Professor Suresh Kumar Sharma completed his Ph.D. in 1994, from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India and is at present working as Professor, Department of Statistics and also the Coordinator, Centre for Systems Biology and Bioinformatics, at Panjab University. His areas of interest include Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Statistical Inference, Statistical Modelling and Distribution theory. He has been involved in projectssuch asPublic Health and Pollution Control in Asia (PAPA Project) in collaboration with Health Effects Institute (HEI), Boston, USA; Role of Biomarkers in detection of early pregnancy complicationsin collaboration with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Genetic Centre (Govt. Medical College and Hospital), Chandigarh; Extent and Determinant of Cost of Acute Poisoning in Tri-city of Chandigarh (ICMR & PGIMER) etc. He is also working on projects with WHO and ICMR.
He has published more than 80 Research Papers in National/International Journals of repute. He has many awards to his credit, Best Research Award 2003, AIIMS, New Delhi, India; Jacob Wolfowitz Award 2003, USA; S.G. Gaur Award, 2010 etc. Recently, he has been appointed as Ambassador, Asian Council of Science Editors (ACSE) for the year 2016. He was visiting Professor, National Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda, USA, June 2014 and again in April-August, 2015. He is Reviewer (Referee) for many Journals: Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Annals of Neurosciences, Indian Journal of Medical Research, Journal of Mathematics and System Science, Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods, Indian Journal of Medical Research, Colombian Journal of Statistics. He has delivered more than 270 Invited talks at National/International level in various workshops, UGC Refresher Courses and Symposiums, organized in Universities/Colleges/Institutes. Eight students have already completed their Ph.Ds. under his supervision and he is currently guiding ten other Ph.D. students.