Deepak B. Phatak
Born: 2 April 1948
- He is an Indian computer scientist and academic, and a recipient of the Padma Shri Award for his contribution in science and technology in 2013.
- He is known for his notable work for upgrading Aakash, advertised by its manufacturer as the ‘world’s cheapest tablet’.
- In 2009, he was ranked one of the 50 most powerful people in India.
- He completed secondary school at Dayanand Arya Vidyalaya, graduated third in his class with a degree in electrical engineering from Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS) Indore, completed his master of engineering (specialising in instrumentation, control and computers), and received his PhD in computer science from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
- His thesis was titled Digital Simulation and Identification of Linear Continuous Systems.
- His research interests include databases and information systems, software engineering, system performance evaluation, IT enabled education, and IT strategy planning.
- He has guided six PhD candidates, over one hundred master’s level students, and several bachelor’s level students.
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April 2, 2020