Jack G. Conrad

782 Sunset Drive
St. Paul, MN 55123   USA
Jack.Conrad @ acm.org



August 2011-Present, Lead Research Scientist, Catalyst Lab, Thomson Reuters Global Resources, Baar, Switzerland

2009-July 2011, Senior Research Scientist, Research & Development, Thomson Reuters, St. Paul, MN

2000-2008, Senior Research Scientist, Research & Development, Thomson Legal & Regulatory, St. Paul, MN

1997-1999, Senior Research Scientist, Computer Science Research, West Group, Eagan, MN

1994-1996, Research Scientist, New Search Technologies Group, West Publishing, Eagan, MN

1991-1994, Research Assistant, Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (IR Lab), University of Massachusetts -- Amherst, MA

1990-1991, Foreign Expert, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

1984-1989, Secondary School Math and Science Instructor, U.S. Peace Corps, Swaziland (Southern Africa) and Togo (West Africa)

1980, Electrical Engineer, 3M Company, Business and Information Products Division, St. Paul, Minnesota


        1991-92, Teaching Assistant, Intro to Computers Course (solely responsible for two weekly labs), UMass,
                        Dept. of Computer Science, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
        1990-91, Foreign Language Instructor, English instruction to Majors, Business, and Graduate students,
                        East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
        1987-89, Professeur au Lycée, Mathématiques, Lycée Kara, Kara, Togo
        1984-87, High School Instructor, Math & Science, Ekukhanyeni High School, Manzini, Swaziland
        1981-84, Teaching Assistant, Freshman English (fully responsible for class), U.B.C.,
                        Dept. of English, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


        1994 - M.S., Computer Science, University of Massachusetts -- Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
        1984 - M.A., English/Linguistics, University of British Columbia -- Vancouver, B.C., Canada
        1980 - Cert., European Studies Program, University of Minnesota -- London, England
        1980 - B.S., Summa Cum Laude, Electrical Engineering, Marquette University -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
                            Minor: English



        Publications List



  • Jack G. Conrad and Jie Lin, "Information Retrieval Systems with Duplicate Document Detection and Presentation Functions," Thomson Legal & Regulatory, Research & Development, U.S. Patent App. Number 01/550,844, December, 2004.
  • Jack G. Conrad and Joanne R.S. Claussen, "Database Discovery Framework: A Toolkit Approach to Database Selection in Textual and Other Data Collection Environments," Thomson Legal & Regulatory, Research & Development, U.S. Patent App. Number 60/436,191, December, 2002.
  • Jack G. Conrad, Bob Haschart, Forrest Rhoads, Dan Dabney, Howard Turtle, Kinley Larntz, Po Yang, and Dan Gannon. "System and Method of Processing Formatted Text Documents in a Database," Thomson--West Group, U.S. Patent App. Number 09/120,170, 1998.


  • French - completely fluent, conversational and written (F.S.I rating 3+), used in 14 French-speaking countries
  • Spanish - functional, used in 8 Spanish-speaking countries


  • Eta Kappa Nu - National Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society (Past VP, Marquette Chapter)
  • Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society
  • Alpha Sigma Nu - National Jesuit Honor Society
  • Association of Computing Machinery - Member and author, published in SIGIR and CIKM Proceedings



  • Champion of the Year, EarthShare, 2000
    For work to expand choice in West Group's Employee Giving Campaign (1994-99)
    www.earthshare.org/news&resources/news.html (page 3)
  • Sargent Shriver Peace Worker of the Year Award (1 of 2 Finalists), 1990
    For secondary school teaching and rural water project successes while serving in the U.S Peace Corps in Southern and West Africa (1984-89)
  • W.D. Bliss Cooperative Education Student of the Year Award, 1980
    For internship contributions at 3M Company, St. Paul, MN (1977-80) while an undergraduate at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI


  • President, Minnesota Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (MN-RPCVs) (1997-98)
    • Wrote proposal to host the 1999 National Peace Corps Association conference in St. Paul, for 1,000s of RPCVs, which beat out proposals from 3 other major U.S. cities, incl. NYC;
    • Guided Conference Program Committee through preparations for national gathering.
  • Ironman Races - successfully completed five full century bicycle competitions.
  • Marathons - ran Chicago and Paavo Nurmi marathon races, breaking 3 3/4 hours.
  • Mountain Climbing - climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa, up to Uhuru Peak (19,347 ft).

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