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B. L. Deekshatulu
Prof. Bulusu in 2013
Born (1936-10-31) 31 October 1936 (age 87)
Alma materBanaras Hindu University
Indian Institute of Science
  • Padma Shri in 1991
  • NRDC invention awards 1986 and 1993
  • Bharata Ratna Sir M.Vishvesvaraya award in 1984
Scientific career
FieldsDigital Image Processing and Control Theory
Doctoral advisorH. N. Ramachandra Rao
Doctoral studentsN. Viswanadham

Bulusu Lakshmana Deekshatulu (born 31 October 1936, India) is an Indian academic who has made important contributions to Digital Image Processing and Control Theory. He is a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences, Fellow of Indian National Science Academy, The National Academy of Sciences, India, Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and IEEE.

He was a recipient of Padma Shri conferred by the Government of India. He worked at the Indian Institute of Science as a Professor, National Remote Sensing Centre of Indian Space Research Organisation as a Director and Distinguished Scientist. He also worked as a Director, Centre for Space Science Technology Education in Asia & the Pacific - affiliated to UN-Dehradun as a Founding Director. He was the Chairman Board Governing Council of National Institute of Technology, Warangal.

He is currently the Chairman of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, College of Engineering, Hyderabad. He is also a Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology, Hyderabad.



He has contributed in the fields of Digital Image Processing, Remote Sensing, Control Systems, Artificial intelligence, Computer science, Computer vision, Machine learning, Game theory, Power systems, Pattern recognition, Neural networks.[1] He designed and fabricated for the first time in India, gray scale and color drum scanners for computer picture processing that has won him NRDC Award.[citation needed]

Deekshatulu receiving the CHEN Shupeng Award in Taipei, Taiwan, during 32nd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing on 3 October 2011


Bulusu served as

Awards, honors, and fellowships


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  2. ^ "IDRBT | Team IDRBT". Archived from the original on 9 October 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
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