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Omar Abou El-khir

Senior Research Software Engineer Lead


Senior Research Software Engineer Lead at Microsoft | Co-founder of Videolator, the Imagine Cup WW-Winner | Building great products is my true passion!

7+ years of experience, Senior Research Software Engineer Lead at Microsoft, working on Power Virtual Agents, enabling everyone to easily create & maintain AI-driven virtual agents with no-code interface, powering Microsoft, HP and Macy’s.
In a Microsoft internal Garage Hackathon, as a Program Manager, I led a team of 3 developers & 1 designer and won the “1st Place” award for “Bing Code Answer” early prototype.

Before joining Microsoft, I co-founded “Videolator”, a mobile app that gets you the most relevant video to what you are reading by taking a photo of it. I was the first Product Manager, responsible for shaping product vision, defining user scenarios & prioritizing features. I successfully launched the app and won (3+) awards including the “Microsoft Imagine Cup 2013 Worldwide Award”.

Building great products that millions could use is my true passion.

Software Engineering, Product Management, Product Planning, Product Design, Agile, Mobile Applications, Web Applications.

Research Interest:
Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Machine Translation, Machine Learning.