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1. Introduction

Arun Sharma is an Indian Australian computer science professor and a noted leader within the Australian Higher education, research, innovation, and High Tech sectors. He is a distinguished emeritus professor at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) where he was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Commercialisation from 2004 to 2019.[1][2] He is the Council Chair of the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.[3] Within the multinational Adani Group, he is also an Advisor to the Chairman and Group Head for Sustainability and Climate Change.[4] He was a cofounder of Australia's National ICT Research Centre of Excellence (NICTA), and Director of the Translational Research Institute (Australia).[5] In the course of his institutional duties, Sharma played a significant role in the development of Australian technology research capability, the promotion of translational research in agriculture and biosciences within Queensland,[6][7][8] and the fostering of international technological research cooperation between Australia and India.[9][10] Sharma's professional achievements have been recognized by awards by the Premier of Queensland, the Office of the Chief Scientist (Australia), the India Australia Business & Community Awards (IABCA), the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, and the Royal Order of Australia. He was born in the town of Banmankhi in the Indian state of Bihar.

2. Education

Sharma completed All-India Secondary (1978) and Senior Shool (1980) Certificates in Goalpara, Assam and New Delhi , respectively. He obtained an M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani in 1985,[11] and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo in1990 under the supervision of Professor John Case, now at the Department of Computer Science, University of Delaware.[12] Sharma is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (2008).[13]

3. Career

Sharma began his academic career as a research and teaching assistant while still a graduate student at Buffalo, and was a research assistant for a year at the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Delaware (1989-1990) prior to completing his Ph.D. Shortly after his doctorate degree, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 6 months (1990-1991).[1] He then moved to Sydney (Australia) to work at the School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW), initially as a Visiting Fellow, soon after as a tenured Lecturer (1992), and successively as a Senior Lecturer (1994), Associate Professor (1998), Head of School (1999-02) and Full Professor (2000-2004).[1] While at UNSW he was named as the Node Director Designate, Sydney Node (2002-2003), and was appointed to the role of Vice President and Director of Sydney Research Lab (2003-2004) within National ICT Australia (NICTA), Australia's national Centre of Excellence in information and communications technology, which became part of Data61 division of CSIRO.[3]

In 2004 he was recruited by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) as a Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Commercialisation), a position continuously held until 2019, when he became Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President (Research and Innovation). At QUT he was named Distinguished Professor in April 2019, and further designated Distinguished Professor Emeritus in August 2019.[1]

In 2011 he became National Chair of the Australia India Business Council (AIBC), after leading the Queensland Chapter of the AIBC as its President during 2005-10.[14][15]

Since 2011 he has been associated with the Adani Group, where he has been a Member of the Board, North Queensland Export Terminal Limited (previously Adani Abbot Point Terminal Ltd), and (since 2020) Group Head of Sustainability and Climate Change, and Advisor to the Chairman.[16]

Sharma's research contributions have been at the intersection of Theoretical Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, especially the fields of Computational Learning Theory and Algorithmic Learning Theory that focus on mathematical frameworks for analyzing the capability and limits of Machine Learning.[17][18] During the1990s, Sharma had a very productive collaboration with Professor Sanjay Jain[19] that led to significant new results in E Mark Gold’s paradigm of language identification in the limit.[17][20] As a result of these contributions, Jain and Sharma were invited by MIT Press to coauthor the second edition of the classic first edition of the book Systems That Learn by Osherson, Stob, and Weinstein.[21][22]

He was appointed as an inaugural member of the independent Advisory Council of the Australian Research Council (2008–09).[23] He was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Innovation Ecosystems.[24] He was the Champion of Team Queensland that participated in the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP).[25]

Through his policy papers and newspaper articles, Sharma has played a significant role in doctrinal advocacy at the intersection of research, entrepreneurship and economic development.[26]

4. Publications

4.1. Books

Authored

  • Systems that learn: an introduction to learning theory. S, Jain, D. N. Osherson, J. S. Royer & A. Sharma (Authors), 2nd ed., Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. 1999. ISBN 978-0-262-27625-2. OCLC 44962421[22] The book has been favorably reviewed by Robert H. Sloan,[27] Rūsiņš Mārtiņš Freivalds and Clark Glymour.[28]

