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Prof Dharmendra Sharma

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University Distinguished Professor, Professor of Computer Science

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Tel: +61 2 6201 2131


Professor Dharmendra Sharma 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 the University of Canberra. He has assumed various senior leadership roles in universities for over eighteen years. He had been made a University Distinguished Professor by the University of Canberra 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 210 research papers and has supervised to completion 23 higher degrees research students. He has received several competitive research awards and grants, and recognition for his research leadership initiatives. He has developed and led a strong industry and international university partnerships for courses, research and innovation. He is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, a Fellow of the South Pacific Computer Society, and a Senior Member of IEEE. 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 33 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