Expert in Futurism, Innovation, Wearables, Food, Displays, IoT, Connected Home, Smart Home, Smart City, Augmented Reality
Expert ID: 735432 New York, USA
Lead team at Amazon’s secretive Concept Lab, responsible for Alexa Echo devices
Key inventor at MIT Media Lab responsible for AI, AR and wearable efforts
Three TED talks, Forbes, WIRED, ELLE, VOGUE, Smithsonian Awards
|Year: 2012||Degree: Masters in Science||Subject: Media Arts and Science / MIT Media Lab||Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Year: 2010||Degree: Bachelors of Technology||Subject: Computer Science (Minors in Interaction Design)||Institution: Victoria Jubilee Technological Institute|
|Year: 2008||Degree: NA||Subject: ICTD and Computer Networks||Institution: Microsoft Research|
|Years: 2016 to 2019||Employer: (Undisclosed)||Title: Principal||Department:||Responsibilities: Futurist factory X lab creating new science, experiences and design|
|Years: 2016 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Adviser||Department:||Responsibilities: Scientific adviser to the foundation for new prize creation and evaluation|
|Years: 2017 to 2018||Employer: NEW Museum, NYC||Title: Artist-in-residence||Department:||Responsibilities: One year residency to support creation of new work|
|Years: 2014 to 2016||Employer: Concept Lab, Seattle||Title: Researcher + Designer||Department:||Responsibilities: Rethinking, building and designing everyday experiences for a future of 3-5 years from now|
|Years: 2014 to 2015||Employer: Art Institute of Seattle||Title: Visiting Lecturer||Department:||Responsibilities: Teaching courses on experience and interaction design|
|Years: 2013 to 2014||Employer: Fluid Interfaces Group, MIT Media Lab||Title: Researcher||Department:||Responsibilities: Working on wearables, shape changing displays, learning across distances, tools for cultural exchange.|
|Years: 2013 to 2015||Employer: MIT Media Lab Initiatives||Title: Founding Director||Department:||Responsibilities: Overlooking the activities of MIT Media Lab Initiatives, building connections, fundraising|
|Years: 2014 to 2014||Employer: Rekimoto Lab, University of Tokyo||Title: Visiting Researcher||Department:||Responsibilities: Working on augmenting senses|
|Years: 2013 to 2013||Employer: EXPEC-ARC, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia||Title: Amateur Geologist||Department:||Responsibilities: Developed new concept ‘MediumX’ – smarter tools for geologist|
|Years: 2013 to 2013||Employer: Fabrication in China, Shenzhen||Title: Fellow||Department:||Responsibilities: Traveled extensively in Shenzhen, learnt industrial fabrication at scale,
designing for scale, logistics, business practices
|Years: 2012 to 2013||Employer: Information Ecology Group, MIT Media Lab||Title: Researcher||Department:||Responsibilities: Worked on sensory augmentation, learning, wearables|
|Years: 2010 to 2012||Employer: Keio – NUS CUTE Center + Mixed Reality Lab, Singapore + Tokyo||Title: Researcher||Department:||Responsibilities: Created open source toys made from eWaste and emotionally intelligent robots|
|Years: 2010 to 2010||Employer: Play and Learn Lab, Industrial Design Center||Title: Research Associate||Department:||Responsibilities: Created new devices for kids with cerebral palsy|
|Years: 2010 to 2010||Employer: Open Culture Research Group, EYEBEAM, New York||Title: Research and Development Int||Department:||Responsibilities: Designed cultural installations|
|Years: 2008 to 2010||Employer: (Undisclosed)||Title: Co-founder||Department:||Responsibilities: mGovernance startup serving rural India, user-base of 400k when sold|
|Years: 2010 to 2010||Employer: Physical Computing Lab, Industrial Design Center||Title: Research Assistant||Department:||Responsibilities: Created interactive learning aids for kids|
|Years: 2009 to 2009||Employer: Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University||Title: Research Intern||Department:||Responsibilities: Created tools to study the effect of the Internet on democracy|
|Years: 2008 to 2008||Employer: Google||Title: Contract Developer||Department:||Responsibilities: Created extensions and libraries for abstracting maps|