Edited

  • Algorithmic learning theory : 7th international workshop, ALT '96, Sydney, Australia, October 23–25, 1996 : proceedings. S. Arikawa, Arun K. Sharma. Berlin: Springer. 1996. ISBN 3-540-61863-5. OCLC 35646512[29]
  • Algorithmic learning theory : 11th international conference, ALT 2000 Sydney, Australia, December 11–13, 2000, proceedings. Hiroki Arimura, Sanjay, February 22- Jain, Arun K. Sharma. Berlin: Springer. 2000. ISBN 3-540-41237-9. OCLC 45223566.[30]
  • Computing and combinatorics : 6th annual international conference, DZ Du COCOON 2000, Sydney, Australia, July 26–28, 2000 : proceedings. D. Du, P. Eades, V. Estivill-Castro, X. Lin, & A. Sharma . Berlin: Springer. 2000. ISBN 3-540-67787-9. OCLC 44468885[31]

4.2. Research Articles

Sharma has published over 70 research articles in peer reviewed sources such as Theoretical Computer Science, SIAM Journal on Computing, Information and Computation, Journal of Computer and System Sciences, and Journal of Symbolic Logic. Subjects covered include computation theory, learning theory, data processing, and parametric logic.[17][18] Below some of his most cited research articles:

  • Jain, S. and Sharma, A. (1996) “The Intrinsic Complexity of Language Identification.” In Journal of Computer and System Science, Vol. 52, No. 3, pp. 393–402, Academic Press[32]
  • Jain, S. And Sharma, A. (1996) “Computational Limits on Team Identification of Languages.” In Information and Computation, Vol. 130, No. 1, pp. 19–60, Academic Press[33]
  • Sharma, A. (1998) “A Note on batch and incremental learnability.” In Journal of Computer and System Sciences, Vol. 56, pp. 272–276[20]
  • Ambainis, A., Jain, S., and Sharma, A. (1997) “Ordinal Mind Change Complexity of Language Identification” in Shai Ben-David (editor), Proceedings of the Third European Conference on Computational Learning Theory, (EuroCOLT’97), Jerusalem, Israel, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 1208, pp. 301–315, Springer-Verlag, March 1997[34]

4.3. Policy Papers

  • Accelerating the Emergence and Development of Innovation Ecosystems through Procurement: A Toolkit, a white paper from the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Innovation Ecosystems, Lead Authors: Dutta, S., Mutooni, K., and Sharma, A. (2019)[24]
  • Queensland connects: Accelerating Queensland's innovation-driven entrepreneurs, a report prepared as the outcome of Team Queensland participation in MIT REAP, Moyle, C., Pandey, V., Renando, C., Barrett, R., and Sharma, A. (2019)[35]
  • Smarter Services: Future Jobs and Growth for the Smart State, a report prepared by a working group of the Smart State Council, Sharma, A. (Chair), Craig, A., Grant, J., Greenfield, P., Rayner, M., and Walker, J. (2006)[36]

4.4. Newspaper Articles

  • Sharma, Arun (2005) Let users decide if research is relevant. The Australian, p. 39, 11 May 2005.[26]
  • Davey, Ian, Sharma, Arun, Glover, Barney, Rowley, Sue, & Furlong, Neil (2005) Research is not a contest. The Australian, p. 28, 8 June 2005.[26]
  • Sharma, Arun (2009) On a sticky wicket: Basic and applied research: a cricketing perspective. Campus Review, p. 29, 9 June 2009.[26]
  • Sharma, Arun (2011) Close the lecture theatres. The Australian, 25 May 2011. [Article][26]
  • Sharma, Arun (2013) Disconnect between research and national needs. The Australian Financial Review, 16 September 2013.[26]
  • Sharma, Arun (2016) PhDs are good business: Incentives should not be restricted to STEM fields. The Australian, p. 33, 26 October 2016.[26]

