Dr. R. K. Sharma

Designation:

Professor and Dean of Faculty Affairs

Specialization:

Machine Learning, Statistical Methods in Computer Science and NLP

Email:

rksharma@thapar.edu

Contact No.

Office: +91-175-2393914 
Home: +91-175-2393219
Mobile: +91-9872-202-705

EDUCATION AND DEGREES

  • IIT Roorkee (Earlier, University of Roorkee), Roorkee, INDIA; 1985-1993
  • Ph. D. in Mathematics, March 1993
    Thesis Title: “Computer-Aided Simulation Studies Exploring Efficient Mixing-Type Estimators”
  • M. Phil. in Computer Applications, November 1988
  • M. Sc. in Applied Mathematics, June 1987

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala INDIA

  • Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering: May 2015 - Till date
  • Professor, School of Mathematics and Computer Applications: October 2004 - April 2015
  • Assistant Professor, School of Mathematics and Computer Applications: April 2002 - September 2004
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering: May 1999 - March 2002
  • Lecturer, School of Basic and Applied Sciences: October 1997 - April 1999
    Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar INDIA
  • Lecturer, Department of Mathematics and Statistics: December 1996 - September 1997
    HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar (Garhwal) INDIA
  • Lecturer, Department of Computer Science: July 1991 - November 1996

HONOURS, AWRDS AND DISTINCTIONS

  • Government of UP, INDIA, National Scholarship for securing distinction in High School, 1980-1984.
  • Second Position in the district in “Ganit Gyan Pratiyogita” during 11th standard, 1981.
  • Government of India, CSIR Junior Research Fellowship, 1988-1990.
  • Government of India, CSIR Senior Research Fellowship, 1990-1991.
  • Member, BOS, MM University, Mullana-Ambala, Haryana (INDIA).
  • Member, Board of Under Graduate Studies in Computer Science, Punjabi University, Patiala (INDIA).
  • Member, Board of Post Graduate Studies in Computer Science, Punjabi University, Patiala (INDIA).

PROJECTS HANDLED

S. No. Funding Agency Scheme Project Title Year of Funding Span Amount(Rs.) Status
1.        UGC Minor Project On mixing-type estimators 1999-2000 1 Year 12,000 Completed
2.        MoCIT Development ProjectImpact-SSS 1998-2002 5 Years 8.0 lakhs peryear Completed
3.        MoCIT R&D RC-ILTS (Punjabi) 2000-2004 4 Years 88.8 lakhs Completed
4.        PSEB Consultancy Website

 

Development for PSEB

2000-2001 0.5 Year 0.87 lakhs Completed
5.        MoCIT R&D Development of WordNet for Punjabi 2010 2 Years 17.55 lakhs Completed
6.        MoCIT R&D Development of OHWR System for Punjabi 2010 3 Years 60.23 lakhs Extended
7.        MoCIT R&D Development of Prosodically Guided Phonetic Engine for Searching Speech Database in Indian Languages  2011 2 Years 30.015 lakhs Completed

