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Omar Abou El-khir

Research Software Engineer 2


Research Software Engineer 2 | Co-founder of Videolator, the Imagine Cup 2013 WW-Winner | Building great products is my true passion!

I’m a Research Software Engineer 2, working on a Virtual Agent for Customer Support which is a front-line chat bot, helping users solve common support issues before escalating to a human agent (currently under A/B testing).
In an internal Garage Hackathon, 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 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 Design, Agile, Mobile Applications, Web Applications.

Research Interest:
Conversational Systems, Natural Language Processing, Machine Translation, Machine Learning.