5. Awards

  • Premier of Queensland Special Award at the 2010 Queensland Export Awards.[37]
  • Included in the Knowledge Nation 100 List, 2015, published by the Office of the Chief Scientist.[38]
  • Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 India Australia India Business and Community Awards.[39]
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, 2019.[11]
  • Member of the Order of Australia in 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours for services to Computer Science and Information Technology.[40][41]
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References

  1. Sharma, Arun. "QUT | Staff Profiles | Arun Sharma" (in en). https://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/arun.sharma/. 
  2. "Hall of Fame IABCA" (in en). https://www.iabca.com.au/hall-of-fame. 
  3. "Arun Sharma" (in en-AU). https://www.qimrberghofer.edu.au/people/arun-sharma/. 
  4. "Climate Risk Virtual Week" (in en-US). https://events.economist.com/events-conferences/emea/climate-risk-week. 
  5. "TRI Biennial Report 2015 and 2016". https://www.tri.edu.au/filething/get/56923/TRI_BiennialReport_2015-16_FINAL_web.pdf. 
  6. "An Australian ‘Smart State’ Serves Up Lessons for a Knowledge Economy". https://www.chronicle.com/article/an-australian-smart-state-serves-up-lessons-for-a-knowledge-economy/. 
  7. Systems, Elo Life (2018-11-05). "Elo Life Systems Launches Australian Subsidiary in Queensland" (in en-US). https://elolife.ag/elo-life-systems-launches-australian-subsidiary-in-queensland/. 
  8. "Smarter Services Future Jobs and Growth for the Smart State". https://www.chiefscientist.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0031/49828/smarter-services-report.pdf. 
  9. "Robot and agriculture lessons: Modi returns to campus in Brisbane" (in en). 2014-11-15. https://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/within-hours-of-landing-in-brisbane-narendra-modi-visits-queensland-university/. 
  10. "India, Australia exchange five MoUs" (in en). https://www.aninews.in/news/world/asia/india-australia-exchange-five-mous201811220729000001/. 
  11. "BITS ECHO Vol 2 Issue 4". 2019. https://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/Uploads/University_Upload/Alumni/Newsletter/BITS_ECHO_02-04_1_July_2019.pdf. 
  12. "Curriculum Vitæ John Case March 2009". https://www.eecis.udel.edu/~case/papers/jc-publications.pdf. 
  13. "How would your board respond to a psychologist in the boardroom?". https://aicd.companydirectors.com.au/membership/company-director-magazine/2019-back-editions/august/advocacy. 
  14. "ARUN SHARMA" (in en-US). https://aibc.org.au/arun-sharma/. 
  15. "Business group backs India uranium deal". https://amp.smh.com.au/national/business-group-backs-india-uranium-deal-20111116-1ni77.html. 
  16. "HR Conclave 2019". http://www.aii.ac.in/hr-conclave-2019/. 
  17. "dblp: Arun Sharma 0001" (in en). https://dblp.org/pid/20/6874-1.html. 
  18. ORCID. "Arun Sharma (0000-0002-5794-733X)" (in en). https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5794-733X. 
  19. "Sanjay JAIN" (in en-gb). https://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/cs/bio/sanjay. 
  20. Sharma, Arun (1998-06-01). "A Note on Batch and Incremental Learnability" (in en). Journal of Computer and System Sciences 56 (3): 272–276. doi:10.1006/jcss.1998.1568. https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0022000098915689. 
  21. Osherson, Daniel N. (1986). Systems that learn : an introduction to learning theory for cognitive and computer scientists. Michael Stob, Scott Weinstein. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-15030-1. OCLC 12721008. https://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12721008. 
  22. Systems that learn : an introduction to learning theory (2 ed.). Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. 1999. ISBN 978-0-262-27625-2. OCLC 44962421. https://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44962421. 
  23. "INNOVATION, INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH - Appointments". https://www.arc.gov.au/file/5951/download?token=A9um0EYO. 
