Dr Sanjay Sharma
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Dr Sanjay Sharma

Associate Professor (Reader) in Intelligent Autonomous Control Systems

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Sanjay can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Marine renewable energy
  • Unmanned marine vehicles
  • Artificial intelligent techniques
  • Engineering - design processes
  • Engineering - industrial control systems

• 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 SoE 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.

Key publications

Huang H, Gong M, Zhuang Y, Sharma SK & Xu D 2019 'A new guidance law for trajectory tracking of an underactuated unmanned surface vehicle with parameter perturbations' Ocean Engineering , DOI PEARL
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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 MSc in Control Systems, Coventry University, Oct 2015 - Sep 2019.
  • External Examiner for CV Marine/ Electronics South Tyneside Programmes in the Faculty of Engineering and Environment at Northumbria University, Oct 2014 - Jan 2019.
  • External Examiner for system engineering courses from foundation to master level at University of Wales, Newport, May 2012 – Nov 2017.
  • 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.

Other research

 Research examiners

1. External Examiner for PhD at University of South Wales, October 2017 (Xiao Guo – Modelling and validation of retrofit HGV hybrid system)
2. External Examiner for PhD at Southampton University, May 2017 (Kantapon Tanakitkorn – Guidance, Control and Path Planning for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles)
3. External Examiner for PhD at Coventry University, May 2016 (Abdulazeez Dauda El-ladan – Energy Management in Hybrid Electric Vehicle)
4. External Examiner for PhD at Sheffield University, Feb 2016 (Omar Khalil Sayidmarie – Design and Real-time control of a new structure two-wheeled robot)
5. Internal Examiner for PhD at Plymouth University, July 2014 (Kate Freeman – Numerical modelling and control of an oscillating water column wave energy converter)
6. External Examiner for PhD at Newcastle University, Nov 2009 (Jones Emrys – Adaptive roll stabilisation of fishing vessels)
7. Internal Examiner for PhD at Plymouth University, Feb 2006 (Chiew Seon Tan - An intelligent collision avoidance system for autonomous underwater vehicles)

 Research supervisions
1. Mohammed, Rabiu, All electric subsea production control system: qualification analysis of all electric control systems & electric surface control subsurface safety valve (ESCSSV), PhD self-funded (Jan 2017- till date), Second Supervisor.
2. Singh, Y, Cooperative Swarm Optimisation of unmanned marine vehicles, PhD funded by Commonwealth scholarship (Nov 2015 – till date), Director of Studies.
3. Polvara, R, An intelligent integrated marine observation system, PhD funded by faculty’s research scholarship (Nov 2015 - till date), Director of Studies.



Research degrees awarded to supervised students

1. Szyrowksi T, An intelligent, fast-acquisition remote sensing system for locating and measuring burial of subsea power and telecommunication cables, PhD, 2011 – 2017, Director of Studies (Funded by an ESF grant).
2. Terzakis G, Intelligent Integrated autopilot design using visual SLAM, PhD, 2011 – 2016, Third Supervisor (Completed), (Funded by an EPSRC grant), Postdoc at Portsmouth University.
3. Zaynab Abdullah – Mphil Mechanical Engineering, Oct 2014 – Sep 2015, Second Supervisor.
4. Abed W, Robust and intelligent fault diagnosis techniques for DC motors, PhD, 2012 – 2015, Director of Studies (Completed), (Funded by Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Iraq).
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Stewart F, Tribological Characterisation and Modelling of Premium Tubular Connections, PhD, 2010 – 2014 (Completed), Second Supervisor, Project Engineer DNV Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
8. Roper D, Design and Optimisation of a Biomimetic Marine Propulsion System, PhD, 2010 – 2013, Director of Studies (Completed), Employed by NOC, Southampton.
9. XU Tao, An Intelligent Navigation System for an Unmanned Surface Vehicle, PhD 2004-2007, Second Supervisor (Completed), Lecturer at Tianjin University China.


