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Kiran Sharma, PhD

Assistant Professor


School of Engineering and Technology


Computer Science

Position (additional roles)

Faculty In-charge, International Affairs Office

Short Summary

Kiran’s research is driven by the analysis of data from Complex Systems. Her primary research areas encompass Computational Social Science and Science of Science. Leveraging a blend of methodologies drawn from data science, network science, machine learning, and computer science, she investigates a wide spectrum of social phenomena and explores the dynamics of scientific paper publication. Along with this, she also works in Bibliometrics and Scientometrics. Her research contributions have been published in esteemed journals (Q1) such as Scientific Reports, Scientometrics, Multimedia Tools and Applications, New Journal of Physics, and Physics-A. Her commitment to both academic pursuits and the exploration of various research fields highlights her dedication to advancing knowledge and promoting societal empowerment

Subjects Taught

  • Social Network Analysis
  • Data Science of Complex Systems
  • Database Management System
  • Data Structure and Algorithms
  • C/C++
  • Python
  • R Programming


  • Graduation In: B.Sc. Computer Science
  • Graduation From: MLU DAV College, Guru Nanak Dev Univeristy
  • Graduation Year: 2004-2007
  • Post Graduation In: Masters of Computer Applications
  • Post Graduation From: Panjab University
  • Post Graduation Year: 2007-2010
  • Doctorate In: Data Science
  • Doctorate From: Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Doctorate Year: 2014-2019


From – To (Year) Designation & Organization
2011-2014 (Assistant Professor) Lovely Professional University, India Teaching Postdoctoral Researcher
2019-2021 (Postdoctoral researcher) Northwestern University, USA

Research Publications

  • Computational Social Science
  • Computational Finance
  • Science of Science

Key Publications

  • (2023) K. Sharma and P. Khurana, “Growth and impact of blockchain scientific collaboration network: A bibliometric analysis”, Multimedia Tools and Applications.
  • (2023) K. Sharma and S. Sharma. “Environmental consensus and systematic spatio-temporal analysis of Mountain Sustainability”, The Oriental Anthropologist, Sage Publication.
  • (2022) P. Khurana, K. Sharma, and K. Khatter, “Proof of Bibliometric Indicators: A blockchain based consensus protocol for publications”, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Volume 82, Issue 12, May 202, 3pp 18501–18516,
  • (2022) P. Khurana, G. Geetha, G. Kumar, and K. Sharma, “A Comparative Analysis of Unified Informetrics with Scopus and Web of Science. Journal of Scientometric Research,11,2,146-154.
  • (2022) P. Khurana and K. Sharma, “Impact of h-index on author’s rankings: An improvement to the h-index for lower-ranked authors”, Scientometrics, 127(8), 4483-4498.
  • (2021) K. Sharma, “Team size and retracted citations reveals the patterns of retractions from 1981-2020”, Scientometrics, 126(10), 8363-8374.
  • (2021) K. Sharma and P. Khurana, “Growth and dynamics of Econophysics: A bibliometric and network analysis”, Scientometrics, 126(5), 4417-4436.
  • (2021) A. Chakraborti, Hrishidev, K. Sharma, and H. K. Pharasi, “Phase separation and scaling in correlation structures of financial markets”, J. Phys. Complexity, 2 ,015002.
  • (2020) A. Chakraborti, K. Sharma, H. K. Pharasi, K. S. Bakar, S. Das, T. H. Seligman, “Emerging spectra characterization of catastrophic instabilities in complex systems”, New J. Phys. 22: 063043.
  • (2020) S. S. Husain, K. Sharma, V. Kukreti and A. Chakraborti, “Identifying the global terror hubs and vulnerable motifs using complex network dynamics”, Physica A, 540, 123113.
  • (2018) H. K. Pharasi, K. Sharma, R. Chatterjee, A. Chakraborti, F. Leyvraz, and T. H. Seligman, “Identifying long-term precursors of financial market crashes using correlation patterns”, New J. Phys. 20: 103041.
  • (2017) K. Sharma, B. Gopalakrishnan, A. S. Chakrabarti and A. Chakraborti, “Financial fluctuations anchored to economic fundamentals: A mesoscopic network approach”, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 7: 8055.
  • (2017) K. Sharma, G. Sehgal, B. Gupta, G. Sharma, A. Chatterjee, A. Chakraborti and G. Shroff, “A complex network analysis of ethnic conflicts and human rights violations”, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 7: 8283.
  • (2016) A. Chakraborti, D. Raina and K. Sharma, “Can an interdisciplinary field contribute to one of the parent disciplines from which it emerged?”, Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 225, 3127-3135.

Key Research Projects

  • UNAM-DGAPA IN 103017, entitles: “Sistemas de muchos cuerpos en y fuera de equilibrio”
  • Project Director : ICSSR grant project of Rs 10,20000, titled “Empowering Diversity: An Empirical Exploration of Queer Entrepreneurship in India”.

Extracurricular Activity

  • Received project grant from ICSSR for project “Empowering Diversity: An Empirical Exploration of Queer Entrepreneurship in India” of RS. 10,20000 as Project Director (2023).
  • Co-taught course on “Data Science of Complex Systems” at IIT Madras (2022-2023)
  • HMCL-BMU research grant of 2.9 Lakhs for developing a recommendation portal (2022)
  • HMCL-BMU research grant of 2.4 Lakh for research project (2022).
  • Attended the Summer school on “Data Science: Foundations of Data Analytics” at University of Warwick, UK from July 17 – Aug 6 (2022).
  • Attended the Summer school on “Science of Science” at Northwestern University, USA from July 26 – Aug 6 (2021).
  • Full Travel grant from ICSSR, New Delhi, India (2017)
  • Young Investigator Training Award of 4000 Euros to conduct research project at Politecnico di Torino, Italy (2016)
  • UGC- Junior Research Fellowship award(2013)