PUBLICATIONS IN REVIEWED JOURNALS

SCI / SCIE Publications

  • Munish Kumar, M. K. Jindal and R. K. Sharma, “A Novel Technique for Line Segmentation in Offline Handwritten Gurmukhi Script Documents”, National Academy Science Letters-INDIA, Accepted for Publication. IF = 0.240 / 0.207.
  • Munish Kumar, R. K. Sharma and M. K. Jindal, “A Framework for Grading Writers using Offline Gurmukhi Characters”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section A: Physical Sciences, Accepted for Publication. IF = 0.179 / 0.142.
  • Munish Kumar, R. K. Sharma and M. K. Jindal, “Offline Handwritten Gurmukhi Character Recognition: Analytical Study of different Transformations”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section A: Physical Sciences, Accepted for Publication. IF = 0.179 / 0.142.
  • Munish Kumar, M. K. Jindal and R. K. Sharma, “A Novel Handwriting Grading System Using Gurmukhi Characters”, International Arab Journal of Information Technology, Accepted for Publication. IF = 0.582/0.470.
  • Palika Chopra, R. K. Sharma and Maneek Kumar, "Prediction of Compressive Strength of Concrete using Artificial Neural Network and Genetic Programming”, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, Accepted for Publication, IF = 0.744/0.787.
  • Teena Mitaal, R. K. Sharma, “Speech recognition using ANN and Predator Influenced civilized swam optimization algorithm”, Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, Accepted for Publication. 2015. IF = 0.407/0.507.
  • Teena Mitaal, R. K. Sharma, “Integrated search technique for parameter determination of SVM for speech recognition”, Journal of Central South University, Accepted for Publication. IF = 0.520/0.603.
  • A. Bansal, R. Agarwal and R. K. Sharma, “Statistical Feature Extraction Based Iris Recognition System”, Sadhana-Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences, Accepted for Publication. IF = 0.587 / 0.569.
  • Karun Verma, R. K. Sharma, “Comparison of HMM- and SVM-based stroke classifiers for Gurmukhi script”, Neural Computing and Applications, 27(3), 2016, DOI: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00521-016-2309-5, IF = 1.492 / 1.440.
  • Teena Mitaal, R. K. Sharma, “An improved SVM using predator prey optimization and Hooke-Jeeves method for speech recognition”, Journal of Engineering Research, 4(1), 1-20, 2016. IF = 0.128/0.128.
  • A. Bansal, R. Agarwal and R. K. Sharma, “Determining diabetes using Iris recognition algorithms”, International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries, 35(4), 432-438, 2015. IF = 0.343 / 0.643.
  • K. C. Bhardwaj, R. K. Sharma, “Machine Learning in Efficient and Effective Web Service Discovery”, Journal of Web Engineering, 14(3&4), 196-214, 2015. IF = 0.444 / 0.338.
  • Teena Mitaal, R. K. Sharma, “Multiclass SVM based Spoken Hindi Numerals Recognition”, International Arab Journal of Information Technology, 12 (6A), 666-71, 2015. IF = 0.582/0.470.
  • Ravinder Kumar, R. K. Sharma and Anuj Sharma, “Recognition of Multi-Stroke Based Online Handwritten Gurmukhi Aksharas”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section A: Physical Sciences, Online: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40010-014-0183-z, 2014. IF = 0.179 / 0.142.
  • Munish Kumar, R. K. Sharma and M. K. Jindal, “A Novel Hierarchical Technique for Offline Handwritten Gurmukhi Character Recognition”, National Academy Science Letters-INDIA, 37(6), 567-72, 2014. IF = 0.240 / 0.207.
  • Munish Kumar, R. K. Sharma and M. K. Jindal, “Efficient Feature Extraction Techniques for Offline Handwritten Gurmukhi Character Recognition”, National Academy Science Letters-INDIA, 37(4), 381-91, 2014. IF = 0.240 / 0.207.
  • Munish Kumar, R.K. Sharma and M. K. Jindal, “A Novel Feature Extraction Technique for Offline Handwritten Gurmukhi Character Recognition”, IETE Journal of Research, 59(6), 687-92, 2013. IF = 0.189 / 0.243.
  • Ravinder Kumar and R. K. Sharma, “An Efficient Post Processing Algorithm for Online Handwritten Gurmukhi Character Recognition using Set Theory”, International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, 27(4), 1353002 (1-17), 2013. IF = 0.558 / 0.856.
  • Parteek Kumar and R K Sharma, “Punjabi DeConverter for Generating Punjabi from Universal Networking Language”, Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE C-Computers & Electronics, 14(3), 179-96, 2013. IF=0.380 / 0.399.
  • Singara Singh, R. K. Sharma, and M. K. Sharma, “Efficient Rate Control Approach for JPEG2000 Image Coding”, Journal of Electronic Imaging, 21(3), 033004:1-8, 2012. IF = 0.850 / 1.024.
  • Parteek Kumar and R K Sharma, “Punjabi to UNL Enconversion System”, Sadhana-Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences, 37(2), 299-318, 2012. IF = 0.587 / 0.569.
  • Parteek Kumar and R. K. Sharma, “Generation of UNL Attributes and Resolving Relations for Punjabi Enconverter”, Malaysian Journal of Computer Science (ISSN 0127-9084) 24(1), 34-46, 2011. IF = 0.500 / 0.574.
  • Anuj Sharma, Rajesh Kumar and R. K. Sharma, “HMM based Online Handwritten Gurmukhi Character Recognition”, International Journal of Machine Graphics and Vision, 19(4), 439-49, 2010. IF = 0.04 / 0.11.
  • Sakshi Kaushal and R. K. Sharma, “Performance analysis of adaptive buffer management mechanism using autoregressive based MPEG-4 encoded video traffic model”, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 17(10), 1642-62, 2009. IF = 1.050 / 1.169.
  • Anuj Sharma, R. K. Sharma and Rajesh Kumar, “Online handwritten Gurmukhi strokes preprocessing”, International Journal of Machine Graphics and Vision, 18(1), 105-20, 2009. IF = 0.04 / 0.11
  • V. P. Singh, S. Chakraverty, R. K. Sharma and G. K. Sharma, “Modeling vibration frequencies of annular plates by regression based neural network”, Applied Soft Computing, 9(1), 439-447, 2009. IF = 2.679 / 2.970.
  • Pawan Gupta, A. K. Lal, R. K. Sharma and J. Singh, “Analysis of reliability and availability of serial processes of plastic-pipe manufacturing plant: a case study”, International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, 24(4), 404-419, 2007. IF = 1.117 / 0.653.
  • Adesh Kumar Sharma, R. K. Sharma and H. S. Kasana, “Prediction of first lactation 305- day milk yield in Karan-Fries dairy cattle using ANN modeling”, Applied Soft Computing, 7(3) 1112-20, 2007. IF = 2.679 / 2.970
  • Adesh Kumar Sharma, R. K. Sharma and H. S. Kasana, “Empirical comparisons of feed-forward connectionists and conventional regression models for prediction of first lactation 305-day milk yield in Karan-Fries dairy cows”, Neural Computing & Applications, 15(3-4) 359-365, 2006. IF = 1.492 / 1.440.
  • S. Chakraverty, V. P. Singh and R. K. Sharma, “Regression based weight generation algorithm in neural networks for estimation of frequencies of vibrating plate”, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 195(33-36) 4194-4202, 2006. IF = 2.626 / 3.049.
  • R. K. Sharma, A. K. Lal, J. Singh and Pawan Gupta, “Numerical analysis of reliability and availability of the serial processes in butter-oil processing plant”, International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, 22(3), 303-316, 2005. IF = 1.117 / 0.653.