Grants & contracts

• Co-investigator – Modifying an Existing Electric-Car with Wireless Connectivity for Safe and Autonomous Driving (School of Engineering Small Research Grant) at Plymouth University, £2.5K (2017-2018)
• Co-investigator – The effect of biomaterial surface microtopography on bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation (School of Engineering Small Research Grant) at Plymouth University, £2.5K (2017-2018)
• Co-investigator – Development, establishment and operation of a UAE oceanographic centre (UAE-Ocean Project) at Plymouth University, c£4m (2014-2020)
• 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 AMS 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 AMS 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)
• Co-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.

Key publications

Huang H, Gong M, Zhuang Y, Sharma SK & Xu D 2019 'A new guidance law for trajectory tracking of an underactuated unmanned surface vehicle with parameter perturbations' Ocean Engineering , DOI PEARL

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Ji D, Rehman FU, Ajwad SA, Shahani K, Sharma S, Sutton R, li S, Ye Z, Zhu H & Zhu S 2020 'Design and development of autonomous robotic fish for object detection and tracking' International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems 17, (3) 172988142092528-172988142092528 , DOI PEARL
Singh Y, Bibuli M, Zereik E, Sharma S, Sutton R, Hatton D & Khan A 2020 'Hybrid Framework for Guidance and Navigation of Multiple Unmanned Surface Vehicles in a Practical Marine Environment' Frontiers in Robotics and AI
Szyrowski T, Khan AI, Pemberton R, Sharma S, Singh Y & Polvara R 2019 'Range Extension for Electromagnetic Detection of Subsea Power and Telecommunication Cables' Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology , DOI PEARL
Zhuang Y, Huang H, Sharma S, Xu D & Zhang Q 2019 'Cooperative path planning of multiple autonomous underwater vehicles operating in dynamic ocean environment' ISA Transactions , DOI PEARL
Polvara R, Sharma S, Wan J, Manning A & Sutton R 2019 'Autonomous Vehicular Landings on the Deck of an Unmanned Surface Vehicle using Deep Reinforcement Learning' Robotica 1-16 , DOI PEARL
Huang H, Gong M, Zhuang Y, Sharma SK & Xu D 2019 'A new guidance law for trajectory tracking of an underactuated unmanned surface vehicle with parameter perturbations' Ocean Engineering , DOI PEARL
Bibuli M, Singh Y, Sharma S, Sutton R, Hatton D & Khan A 2018 'A Two Layered Optimal Approach towards Cooperative Motion Planning of Unmanned Surface Vehicles in a Constrained Maritime Environment' IFAC-PapersOnLine 51, (29) 378-383 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Singh Y, Sharma S, Sutton R, Hatton DC & Khan A 2018 'A constrained A* approach towards optimal path planning for an unmanned surface vehicle in a maritime environment containing dynamic obstacles and ocean currents' Ocean Engineering 169, 187-201 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Singh Y, Sharma S, Hatton DC & Sutton R 2018 'Optimal path planning of unmanned surface vehicles' Indian Journal of Geo Marine Sciences 47, (7) 1325-1334 Publisher Site PEARL
Khan AI, Goh C, Lim CL & Sharma S 2018 'QoS Assessment and Modelling of Connected Vehicle Network within Internet of Vehicles' International Journal On Advances in Software 11, (1 & 2) PEARL
Polvara R, Sharma SK, Wan J, Manning A & Sutton R 2018 'Vision-Based Autonomous Landing of a Quadrotor on the Perturbed Deck of an Unmanned Surface Vehicle' Drones , DOI PEARL
Singh Y, Sharma S, Sutton R & Hatton DC 2018 'Towards use of Dijkstra Algorithm for Optimal Navigation of an Unmanned Surface Vehicle in a Real-Time Marine Environment with Results from Artificial Potential Field' TransNav: International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation 12, (1) 125-131 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Wan J, Sharma S & Sutton R 2018 'Guaranteed State Estimation for Nonlinear Discrete-Time Systems via Indirectly Implemented Polytopic Set Computation' IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control , DOI PEARL
