Hossam Mahgoub has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Computational Linguistics for the Arabic language, and is the Founder, President and CEO of alKhawarizmy Software, an Egyptian Company working in the Arabic Natural Language Processing (NLP) field. He established the company in 2006. The company’s core business is to develop software solutions that can cater to the overseas as well as the regional markets. Prior to starting his own company, he was the CTO of TopicalNetEurope, in Germany between 2001 and 2002, after which he continued development of Arabic Search Engine and Dictionary. Earlier, from 1998 to 2002, Hossam was the Head of IT and Software Development at Sutour, a Saudi Arabian company, where he developed 4 Arabic dictionaries. He has also worked as a Project Scientist for IBM in Egypt, and developed the Arabic Spell Checker for Microsoft Office from 1992 to 1994.
He holds a MSc. (English) and PhD in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College, London.