Dr Nabin Sharma

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Dr. Nabin Sharma is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science, Co-Director of Intelligent Drone Lab, Faculty of Engineering and IT at UTS. He graduated with a PhD from the School of ICT, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. His research area focuses on video and image processing, pattern recognition, and machine learning techniques for object detection and recognition. He has more than 16 years of experience in research & development and academia. He has substantial industry experience in software design and development while working on various projects at IBM India Private Ltd.

He have published over 52 papers in referred books, conferences and journals. His Google Scholar profile reports 1709 citations with i10-index of 27 and h-index of 21. He secured research grants for projects with funds exceeding AUD$1.6M+, in collaboration with industry and academia. He received the runner-up award in ‘The Young IT Professional Award Competition 2006’ organized by the Computer Society of India (CSI), East Zone, and was also nominated for the prestigious ‘Young Scientist Award 2006’, of The Indian Science Congress Association. He received the ‘Spirit of GovHack 2015’ award at GovHack 2015, Griffith University Gold Coast Campus. Winner of iAward NSW 2018 in the following three major categories for the SharkSpotter project,

  1. Research and Development Project of the Year,

  2. Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning Innovation of the Year, and

  3. Community Service Markets

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) NSW iAwards is the nation’s leading awards program for innovation in the digital economy.

Winner of National iAwards 2018 for the SharkSpotter project in the Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning Innovation of the Year category.

Received Merit Award at Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA) 2018 for the SharkSpotter project in the Artificial Intelligence Technology of the Year category.

Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS) industry awards 2020, innovation champion, for the ultra-low latency live streaming from UAVs and SpotterAI© suite, along with the Ripper Group Pty.

Winner of the 2020 Queensland State iAward for BotVision project, in the start-up of the year category, along with Codebots.

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