Prof. Ajay K Sharma received his BE in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering from Punjab University Chandigarh, India in 1986, MS in Electronics and Control from Birla Institute of Technology (BITS), Pilani in the year 1994 and PhD in Electronics Communication and Computer Engineering in the year 1999.
His Ph D thesis was on "Studies on Broadband Optical Communication Systems and Networks". After serving various organization from 1986 to 1995, he has joined National Institute of Technology (Erstwhile Regional Engineering College) Jalandhar as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering in the year 1996. From November 2001, he has worked as Professor in the ECE department and thereafter he has worked as Professor in Computer Science & Engineering from 2007 to 2013 in the same institute. His major areas of interest are broadband optical wireless communication systems and networks, dispersion compensation, fiber nonlinearities, optical soliton transmission, WDM systems and networks, Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) and wireless sensor networks and computer communication. He has published 272 research papers in the International/National Journals/Conferences and 12 books. He has supervised 18 Ph.D. and 48 M.Tech theses.
He has completed two R&D projects funded by Government of India and one project is ongoing. He was associated to implement the World Bank project of 209 Million for TEQIP-I programme of the institute. He is technical reviewer of reputed international journals like: Optical Engineering, Optics letters, Optics Communication, Digital Signal Processing. He has been appointed as member of technical Committee on Telecom under IASTD Canada for the term 2004-2007 and he is Life member of Indian Society for Technical Education (I.S.T.E.), New Delhi.