Pranav Mistry

3rd inspiring person

Pranav Mistry

'The Inventor'

Masa hidup

12/17/1981 - 02/05/2013

Lahir di Palanpur (Gujarat), India. Sekarang berumur 31 tahun.

Kuliah S1 (18 th)

1999 - 2003

Sarjana Teknik Komputer di Nirma Institute of Technology, Gujarat University; CPA 4.7/5.0

Mendapat gelar master (21 th)

2003 - 2005

Master Desain di Pusat Desain Industri, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, CPA 4.9/5.0

Berkiprah di Microsoft (22 th)


Project Manager di Microsoft

UX Researcher di Microsoft (23 th)

2005 - 2006

Microsoft India Development Center.

Gelar master kedua (24 th)

2006 - 2008

Master of Science di Media Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CPA 4.9/5.0

Mendapat 7 hak paten (24 th)


Digital user interface for inputting Indic scripts
Radio frequency control of computing system
Start menu display model
Multi-mode multimedia device and computing system
Task-oriented start menu
Hardware control initiated task switching
Single hardware control initiated switching between application and utilities

Kuliah S3 (26 th)

2008 - 02/05/2013

PhD di MIT Media Lab; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; CPA 5.0/5.0

Awards (27 th)


Winner of ‘TR35 2009’ award, Technology Review.
Winner of ‘INVENTION OF THE YEAR 2009’ award, Popular Science.
Winner of ‘Young Indian Innovator 2009’ award, Digit Magazine.
Speaker for TED talk on ‘sixthsense’, TED 2009, Long Beach, CA.
Nominee for Forbes India’s Person of the Year 2009.

Awards (28 th)


Listed as one of the ‘50 Most Creative People of the Year 2010’, CREATIVITY 50.
Winner of ‘Netexplorateurs of the Year 2010’ award, Netexplorateurs Grand Prix 2010, France
Speaker for TED India 2010 talk on ‘sixthsense’, TED India 2010, Mysore, India.

Mendapat 2 hak paten (28 th)


Wearable Gestural Interface
Software-aided creation of animated stories

Daftar karya


SPARSH – Touch the Cloud.
Mouseless - a Computer Mouse as Small as Invisible.
BlinkBot - Look at, Blink and Move.
SixthSense – A Wearable Gestural Interface.
ThirdEye - Multiple viewers can see different things on a single screen.
Quickies: Intelligent Sticky Notes.
TaPuMa: Tangible Public Map for Information Acquirement through the Things We Carry.