 

Other Publications

 

  • Mamta Mittal, R. K. Sharma and V. P. Singh, “Modified Single Pass Clustering with Variable Threshold Approach”, International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control, 11(1), 375-86, 2015.
  • Mamta Mittal, R. K. Sharma and V. P. Singh, “Validation of k-means and threshold based clustering methods”, International Journal of Advancements in Technology, 5(2), 153-60, 2014.
  • A. Bansal, R. Agrawal and R. K. Sharma, “Predicting gender using Iris images”, Research Journal of Recent Sciences, 3(4), 20-26, 2014.
  • Palika Chopra, R. K. Sharma and Maneek Kumar, “Regression models for the prediction of compressive strength of concrete with and without fly ash”, International Journal of Latest Trends in Engineering and Technology (IJLTET), 3(4), 400-6, 2014.
  • Palika Chopra, R. K. Sharma and Maneek Kumar, “Predicting compressive strength of concrete for varying workability using regression models”, International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences (IJEAS), 6(4), 10-22, 2014.
  • Munish Kumar, M.K. Jindal and R.K. Sharma, “Segmentation of isolated and touching characters in offline handwritten Gurmukhi script documents, I.J. Information Technology and Computer Science, 02, 58-63, 2014, DOI: 10.5815/ijitcs.2014.02.08.
  • Munish Kumar, M. K. Jindal and R.K. Sharma, “MDP Feature Extraction Technique for Offline Handwritten Gurmukhi Character Recognition, Smart Computing Review, 3(6), 397-404, 2013.
  • R.K. Sharma, Palki Sharma, Narpinder Sharma, Harjeet Singh, Karun Verma, Ravinder Kumar and Rajesh Kumar, “Development of OHWR System for Gurmukhi”, VishwaBharat, Vol. 39-40, 55-66, 2013.
  • Munish Kumar, M. K. Jindal and R. K. Sharma, “PCA Based Offline Handwritten Gurmukhi Character Recognition System”, Smart Computing Review, 3(5), 346-57, 2013.
  • Munish Kumar, R. K. Sharma and M. K. Jindal, “Size of Training set vis-Ã -vis Recognition Accuracy of Handwritten Character Recognition System”, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence, 5(4), 380-84, 2013.
  • Palika Chopra, R. K. Sharma and Maneek Kumar, “Ridge Regression for the Prediction of Compressive Strength of Concrete”, International Journal of Innovations in Engineering and Technology, 2(3), 106-111, 2013.
  • Singara Singh, R. K. Sharma, and M. K. Sharma, “Post Processing Technique to Reduce Tile Boundary Artifacts in JPEG2000 Compressed Images”, International Journal of Multimedia and its Applications, 4(1), 127-136, 2012.
  • Singara Singh, R. K. Sharma, and M. K. Sharma, “Weighted Bit Rate Allocation for JPEG2000”, International Journal of Computer Science Issues, 8(5), 458-462, 2011.
  • S. Goyal, A. K. Sharma and R. K. Sharma, “Development of efficient artificial neural network and statistical models for forecasting shelf life of cow milk khoa – a comparative study”, Communications in Computer and Information Science, 1, Volume 169, High Performance Architecture and Grid Computing, Part 1, in the Proceedings of the International Conference on High Performance Architecture and Grid Computing (HPAGC-2011), Springer-Verlag GmbH, Berlin (Germany), 145-149, 2011.
  • M. K. Jindal, G. S. Lehal and R. K. Sharma, “On segmentation of touching characters and overlapping lines in degraded printed Gurmukhi script”, International Journal of Image and Graphics, World Scientific Publishing Company, 9(3), 321-353, 2009.
  • R. K. Sharma and Ashok Sahai, “An almost unbiased ratio-cum-product method of estimation”, Global Journal of Pure & Applied Sciences, 6(3), 509-514, 2000.
  • Khushdeep Dharni, R. K. Sharma and Ravi Kiran, “Information systems and decision making across functional areas in manufacturing sector”, Business Perspectives, 11(1), 47-54, 2009.
  • Singara Singh, R. K. Sharma and M. K. Sharma, “Use of wavelet transform extension for graphics image compression using JPEG2000 standard”, International Journal of Image Processing, 3(1), 55-60, 2009.
  • Parteek Bhatia and R. K. Sharma, “Generation of case markers for UNL-Punjabi Deconverter”, International Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (ISSN: 0973-4864), 44-48, 2009.
  • Khushdeep Dharni, Ravi Kiran and R. K. Sharma, “Use of computer based applications: A study at different levels of management”, The Icfain Journal Management Research, 8(7), 45-55, 2009.
  • Khushdeep Dharni, R. K. Sharma and Ravi Kiran, “Use of computer applications across functional areas of management”, Gyan Management, 2(2), 103-16, 2009.
  • 53. Khushdeep Dharni, R. K. Sharma and Ravi Kiran, “Information systems in Indian manufacturing sector: extent of use and support for managerial roles”, International Journal of Business Information Systems, 4(6), 673-87, 2009.
  • Anuj Sharma, R. Kumar and R. K. Sharma, “Recognizing online handwritten Gurmukhi characters using comparison of small line segments”, International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering, 9(1), 136-141, 2009.
  • Parteek Bhatia and R. K Sharma, “Universal Networking Language for Language Independent Net”, CSI Communications, 32(9), 38-42, 2008.
  • Anuj Sharma, Rajesh Kumar and R. K. Sharma, “Preparing data to recognize online handwritten characters using HMM”, PRAGYAN IT, 6(1), 7-14, 2008.
  • M. K. Jindal, R. K. Sharma, G. S. Lehal, “Segmentation of horizontally overlapping lines in printed Indian scripts”, International Journal of Computational Intelligence and Research, 3(4), 277-86, 2007.
  • Sakshi Kaushal and R. K. Sharma, “Modeling and analysis of adaptive buffer sharing scheme for consecutive packet loss reduction in broadband networks”, International Journal of Computer Systems Science and Engineering, 1(1), 8-15, 2007.
  • Sakshi Kaushal and R. K. Sharma, “On a recursive algorithm for analysis of loss probabilities in high speed networks under partial buffer sharing scheme”, International Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 014-018, April 2007.
  • Sakshi Kaushal and R. K. Sharma, “Effect and analysis of sustainable cell rate using MPEG video traffic in ATM networks”, Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 4(2), 6-9, 2006.
  • Adesh Kumar Sharma, R. K. Sharma and H. S. Kasana, “Computational aspects of neural networks and applications”, Indian Dairyman 58(5), 49-56, 2006.
  • M. K. Jindal, G. S. Lehal and R. K. Sharma, “Segmentation problems and solutions in printed degraded Gurmukhi script”, International Journal of Signal Processing 2(4), 258-267, 2005.
  • M. K. Jindal, G. S. Lehal and R. K. Sharma, “A study of touching characters in degraded Gurmukhi text”, Transactions on Engineering, Computing and Technology, V4, 121-24, 2005.
  • R. K. Sharma, “NLP activities at TIET, Patiala”, AAMT Journal Special Issue, 26-27, September 2005.
  • Pawan Gupta, A. K. Lal, R. K. Sharma and J. Singh, “Behavioral study of the cement manufacturing plant – a numerical approach”, Journal of Mathematics and System Sciences, 1(1), 50-70, 2005.
  • R. K. Sharma, V. P. Singh and S. Chakraverty, “Soft computing approach for identification of dynamic systems”, Journal of New Building Materials and Construction-Software Issue, 9(2), 50-56, 2003.
  • R. K. Sharma, A. Sahai and M. K. Pande, “On variants of ratio and product estimators”, Int. Jr. of Management Systems, 6(3), 215-21, 1990.

