14 May 1981 |
Palanpur, Gujarat, India.
|Institutions||Research assistant and PhD candidate at MIT Media Lab|
|Alma mater||Nirma Institute of Technology
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
|Doctoral advisor||Pattie Maes|
|Known for||Inventor of SixthSense, Mouseless, SPARSH and TeleTouch|
|Notable awards||2009 Invention Award By Popular Science
2009 TR35 by Technology Review
2010 Creativity 50
Pranav Mistry (b. 1981 in Palanpur, India) is an Indian computer scientist. Recently he joined Samsung electronic as the Director of Research. Previously he was a research assistant and a PhD candidate at MIT Media Lab.
Before joining MIT Pranav worked as a UX Researcher with Microsoft. Pranav holds a Master's degree in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT and Master of Design from Industrial Design Center, IIT Mumbai. He has completed Bachelors’ degree in Computer Science and Engineering. He is from Palanpur, which is situated in northern Gujarat in India. Mistry is best known for his work on SixthSense. Among some of his other work, Pranav has invented Mouseless – an invisible computer mouse; SPARSH – a novel way to copy-paste data between digital devices; Quickies – intelligent sticky notes that can be searched, located and can send reminders and messages; Blinkbot - a gaze and blink controlled robot; a pen that can draw in 3D; and a public map that can act as Google of physical world. Pranav’s research interests include Augmented reality, Ubiquitous computing, Gestural interaction, AI, Machine vision, Collective intelligence and Robotics.
Pranav's research on SixthSense was awarded the 2009 Invention Award by Popular Science. He 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. Mistry has been listed as one of the 15 Asian Scientists To Watch by Asian Scientist Magazine on 15 May 2011. GQ India listed Pranav as one of the most powerful Digital Indians. He was listed as one of the 37 Indians of Tomorrow by India Today. Recently, Pranav Mistry was honored as Young Global Leader 2013 by World Economic Forum.
Awards and achievements 
- Winner of TR35 2009 award, Technology Review
- Winner of Invention of the Year award, Popular Science
- Winner of Young Indian Innovator 2009 award, Digit Magazine
- Speaker for TED 2009 talk, TED 2009, Long Beach, CA
- 2010 Creativity 50 recipient
- "about Pranav Mistry". Pranavmistry.com. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
- Popular Science 2009 Invention Award
- BBC SixthSense blurs digital and the real.
- CNN Fareed Zakaria GPS: Innovation Nation
- "2009 Young Innovators Under 35: Pranav Mistry, 28". Technology Review. 2009. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
- 2010 Creativity 50 List of 50 most influential and inspiring creative personalities of 2010
- TEDtalk Pranav Mistry and Chris Andersen discussion at the end.
- "The Ultimate List Of 15 Asian Scientists To Watch – Pranav Mistry". AsianScientist.com. May 15, 2011. Retrieved May 21, 2011.
- "The World's most powerful digital Indians". gqindia.com. April 1, 2011. Retrieved April 3, 2012.
- "The World's most powerful digital Indians - Pranav Mistry". gqindia.com. April 1, 2011. Retrieved April 3, 2012.
- "Indians of Tomorrow". indiatoday.com. December 15, 2012. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
- "Pranav Mistry- Young Global Leader 2013. World Economic Forum". weforum.org. April 12, 2013. Retrieved April 13, 2013.
- "Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry demo SixthSense | Video on". Ted.com. Retrieved 2012-08-28.