Professor Arun Sharma is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Commercialisation) at QUT. Arun has played a significant leadership role in the development of Australian research capacity in information and communication technology over several decades.
Arun is a member of the Advance Queensland Expert Panel, and the City of Ipswich Defence Industry Attraction Committee. He also served as a member of the Queensland Premier’s Smart State Council (2004-11) and as a member of the Premier’s Business Roundtable (2010-12). He was awarded the 2010 Premier’s Special Award for contribution to building the export profile of Queensland.
He was educated in the United States and India, receiving his undergraduate degree in Computer Science form the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (1985), PhD in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo (1990) and post-doctoral training in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1990-91).