 

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS IN CONFERENCES

 

  • K. C. Bhardwaj, R. K. Sharma, “Web services classification using machine learning models”, In Proc: ICEMS-2016, Jaipur National University, Jaipur, 17-19 March 2016.
  • Munish Kumar, M. K. Jindal and R. K. Sharma, “Offline Handwritten Gurmukhi Character Recognition System using RBF-SVM”, International Workshop on Document Analysis and Recognition, IISc, Bangalore, 14 DEC 2014 (Accepted for publications in ACM Digital Library).
  • Karun Verma and R. K. Sharma, “Performance analysis of zone based features for online handwritten Gurmukhi script recognition using support vector machine”, In Proc: Progress in Systems Engineering Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Volume 330, 747-753, August 2014.
  • Atul Bansal, R. Agarwal, and R. K. Sharma, “SVM Based Gender Classification Using Iris Images” in Proc. 4th IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computer Networks (CICN 12), 425-429, 3-5 November, 2012.
  • Singara Singh, R. K. Sharma, and M. K. Sharma, “Tile Boundary Artifacts Reduction of JPEG2000 Compressed Images”, in Proc. International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, Bangalore, 4-5 January, 2012.
  • Swati Mittal, R. K. Sharma and Parteek Bhatia, "Cascading Style Sheet Styling Issues in Punjabi Language”, Communications in Computer and Information Science - Information Systems for Indian Languages, 1, Volume 139, Part 2, Pages 242-245, 2012.
  • Atul Bansal, R. Agarwal, and R. K. Sharma, “FAR and FRR Based Analysis of Iris Recognition System” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, Computing and Control (ISPCC 12), 1-6, 15-17 March, 2012.
  • A. K. Sharma, B. Mann and R. K. Sharma, "Predicting Antioxidant Capacity of Whey Protein Hydrolysates Using Soft Computing Models”, in Proc. International Conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving (SOCPROS 2011), Volume 131, 259-265, DOI: 10.1007/978-81-322-0491-6_25, 2011
  • Munish Kumar, M. K. Jindal, and R. K. Sharma, “Offline Handwritten Gurmukhi Character Recognition Using Curvature Feature”, in Proc. of AMOC2011, 981-989, 2011.
  • Mamta Mittal, V. P. Singh, and R. K. Sharma, “Random Automatic Detection of Clusters”, in Proc. International Conference on Image Information Process Processing (ICIIP-2011), Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ICIIP.2011.6108856 pp. 1 – 6, 2011.
  • Munish Kumar, M. K. Jindal, and R. K. Sharma, “k-Nearest Neighbor Based Offline Handwritten Gurmukhi Character Recognition”, in Proc. of ICIIP-2011 (IEEE), 2011.
  • Munish Kumar, R. K. Sharma, and M. K. Jindal, “Classification of Characters and Grading Writers in Offline Handwritten Gurmukhi Script”, in Proc. of ICIIP-2011 (IEEE), 2011.
  • Munish Kumar, M. K. Jindal, and R. K. Sharma, “Review on OCR for Handwritten Indian Scripts Character Recognition”, in Proc. of DPPR-2011, 268-276, 2011.
  • R.K. Sharma, Parteek Bhatia, Rekha Rattan, “Challenges in Creation of Punjabi WordNet and Bilingual Dictionaries”, in Proc. of the Second National Workshop of Indradhanush WordNet Consortium, Goa University, August 8-10, 2011, 105-112.
  • Munish Kumar, M. K. Jindal and R. K. Sharma, “SVM based offline handwritten Gurmukhi character recognition”, in Proc. of SCAKD-2011 held at Moscow, Russia, pp. 51-62, June 25-27, 2011.
  • Swati Mittal, R.K. Sharma, Parteek Bhatia, “Cascading Style Sheet Styling Issues in Punjabi Language”, in Proc. of International Conference on Information Systems for Indian Languages (ICISIL-2011), Punjabi University, Patiala, March 9-11, 2011. Published by Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science, 2011, 139(2), 242-245, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-19403-0_41.
  • Munish Kumar, R. K. Sharma and M. K. Jindal, “Segmentation of lines and words in handwritten Gurmukhi Script Documents”, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Intelligent Interactive Technologies and Multimedia, IITM-10, December 28-30, 2010, http://portal.acm.org /ft_gateway.cfm?id=1963568&type=pdf&CFID=24179528&CFTOKEN=74924474.
  • Rupinderdeep Kaur, R. K. Sharma, Parteek Bhatia, “Punjabi WordNet Relations and Categorization of Synsets”, 3rd IndoWordNet Workshop under the aegis of ICON 2010, IIT Kharagpur, December 8, 2010.
  • Atul Bansal, R. Agarwal, and R. K. Sharma, “Trends in Iris recognition algorithms”, in Proc. IEEE 4th Asia International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Simulation2010 (AMS’10), 337-340, 26-28 May, 2010.
  • Munish Kumar, R. K. Sharma, and M. K. Jindal, “Review on OCR for Documents in Handwritten Gurmukhi Scripts”, in Proc. of National Conference on Recent Advances in Computational Techniques in Electrical Engineering (RACTEE 2010), SLIET Longowal, 2010
  • Mamta Mittal, V. P. Singh and R. K. Sharma, “A New Validation Method for Partitioning Based Clustering”, International Journal of Computational Intelligence Research 6(4), 613-617, 2010, (Special Conference issue).
  • Sumit Goyal, A. K. Sharma and R. K. Sharma, “Comparison of Neuro-Computing and Conventional Regression Models for Predicting Shelf Life of Khoa”, International Journal of Computational Intelligence Research 6(4), 561-565, 2010, (Special Conference issue).
  • Anuj Sharma, Rajesh Kumar and R. K. Sharma, “Rearrangement of recognized strokes in online handwritten Gurmukhi words recognition ”, ICDAR-2009, pp.1241-1245, 10th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, 2009 held at Barcelona, Spain, July, 26-29, 2009. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ICDAR.2009.36
  • Parteek Bhatia and R. K. Sharma, “Role of Punjabi morphology in designing Punjabi - UNL Enconverter”, Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communication and Control (ICAC3’09), January 23-24, 2009.
  • Parteek Bhatia and R. K. Sharma, “Designing of Rule Base for Punjabi-UNL Enconverter”, Proceedings of IEEE International Advanced Computing Conference, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, March 2009.
  • M. K. Jindal, R. K. Sharma and G. S. Lehal, “Segmentation of Touching Characters in Upper Zone in printed Gurmukhi Script”, Proceedings of 2nd Bangalore Annual Compute Conference, Bangalore, India, January 09 - 10, 2009): COMPUTE '09. ACM, New York, NY, 1-6. DOI= http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1517303.1517313.
