Dr. Sharda joined the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at the Kansas State University as an Assistant Professor of Precision Ag and Machinery System in October 2013. Ajay’s appointment includes extension, research and teaching activities focused towards agricultural machinery systems application. Sharda’s current research has focused on development, analysis and experimental validation of control systems for agricultural machinery systems like precision planting; liquid applicators and thermal infrared imaging applications with ground and aerial unmanned systems. Sharda received the K-State Innovator; Engineer Member of Year of ASABE Kansas section; and the 2016 Conservation Systems Precision Ag Researcher of the Year. He has lead or cooperated in research supported by more than $2M in grants; authored or coauthored more than 60+ refereed journal articles, extension publications and conference proceedings. Sharda has made numerous invited presentations at research conferences/meetings, extension workshops, and forums engaging stakeholders.