Professor A. Kumar was born in New Delhi, the capital city of India where he obtained a degree in computer science. He obtained a master's degree in Technology from the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 1985. He got his doctorate degree from Stanford University in 1966.
He began his academic career in this university as an associate professor. He returned to India in 2000 to help developed Virtus Robotics Institute and has since worked in the school. He is a dedicated and principled teacher loved by many of his students and colleagues.
Professor Ashish Kumar owns a site where he discusses the developments in the field of artificial intelligence and robotics. He has authored several essays on the importance of robotics to humanity. He is also a doting father and a loving husband to his wife and three daughters.
He lives in Coimbatore but visits his family at the end of every month in the United States of America where he still maintains an apartment.