Dr Sanjay Sharma
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Dr Sanjay Sharma

Associate Professor (Reader) in Intelligent Autonomous Control Systems

School of Engineering (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

• Head of Autonomous Marine Systems (AMS) research group formerly known as Marine and Industrial Dynamic Analysis (MIDAS) Research Group, SMSE, Plymouth University, 2010 – to date
• BEng Mechanical Year II tutor, 2009 – to date
• Programme Manager for the MSc Course in Mechanical Engineering at Plymouth University, 2004-2010
• Member of MSE Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Plymouth University, 2015 - to date 
• Member of International Recruitment Committee, Plymouth University, 2006 – to date
• Member of Faculty of Science and Engineering Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Plymouth University, 2013 – to date
• Hindu faith advisor to University’s Multi-Faith Chaplaincy, 2010 - to date
• Elected member of Equality and Diversity Committee, Plymouth University, 2006-2009

Qualifications

• Successfully completed Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (PGCHET) course, Queen’s University Belfast, 2004.
• PhD degree in Systems and Control Engineering, University of Sheffield, 2000 (Thesis title: Soft Computing for Modelling and Control of Dynamical Systems with Application to Flexible Manipulators).
• Master of Technology degree with distinction in Control Systems (Electrical Engineering) , Institute of Technology- BHU (IT-BHU), India, 1992, ranked 1st.
• Bachelor of Technology (Hons.) degree with distinction in Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), India, 1990, ranked 4th.

Professional membership

MIMechE

 

Roles on external bodies

• Member of the IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers) Mechatronics, Informatics & Control Group Board (2009- to date)
• IMechE representative to UKACC (United Kingdom Automatic Control Council) (2011- to date)
• Member of IFAC TC 7.5 on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles (2011- to date) - International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) being the premier organisation serving the control engineering community globally.

Teaching interests

Include subjects in the areas of Mechanical, Robotics, Electrical and Civil engineering. Modules taught in previous years:
• Instrumentation and Control – Measurement principles, sensors and classical control techniques
• Robotics and Control – Neural network training on practical data to model the robotic system and then design a fuzzy logic controller using Matlab/Simulink software packages
• Design and CAD – Solidworks for design and analysis of mechanical components
• Advanced Information Technology – wavelet techniques for data mining and error analysis on GPS data using wavelet toolbox in Matlab
• Marine System Engineering – Torsional and vibrational analysis of marine systems
• Electrical Principles – Basic electrical circuit theorems for DC and AC circuits
• Simulation of dynamic systems – Simulation study of the acceleration of a real car system using Matlab/Simulink
• Wave energy Converters and Power Take off - Optimum condition for power transfer and electrical analogy of the mechanical system, impedance matching conditions for maximum power transfer
• Intelligent systems control – Theory of neural networks and backpropagation training algorithm and application for modelling and control

Staff serving as external examiners

  • External Examiner for system engineering courses from foundation to master level at University of Wales, Newport, May 2012 – Dec 2016.
  • External Examiner for FdEng Marine systems engineering at University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, April 2014 – Sep 2017.

Research interests

Current research activities include use of AI techniques such as genetic algorithms, fuzzy logic and neural networks for modelling and the design of novel control systems for industrial and marine plant particularly for wave energy devices, robotics, automobiles and uninhabited marine vehicles for both surface and underwater operations.

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

 Research degrees completed to supervised students
A list of completed graduate students is shown below.
1. Motwani A, Interval Kalman filtering techniques for uninhabited surface vehicle navigation, PhD, 2011 – 2014, Director of Studies (Completed), Employed at SAAB SEAEYE LIMITED, Fareham, UK.
2. Kayode O, Nonlinear model predictive control strategies for process plant using soft computing approaches, PhD, 2010 – 2014, Director of Studies (Completed), Postdoc position at Loughborough University.
3. Stewart F, Tribological Characterisation and Modelling of Premium Tubular Connections, PhD, 2010 – 2014 (Completed), Second Supervisor, Project Engineer DNV Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
4. Roper D, Design and Optimisation of a Biomimetic Marine Propulsion System, PhD, 2010 – 2013, Director of Studies (Completed), Postdoc position at Exeter University.
5. XU Tao, An Intelligent Navigation System for an Unmanned Surface Vehicle, PhD 2004-2007, Second Supervisor (Completed), Lecturer at Tianjin University China.


