Prof. Bhudev Sharma
(formerly) Clark Atlanta University, USA
Professor BhuDev Sharma is currently a Professor of Mathematics at the
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Professor Sharma has been serving Forum in different capacities. He remained its
President during 1988- 1990, and is currently one of its Vice-President. His services to
Forum started from its very inception, as the founder General Secretary, in which
capacity he served from 1975 to 1988. Professor Sharma is also the founder and
continuing Chief Editor of the Forum’s research journal ‘ Journal of Combinatorics,
Information & System Sciences.’ From 2001 he has instituted ‘R. S. Varma Best Paper
Award’ of Rs. 25,000.00 per year to be awarded to an Indian working for his/her Ph.D.
BhuDev Sharma was born on June 21, 1938 in village ‘Bankpur’, district Bijnor of
the State of Uttar Pradesh of India, to his parents Shri Janki Prasad Sharma and Smt.
Shanti Devi Sharma. He did High School (1951) from Govt. High School Bijnor,
Intermediate from Govt. Intermediate College, Moradabad, B.Sc.(1955) from Hindu
College Moradabad, M. Sc. (Agra University, 1957) from Meerut College, Meerut and
Ph. D. (1971) from University of Delhi, under the supervision of Professor R. S. Varma.
Professor Sharma is author of 23 books in mathematics and over 112 research
papers published in professional journals. He has mentored research work of 22 students
for the Ph. D. degree, most of which are employed in universities and research
organizations around the world.
Professor BhuDev Sharma’s teaching career started from NAS College, Meerut
(1957-1963), and after serving for brief spells as Head of the Department of Mathematics
at Municipal Degree College Mussoorie (1963-64) and Vaish P. G. College (now V. V.
College) (1964-1966), Shamli, he reached the Department of Mathematics, University of
Delhi (1966 – 1979). He left Delhi University in 1979 to take the position of Professor of
Mathematics at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, West Indies
(1979-1988). In 1988 he moved to USA as Professor of Mathematics at Xavier
University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, USA (1988-2000). At Xavier he served as
Chair of the Depart (1997-2000). Thereafter, he served as the first President (equivalent
to Vice Chancellor in India) of Hindu University of America, Orlando (2001-2002),
before moving to CAU, Atlanta.
Areas of research contributions of Professor Sharma include Combinatorial
Mathematics – Coding, Functional Equations, Information Theory, Statistics –
Association schemes, and Matrices.
Professor Sharma has associated with several professional societies and academic
activities in the field of mathematics and statistics. He was Vice President of Calcutta
Mathematical Society (1989-91), Elected 'Foundation Fellow Of The Institute Of
Combinatorics And Its Applications', Manitoba, Canada
He has been Editor of ‘Bulletin Calcutta Mathematical Society (1976-2001),
Journal Ramanujan Mathematical Society (1992-98), Invited Editor of ‘Journal of
Statistical Planning & Inference’, (for a volume of 2001), Invited Co-Editor of Special
Volume #20 (2000) of ‘American Journal of Mathematical & Management Sciences’,
Advisory Editor -Journal of Information and Optimization Sciences (1977 – Present),
Editor, Journal of Mathematical Sciences, Associate Editor, Caribbean Journal of
Mathematics(1981-1998), Regional Editor of Pure and Applied Mathematika Sciences
(1976-1988), Member Editorial Board, Aligarh Journal of Statistics (1981-2001);
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Computing and Information (1990 – 1992)
Professor Sharma has organized several International conferences of the ‘Forum’ in
India and abroad. Also he was convener of a Symposium on Information Theory, at the
Indian Science Congress', 1978, and a member of the International Advisory Committee
of the IEEE Conference on Information Theory 1990.