Ashot Harutyunyan is currently leading AI Lab at Yerevan State University and conducts data science research at VMware for intelligent cloud administration. He received his MS and PhD degrees in applied mathematics at YSU and in information theory at Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia in 1994 and 1997, respectively. He is an Alexander von Humbodlt Fellow from University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, and an adjunct lecturer at American University of Armenia in Statistics, ML, and information theory. His research interests and subjects of publications include applications of ML and design of algorithms, foundations of data transfer and compression, and related areas such as hypothesis testing. He is also an inventor with 70+ US patents in AI operations for automated management of data center environments.