  24. "Accelerating the Emergence and Development of Innovation Ecosystems through Procurement - A toolkit". 2019. http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF__Innovation_Ecosystems_Toolkit.pdf. 
  25. "Queensland, Australia" (in en-US). https://reap.mit.edu/cohort/queensland-australia/. 
  26. Technology, Queensland University of. "Browse By Person: Sharma, Arun" (in en). https://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/person/Sharma,_Arun.type.html#group_newspaper=5Fmagazine. 
  27. Sloan, Robert H. (2001). "BOOK REVIEW: "SYSTEMS THAT LEARN: AN INTRODUCTION TO LEARNING THEORY, SECOND EDITION", SANJAY JAIN, DANIEL OSHERSON, JAMES S. ROYER and ARUN SHARMA" (in en). International Journal of Computational Intelligence and Applications 01 (02): 235–238. doi:10.1142/S1469026801000160. ISSN 1469-0268. https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S1469026801000160. 
  28. Jain, Sanjay; Osherson, Daniel N.; Royer, James S.; Sharma, Arun (1999-02-12). Systems That Learn - 2nd Edition: An Introduction to Learning Theory. https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0262100770/qid=919738283/sr=1-3/002-4566055-2663613. 
  29. Algorithmic learning theory : 7th international workshop, ALT '96, Sydney, Australia, October 23-25, 1996 : proceedings. S. Arikawa, Arun K. Sharma. Berlin: Springer. 1996. ISBN 3-540-61863-5. OCLC 35646512. https://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35646512. 
  30. Algorithmic learning theory : 11th international conference, ALT 2000 Sydney, Australia, December 11-13, 2000, proceedings. Hiroki Arimura, Sanjay, February 22- Jain, Arun K. Sharma. Berlin: Springer. 2000. ISBN 3-540-41237-9. OCLC 45223566. https://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45223566. 
  31. Computing and combinatorics : 6th annual international conference, COCOON 2000, Sydney, Australia, July 26-28, 2000 : proceedings. Dingzhu Du. Berlin: Springer. 2000. ISBN 3-540-67787-9. OCLC 44468885. https://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44468885. 
  32. Jain, Sanjay; Sharma, Arun (1996). "The Intrinsic Complexity of Language Identification" (in en). Journal of Computer and System Sciences 52 (3): 393–402. doi:10.1006/jcss.1996.0030. https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0022000096900306. 
  33. Jain, Sanjay; Sharma, Arun (1996). "Computational Limits on Team Identification of Languages" (in en). Information and Computation 130 (1): 19–60. doi:10.1006/inco.1996.0081. https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0890540196900814. 
  34. Ambainis, Andris; Jain, Sanjay; Sharma, Arun (1999). "Ordinal mind change complexity of language identification" (in en). Theoretical Computer Science 220 (2): 323–343. doi:10.1016/S0304-3975(99)00005-5. https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0304397599000055. 
  35. Moyle, Char-lee; Pandey, Vibhor; Renando, Chad; Barrett, Rowena; Sharma, Arun (2019) (in en). Queensland connects: Accelerating Queensland's innovation-driven entrepreneurs. Australia: Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research, QUT Business School. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/131590/. 
  36. "Smarter Services: Future Jobs and Growth for the Smart State". https://www.chiefscientist.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0031/49828/smarter-services-report.pdf. 
  37. Sullivan, Mike. "Swift Australia is Qld's top exporter" (in en-gb). https://www.businessacumen.biz/news-trade/234-swift-australia-is-qld-s-top-exporter. 
  38. "Rock stars of the new economy - The leading 100 Australians of the age of knowledge". https://knowledgesociety.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Knowledge-Nation-100-rockstars.pdf. 
  39. "Hall of Fame | IABCA | Australia" (in en). https://www.iabca.com.au/hall-of-fame. 
  40. "Queen’s Birthday Honours | Campus Morning Mail" (in en-AU). https://campusmorningmail.com.au/news/queens-birthday-honours/. 
  41. "Leaders in STEM receive Queen's Birthday honours" (in en). https://www.labonline.com.au/content/lab-business/news/leaders-in-stem-receive-queen-s-birthday-honours-1152392173. 
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