Adobe hires IBM veteran Nanda Kambhatla to head India research team

Adobe hires IBM veteran Nanda Kambhatla to head India research team
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27 Nov, 2019

California, US-based computer software firm Adobe has roped in former IBM veteran Dr Nanda Kambhatla for its research team in India.

Based out of Bengaluru, Kambhatla will lead Adobe’s research initiatives in artificial intelligence, natural language processing, machine learning, big-data analytics and insight, and content intelligence technologies.

The company employs around 5,500 people in India and over a third of the company’s overall research and development happens in the country.

With over 30 years of research experience, Kambhatla is known for his expertise in the areas of AI, natural language processing, machine learning, and related fields.

Previously, he was the vice president of enterprise AI at Symphony AI, where he helped in building their next-generation technology platform for applied AI and machine learning. He also holds several patents. 

Kambhatla has also worked for over 20 years at IBM Research in various capacities. At Big Blue, he delivered machine learning, information extraction and conversational dialog technologies into IBM Watson and other products.

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, he holds a Ph.D. degree from Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology.

He will report to Dr. Shriram Revankar, Vice President and Fellow, Adobe Research.

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