Sharad Sharma

< Computer Science


  • Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA.
  • M.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
  • B. Arch. Birla Institute of Technology, India.

Areas of Expertise

Virtual Reality, Data Science, Modeling and Simulation of Emergency Evacuation, Human Behavior Modeling, Agent-Based Modeling, Multi-Agent System, Virtual Reality Instructional (VRI) modules, Augmented Reality Instructional (ARI) modules, and Fuzzy Logic.

Laboratory: Virtual Reality Lab


Dr. Sharad Sharma is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Bowie State University. He has received Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA in 2006, M.S. from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA in 2003. He has won the "2018 USM (University System of Maryland) Board of Regents' Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Research. He has also won the "Outstanding Researcher Award" in year 2013, "Outstanding Faculty Award" in year 2012, "Outstanding Researcher Award" in year 2011, "Outstanding Publication Award" in year 2010, and "Outstanding Young Faculty Award" in year 2009 at College of Arts and Science in the Bowie State University. He specializes in modeling human behavior during evacuations due to emergency and terror events. He is merging Data Science and Virtual Reality for Advanced Visualization. He is involved in developing new data and visualization methods for course of action planning, visualization, training, and assessment. He has published around 100 peer-reviewed conference, journal, and books edited/ book chapters.

Dr. Sharma is the Director of the Virtual Reality Laboratory at the Bowie State University. The VR lab focuses on using VR, AR, MR, XR as tool for learning, training, and education. The current projects in the Virtual Reality Laboratory focus on performing virtual evacuation drills in Multi‐User Virtual Reality (MUVR) environments such as school bus, airplane, subway, night club, building, megacity, etc. He has acquired several research grants from various funding agencies such a Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Army Research Laboratory, and the National Science Foundation. He was also the Program Chair, for the (International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering) SEDE 2017, SEDE 2018, and SEDE 2019.

Research Interests

Software Engineering, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Data Science, Data Visualization Artificial Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction.

Service Interests

STEM education, Program Chair for SEDE 2017, SEDE 2018, and SEDE 2019.

Memberships / Affiliations

  1. Senior Member of IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  2. Member of ACM, Association for Computing Machinery.
  3. Member of ISCA, International Society of Computer and their Applications.
  4. Member of IEEE Computer Society.
  5. Member of IS&T, Society of Imaging Science and Technology
  6. Senior Member of International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT).

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