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Omar Abou El-khir

Research Software Engineer 2

About

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.

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

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