Dr. Kam Lulla is the world's premiere expert on remote sensing of earth's environment and resources. Over twenty years' of work has led to numerous advancements in the field, and to insights into Earth's changing environment and climate. A professor simultaneously at several universities, he is sought worldwide both as an inspiring speaker and as a technical specialist.
Dr. Lulla holds two Ph.D. degrees and combines his expertise in Earth and Space sciences in operational and research activities in International Space Programs in the US, Russia, Japan, Canada, and many nations of the European Space Agency. He served as a Senior Professor and Director of Space Remote Sensing Research Center at Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana before joining the US Space Program in 1988. In addition to his ongoing activities in international space research, he is an adjunct professor at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Kansas State University, and the University of Delaware.
Dr. Lulla is a widely published author. He has coauthored four books and authored numerous papers/reports (over 200) in international scientific journals/publications. He is also the Chief Editor of Geocarto International-a major international journal in Earth Science Remote Sensing and a Guest Editor of American Journal of Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. Dr. Lulla currently serves as the Chair of Technical Committee of Houston Section of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Lulla has received numerous awards from the U.S.
Government and various universities, cultural organizations and
Among his many honors, he received NASA's "Manned Flight Awareness
Award" in 1993 and Houston Federal Executive Board's" Federal
Scientist of the Year Award" in 1992. He also received the India
Center of greater Houston's award for "Outstanding Professional
Achievement" in 1990 and Cultural Festival of India Award (United
in 1991. Indiana State University conferred upon him the "Distinguished
Alumni" Award in 1991. Dr. Lulla has received several awards from
professional societies such as the American Institute of Aeronautics
Astronautics (AIAA), American Society of Photogrammetric Engineering
Sensing (ASPRS) and Association of American Geographers (AAG). In 1996,
Lulla received the prestigious Space Remote Sensing Medal from the
of American Geographers. In 1999, Dr. Lulla received the Scientific
Award at the Ninth Luckas Symposium on Geospatial and Information
societies and Presidential Citation from the American Society for
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing at Washington, D.C.
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