About Ramesh


Associate Professor at MIT Media Lab, Ramesh Raskar is known for his work in Femto-photography (trillion frames per second imaging, cameras to see around corners), eyeNETRA ( eye tests on mobile phones) and Computational Photography. He joined the Media Lab from Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories in 2008 as head of the Labs Camera Culture research group. His research interests span the fields of computational photography, inverse problems in imaging and human-computer interaction.
Recent projects and inventions include transient imaging to look around a corner, a next generation CAT-Scan machine, imperceptible markers for motion capture (Prakash), long distance barcodes (Bokode), touch+hover 3D interaction displays (BiDi screen), low-cost eye care devices (Netra,Catra), new theoretical models to augment light fields (ALF) to represent wave phenomena and algebraic rank constraints for 3D displays(HR3D).

In 2004, Raskar received the TR100 Award from Technology Review, which recognizes top young innovators under the age of 35, and in 2003, the Global Indus Technovator Award, instituted at MIT to recognize the top 20 Indian technology innovators worldwide. In 2009, he was awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship. In 2010, he received the Darpa Young Faculty award. Other awards include Marr Prize honorable mention 2009, LAUNCH Health Innovation Award, presented by NASA, USAID, US State Dept and NIKE, 2010, Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project Award (first place), 2011. He holds over 40 US patents and has received four Mitsubishi Electric Invention Awards. He is currently co-authoring a book on Computational Photography. [Personal webpage http://raskar.info] http://www.media.mit.edu/~raskar



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TED2015, TED2014, TED2013, TEDGlobal 2012

Areas of Expertise

Imaging, Diagnostics, Computational Methods, Photography ,

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Global health, hardware app store, Femto-photography, Computational Imaging, Learning, Entrepreneurship

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