KTP Associate: Xi Liu

Company: Kennedys Law LLP 

University: University of Manchester

Funding: Innovate UK

The Project: Kennedys is a global law firm with expertise in dispute resolution and advisory services. Insurance claims and coverage expertise are deeply ingrained in every office globally.

The main objective of the KTP is to develop and embed an intelligent data driven fraud prevention and detection service to support insurance claim handling utilising modern machine learning, and text analytics techniques. The ultimate goal is to be able to provide services that allow clients to reduce the reliance on legal services by identifying issues before they happen or identifying claims that are in fact fraudulent.

About the KTP Associate: 
Through the process of the KTP Kennedys has launched a stand alone technology company called Kennedys IQ which has been setup to provide a suitable home for a growing range of technology products that include Fraud Manager which Xi has contributed to but also other developing products which the KTP has inspired.
  • Xi’s contributions to the project have significantly exceeded expectations, by finishing the planned development and deployment of a hybrid Al system ahead of schedule. 
  • The deployed Al system takes both data driven and expert knowledge into consideration and will further reduce lawyers’ decision cycle time and improve the quality of fraud decision making, leading to substantial potential contributions to improving productivity in the law and insurance sectors of the UK and potentially worldwide. 
  • Apart from the planned activity, Xi has also supported the development of all other fraud detection services, translating the technical know-how into a useable form 
  • Attended and presented at four international conferences with one conference paper published, two more papers accepted, with more in development. 
  • Xi has also developed and embedded operations manuals and technical documentation, which ensure that software architecture is documented and best practice is automated within the business operations for the reasons of version control. 
  • Xi excelled at displaying excellent strategic vision and has a strong client focus with open communication and impromptu interactions. Her achievements have been so highly valued by both the company and the academic supervisors that both want her to join their organisations.

Winners of this category will be announced in advance of the KTP Virtual Awards Ceremony which is at 4-5pm on Wednesday 9 September. Join us in our virtual world to celebrate all the winners – register here.

See below for a profile of each of the 18 finalists in the Future Innovator category of this year’s KTP Best of the Best Awards:

Muddasar Anwar  Delivering innovation for Sustainable Drainage System to prevent flooding.

Blessing Mbipom Creating online learning for GPs.

Laurence Foster: Innovations to “print” structures, transforming house building.

Declan Bryans: Creating greener energy with innovations in flow batteries.

Elle Perschke: Applying B2C methodologies to launch a new product within a B2B company.

Mark Gilmore: Development of new class of greener ionic liquid, with multiple potential applications.

Khai Nguyen: Inventing a new silicone composite for consumer fixing brand, Sugru.

Swapnil Khadke: Creating new liposome formulations for application in drug delivery

Leona McGirr: Creating an Antibody Library for fully human antibodies.

Dan Hicks: Developing a new design and testing process for electric trails bikes.

Dmitry Bogachov: Advancing Materials Science for Anilox technology.

Andrew Grounds: Transforming business models for Social Enterprise.

Lyndsey McKirdy: Enhancing data science capability at Aggreko.

Jack Tallant: Transforming reporting and delivery of Charity’s activities.

Xi Liu: Using AI to develop fraud detection and prevention services for law firm.

Alex Komninos: Transforming spreadsheets in to cognitive models at IBM

Harvey Kangley: Delivering exceptional NPD for rail electrification

George Harris: Developing advanced engineering for intruder detection systems.

The Future Innovator category of the KTP Awards is supported by Ashorne Hill – a specialist training company which runs training programmes for all KTP Associates.

Want to find out more about working as a KTP Associate? More information here, and see the latest vacancies here.



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