Ji D, Deng Z, Li S, Ma D, Wang T, Song W, Zhu S, Wang Z, Pan H & Sharma S 2018 'A Novel Case of Practical Exponential Observer Using Extended Kalman Filter' IEEE Access 6, 58004-58011 , DOI PEARL
Wang N, Sun Z, Yin J, Su S-F & Sharma S 2018 'Finite-Time Observer Based Guidance and Control of Underactuated Surface Vehicles With Unknown Sideslip Angles and Disturbances' IEEE Access 6, 14059-14070 , DOI PEARL
Khan AI 2017 'The use of clickers in Instrumentation and Control Engineering Education: A Case Study' European Journal of Engineering Education , DOI PEARL
Owa K, Khan AI, sharma S & Sutton R 2017 'A Non-Minimum Phase Robust Non-linear NeuroWavelet Predictive Control Strategy for a Quadruple Tank Process' International Journal of Process Systems Engineering PEARL
Polvara R, Sharma SK, Wan J, Manning A & Sutton R 2017 'Obstacle Avoidance Approaches for Autonomous Navigation of Unmanned Surface Vehicles' Journal of Navigation , DOI PEARL
Huang H, Sharma S, Zhuang Y & Xu D 2017 'Dynamic positioning of an uninhabited surface vehicle using state-dependent Riccati equation and pseudospectral method' Ocean Engineering 133, 215-223 , DOI PEARL
Cui R, Yang C, Li Y & Sharma SK 2017 'Adaptive Neural Network Control of AUVs With Control Input Nonlinearities Using Reinforcement Learning' IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics , DOI PEARL
abed W, Sharma SK, sutton R & khan A 2016 'An unmanned marine vehicle thruster fault diagnosis scheme based on OFNDA' Journal of Marine Engineering & Technology , DOI PEARL
Zhuang Y, Sharma S, Subudhi B, Huang H & Wan J 2016 'Efficient collision-free path planning for autonomous underwater vehicles in dynamic environments with a hybrid optimization algorithm' Ocean Engineering 127, 190-199 , DOI PEARL
Motwani A, Liu W, Sharma S, Sutton R & Bucknall R 2015 'An interval Kalman filter-based fuzzy multi-sensor fusion approach for fault-tolerant heading estimation of an autonomous surface vehicle' Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment , DOI PEARL
Abed W, Sharma S & Sutton R 2015 'Neural network fault diagnosis of a trolling motor based on feature reduction techniques for an unmanned surface vehicle' Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering 229, (8) 738-750 , DOI PEARL
Motwani A, Sharma S, Sutton R & Culverhouse P 2015 '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 88, (9) 1805-1817 , DOI PEARL
Abed W, Sharma S, Sutton R & Motwani A 2015 'A Robust Bearing Fault Detection and Diagnosis Technique for Brushless DC Motors Under Non-stationary Operating Conditions' Journal of Control, Automation and Electrical Systems 26, (3) 241-254 , DOI PEARL
Annamalai A, Motwani A, Sharma SK, Sutton R, Culverhouse P & Yang C 2015 'A Robust Navigation Technique for Integration in the Guidance and Control of an Uninhabited Surface Vehicle' Journal of Navigation 68, (4) 750-768 , DOI PEARL
Szyrowski T, Motwani A, Sharma SK, Sutton R & Kennedy GA 2015 'Subsea cable tracking by an unmanned surface vehicle' Underwater Technology: International Journal of the Society for Underwater 32, (4) 217-229 , DOI PEARL
Szyrowski T, Sharma SK, Sutton R & Kennedy GA 2015 'Subsea cable tracking in an uncertain environment using particle filters' Journal of Marine Engineering & Technology 14, (1) 19-31 , DOI PEARL
Owa K, Sharma S & Sutton R 2014 'A wavelet neural network based non-linear model predictive controller for a multi-variable coupled tank system' International Journal of Automation and Computing 12, (2) 156-170 , DOI PEARL
Annamalai ASK, Sutton R, Yang C, Culverhouse P & Sharma S 2014 'Robust Adaptive Control of an Uninhabited Surface Vehicle' Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems 78, (2) 319-338 , DOI PEARL
