Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Laboratory
Pranav Mistry is a research assistant and a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab. Designer, engineer and inventor, Mistry is passionate about integrating the world of information with real-world interactions, and is the inventor of SixthSense. Some of his previous work includes intelligent sticky notes that can be searched and located, and send reminders and messages; a pen that can draw in 3D; a public map that can act as Google of the physical world; and an invisible computer mouse. SixthSense was awarded the 2009 Invention Award by Popular Science. Mistry also won the Young Innovator Award TR35 by Technology Review and was named on 2010 Creativity 50 list of the most influential and inspiring creative personalities of 2010. This year, Asian Scientist honoured him as one of the 15 ultimate scientists of Asia to watch.