dir., Research
Technology Programs

Bill Keenan
Sr. Director, Technology

Russ Kociuba
Sr. Software Engineer

Jochen Leidner
Dir., Research

Xiaomo (Shawn) Liu
Research Scientist

Robert Martin
Sr. Software Engineer

Hugo Molina-Salgado
Sr. Research Scientist

Armineh Nourbakhsh
Research Engineer

Tim Nugent
Research Scientist

Therese Peterson
Associate Software Engineer

Vassilis Plachouras
Sr. Research Scientist

Steven Pomerville
Sr. Software Engineer

Frank Schilder
Dir., Research

Sameena Shah
Dir., Research

Charese Smiley
Research Scientist

Dezhao Song
Research Scientist

Jacqueline Stadt
Admin. Specialist

Ola Taylor
Software Engineer

Merine Thomas
Lead Software Engineer

Tom Vacek
Research Scientist

Arun Vachher
Director, Software Development

Mark Vedder
Sr. Software Engineer

Ramdev Wudali
Sr. Software Engineer

Tom Zielund
Sr. Research Scientist