  • Anuj Sharma, Rajesh Kumar and R. K. Sharma, “On the recognition of online handwritten Gurmukhi characters”, Proceedings of 2nd National Conference on Recent Trends in Information Systems held at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, pp. 42-45, February 7-9, 2008.
  • Anuj Sharma, Rajesh Kumar and R. K. Sharma, “Development of online handwritten character recognizer”, Proceedings of 3rd National Conference on Methods and Models in Computing (NCM2C-2008) held at JNU New Delhi, December 8-9, 2008.
  • A. K. Sharma and R. K. Sharma, “Effect of transfer functions on the performance of connectionist models – a case study”, In the proceedings of National Conference on Emerging Trends in Statistical Methods and Optimization Techniques, Jammu University, Jammu, INDIA, February 22-23, 2008.
  • A. K. Sharma and R. K. Sharma, “Predicting milk yield using connectionist models with cubic spline interpolation based initial weights”, In: Proceedings of 11th Punjab Science Congress, TIET, Patiala, 07-09 February, 2008.
  • Singara Singh, R. K. Sharma and M. K. Sharma, “Performance analysis of edge adaptive wavelet transform for image compression”, 11th Punjab Science Congress, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology Patiala, 54-55, 07-09 February, 2008.
  • Anuj Sharma, Rajesh Kumar and R. K. Sharma, “Recognizing online handwritten Gurmukhi characters using elastic matching”, IEEE Proceedings of 2008 International Congress on Image and Signal Processing”, held at Sanya, Volume 2, pp. 391-396, May 27-30, 2008.
  • M. K. Jindal, R. K. Sharma and G. S. Lehal, “Structural features for recognizing degraded printed Gurmukhi script”, Proceedings of Fifth International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations (ITNG 2008), pp. 668-673, April 7-9, 2008.
  • Anuj Sharma, Rajesh Kumar and R. K. Sharma, “On the recognition of online handwritten Gurmukhi characters”, Proceedings of 2nd National Conference on Recent Trends in Information Systems held at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, pp. 42-45, February 7-9, 2008.
  • M. K. Jindal, R. K. Sharma and G. S. Lehal, “A study of different kinds of degradation in printed Gurmukhi script”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computing: Theory and Applications (ICCTA'07), pp. 538-544, Published by IEEE Computer Society, March 2007.
  • A. K. Sharma and R. K. Sharma, H. S. Kasana and A. K. Chakraverty, “ Connectionists vis-à-vis convention models for prediction of lifetime milk production in Karan-Fries dairy cattle, In the proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communication Techniques (ICACCT-2007), Panipat (INDIA), November 03-04, 2007
  • Sakshi Kaushal and R. K. Sharma, “Extending broadband services through mobile networks using WiMAX”, Proceedings of International Conference on Mobile Communications, Bangalore, India, August 4-5, 2006.
  • M. K. Jindal, R. K. Sharma and G. S. Lehal, “Segmentation of horizontally over lapping lines in printed Gurmukhi script”, Proceedings of 14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communications (ADCOM 2006), NITK Surathkal, India, pp. 226-229, December 20-23, 2006, published by IEEE Computer Society Press, NJ USA, December 2006.
  • A. K. Sharma, R. K. Sharma, and H. S. Kasana “A comparative analysis of feed-forward and feed-back connectionist algorithms applied to prediction of lifetime 305-day milk yield in Karan-Fries dairy cattle”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (ICSCI-2006), Hyderabad, India, pp. 622–626, January 04-08, 2006.
  • Sakshi Kaushal, R. K Sharma, “Effect and analysis of sustainable cell rate on MPEG video traffic in ATM networks”, 9th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 64-67, Orlando, Florida, July 10-13, 2005.
  • M. K. Jindal, G. S. Lehal, R. K. Sharma, “A study of touching characters in degraded Gurmukhi script”, International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, PRCV 2005, Istanbul, Turkey, February 25-27, 2005.
  • M. K. Jindal, G S Lehal and R K Sharma, “Segmentation of touching characters of Indian scripts – an overview”, Proceedings of National Conference on Recent advances and Future Trends in IT, Punjabi University, Patiala, pp. 74-77, (2005).
  • R. K. Sharma, A. K. Sharma and H. S. Kasana “Performance evaluation of some back-propagation training algorithms for prediction of milk yield in dairy cattle”, Proceedings of FACM-2005, TIET-Patiala, December 18-19, 2004.
  • R. K. Sharma, Sakshi Kaushal, “Comparison and analysis of routing protocols using performance metrics for mobile ad-hoc networks”, Proceedings of ITWiNS 2004, TIET- Patiala, December 18-19, 2004.
  • R. K. Sharma, M. K. Jindal, G. S. Lehal and Simpel Jindal, “Segmentation of touching characters in printed Gurmukhi script”, Proceedings of RPIT 2004 , SHSL Central Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, pp. 159-62, March 26-27, 2004.
  • Ashok Sahai, R. K. Sharma, “Estimation of finite population mean usi ng auxiliary variables’ information., “International Conference On Statistics, Combinatorics and Related Areas SCRA 2003”, University of Southern Maine (U.S.A.), Oct. 3-5, 2003.
  • R. K. Sharma, V. P. Singh and S. Chakraverty, “New soft-computing based estimation of frequencies for some machine elements to be used in construction machinery”, CONSMACH 2003, CBRI-Roorkee, 2003.
  • R. K. Sharma, V. P. Singh and S. Chakraverty, “Neural network experiments on the identification of dynamic systems”, MCASE-2003 (Abstract: Page 17), TIET-Patiala, 27-28 January 2003.
  • R. K. Sharma, J. Singh, A. K. Lal and Pawan Gupta, “Reliability analysis of ply-board manufacturing plant – a numerical analysis based approach”, Punjab Science Congress, TIET-Patiala, 7-9 January 2002.
  • R. K. Sharma, J. Singh, A. K. Lal and Pawan Gupta, “reliability analysis of cement manufacturing plant using numerical technique”, National Conference on Mathematical and Statistical Techniques, TIET-Patiala, 6-8 December 2001.
  • R. K Sharma, Ashok Sahai, M. K. Pande and Ajit Sahai, “An illustrated critical revisit to the principle of invariance”, Proceedings of Conference of Allahabad Mathematical Society, Allahabad University, 7-9 April 1990.

BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS PUBLISHED

  • Proceedings of national conference on issues and trends in wireless networks (ITWins2004). Editors: R K Sharma, A K Verma.
  • Optimization Techniques by R. K. Sharma, Rajesh Kumar and M.K. Sharma; A course material for department of distance education, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala.
  • Statistics and Combinatorics by R. K. Sharma; A course material for department of distance education, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala.

ME / PhD THESES SUPERVISED/ONGOING

PhD Theses

S. No. Name of the Student Title of Thesis Status
1. Pawan Gupta Mathematical Analysis of Reliability and Availability of some Process Industries Awarded
(2004)
2. Adesh Kumar Sharma Application of Neuro-Computing Paradigms for Prediction of a Certain Class of Real-Life Problems Awarded
(2007)
3. V. P. Singh Soft Computing Techniques in Distributed Environment Awarded
04-08-1999 to
04-10-2007
4. Manish Kumar Recognition of Degraded Gurmukhi Text Awarded
19-09-2000 to
21-03-2008
5. Sakshi Kaushal Modeling and Analysis of Traffic Control Mechanisms in ATM Networks Awarded
31-07-2003 to
12-05-2009
6. Anuj Sharma Online Handwritten Gurmukhi Character Recognition Awarded
31-07-2004 to
19-11-2009
7. Khushdeep Kumar Dharni Computer Based Information System (CBIS) in Manufacturing Sector: A study of Procurement, Implementation, Use and Evaluation Awarded
01-07-2004 to 06-08-2010
8. Singara Singh Development of Efficient Wavelet Image Coders Awarded
09-02-2007 to
September 2013
9. Parteek Kumar UNL Based Machine Translation System for Punjabi Language Awarded
07-03-2007 to 26-6-2012
10. Munish Kumar Offline Handwritten Gurmukhi Script Recognition Awarded
05-05-2009 to
02-04-2015
11. Mamta Mittal Efficient Detection and Interpretation of Clusters in High Dimensional Databases Awarded
10-10-2009 to 24-09-2015
12.  Palika Chopra Neuro-Computing Techniques
for Prediction of Compressive Strength of Concrete
29-07-2010 to
(Thesis Submitted)
13.  Atul Bansal Iris Recognition System for Some Clinical Applications Awarded
02-08-2010 to 31-10-2015
14. Ravinder Kumar Efficient Preprocessing, Feature Extraction and
Post Processing Algorithms for Recognition of Online Handwritten Gurmukhi Script
Awarded
04-08-2010 to 01-11-2015
15. Teena Mittal Speaker Dependent Hindi Speech Recognition Awarded
04-08-2010 to 29-07-2016
16. Rachna Aggarwal Reliability Based Single and Multi-Objective Optimization of Concrete Mix Parameters Awarded
30-08-2010 to 28-10-2015
17. Karun Verma Efficient Hidden Markov Models for Online Handwritten Gurmukhi Script Recognition 16-09-2010
(Thesis Submitted)
18. Kailash Chander Bhardwaj Designing a Framework for Efficient Discovery of Web Services 21-10-2011
(Thesis Submitted)
19. Rupinderdeep Kaur    
21. Harjeet Singh    
22. Charu Singh    

