Mr. Pranav Mistry
M.Des., I.D.C., 2005

Mr. Pranav Mistry obtained his M.Des. degree from the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay, in 2005. Later he received his Master’s degree in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Prior to his studies at MIT, he worked as a UX Researcher with Microsoft.

He is now doing his Ph.D. in the Fluid Interfaces Group at the MIT Media Lab. Mr. Mistry’s projects at MIT include intelligent sticky notes, Quickies, that can be searched and can send reminders; a pen that draws in 3D; and TaPuMa, a tangible public map that can act as Google of physical world. Mr. Mistry’s research interests also include gestural and tangible interaction, ubiquitous computing, Al, machine vision, collective intelligence and robotics.

Mr. Mistry is the inventor of SixthSense, a wearable device that enables new interactions between the real world and the world of data.

Exposure to fields like Design to Technology and from Art to Psychology gave him a quite interesting viewpoint about the world. He loves to see technology from design perspective and vice versa. This vision reflects in almost all of his projects and research work. In short, he does what he love sandhe loves whathe does. He is a ‘Designer’.

Mr. Pranav Mistry has won several awards which include “Young Indian Innovator 2009”award by Digit magazine, “Invention of the year 2009” award by Popular Science, and many more.