Motwani A, Sharma SK, Sutton R & Culverhouse P 2014 '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) 267-277 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Sharma SK, Sutton R, Motwani A & Annamalai A 2014 'Non-linear control algorithms for an unmanned surface vehicle' PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART M-JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR THE MARITIME ENVIRONMENT 228, (2) 146-155 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Sutton R & Sharma SK 2014 'Special Issue on Unmanned Marine Vehicles' PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART M-JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR THE MARITIME ENVIRONMENT 228, (2) 107-107 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Owa K, Sharma S & Sutton R 2014 'A novel real-time non-linear 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 228, (6) 419-432 , DOI PEARL
Terzakis G, Culverhouse P, Bugmann G, sharma S & sutton R 2014 'On quaternion based parametrization of orientation in computer vision and robotics' Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review (1) 82-93 PEARL
Terzakis G, Culverhouse P, Bugmann G, Sharma S & Sutton R 2013 'On quaternion based parameterization of orientation in computer vision and robotics' Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review 6, (5) 15-24 , DOI
Motwani A, Sharma SK, Sutton R & Culverhouse P 2013 'Interval Kalman Filtering in Navigation System Design for an Uninhabited Surface Vehicle' JOURNAL OF NAVIGATION 66, (5) 639-652 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Szyrowski T, Sharma SK, Sutton R & Kennedy GA 2013 'Developments in subsea power and telecommunication cables detection: Part 1 – Visual and hydroacoustic tracking' Underwater Technology 31, (3) 123-132 , DOI PEARL
Szyrowski T, Sharma SK, Sutton R & Kennedy GA 2013 'Developments in subsea power and telecommunication cables detection: Part 2 – Electromagnetic detection' Underwater Technology 31, (3) 133-143 , DOI PEARL
Sharma SK, Sutton R & Tokhi MO 2013 'Local model and controller network design for a single-link flexible manipulator' Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems 2013, , DOI PEARL
owa K, Sharma SK & sutton R 2013 '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 3, (5) 1350-1359 PEARL
Sharma SK & Sutton R 2013 'A genetic algorithm based nonlinear guidance and control system for an uninhabited surface vehicle' Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology 12, (2) 29-40 Publisher Site PEARL
Roper D, Sharma S, Sutton R & Culverhouse P 2013 'Oscillation and direction control strategies for a robotic fish' Underwater Technology 31, (2) 67-75 , DOI PEARL
Sharma SK & Sutton R 2012 'Modelling the yaw dynamics of an uninhabited surface vehicle for navigation and control systems design' JOURNAL OF MARINE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY 11, (3) 9-20 Author Site Publisher Site PEARL
Sharma SK, naeem W & Sutton R 2012 'An Autopilot Based on a Local Control Network Design for an Unmanned Surface Vehicle' The Journal of Navigation 65, (2) 281-301 , DOI PEARL
Sharma SK, Sutton R & Irwin G 2012 'Dynamic Evolution of the Genetic Search Region through Fuzzy Coding' Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence 25, (3) 443-456 , DOI PEARL
Sharma SK, Sutton R & Irwin G 2012 'Dynamic Evolution of the Genetic Search Region through Fuzzy Coding' Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence 25, (3) 443-456 , DOI
Roper D, Sharma S, Sutton R & Culverhouse P 2012 'Energy-Shaping Gait Generation for a Class of Underactuated Robotic Fish' MARINE TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY JOURNAL 46, (3) 34-43 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Sutton R, Sharma S & Xao T 2011 'Adaptive navigation systems for an unmanned surface vehicle' Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology 10, (3) 3-20 Publisher Site
Sutton R, Sharma SK & Xu T 2011 'Adaptive navigation systems for an unmanned surface vehicle' Proceedings of IMarEST - Part A - Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology 10, 3-20 PEARL
Roper DT, Sharma S, Sutton R & Culverhouse P 2011 '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 225, (2) 77-96 , DOI