Grants & contracts

Research Grant Awarded:
• Principal Investigator - The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) Newton Research Collaboration award with NIT, Rourkela, India, £11.9K (2015-2016 - 18 months)
• Principal Investigator - The China Scholarship Council (CSC) Postdoctoral Research award for Zhuang Yufei from Harbin Institute of technology to work in MIDAS research group at PU, £15K (2015-2016- 15 months)
• Principal Investigator - The China Scholarship Council (CSC) Postdoctoral Research award for Huang Haibin from Harbin Institute of technology to work in MIDAS research group at PU, £18K (2014-2016- 18 months)
• Principal Investigator - The Royal Society Grant for international exchanges in conjunction with NSFC (China), (Cooperative Path Planning and Control of Multiple UUVs for Ocean Observation), £12K (2013-2015)
• Principal Investigator - TSB grant for Offshore Wave Energy Limited Marine Demonstrator (Optimal control strategy for IT Power’ OWEL WEC) £2.5M (£47K to Plymouth University, 2010-2013)
• Principal Investigator - ESF-CUC PhD studentship for design of an intelligent and fast-acquisition remote sensing system for locating and measuring burial depth of subsea cables, £60K (2011-2014)
• Co-investigator - EPSRC Grant EP/I012923/1 for an intelligent integrated navigation and autopilot system for uninhabited surface vehicles, £354K (2011-2014)
• Principal Investigator - Graduate research scholarship funding for design and optimisation of a biomimetic marine propulsion system, £60K, (2010-2013)
• Principal Investigator – PhD funding for fault diagnosis of electrical motors in aircraft using intelligent systems techniques, £65K, (2012-2015)
• Principal Investigator – PhD funding for an adaptive control system for oil refinery applications, £60K, (2010-2013)
• Principal Investigator - KTP - Sharma SK and Summerscales J, To design and manufacture a state of the art resin processing control and delivery system to manufacture composite materials predominantly for the aerospace industry, KTP grant with Composite Integration Ltd., £111,672, (2007-2009)
• Recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Research and Innovation Fellowship Award, 2007, Plymouth University, £4000.

 Chapters in Edited Books and Editorship of proceedings


1. (2014) Sutton R and Sharma S “Editorial, Special Issue on Unmanned Marine Vehicles” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, DOI: 10.1177/1475090214522748 to be published in Vol 228, Issue 2, May 2014, pp 107, ISSN 1475-0902.
2. (2008) Sharma S. K, Siddique M. N. H., Tokhi M. O. and Irwin G. W. “Soft-computing approaches for control of flexible manipulators”, in Flexible Robot Manipulators – TOKHI, M. O. and AZAD, A. K. M. Flexible robot manipulators – Modelling, simulation and control, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Stevenage, UK. ISBN: 978-0-86341-448-0.
3. (2008) Khan SG, Naeem W, Sutton R and Sharma S, “Application of Soft Computing Techniques to a LQG Controller Design”, in Chapter 1 Simulation and Virtual Reality Enabled Design and Manufacture Analysis of Advanced Design and Manufacture to Gain a Competitive Edge, Springer London, ISBN: 978-1-84800-240-1 (Print) 978-1-84800-241-8 (Online).
4. (2005) Li, K, Yu, W, Yang, S H and Sharma, S "Editorial, Special Issue on Evolutionary Algorithm & Advanced Learning System" International Journal of Information Technology, vol. 11, no. 10.

