Meet Pranav Mistry
Pranav Mistry is one of the inventors of SixthSense. He is a research assistant and a PhD candidate at MIT Media Lab. Before joining MIT he worked as a UX Researcher with Microsoft.
Among some of his previous work, Mistry has invented Mouseless, an invisible computer mouse; intelligent sticky notes that can be searched, located, and can send reminders and messages; a pen that can draw in 3D; and a public map that can act as Google of physical world. His research interests include ubiquitous computing, gestural and tangible interaction, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, machine vision, collective intelligence, and robotics.
SixthSense was awarded the 2009 Invention Award by Popular Science. Mistry was also named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35.In 2010, he was named to Creativity Magazine′s Creativity 50. Mistry has been called “one of ten best inventors in the world right now” by Chris Anderson. He was listed as one of the 15 Asian Scientists to Watch by Asian Scientist Magazine in May 2011.
Pranav Mistry received a master′s in media arts and sciences from MIT and a Master of Design from IIT Bombay. He has bachelor′s degrees in computer science and engineering.
Suggested Speaking Topics
- Topics include:
- Sixth Sense: The Future of Wearable Technology
- Social Impact of Technology
- Robotics and the Future
- Innovation: Designing Intelligence