Roper D, Sharma SK, Sutton R & Culverhouse P 2011 '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 225, (2011) 77-96 PEARL
Xu T, Sutton R & Sharma SK 2007 'A Multi-sensor data fusion navigation system for unmanned surface vehicle' IMechE Part M Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment 221, (2007) 167-186 PEARL
Xu T, Sutton R & Sharma S 2007 'A multi-sensor data fusion navigation system for an unmanned surface vehicle' Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment 221, (4) 167-182 , DOI
Sharma SK, Kruger U & Irwin GW 2006 'Deflation based nonlinear canonical correlation analysis' Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems 83, (1) 34-43 PEARL
Li K, Yu W, Yang SH & Sharma S 2005 'Editorial, Special Issue on Evolutionary Algorithm & Advanced Learning System' International Journal of Information Technology 11, (10) PEARL
Sharma SK, McLoone SF & Irwin GW 2005 'Genetic algorithms for local controller network construction' Iee Proceedings-Control Theory and Applications 152, (5) 587-597 PEARL
Sharma SK & Irwin GW 2003 'Fuzzy Coding of Genetic Algorithms' IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation 7 (4), 344-355 PEARL
Sharma SK, Irwin GW, Tokhi MO & McLoone SF 2003 'Learning soft computer control strategies in a modular neural network architecture' Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence 16 (5-6), 395-405 , DOI PEARL
Books
Er MJ, Wang N, Pratama M, Sharma S & Lian Z 2018 Intelligent marine and aerial vehicles: Theory and applications.
Er MJ, Wang N, Pratama M, Sharma S & Lian Z 2018 Preface.
Er MJ, Wang N, Pratama M, Sharma S & Lian Z 2018 Preface.
Er MJ, Wang N, Pratama M, Sharma S & Lian Z 2018 Preface.
Er MJ, Wang N, Pratama M, Sharma S & Lian Z 2018 Preface.
Chapters
Singh Y, Sharma S, Sutton R, Hatton D & Khan A 2019 'Efficient optimal path planning of unmanned surface vehicles' in Sharma S; Subudhi B Navigation and Control of Autonomous Marine Vehicles Stevenage Institution of Engineeering and Technology 31-60 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Szyrowski T, Motwani A, Sharma S & Sutton R 2018 'Probabilistic, autonomous detection and tracking of subsea cables and pipelines by an unmanned surface vehicle' Intelligent Marine and Aerial Vehicles: Theory and Applications 127-159
sharma SK, Siddique M, Tokhi M & Irwin G 2008 'Flexible robot manipulators' in Tokhi MO; Azad AKM Flexible robot manipulators Iet PEARL
Sharma SK, Siddique MNH, Tokhi MO & Irwin GW 2008 'Soft computing approaches for control of a flexible manipulator' Flexible Robot Manipulators: Modelling, Simulation and Control 367-394 , DOI
Conference Papers
Day C, McEachen L, Khan AI, Sharma S & Masala G 2019 'Pedestrian Recognition and Obstacle Avoidance for Autonomous Vehicles using Raspberry Pi' IntelliSys 2019 , DOI PEARL
Polvara R, Patacchiola M, Sharma S, Wan J, Manning A, Sutton R, Cangelosi A & IEEE 2018 'Toward End-to-End Control for UAV Autonomous Landing via Deep Reinforcement Learning' 115-123 PEARL
Huang H, Li Y, Zhuang Y, Gong M, Sharma S & Xu D 2018 'Line-of-Sight Path Following of an Underactuated USV Exposed to Ocean Currents using Cascaded Theorem' 2018 WRC Symposium on Advanced Robotics and Automation (WRC SARA) 8-/-0/20188-/-0/2018IEEE , DOI
Singh Y, Sharma S, Sutton R, Hatton DC & Khan A 2018 'Feasibility study of a constrained Dijkstra approach for optimal path planning of an unmanned surface vehicle in a dynamic maritime environment' in Costelha H; Calado J; Conde Bento L; Lopes N; Oliveira P 2018 IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC) Torres Vedras 4-/-0/20184-/-0/2018Danvers Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 117-122 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Polvara R, Patacchiola M, Sharma S, Wan J, Manning A, Sutton R & Cangelosi A 2018 'The 2018 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems' 6-/-0/20186-/-0/2018PEARL