 Peer reviewed journal papers

1. (2015) Wathiq R Abed, Sanjay K Sharma and Robert Sutton, “Neural network fault diagnosis of a trolling motor based on feature reduction techniques for an unmanned surface vehicle” Proceedings of the IMechE, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering (Accepted for publication).
2. (2015) Wathiq Abed, Sanjay Sharma, Robert Sutton and Amit Motwani, “A robust bearing fault detection and diagnosis technique for brushless DC motors under non-stationary operating conditions”, Journal of Control, Automation and Electrical Systems (JCAE), DOI: 10.1007/s40313-015-0173-7.
3. (2015) Amit Motwani, Sanjay Sharma, Robert Sutton and Phil Culverhouse, “On the application of a hybrid ellipsoidal-rectangular interval arithmetic algorithm to interval Kalman filtering for state estimation of uncertain systems" International Journal of Control, DOI: 10.1080/00207179.2015.1018951.
4. (2015) T Szyrowski, SK Sharma, R Sutton and GA Kennedy, “Subsea cable tracking in an uncertain environment using particle filters” Proceedings of IMarEST - Part A - Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology, DOI: 10.1080/20464177.2015.1022381.
5. (2015) Annamalai A, Motwani A, Sharma SK, Sutton R, Culverhouse P and Yang C, “A Robust Navigation Technique for Integration in the Guidance and Control of an Uninhabited Surface Vehicle” The Journal of Navigation, doi:10.1017/S0373463315000065.
6. (2015) Owa, KO, Sharma, S and Sutton R, “A wavelet neural network based non-linear model predictive controller for a multivariable coupled tank system” International Journal of Automation and Computing, DOI 10.1007/s11633-014-0825-2, Vol 11, Issue 45, pp. 1-14.
7. (2015) T Szyrowski, A Motwani, SK Sharma, R Sutton and GA Kennedy, “Subsea cable tracking by an unmanned surface vehicle” International Journal of the Society for Underwater Technology, doi:10.3723/ut.32.217, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 217–229, 2015.
8. (2014) A SK Annamalai, R Sutton, C Yang, P Culverhouse and S Sharma, “Robust adaptive control of an uninhabited surface vehicle” Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, DOI: 10.1007/s10846-014-0057-2.
9. (2014) Owa K, Sharma S and Sutton R, "A Novel Real Time Nonlinear Wavelet Based Model Predictive Controller for a Coupled Tank System" Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, Volume 228, No 6, pp. 419-432, doi:10.1177/0959651813520149.
10. (2014) Motwani A, Sharma SK, Sutton R, & Culverhouse P, “Application of artificial neural networks to weighted interval Kalman filtering” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, 228(5), pp 267-277, doi:10.1177/0959651813520148.
11. (2014) Sharma S, Sutton R, Motwani A and Annamalai A, “Nonlinear control algorithms for an unmanned surface vehicle” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, doi:10.1177/1475090213503630, Vol 228, Issue 2, May 2014, pp 146-155, ISSN 1475-0902.
12. (2013) G. Terzakis, P. Culverhouse, G. Bugmann, S. Sharma and R. Sutton, “On quaternion based parametrization of orientation in computer vision and robotics”, Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review, 6(5), pp. 15-24.
13. (2013) Owa K, Sharma S and Sutton R, “Nonlinear Model Predictive Control Strategy Based on Soft Computing Approaches and Real Time Implementation on a Coupled-Tank System” International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering, ISSN: 2277 128X, 3(5), pp. 1350-1359, May.
14. (2013) Motwani A, Sharma S, Sutton R and Culverhouse P, “Interval Kalman Filtering in Navigation System Design for an Uninhabited Surface Vehicle” The Journal of Navigation, volume 66, issue 5, pp. 639–652, doi:10.1017/S0373463313000283.
