Jochen L Leidner is a Director of Research at Thomson Reuters in London, where he heads the R&D team, which he also set up. His background includes a Master’s in computational linguistics, English and computer science (University of Erlangen-Nuremburg), a Master’s in Computer Speech, Text and Internet Technology (University of Cambridge) and a PhD in Informatics (University of Edinburgh). He is author of several dozen peer-reviewed publications, has authored or co-edited two books and holds several patents. He was twice winner of the Thomson Reuters invention of the year award, and first recipient of the ACM SIGIR Doctoral Consortium Award. Since September 2017, he has also been Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Data Analytics in the University of Sheffield.

Intelligent Information: R&D and Innovation in Information Access at Thomson Reuters
The Information economy combined with progress in computer performance and progress in machine learning pose great opportunities. In this talk, I will give some case studies of research projects conducted at Thomson Reuters Corporate Research & Development group, where we strive to improve information access for professional knowledge workers in different vertical domains, often applying machine learning to applications in information and information retrieval.

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