Atul Kumar, PhD, is a Manager and Senior Research Scientist at IBM India Research Lab in Bangalore. His research interests are in the areas of Software Engineering, Distributed Systems, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. His current work focuses on using AI for application moderanization inlcuding legecy application such as IBM mainframe application written in Cobol, PL1, EGL etc. His leads a research team that works in various areas of AIOps. His recenty completed projects include virtual assistant for technical support, ontology for IT operations and Adversarial machine learning.