15. (2013) Szyrowski T, Sharma S, Sutton R and Kennedy G, “Developments in subsea power and telecommunication cables detection I: visual and hydroacoustic tracking” International Journal of the Society for Underwater Technology, doi:10.3723/ut.31.123, Vol 31, No 3, pp 123–132.
16. (2013) Szyrowski T, Sharma S, Sutton R and Kennedy G, “Developments in subsea power and telecommunication cables detection II: electromagnetic detection” International Journal of the Society for Underwater Technology, doi:10.3723/ut.31.133, Vol 31, No 3, pp 133–143.
17. (2013) Roper D, Sharma S, Sutton R & Culverhouse P, “Oscillation and direction control strategies for a robotic fish” International Journal of the Society for Underwater Technology, Vol 31, No 2, pp 67-75, http://dx.doi.org/10.3723/ut.31.067.
18. (2013) Sharma S, Sutton R & Tokhi M, “Local Model and Controller Network Design for a Single Link Flexible Manipulator” Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, DOI: 10.1007/s10846-013-9847-1, Print ISSN 0921-0296, Online ISSN 1573-0409, Publisher Springer Netherlands.
19. (2013) Sharma S & Sutton R, “A genetic algorithm based nonlinear guidance and control system for an uninhabited surface vehicle” Proceedings of IMarEST - Part A - Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology, Volume 12, Number 2, ISSN 1476-1548, pp. 29-40, DOI:10.1080/20464177.2013.11020276.
20. (2012) Sharma S & Sutton R, “Modelling the Yaw Dynamics of an Uninhabited Surface Vehicle for Navigation and Control Systems Design” Proceedings of IMarEST - Part A - Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology, Volume 11, Number 3, pp. 9-20(12), DOI:10.1080/20464177.2012.11020268.
21. (2012) Roper D, Sharma S, Sutton R & Culverhouse P, “Energy Shaping Gait Generation for a Class of Under-Actuated Robotic Fish” Marine Technology Society Journal, Volume 46, Number 3, May/June 2012, pp. 34-43(10).
22. (2012) Sharma S, Naeem W & Sutton R, “An Autopilot Based on a Local Control Network Design for an Unmanned Surface Vehicle” The Journal of Navigation, volume 65, issue 02, pp. 281-301. © The Royal Institute of Navigation, doi:10.1017/S0373463311000701.
23. (2012) Sharma S, Sutton R & Irwin G, “Dynamic Evolution of the Genetic Search Region through Fuzzy Coding” Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (EAAI), Elsevier Publication, Volume 25, Issue 3, Pages 443-456, ISSN 0952-1976, 10.1016/j.engappai.2011.09.024,(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0952197611001771), April.
24. (2011) Sutton R, Sharma S & Xu T, “Adaptive navigation systems for an unmanned surface vehicle”, Proceedings of IMarEST - Part A - Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 3-20, DOI:10.1080/20464177.2011.11020248.
25. (2011) Roper D, Sharma S, Sutton R & Culverhouse P, “A review of developments towards biologically inspired propulsion systems for autonomous underwater vehicles”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, vol. 225, no. 2, pp. 77-96, May.
26. (2007) Xu T, Sutton R & Sharma S, “A Multi-sensor data fusion navigation system for unmanned surface vehicle”, IMechE Part M Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, Vol 221, No. M4, pp. 167-186, Nov.
27. (2006) Sharma S, Kruger U and Irwin G, "Deflation Based Nonlinear Canonical Correlation Analysis", Journal of Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, Vol 83, Issue 1, 7, Pages 34-43, July.
28. (2005) Sharma S, McLoone S & Irwin G “Genetic Algorithms For Local Controller Network Construction”, IEE Proc. Control Theory & Application, 152, 5, pp. 587-597.
29. (2003) Sharma S & Irwin G “Fuzzy Coding of Genetic Algorithms”, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 344-355.
30. (2003) Sharma S. K., Irwin G. W., Tokhi M. O. and McLoone S. F. "Learning Soft Computing Control Strategies in a Modular Neural Network Architecture", Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (EAAI), Elsevier Publication, Vol. 16, Issue 5-6, pp. 395-405.

