Dr. Ajay K Sharma
Prof. (Dr) Ajay K. Sharma Joined IKG Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar as 13th Vice Chancellor on 27th March 2018. Earlier Prof. Sharma was Director, National Institute of Technology, Delhi from 10th Oct 2013 to 26th March 2018 and Director, Hamirpur H.P (Additional Charge) from May 3, 2016 to March 21, 2018 and Mentor Director (Additional Charge), IIIT Una from May 3, 2016 to March 21, 2018. He received his BE in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering from Punjab University Chandigarh, India in 1986, M.S. in Electronics and Control from Birla Institute of Technology (BITS), Pilani in the year 1994 and Ph.D. in Electronics Communication and Computer Engineering in the year 1999. His Ph.D. thesis was on “Studies on Broadband Optical Communication Systems and Networks”. After serving various organizations from 1986 to 1995, he has joined National Institute of Technology (Erstwhile Regional Engineering College) Jalandhar as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering in the year 1996. From November 2001, he has worked as Professor in the ECE department and thereafter he has worked as Professor in Computer Science & Engineering from 2007 to 2013 in the same institute. His major areas of interest are broadband optical wireless communication systems and networks, dispersion compensation, fiber nonlinearities, optical soliton transmission, WDM systems and networks, Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) and wireless sensor networks and computer communication. He has published 328 research papers in the International/National Journals/Conferences and 12 books. He has supervised 27 Ph.D. and 46 M.Tech. theses. He has completed four R&D projects funded by Government of India and one project is ongoing. He was associated to implement the World Bank project of 209 Million for TEQIP-I programme of the institute. He has been appointed as member of technical Committee on Telecom under International Association of Science and Technology Development (IASTD) Canada for the term 2004-2007 and he is Life Member of Optical Society of America, USA, (LM ID-361253), Computer Society of India, Mumbai, India, (LM-Associate: 01099298), Advanced Computing & Communications Society, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, (L284M1100306), SPIE, USA, (ID: 619838), Indian Society for Technical Education (I.S.T.E.), New Delhi, India, (LM-11724), Fellow The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), (F-224647).