Dr Bibhya Nand Sharma.

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Associate Dean - Learning & Teaching
Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment
The University of the South Pacific (USP)

what I do
Post Graduate Supervisions
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Post Graduate Supervisions

Completed

  • Avinesh Prasad (PhD), Governing Robotic Motion via a Single-Layer Artificial Neural Network, 2013.
  • Jai Raj (MSc),Practical Stability Analysis of a Three-Dimensional Swarm, 2013.
  • Ashna Sharan (MSc),A Stable Swarm Model with Application to the Control of Multiple Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in Two-Dimensional Plane, 2013.
  • Shonal Singh (MSc), Doubly Nonholonomic Robots: Design, Trajectory Planning and Control, and Simulations, 2011.
  • Avinesh Prasad (MSc), A Solution for Two Dimensional FindPath Problem with Mobile Manipulators in Constrained Environment via Lyapunov based Approach, 2008.
  • Utesh Chand (MSc), Control of Cooperating Car-like Multi-Agent in Constrained Environments, 2007.
  • Ashehad Ashween Ali (MSc), Anchored and Mobile Manipulators in Constrained Environments, 2006. Awarded Gold Medal for best thesis in FSTE

In Progress

  • Jope (MSc), Design, Task Planning and Control of Dual-arms Mobile Manipulators.
  • Ravin Rai (MSc), Lane Changing, Lane Merging and Overtaking Behaviors of the Intelligent Vehicle System.
  • Ritesh Chand (MSc), Motion Planning and Control of Robots with the aid of Landmarks.
  • Sandeep Kumar (MSc) A Swarm Model for a Platoon of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with Yaw, Roll and Pitch.
  • Jai Raj (PhD), A Mathematical Solution to Motion Camouflage Using Lyapunov-based Control Scheme.
  • Sheik Azid (PhD), Lyapunov Based Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to find path in 3D space and Obstacle Avoidance.
  • Avinesh Prasad (PhD), Governing Robotic Motion via Artificial Neural Networks .

Affiliations
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Membership of Academic / Administrative Committees

Administrative Duties

  • USP Rep to FSM Senate 2010
  • Member of Student Disciplinary Committee 2010-2013
  • Member of USP Senate 2009- 2013
  • SCIMS Rep to FTLC in FSTE 2007- 2009
  • USP Rep to TPAF Evaluators Committee 2008 - 2010
  • FSTE Rep to USP T/L Quality Circle 2008
  • Division Coordinator Mathematics 2006 - 2009
  • SPAS DFL Facilitator 2004 - 2005
  • MACS/SCIMS DFL Coordinator 2002 - 2009
  • FSTE FS Work Group 2001 - 2006
  • SPAS Degree One Advisor 2001 - 2003
  • Staff/Student Liaison Committee: 2000-2002

Professional Affiliation

  • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
  • Vice-President of International Research Alliance for Science and Technology (IRAST): http://www.irast.net/index.html
  • Australian Mathematical Society
  • International Association of Engineers (IAENG)
  • International Mathematical Union
  • New Zealand Mathematical Society

Summary of Qualifications
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Summary of Qualifications

  • 2009:PhD in Applied Mathematics
  • 2001:Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching
  • 1998:Master of Science in Mathematics
  • 1995:Post-Graduate Diploma in Biology
  • 1991:Bachelor of Science (Math/Biology)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

YEAR POSITION EMPLOYER
1994 Assistant Teacher SSKM College, Nadi
1995-1996 HOD Maths SSKM College, Nadi
1997-2008 Tutor/AL/L Maths USP
2009 - Senior Lecturer USP
2006 - 2009 Division Coordinator: MA/ST USP
2010 - Associate Dean: FSTE USP
2012 - Associate Professor of Mathematics USP

Published Articles
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Published Articles

Journal Papers
Books and chapters
Papers Submitted
  • Title: Motion Planning and Posture Control of Multiple n-link Doubly Nonholonomic Manipulators.Co-authors: : J. Vanualailai & S. Singh
  • Title: Motion Planning Problem of a Point-Mass Robot using a Single Layer Perceptron. Co-authors: A. Prasad & J. Vanualailai
  • Title: dĪ†-Strategy: Facilitating Dual-Formation a Lead-Carrier Team. Co-authors: J. Vanualailai & A. Prasad.
Research Articles
Workshops and Presentations
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Workshops and Presentations

Conference Presentations:
Workshops and Trainings
  • FSTE Training on Assessment. 7th Nov, 2011.
  • Country Focused Training in Mobile Learning. 6-16 Dec, 2011. Funded by JIC
  • mLearning DevCon 2011. 5-8 October, 2011. Funded by mLearning DevCon & USP.
  • Mobile Learning clinic webinar. Jan 14, 2012.
  • 1st Bi-regional Platform in Brisbane (Australia). July 4-7, 2011.
  • PACE-NET- EU workshop @ Brussels 20-24th
  • MoodleMoot Australia 1-6th
  • STAR Conference, New Caledonia, 2-6 November, 2012.
  • PACEnet multipliers training, 10-12 April, 2013.
  • ACP Connect Pacific Conference, Samoa, 18-19 April, 2013.
  • ACODE Learning Technologies Leadership Institute, 18-22 August 2013, Gold Coast, Australia July, Goldcoast, 2012.
Academic/Administrative Committees
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Academic/Administrative Committees

Administrative Duties

  • USP Rep to FSM Senate 2010
  • Member of Student Disciplinary Committee 2010-2013
  • Member of USP Senate 2009- 2013
  • SCIMS Rep to FTLC in FSTE 2007- 2009
  • USP Rep to TPAF Evaluators Committee 2008 - 2010
  • FSTE Rep to USP T/L Quality Circle 2008
  • Division Coordinator Mathematics 2006 - 2009
  • SPAS DFL Facilitator 2004 - 2005
  • MACS/SCIMS DFL Coordinator 2002 - 2009
  • FSTE FS Work Group 2001 - 2006
  • SPAS Degree One Advisor 2001 - 2003
  • Staff/Student Liaison Committee: 2000-2002

Professional Affiliation

  • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
  • Vice-President of International Research Alliance for Science and Technology (IRAST): http://www.irast.net/index.html
  • Australian Mathematical Society
  • International Association of Engineers (IAENG)
  • International Mathematical Union
  • New Zealand Mathematical Society

Consultation Hours
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Consultation Hours

Academic Consulatations:

Monday to Thursday
From 11am - 12pm
At The Japan Pacific ICT centre
The Universitry of the South Pacifc
Laucala Campus

Contact Information

Postal Address: Dr. Bibhya Nand Sharma JP
Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment
The University of the South Pacific (USP)
Private Mail Bag,
Suva, Fiji Islands.
Phone Number: (679)3232069
Fax Number: (679)3231527
Mobile Number: (679)9989577
Email Address:
sharma_b@usp.ac.fj

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