Zunaid Kazi, PhD

Zunaid KaziDr. Zunaid Kazi is a technologist with over 30 years leadership experience in research, development and management. His area of expertise is in taking products to market and developing data- and text-analytics solutions.

Zunaid is Co-Founder and CTO at Infolytx Inc.,  software development company specializing in artificial intelligence solutions whose API-based products and AI Accelerator-enabled software specializing in machine learning, computer vision, and natural language help businesses run better, faster, and smarter. He is also Founder Principal at Knowtomation. Knowtomation is a consulting company that helps businesses turn unstructured data into actionable and predictive intelligence through natural language processing, text analytics, and machine learning.

Earlier, Zunaid was VP, Research and Development at Parity Computing, an AI company focusing on analytics challenges in science, technology, and medicine (STM) focusing on large-scale entity disambiguation in STM content, as well as on predictive decision support models in personalized medicine/  At Parity, Zunaid pioneered the patented technology for normalizing disparate data sources to automatically create profiles of people and organizations as seen in the ACM Digitial Library, IEEE XPlore and Reed-Elsevier's SciVerse SCOPUS.

Previously, he was Director of Technology Strategy and Product Management at Liaison Technology. Liaison provided content integration solutions. At Liaison, Zunaid was responsible for directing product management for the entire Liaison product suite. He also innovated and implemented several major product enhancements using advanced NLP and IR techniques.

Earlier, Zunaid was with IBM Research where he was a Research Staff Member at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center. While at IBM, Zunaid played a major role in the development of IBM's text-analytic frameworks and applications.

Zunaid also spent some time in academia and teaching Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology for a couple of years.

Zunaid received an MS and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Delaware and a BS in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has authored a number of technical publications and patents.

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