Philip Blair

Philip Blair is a Senior Research Engineer on Basis Technology’s R&D team. He investigates practical applications of deep learning technologies for use in text analytics. Philip also leads Basis Technology’s machine learning infrastructure team, focused on deploying cutting-edge algorithms into the field. Philip has published research which explores intrinsic evaluations of text embeddings to better predict their suitability for downstream applications in other natural language processing tasks.

Eugene S. Reyes

Eugene has 20 years of experience in software engineering, mainly in several offices within the Intelligence Community. He has been part of multiple applied research and development organizations, focusing on advancing text analytics through various human language technologies (HLT), such as Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI), entity identification, and machine translation. Growing up, he learned to program at an early age, lectured programming classes, tutored students, and led multimedia productions. Eugene obtained a B.S. in Computer Science and minor in Political Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Kfir Bar

Dr. Kfir Bar is the Chief Scientist of our text analytics team. He has spent many years working in a wide range of natural language processing disciplines, including statistical machine translation, machine learning, ontologies, and language generation. Kfir joined Intuview in 2005 as CTO, supporting national security and counter-terrorism missions by deducing authorship, sentiment, intent, and other contextual information. In 2013, he co-founded Comprendi, which transforms big data into actionable marketing insights. Kfir lectures at three different universities in Israel where he teaches courses in computer science, NLP and machine learning. Kfir holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Tel Aviv University for a thesis on Semantics and Machine Translation.

Chris Biow

Chris Biow leads the Global Public Sector team at Basis Technology, working with government customers to meet their text analytic mission needs using Basis software and services. After flying with the US Navy as an F-14 Tomcat RIO (Radar Intercept Officer), Chris founded a sales-enablement software company and then worked delivering Public Sector solutions with search and database software at Verity, Autonomy, as Federal CTO at MarkLogic, and at MongoDB. Throughout this time, he has specialized in large textual data problems as applied to anticipatory intelligence.