- MIT Media Lab
Other Affiliations : University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - PhD '02, College of Engineering, Pune - BTech '91
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Ramesh Raskar is an Assoc. Prof. at MIT and is director of the Camera Culture group at MIT Media Lab.
In his recent role at Facebook, he launched and led innovation teams in Digital Health, Health-tech, Satellite Imaging, TV bandwidth for Connectivity, VR/AR and ‘Emerging Worlds’ initiative for FB.
His new focus is on building world-scale interfaces between societal systems and cyber-physical systems. They span research in physical (e.g., sensors, health-tech), digital (e.g., automating machine learning) and global (e.g., geomaps, autonomous mobility) domains.
He received the Lemelson Award 2016, ACM SIGGRAPH Achievement Award 2017, Technology Review TR100 award 2004, Global Indus Technovator Award, top 20 Indian technology innovators worldwide 2003, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship award 2009 and Darpa Young Faculty award 2010. Others include Marr Prize honorable mention 2009, LAUNCH Health Innovation Award, presented by NASA, USAID, US State Dept+ NIKE, 2010, Vodafone WirelessInnovationAward (first place) 2011. He has received four MitsubishiElectricInventionAwards.
His work has appeared in NYTimes, CNN, BBC, NewScientist, TechnologyReview etc.
He holds 82+ US patents.
Specialties: Health-tech, Digital health, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Imaging, Optics, Displays, Sensors, Medical Imaging, RFID, Projector, VR-AR, Computation Photography, HCI, Tech-Transfer, Ventures, Startups