ME / MPhil Dissertation

S. No. Name of the Candidate Title of Dissertation Status
1. Sachin Kumar Use of ANNs in Handwritten Gurmukhi Character Recognition Completed
2. Sachin On English-Punjabi Machine Aided Translation Completed
3. Nidhi Mittal Stock Forecasting using Neural Networks Completed
4. Pardeep Gera Text-to-Speech synthesis for Punjabi Language Completed
5. TejinderSingh A Comparative Evaluation of QoSSupportinIEEE802.11aand HiperLAN/2: ASimulation Study Completed
6. Harikesh Singh Use of Zernike Moments in Handwritten Character Recognition Completed
7. Chetan Jain Simulation Based Avalanche PredictionModelUsingAdaptive Neuro-Fuzzy InferenceSystem Completed (2009)
8. Shivi Bansal Forecasting the stock index of SBI using Wave-Nets Completed (2010)
9. Shivali Recognition of online handwritten Punjabi numerals Completed (2011)
10. Richa Gupta Estimating buffer size using positive normal distribution in wireless networks Completed (2011)

I have also guided MCA students for completing their Skill Development Project at TIET, Patiala.

PARTICIPATION IN SHORT TERM COURSES/REFRESHER COURSES/WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES

S. No. Title of Conference/Symposia/Workshop Duration Venue
1.        Short Term Course on Unix Fundamentals October, 1992 Wipro InfoTech, New Delhi
2.        UGC Sponsored Orientation Course July 22- August 16, 1996 JNU, New Delhi
3.        64th Annual Conference of Indian

 

Mathematical Society

December 19-22, 1998 GKV, Hardwar
4.        UGC Zonal Workshop on Industrial Mathematics February 23-27,1999 Hamdard University, New Delhi
5.        Web Based CEEP and Annual Planning Workshop under Project IMPACT-SSS December 21-24, 1999 IISc, Bangalore
6.        SMDP on VLSI Design and

 

Related software

September 1-3, 2000 IISc, Bangalore
7.        e-Business June 4-8, 2001 IIT Bombay, Mumbai
8.        The R&D Challenge Before the Indian Industry, time to have a look at ouruniversities May 19-20, 2001 TIET, Patiala
9.        Half-Yearly Appraisal Workshop

 

underProjectIMPACT-SSS

August 6-8, 2001 PSG CoT, Coimbatore
10.    IBM DB2 database August 13-17, 2001 TIET, Patiala
11.    National Conference on Mathematical and Statistical Techniques December 6-8, 2001 TIET, Patiala
12.    Calibration and Testing of Pressure Measuring Instruments December 12, 2001 TIET, Patiala
13.    Annual Planning Workshop under

 

Project IMPACT-SSS: Industry- AcademiaInteraction

February, 6-8, 2002 IITBombay, Mumbai
14.    ELITEX-2002 April, 29-30, 2002 MOCIT, NewDelhi
15.    Software Piracy: Ethical, Legal and ProfessionalImplications May4, 2002 TIET, Patiala
16.    LRMT-2002:Language Resources for Machine Translation June 17, 2002 to July 6, 2002 IIIT, Hyderabad
17.    National Conference on Mathematical and Computer Applications in Science and Engineering January 27-28, 2003 TIET, Patiala
18.    Workshopon Machine Translation System September 18-19, 2003 MoCIT, New Delhi
19.    AnglaBharti Workshop March 28-31, 2004 IIT, Kanpur
20.    ELITEX-2004 April 26-27, 2004 MoCIT, New Delhi
21.    FacultyDevelopment Programme October 22-26, 2005 IMT,Ghaziabad
22.    International Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics:ICSCI-2006 January 04-08, 2006 Pentagram Research Centre, Hyderabad
23.    Workshop on “Self Instruction Material” July 29, 2006 TIET, Patiala
24.    Workshop and Seminar on “New Era of Mathematica Technology” January 4, 2007 TIET, Patiala
25.    Workshop on HigherEducation November 2-3, 2007 FICCIHouse, NewDelhi
26.    Oracle’s Exclusive Higher Education Summit December 18, 2007 Shangri-La, New Delhi
27.    Introduction to Graph and Geometric Algorithms January 22-24, 2009 BITS, Pilani
28.    FDP on SPSS 17.0 January 30-31, 2009 Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology , Patiala
29.    Higher Education Summit November 6-7, 2009 FICCIHouse, NewDelhi
30.    Ideas India 2009 December 17-19, 2009 Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi
31.    2nd National Conference on Data Mining, Data Warehousing and Data Modeling (DWDM 2010) September 24-25, 2010 TIET Patiala
32.    1st Indradhanush WordNet Workshop October 1-3, 2010 DDU Nadiad, Gujrat
33.    Workshop on Research Methodology November 27, 2010 TIET, Patiala; (one of the two organizers)
34.    3rd IndoWordNet Workshop under the aegis of ICON 2010 December 8, 2010 IIT Kharagpur
35.    Workshop on Image and Speech Processing (WISP-2010) December 16, 2010 IIIT Hyderabad

ORGANIZATION OF SHORT TERM COURSES/REFRESHER COURSES/WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES

S. No. Title of Conference/Symposia/Workshop Duration Venue
1.        National Conference on Mathematical and Computer Applications in Science and Engineering January 27-28, 2003 TIET Patiala
2.        National Conference on Issues and Trends in Wireless Networks (ITWins2004) December 18-19, 2004 TIET Patiala
3.        Refresher Course on Automated Software Development December4-23, 2006 TIET Patiala
4.        2nd National Conference on Data Mining, Data Warehousing and Data Modeling (DWDM 2010) September 24-25, 2010 TIET Patiala
5.        Workshop on Research Methodology November 27, 2010 TIET Patiala