 Conference publications
1. (2014) Chenguang Y, Rongxin C, Zhijun Li and Sharma S, “Adaptive Control of Unmanned Surface Vessels Matching an Optimized Reference Model”, 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Dec 5-10, Bali, Indonesia (Accepted).
2. (2014) Abed W, Sharma S and Sutton R, “Diagnosis of bearing fault of brushless DC motor under stationary operating condition”, 2014 UKACC 10th International Conference on Control (Control 2014), Loughborough University, UK, 9-11 July 2014, pp 378-383,
doi: 10.1109/CONTROL.2014.6915170 (IEEE Xplore).
3. (2014) Szyrowski T, Sharma SK, Sutton R and Kennedy GA, “Point localisation of a subsea cable using particle filters”, 2014 UKACC 10th International Conference on Control (Control 2014), Loughborough University, UK, 9-11 July 2014, pp 290-295, doi: 10.1109/CONTROL.2014.6915155 (IEEE Xplore).
4. (2014) Rongxin C, Chenguang Y, Yang Li and Sharma S, “Neural Network based Reinforcement Learning Control of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles with Control Input Saturation”, 2014 UKACC 10th International Conference on Control (Control 2014), Loughborough University, UK, 9 - 11 July 2014, pp 50-55, doi: 10.1109/CONTROL.2014.6915114 (IEEE Xplore).
5. (2014) Annamalai Andy SK, Sutton R, Yang C, Culverhouse P and Sharma S, “Innovative Adaptive Autopilot Design for Uninhabited Surface Vehicles”, IET Irish Signals & Systems Conference 2014, 26th-27th June, 2014 @University of Limerick, Ireland, Paper no. OS-2B.4 (Best Paper award – 3rd place).
6. (2014) Szyrowski, T., Motwani, A., Sharma, S. K., & Sutton, R. “Localisation of subsea ferromagnetic objects from an autonomous surface vehicle”, In Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) Conference, ACC Liverpool, UK, pp 1-9 (CDROM).
7. (2014) Abed WR, Sharma SK, Sutton R, “Intelligent Fault Diagnosis of an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Electric Thruster Motor”, In Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) Conference, ACC Liverpool, UK, (CDROM).
8. (2014) Motwani A, Sharma S, Sutton R and Culverhouse P, “Computation of stable interval Kalman filter bounds for their use in robust state estimation for an uninhabited surface vehicle with bounded indeterminate system dynamics”, 2014 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV'14), June 8-11, 2014, in Dearborn, Michigan, USA, pp 356-361.
9. (2013) Owa KO, Sharma SK and Sutton R, “Optimised Multivariable Nonlinear Predictive Control for Coupled Tank Applications” IET Conference on Control and Automation 2013: Uniting Problems and Solutions, 4 - 5 June 2013, Conference Aston Lakeside Centre, Birmingham, UK. pp 1-6. E-ISBN: 978-1-84919-710-6, DOI: 10.1049.
10. (2013) Abed W R, Sharma S K and Sutton R, “Fault diagnosis of brushless DC motor for an aircraft actuator using a neural wavelet network” IET Conference on Control and Automation 2013: Uniting Problems and Solutions, 4 - 5 June 2013, Conference Aston Lakeside Centre, Birmingham, UK. pp 1-6. E-ISBN: 978-1-84919-710-6, DOI: 10.1049.
11. (2013) Annamalai SK, Motwani A, Sutton R, Yang C, Sharma S and Culverhouse P, “Integrated navigation and control system for an uninhabited surface vehicle based on interval Kalman filtering and model predictive control” IET Conference on Control and Automation 2013: Uniting Problems and Solutions, 4 - 5 June 2013, Conference Aston Lakeside Centre, Birmingham, UK. pp 1-6. E-ISBN: 978-1-84919-710-6, DOI: 10.1049.
12. (2013) Sharma S, and Sutton R, “Nonlinear model predictive control of an uninhabited surface vehicle” The 9th Asian Control Conference (ASCC 2013), Istanbul, Turkey, June 23-26, 2013 (Memory Stick).
13. (2013) Sharma S, and Sutton R, “An optimised nonlinear model predictive control based autopilot for an uninhabited surface vehicle” The 8th IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles (IAV2013), Gold Coast, Australia, Vol 8, Part 1, pp. 73-78, 26-28 June 2013 (DOI: 10.3182/20130626-3-AU-2035.00010).
14. (2012) Sharma S, Sutton R and Roberts G, “A Local Control Network Autopilot for an Unmanned Surface Vehicle”, 9th IFAC Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft (MCMC 2012), Grand Hotel Arenzano, Arenzano (GE), Italy, Sep 19-21, Paper no 4, 2012. Gabriele Bruzzone and Massimo Caccia (eds).) Proceedings of the 9th IFAC Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft MCMC 2012. To be published in IFAC-PapersOnline.net. ISSN 1474-6670. ISBN 978-3-902823-60-1.
15. (2012) Terzakis G, Culverhouse P, Bugmann G, Sharma S and Sutton R, “Unconstrained Visual Planar Odometry in Natural or Texturally Unstructured Scenes”, Proceeding of the third Postgraduate Conference for Computing, Applications and Theory (PCCAT), Plymouth University, UK, 6th June 2012, pp. 17- 23, 2012.
16. (2012) Motwani A, Sharma S, Sutton R and Culverhouse P, “Interval Kalman Filtering Based Navigation for an Uninhabited Surface Vehicle”, 3rd UK Marine Technology Postgraduate Conference 2012, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, June 7- 8, abstract booklet pp. 32-33, 2012.