Singh Y, Sharma S, Sutton R & Hatton DC 2017 'USV Navigation in a Real-Time Map using Intelligent Path Planner' International Conference on Mechatronics, Automation and Smart Materials Paris 1-/-1/20171-/-1/201738-38 , DOI PEARL
Polvara R, Sharma S, Wan J, Manning A & Sutton R 2017 'Towards autonomous landing on a moving vessel through fiducial markers' 2017 European Conference on Mobile Robots (ECMR) 9-/-0/20179-/-0/2017IEEE , DOI PEARL
Singh Y, Sharma S, Sutton R & Hatton DC 2017 'Optimal Path Planning of an Unmanned Surface Vehicle in a Real-Time Marine Environment using Dijkstra Algorithm' TransNav 2017: 12th International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation Gdynia 6-/-0/20176-/-0/2017CRC Press 399-402 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Khan AI, Goh C, Lim C & Sharma S 2017 'Quality of service assessment in connected vehicles' The Sixth International Conference on Advances in Vehicular Systems, Technologies and Applications VEHICULAR 2017 Nice 7-/-0/20177-/-0/2017PEARL
Ali A & Sharma S 2017 'Content based image retrieval using feature extraction with machine learning' 2017 International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Control Systems (ICICCS) 6-/-0/20176-/-0/2017IEEE , DOI
Singh Y, Sharma S, Sutton R & Hatton D 2017 'Path Planning of an Autonomous Surface Vehicle based on Artificial Potential Fields in a Real Time Marine Environment' COMPIT'17: 16th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries Cardiff 5-/-0/20175-/-0/201748-54 Publisher Site PEARL
Khan AI, Pemberton R, Bristow D, Momen A, Syrowski T & Sharma S 2017 'Underwater wireless sensor monitoring' 4th PRIMaRE Conference Southampton 7-/-0/20177-/-0/2017
Szyrowski T, Bogdan P, Khan A, Pemberton R, Sharma S, Singh Y & Polvara R 2017 'Range extension for electromagnetic detection of power and telecommunication cables' Marelec 2017 Liverpool 6-/-0/20176-/-0/2017
Abed W, Polvara R, Singh Y, Sharma S, Sutton R, Hatton D, Manning A & Wan J 2016 'Advanced Feature Extraction and Dimensionality Reduction for Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Fault Diagnosis' 11th UKACC International Conference on Control Belfast 8-/-0/20169-/-0/2016Danvers IEEE Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Polvara R, Sharma S, Sutton R, Wan J & Manning A 2016 'TOWARD A MULTI-AGENT SYSTEM FOR MARINE OBSERVATION' The 19th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR 2016) London 9-/-0/20169-/-0/2016PEARL
Singh Y, Polvara R, Sharma S, Hatton DC, Sutton R & Wan J 2016 'Design of a variable buoyancy engine for small scale underwater vehicle' International conference on advances in subsea engineering, structures and systems (ASESS 2016) Glasgow 6-/-0/20166-/-0/2016Glasgow Asranet 100-103 PEARL
Yin Z, He W, Ge W, Yang C & Sharma S 2015 'Approximation-Based Control of a Marine Surface Vessel with Full-State Constraints' Springer International Publishing 111-125 , DOI
Sharma S, Abed W, Sutton R & Subudhi B 2015 'Corrosion Fault Diagnosis of Rolling Element Bearing under Constant and Variable Load and Speed Conditions' Elsevier BV 49-54 , DOI
Mao Z, Huang W, Yang C, Cui R & Sharma S 2015 'Maximum Power Tracking Control for Current Power System Based on Fuzzy-PID Controller' Springer International Publishing 69-80 , DOI
Yang C, Cui R, Li Z, Sharma S & Zhao X 2014 'Adaptive control of unmanned surface vessels matching an optimized reference model' 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO) 2-/-1/20142-/-1/2014IEEE , DOI
Abed W, Sharma S & Sutton R 2014 'Diagnosis of bearing fault of brushless DC motor based on dynamic neural network and orthogonal fuzzy neighborhood discriminant analysis' 2014 UKACC International Conference on Control (CONTROL) 7-/-0/20147-/-0/2014IEEE , DOI
Cui R, Yang C, Li Y & Sharma S 2014 'Neural network based reinforcement learning control of autonomous underwater vehicles with control input saturation' 2014 UKACC 10th International Conference on Control (CONTROL) 7-/-0/20147-/-0/2014IEEE , DOI
Motwani A, Sharma S, Sutton R & Culverhouse P 2014 '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) 6-/-0/20146-/-0/2014IEEE , DOI