EXPERT LECTURES DELIVERED

  • ON “Applications of Artificial Neural Networks in Dairy Industry” at NDRI Karnal, INDIA, November 2003
  • ON “Neuro-Computing Paradigms” at NDRI, Karnal, INDIA, June 2004
  • ON “Introduction and Applications of Internet” at Mohindra College Patiala, INDIA, August 2004
  • ON “Computer Fundamentals” in Refresher Course at TIET -Patiala, INDIA, December 2005
  • ON “Neural Networks and its Applications” in Refresher Course at TIET -Patiala, INDIA, December 2005
  • ON “Queuing Theory in Computer Networks” in Refresher Course at TIET -Patiala, INDIA, December 2005
  • ON “Optimization Techniques in Food and Dairy Processes” at NDRI Karnal, INDIA, December 2005
  • ON “Computational Neural Networks with Dairy and Food Processing Applicat ions” at NDRI Karnal, INDIA, January 2006
  • ON “Optimization techniques Using TORA” at SLIET Longowal, INDIA, May 2006
  • ON “Artificial Neural Networks and their Applications” at DAV College Muzaffar Nagar, INDIA, December 8, 2006.
  • ON “Artificial Neural Network and its Applications” at Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, October 15, 2008.
  • ON “Online Handwritten Character Recognition” at Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, October 15, 2008.
  • ON “A New Algorithm for Training Artificial Neural Networks” at SJS Campus, Kumaon University, Almora, INDIA, December 06, 2008.
  • ON “Data Mining: Concepts and Approach” in AICTE sponsored short term course at Vidya Knowledge Park Institute, Meerut, INDIA, February 12, 2010.
  • ON “Fundamentals of Graph Theory” in National workshop at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, INDIA, March 27, 2010.
  • Conducted FDP ON “MATLAB: Fundamentals and its Usage” at KLN College, Yamuna Nagar, INDIA, April 3-4, 2010.
  • ON “Improving Power of Hand-Writing Recognition Algorithms through Statistical Techniques” at Graphic Era University, Dehradun, INDIA, May 8, 2010.
  • ON “Fundamentals of MATLAB”, at Department of Mathematics, Punjabi University, Patiala, INDIA, May 14, 2010.
  • ON “A NEW ALGORITHM FOR TRAINING ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS ” at Department of Computer Science, Punjabi University, Patiala, INDIA, May 22, 2010.
  • ON “Decision Trees and their Applications in Bioinformatics”, at NBAGR, Karnal, INDIA, November 12, 2010.
  • ON “Handwriting Recognition and Gradation” at Vidya Knowledge Park, Meerut, February 19, 2011.
  • ON “HMM Based Online Handwritten Character Recognition”, at Rayat & Bahra College of Engineering and Bio-Technology, Sahauran, Mohali, August 6, 2011.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATION MEMBERSHIP

  • Life Member of Indian Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • Member of Indian Society for Continuing Education
  • Life Member of Punjab Science Congress Association
  • Life Member Global WordNet Organization

ORGANIZATIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

S. No. Position Period
    From to
i. Dean of Faculty Affairs,Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology , Patiala Responsibilities: Faculty recruitment and development. 05-09-2014 Continued
ii. Head, Center of Informational Technology and Management, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology Patiala. 31-08-2011 30-08-2014
iii. Dean of AcademicAffairs,Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology , Patiala Responsibilities: Academic Administration, Curriculum Development for Existing and New Programmes, Implementation of and Change(s) in Academic Regulations 16-03-2007 31-08-2010
iv. Head, Computer Science and Engineering Department,Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala 01-09-1999 02-08-2001
v. Head, Computer Center,Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala 17-04-2002 16-03-2007
vi. Head,School of Mathematics and Computer Applications, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala 01-04-2005 16-03-2007
vii. Member,MCA Admission Committee,Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala For Admissions in the Academic Years 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01 &2001-02
viii. Member, Quality Assurance Group,CSED, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology , Patiala August 2001 March 2002
ix. Member, Quality Advisory Council,Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology , Patiala January2004 August 2010
x. Internal Quality Auditorfor ISO 9000:2000 Implementations,Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala August 2001 August 2010
xi. Student Counselor, SMCA, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology , Patiala April, 2002 March 2006
xii. P.G. Coordinator,SMCA, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala April, 2000 March 2004
xiii. General Secretary,Senior Staff Club, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology ,Patiala July2000 March 2004
xiv. Chairman, Hardware Analysis Committee, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala December2002 March 2003
xv. Chairman, Spot Purchase Committeefor the Purchase of Hardware and Software for Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology , Patiala September, 1999 March, 2006
xvi. Organizing Secretary, National Conference on Mathematical & Computer Applications in Science & Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology , Patiala January27-28, 2003
xvii. Convener, National Conferenceon Issues and Trends in Wireless Networks December18-19, 2004
xviii. Chairman, MCA Admission Committee, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala For Admissions in the Academic Year 2006-07
xix. Coordinator,UGC Sponsored Refresher Course on Automated Software Development December 4-23, 2006
xx. Convener, Auditorium and Dias Management Committee For the convocation heldin 2005
xxi. Convener, Auditorium and Dias Management Committee For the convocation held in 2006
xxii. Coordinator,e-Governance Committee, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala November 2006 to August 2010
xxiii. Convener, Invitation and Degree preparation Committee For the convocation held in 2007, 2008 and 2009
xxiv. Convener, Auditorium and Dias Management Committee Fortheconvocation held in 2010
xxv. Convener, Auditorium and Dias Management Committee Fortheconvocation held in 2011
xxvi. Convener, Auditorium and Dias Management Committee For the convocation held in 2012