17. (2012) Roper D, Sharma S, Sutton R and Culverhouse P, “Strategies for Control of Energy on a Simplified Model of a Robotic Fish”, IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles (NGCUV’2012), The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Porto, April 10-12, 2012, CDROM paper no 3302.
18. (2011) Roper D, Sharma S, Sutton R and Culverhouse P, “Energy Based Gait Control of an Under Actuated Robotic Fish”, The 14th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR2011), UPMC University, Paris, Sep 6-8, 2011, pp. 135-141.
19. (2011) Roper D, Sharma S, Sutton R and Culverhouse P, “A Harmonic Energy Based Gait Production Strategy for an Underactuated Robotic Fish”, 2011 UK Marine Technology Postgraduate Conference (UK MTPC 2011), University of Southampton, 9-10 June 2011 (UK MTPC 2011 RINA Prize for best presentation).
20. (2008) Sharma SK, Sutton R and Khanguda MS, “Biomimicry Methodologies for the Design of a Guidance System for Un-manned Surface Vehicles”, 2008 International Conference on Intelligent Computing Engineering (ICE08), Plymouth, UK, 2nd – 4th July 2008, pp. 138-146 (CDROM).
21. (2008) Khan SG, Naeem W, Sutton R and Sharma S, “Application of Soft Computing Techniques to a LQG Controller Design”, 2008 International Conference on Advanced Design and Manufacture (ICADM 2008), Sanya China, 14 – 16th January 2008 (CDROM).
22. (2007) Sharma SK, Irwin, GW and R Sutton, "Fuzzy Logic for Priority Based Genetic Search in Evolving a Neural Network Architecture", 2007 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2007), paper no. 1277 (CD-ROM), pp. 1648-1653, Singapore, Sept 25-28, 2007.
23. (2004) Sharma S.K., McLoone S. and Irwin G.W. “Genetic Algorithms For Simultaneous Identification Of Local Operating Regimes And Local Controller Network Design”, UKACC Control 2004, University of Bath, U.K. 6-9 September 2004, ID-075.
24. (2004) Kruger U.,Sharma S. K. and Irwin G. W. “Improved Nonlinear Canonical Correlation Analysis Using Genetic Strategies”, UKACC Control 2004, University of Bath, U.K. 6-9 September 2004, ID-011.
25. (2004) Sharma S.K., Kruger U., Irwin G. W. and Kumar S. “A Covariance-Based Nonlinear Partial Least Squares Algorithm”, UKACC Control 2004, University of Bath, U.K. 6-9 September 2004, ID-241.
26. (2003) Sharma S K, Uwe Kruger, George W. Irwin "Genetic Learning Methods For Enhanced Non-Linear Partial Least Squares Modelling", Preprints of the IFAC International Conference on Intelligent Control Systems and Signal Processing, Faro, Portugal, pp. 37-42, April 8-12, 2003.
27. (2002) Sharma S. K., McLoone S. and Irwin G. W. “Genetic Algorithms For Local Model and Local Controller Network Design”, Proceedings of IEEE American Control Conference, Alaska, May 8-10, 2002, PaperID ACC02-IEEE1255.
28. (2001) Sharma S.K., Irwin G.W. and McLoone S.F. "Optimal construction of local model networks using genetic algorithms", Proc. IFAC Conference on Emerging Computing Technologies, Hong Kong, Nov. 2001, pp. 590-595.
29. (2001) Sharma S.K., McLoone S. and Irwin G.W. "Genetic learning for construction and parameter identification of local model networks", CDROM Proc. European Control Conference, 4-7 Sept, 2001, Porto, Portugal, pp. 3671-3674.
30. (2000) Sharma, S. K. and Tokhi, M. O. "Dynamic modelling of a flexible manipulator", Proceedings of 2000JUSFA: ASME 2000 Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation, Michigan, USA, 23-26 July 2000 (CDROM).
31. (2000) Tokhi, M. O. and Sharma, S. K. "Soft computing active control", Proceedings of ICSV7: Seventh International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 4-7 July 2000, 1, pp. 483-490.
32. (2000) Sharma, S. K. and Tokhi, M. O. "Optimal neural network trajectory control of a flexible robotic arm", Proceedings of EIS2000: Second International ICSC Symposium on Engineering of Intelligent Systems, Paisley, U.K, 27-30 June 2000, paper no.1303-051.
33. (2000) Sharma, S. K. and Tokhi, M. O. "Genetic learning for direct inverse neural network control", IEE digest no. 00/069. Colloquium on Learning Systems for Control, Birmingham, UK, 26 May 2000, pp. 6/1-6/4.
34. (2000) Sharma, S. K. and Tokhi, M. O. "Neural network optimisation using genetic algorithm: A hierarchical fuzzy method", Proceedings of AARTC00: 6th IFAC Workshop on Algorithms and Architectures for Real-Time Control, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 15-17 May, 2000, pp. 71-76.
35. (2000) Sharma, S. K. and Tokhi, M. O. "Genetic evolution: A dynamic fuzzy approach", Proceedings of FUZZ IEEE 2000: IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, Texas, USA, 07-10 May 2000, 2, pp. 748-752.
36. (1999) Sharma, S. K. and Tokhi, M. O.(1999). "Intelligent neuro-fuzzy systems", Proceedings of the 6th UK Workshop on Fuzzy Systems, Uxbridge, UK, pp. 173-192.