Annamalai ASK, Culverhouse P, Chenguang Yang, Sutton R & Sharma S 2014 'Innovative Adaptive Autopilot Design for Uninhabited Surface Vehicles' 25th IET Irish Signals & Systems Conference 2014 and 2014 China-Ireland International Conference on Information and Communities Technologies (ISSC 2014/CIICT 2014) Institution of Engineering and Technology , DOI
Szyrowski T, Sharma SK, Sutton R, Kennedy GA & IEEE 2014 'Point localisation of a subsea cable using particle filters' 290-295 PEARL
Sharma SK & Sutton R 2013 'An optimised nonlinear model predictive control based autopilot for an uninhabited surface vehicle' Elsevier BV 73-78 , DOI
Mohanty R, Roy H & Sharma S 2013 'Security Management System for Cross Country Pipelines of Cairn India Ltd' ASME 2013 India Oil and Gas Pipeline Conference 2-/-0/20132-/-0/2013American Society of Mechanical Engineers , DOI
Abed WR, Sharma SK & Sutton R 2013 'Fault diagnosis of brushless DC motor for an aircraft actuator using a neural wavelet network'
Abed WR, Sutton R & Sharma SK 2013 '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 Institution of Engineering and Technology , DOI
Annamalai ASK, Motwani A, Sutton R, Yang C, Sharma S & Culverhouse P 2013 'Integrated navigation and control system for an uninhabited surface vehicle based on interval Kalman filtering and model predictive control'
Annamalai AS, Yang C, Sutton R, Culverhouse P, Motwani A & Sharma S 2013 '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 Institution of Engineering and Technology , DOI
Sutton R, Sharma SK & IEEE 2013 'Nonlinear model predictive control of an uninhabited surface vehicle' PEARL
Owa KO, Sharma SK & Sutton R 2013 'Optimised multivariable nonlinear predictive control for coupled tank applications'
Owa KO, Sharma SK & Sutton R 2013 'Optimised multivariable nonlinear predictive control for coupled tank applications' IET Conference on Control and Automation 2013: Uniting Problems and Solutions Institution of Engineering and Technology , DOI
Sharma SK, Sutton R & Roberts GN 2012 'A Local Control Network Autopilot for an Unmanned Surface Vehicle' Elsevier BV 374-379 , DOI
Roper D, Sharma S, Sutton R & Culverhouse P 2012 'Strategies for Control of Energy on a Simplified Model of a Robotic Fish' Elsevier BV 13-18 , DOI
Roper D, Sharma SK, Sutton R & Culverhouse P 2011 'A Harmonic Energy Based Gait Production Strategy for an Underactuated Robotic Fish' 2011 UK Marine Technology Postgraduate Conference (UK MTPC 2011) University of Southampton 6-/-0/20116-/-0/2011PEARL
Naeem W, Sutton R, Sharma SK & Roberts GN 2007 'EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF A POLLUTANT TRACKING UNMANNED SURFACE VESSEL' Elsevier BV 361-366 , DOI
Sharma SK, Irwin GW & Sutton R 2007 'Fuzzy logic for priority based genetic search in evolving a neural network architecture' 2007 Ieee Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Vols 1-10, Proceedings 1648-1653 PEARL
Kruger U, Sharma SK & Irwin GW 2004 'Improved Nonlinear Canonical Correlation Analysis Using Genetic Strategies' UKACC Control 2004, University of Bath, U.K 9-/-0/20049-/-0/2004PEARL
Roper D, Sharma SK, Sutton R & Culverhouse P 0 '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 9-/-0/20119-/-0/2011135-141 PEARL
Khan SG, Naeem W, Sutton R & Sharma S 0 'Application of Soft Computing Techniques to a LQG Controller Design' Springer London 137-146 , DOI
Reports
1. Teague J, Scott T, Sharma SK, George G & Allen M 2017 An Alternative Method to Niskin Sampling for Molecular Analysis of the Marine Environment. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering , DOI PEARL
Posters
Singh Y, Sharma S, Hatton DC & Sutton R Singh Y, Sharma S, Hatton DC & Sutton R 0 'Artificial Potential Field for Path Planning of an Uninhabited Surface Vehicle in a Real Time Marine Environment'
Singh Y, Sharma S, Sutton R & Hatton DC Singh Y, Sharma S, Sutton R & Hatton DC 0 'Artificial Potential Field for Path Planning of an Uninhabited Surface Vehicle in a Real Time Marine Environment'

