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I'm a Lead Research Scientist with Corporate Research & Development at Thomson Reuters working under Dr. Khalid Al-Kofahi, Thomson Reuters' Vice President of Research. My most recent research has focused on language modeling in the financial domain and alternative translation workflow solutions. My earlier research included question answering, document clustering and e-discovery.

Through the summer of 2013, I was on loan for two years to the Catalyst Lab at Thomson Reuters Global Resources (TRGR) in Baar, Switzerland, working under Dr. Peter Pircher. The Catalyst Lab focuses on innovation, collaboration and the leveraging of corporate technology resources, in addition to performing a number of research functions for the company.

At the Artificial Intelligence & Law conference in Rome in 2013, ICAIL 2013, I was elected president of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law (IAAIL) and will serve on its Executive Committee for the 2014-2015 term.

I'm a Computer Science graduate of the University of Massachusetts--Amherst. My advisor was Dr. W. Bruce Croft, Director of the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR) within the Department of Computer Science.


I've recently worked on:

  • Language Modeling for domain-specific documents
  • Quant Analytics


In the past, I've also investigated:

  • Question Answering
  • Document organization---object clustering and deduping---for large legal corpora
  • E-Discovery
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Entity resolution and record matching in the context of very large databases.
  • New search paradigms for highly structured data.


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News on Summer 2012 "Switzerland for Swaziland" ride through 6 European countries in 6 days (800km) to raise funds for the Young Heroes organization that assists AIDS orphans in Swaziland.

News on Thomson Reuters' support for the Books for Africa Program and the Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative:




Last updated: Sat Jan 18 23:08:49 CST 2014