 Review articles, books and research proposals
• Reviewer for a number of journals including IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, IEEE Trans. on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Trans. On Evolutionary Computation, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Review, International Journal on Mechatronics, Journal of Medical Decision Making, Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, IET Control theory and applications, Journal of Intelligent Systems, International Journal of Information Technology (IJIT), International Journal of Automatic Control (IJAC), Journal of Navigation, Journal of Control Engineering Practices (CEP), Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology (JMET), Journal of Intelligent and Robotics systems, Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment.
• Peer reviewer of EPSRC and UK space agency research proposals.
• Reviewer for Elsevier books on system identification, modelling and control; Elsevier books on Type-1 and Type-2 Fuzzy Neural Networks for identification and control purposes; Wiley book on Iterative Learning Control: An Introduction and Engineering Practice; IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) book on Practical Robotics and Mechatronics: From Robotic Fish to Robots in Space and Medicine.

Reports & invited lectures

• Invited speaker on “Control System Applications in Wave Energy Conversion” in Renewable Energy Group, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, 8th May 2013.
• Invited speaker of the Aerospace, Aviation and Defence Knowledge Transfer Network (AAD KTN) one day workshop designed to bring together programme leaders from the EPSRC-supported programmes on autonomous systems, vehicles and robotics, 31st May 2011, America Square Conference Centre, London.
• Television - Interview on BBC South West and ITV Westcountry for organising Plymouth Mela and Diwali-Eid in Plymouth City and Integration through culture – Dance, Dance, Dance at Plymouth University
• Radio - Talk on BBC radio for organising Plymouth Mela and Diwali-Eid in Plymouth City and Integration through culture – Dance, Dance, Dance at Plymouth University
• Film/video - Interview for The Herald newspaper to share the experience of promoting racial and cultural harmony in the city and the University
• Journalism - Articles on The Herald and Western Morning News for research on visual simultaneous localisation and mapping techniques for uninhabited surface vehicle and for organising Plymouth Mela and Diwali-Eid in Plymouth City and Integration through culture – Dance, Dance, Dance at Plymouth University