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Omar Abou El-khir

Senior Research Software Engineer

About

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

6+ years of experience, Senior Research Software Engineer 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.

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

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