Pranav Mistry

Student, Researcher, MIT Media Lab
Cambridge, MA, United States

About Pranav


Pranav Mistry is a PhD student in the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT's Media Lab. Pranav is passionate about integrating the digital informational experience with our real world interactions. He holds a Master in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT and Master of Design from IIT Bombay. Pranav received his Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering. Before joining MIT, He also worked with Microsoft as a UX researcher.

Designer, Engineer and Inventor, Pranav Mistry has done many interesting projects. Pranav is the inventor of the 'SixthSense'. In some of his previous work, Pranav has attempted to make intelligent sticky notes, Quickies, that can be searched, located and can send reminders and messages; removed a pen’s tie with paper by giving it an ability to draw in 3D and implemented TaPuMa, a tangible public map that can act as Google of physical world. Pranav's invention SixthSense was named one of the 'INVENTION OF THE YEAR 2009' by Popular Science. Pranav’s research interests also include Gestural and Tangible Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing, AI, Machine Vision, Collective Intelligence and Robotics.

TED Conference

TEDIndia 2009

Areas of Expertise

Computer Science, Design, Tangible Interfaces, Social Computing, Machine Vision, prototyping, Collective Intelligence, robotics

Talk to me about

Design, Social Computing, Prototyping, Technology, Bringing benefits of technology to masses

People don't know I'm good at

PingPong, PhotoGraphy, Dancing, Acting, Paitnting, Driving and Joking.

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