Sharma D

PhD Computer Science (AI), GAICD, MCompSci, PGradDipMath, BSc (Maths/Chemistry)

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Professor Dharmendra Sharma is currently the Chair of University Academic Board and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Canberra (UC). He had been the Dean of the Faculty of Information Sciences and Engineering from 2007-2012 and as Head of School of the School of Information Sciences and Engineering from 2004-2007 at UC. He has assumed various senior leadership roles in universities for over twenty years and had been made a University Distinguished Professor by UC in 2012.

Prof Sharma's research background is in the Artificial Intelligence areas of Planning, Data Analytics and Knowledge Discovery, Predictive Modeling, Constraint Processing, Fuzzy Reasoning, Brain-Computer Interaction, Hybrid Systems and their applications to health, education, security, digital forensics and sports. He has published over 270 research papers and has supervised to completion over 30 higher degrees research students. He has received several competitive research awards and grants, and recognition for his academic and research leadership initiatives. He has developed and led a strong industry and international university partnerships for courses, research and innovation.

Prof Sharma is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, a Fellow of the South Pacific Computer Society, and a Senior Member of IEEE. He is a GAICD and has been elected as a Companion of the Institution of Engineers Australia - CompIEAust. Prof Sharma has regularly served on several industry, academic, and research bodies including company boards, government advisory and policy committees. He had completed his PhD from the Australian National University and postgraduate qualifications in Computer Science from the University of New South Wales and postgraduate and undergraduate qualifications in Mathematics and Science from the University of the South Pacific. He has been an academic for over 38 years. He was the founding President of the South Pacific Computer Society and a Branch Executive Member of the ACS Canberra Chapter.

Research interests

  • Distributed artificial intelligence
  • Constraint satisfaction models and planning
  • Applications of AI to human centered modelling and problem solving

Education/Academic qualification

Australian National University


External positions

Council Member, Fiji National University

1 May 201930 Apr 2021

Adjunct Professor, University of the South Pacific

2012 → …

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Projects 2006 2017

Research Output 2002 2019

Deep Learning in Gene Expression Modeling

KUMAR, D. & SHARMA, D., 2019, Handbook of Deep Learning Applications. Balas, V., Roy, S., Sharma, D. & Samui, P. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, Vol. 136. p. 363-383 21 p. (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies; vol. 136).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

Gene expression
Feature extraction
Deep learning
Artificial intelligence
Data mining
2 Citations (Scopus)

Intrusion detection in smart cities using Restricted Boltzmann Machines

ELSAEIDY, A., MUNASINGHE, K., SHARMA, D. & JAMALIPOUR, A., 2019, In : Journal of Network and Computer Applications. 135, p. 76-83 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intrusion detection
Smart meters
Smart sensors
Smart city

Investigating the Determinants of Innovation Adoption in Saudi Arabia

ALSHEDDI, A., SHARMA, D. & TALUKDER, M., Mar 2019, In : International Review of Business Research Papers. 15, 1, p. 37-59 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Saudi Arabia
Adoption of innovations
Middle East
Cultural dimensions

Investigating the factors affecting the adoption of cloud computing in smes: A case study of Saudi Arabia

ALGHAMDI, F., SHARMA, D. & SATHYE, M., 1 Jan 2019, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing: European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems. Themistocleous, M., Themistocleous, M. & da Cunha, P. R. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer-Verlag London Ltd., Vol. 341. p. 158-176 19 p. (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; vol. 341).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

Cloud computing
Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Cloud Computing
2 Citations (Scopus)

Blockchain in IoT Security: A Survey

Alkurdi, F., Elgendi, I., Munasinghe, K. S., Sharma, D. & Jamalipour, A., 21 Nov 2018, 2018 28th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, ITNAC 2018. IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 8615409. (2018 28th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, ITNAC 2018).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

Internet of things