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Ali Khosh

Ali Khosh

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: July 29, 2020




In his career as a technologist, Ali Khosh has built several award-winning, consumer-facing and enterprise products for mobile, TV and desktop platforms used by the world's biggest brands. Khosh’s work has received national and international news coverage from NBC, Forbes, Huffington Post, United Nations and ABC.

Khosh is currently the vice president of emerging technology and a partner at Quandary Peak Research, a software consulting firm. His team provides technical due diligence and technology litigation consulting to VCs, Fortune 100 companies and private equity firms in matters of M&A transactions, startup investments and IP litigation. Some of his recent clients include Berkshire Hathaway, Broadcom, Foursquare, Sony, UCAR and StubHub.

Prior to joining Quandary Peak Research, Khosh held various engineering positions at Yahoo, Microsoft and Samsung. After leaving Samsung, he founded Tilofy (for Time, Location & Unify), an AI-powered trend forecasting SaaS platform. Tilofy's engine analyzed massive amounts of unstructured data every second to predict consumer and behavioral trends in their infancy and long before they become mainstream. Tilofy was used by some of the world's biggest brands, agencies and media companies, including Red Bull, Altria, Wipro, Hershey, Henkel, Unilever and Samsung, empowering them to "disrupt, not to be disrupted."

Khosh has a BS in computer engineering, an MS in computer science from The George Washington University and a PhD in computer science from USC. He has published more than 15 peer-reviewed magazine, workshop, conference and journal publications, cited over 1,000 times combined. He has published over 12 patents (four granted). He was named as one of the top 50 people to watch in Southern California's technology industry (along with CEOs of Tinder and Snapchat). 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

San Francisco Chronicle
April 14, 2021
Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

Jean Reisz was interviewed about the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco's rejection of an earlier U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals decision that denied asylum to Salvadoran sisters who were harassed by a gang. “Their journey to asylum has been difficult and longer than it should have been,” she said. The judge and the board “ignored the evidence and denied lifesaving relief to the twins based on unlawful conclusions” that the court has now overturned. The article also appeared in Microsoft News.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Michael Simkovic
February, 2021

"Income Taxes and Work Hours," University of Virginia Law and Economics Workshop, University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, VA.

Dorothy S. Lund
February, 2021

“The Corporate Governance Machine” (with Elizabeth Pollman), 122 Columbia Law Review (forthcoming 2022)

Michael Simkovic
February, 2021

“Income Taxes & Work Hours,” Florida Tax Review.