2015 London Victoria & Albert Museum Shoes: Pleasure and Pain
2015 New York SpaceGabi Peace Clock
2014 Cambridge MIT Media Lab icon - a wearable tool to facilitate remote collaboration
2013 St. Andrews UIST Obake – shape-shifting 2.5D elastic display
2013 Cambridge Mirai, MIT Human Augmentation – programmable hair, moustache antennas, on-demand muscles
2013 Cambridge The other festivals The Nostalgia Room – What was your life like?
2013 Paris CHI Cheers – Alcohol aware strobing ice cubes + Radical Kitchen – An augmented tangible kitchen
2013 Barcelona TEI SuperShoes – Facilitating urban rediscovery
2012 Atlanta ICTD ThinkerToys – Converting eWaste into educational fun toys
2012 Singapore Singapore Arts House Coucou – physical social networks for kids
2009 Mumbai Victoria & Albert Museum Digital interactive art form embodying the history of Mumbai
2009 Kanpur Indian Institute of Technology Horizon – Hand gesture device
2009 Mumbai Innovative Technologies in Manufacturing Expo GestureWheelChair
2019 Toronto FITC Masterclass
2018 Berlin TEDx ‘Where to find disruptive ideas'
2018 NYC HOK Masterclass
2018 Trondheim Norwegian University of Science and Technology ‘Learning vs Education’
2017 New York AIF 'Everyday Inventing'
2016 Klagenfurt TEDx 'D=U'
2015 Beijing Tencent 'Future?'
2015 Pittsburgh CMU School of Design 'The art of looking sideways.'
2015 Seattle John Boylan's Conversation Series 'Art and Design, Fabrication and Technology'
2015 Hamburg TEDx 'Love, See, Do. Repeat.'
2015 Los Angeles 72andSunny 'Masterclass'
2015 Toronto ICA+Contagious Future Flash 'Media-Mediums'
2015 London Second Home 'Letting go'
2014 London WIRED 'Learning and Education in a wearable age'
2014 Mumbai INK Talks 'So far..'
2014 Goa Kyoorius Design Yatra 'Life is an omelette'
2014 Shanghai Tencent's WeSummit 'Walking'
2014 Mumbai INK Salon ‘Superhuman in making’
2013 Cambridge MIT Museum ‘Hacking the body’
2013 Shanghai W3C Annual Meet ‘Internet of wearables’
2013 Boston Architecture Expo Keynote ‘ SuperShoes: facilitating urban rediscovery’
2013 Tokyo Tokyo Design Week ‘ SuperShoes: facilitating urban rediscovery’
2013 Cambridge MIT Media Lab ‘Wearables and the art of getting lost’
2012 Cambridge MIT Media Lab ‘Made in China: Manufacturing with the designer at the center’
2011 Singapore Singapore Arts House ‘What if we could convert all the eWaste in the world into toys?’
|Awards / Recognition|
|Forbes 30 under 30: Manufacturing and Energy
Forbes 30 under 30: Design
ELLE 20 names to know
Vogue Cool People
Future of Storytelling Fellow
WIRED Innovation Fellow: Innovators that'll have a significant impact on the world
INK Fellow: Young, global and cross-disciplinary path-breakers
The Smithsonian Top 20 designs globally nominated for the People's Choice
Globe Top 25 innovators
Most Contagious Ones to watch in Technology
IBM’s The Great Mind Challenge Top 20 out of 13,000
Texas Instruments International Design Challenge 1st Prize
Technomania Best Exhibit, Award for Innovation
|Publications and Patents Summary|
Media: Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Verge, Creators Project, WIRED, Vogue, ELLE, Globe, Fast Company, Popular Science, NPR, The Atlantic, MIT Tech Review, TIME Magazine, TNW, Discovery, Times, MAKE and others
|Training / Seminars|
DataVis Guest lecturer, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Interaction Design X Spaces Guest lecturer, CMU School of Design
Experience Design Graduate Level Course, Art Institute of Seattle
Interaction Design Graduate Level Course, Art Institute of Seattle
Interaction futures : how may we interact with people, objects and spaces through our computers MIT Media Lab DI
Hacking ‘Culture’ : re-imagining our culture for the 21st century MIT Media Lab DIy
New modes of Interaction IndiaHCI
Prototyping Techniques ExpoiD