Reports & invited lectures

• Invited Speaker to the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) talk on Marine Technologies, on 13th April 2018, NOC, Southampton.
• Invited Speaker to the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) talk on South West - The Rise of the (Integrated) Machines, on 12th April 2018, Met office, Exeter.
• Invited Speaker to the EPSRC Robotics, Automation, and Artificial Intelligence (RAAI) Theme Day on the 31st January 2017, London.
• 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.
• Media coverage in the Herald, Cornish and Devon post, Journal Gazette and Western Morning News for research on visual simultaneous localisation and mapping techniques for uninhabited marine vehicle. News articles in the Maritime Journal, a respected source of business information is dedicated to the European Commercial Marine Business – inshore, offshore, coastal zone and short sea. Regular short articles in Marine Institute, Plymouth Newsletter.

Additional information

National Research Council (NRC) Fellowships, USA, 2001

Received the NRC fellowship award from Air Force Research Laboratory (Eglin, Florida) for suggested project on Dynamic path planning in a co-operative munitions and Evolutionary approach to optimum combination of formation satellites.

IEEE Student Travel award, 2000

Received IEEE Travel award to attend the IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, Texas, USA.

 

Overseas Research Scholarships (ORS) awards, UK, 1997

Awarded ORS from Committee of Vice-chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom for studying PhD course at University of Sheffield.

 

State Merit Scholarships, 1984

Presented with a State Merit Scholarships award for coming within 20 best students in Secondary School Examination, India. This award covers the cost of university education after secondary school.

Links

• IT Power, Bristol (TSB)
• Subsea Cable Tracking Ltd, Truro, Cornwall (ESF-CUC)
• Composite Integration Ltd, Saltash, Cornwall (KTP)