Congratulations to Professor Ramesh Raskar and the Camera Culture Group  –
Winner of the 2016 Lemelson-MIT prize


Ramesh Raskar and the Camera Culture team have been awarded the prestigious Lemelson-MIT Prize which honors outstanding mid-career inventors dedicated to improving our world through technological invention. The team creates radical imaging solutions including Femto-photography, an ultra-fast imaging camera that can see around corners, low-cost eye-care solutions for the developing world, and a camera that allows users to read pages of a book without opening the cover. 
The Lemelson-MIT Prize honors outstanding mid-career inventors improving the world through technological invention and demonstrating a commitment to mentorship in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  The Lemelson-MIT Prize recognizes and funds younger, mid-career inventors with the goal of advancing inventive careers and providing role models for future generations of inventors.  The Lemelson-MIT Prize winner is determined from a field of nominees by two independent committees. One, composed of MIT faculty and alumni/ae, review the nominations and select finalists. The second, a national jury of experts from science, engineering, medicine, technology and business then selects the winner from the finalist pool, who must then be ratified by both committees.

Learn more:

Lemelson-MIT Prize Page, MIT NewsThe World is our Lab,

Raskar announced
a peer to peer invention platform for young inventors innovating for billions

Raskar is using the prize to provide funding for REDX labs and clubs worldwide. Raskar’s REDX philosophy has resulted in six hubs including: REDX Mumbai at the We School, DISQ in Nashik, LVP MITra in Hyderabad, Emerging Worlds Special Interest Group at MIT Media Lab, REDx Kumbhathon, and Medhacker in Brazil.  He is making a platform now open and anyone can apply to start REDX co-innovation lab or a club. He considers this an ‘invented venture capital’ model for impactful tech inventions.

Apply to start your Club: REDX – Rethinking Engineering Design eXecution


Ramesh Raskar would like to thank the following collaborators for their support:


Below Photo credit: John Werner


















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June 7th, 2014

StreetScore Article Published in Fast Company

June 6th, 2014

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June 6th, 2014

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May 30th, 2014

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May 20th, 2014

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Congratulations to Camera Culture researchers Matthew Hirsch, Gordon Wetzstein and Professor Ramesh Raskar for their winning paper at IEEE ICCP 2014. […]

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We are Hiring!

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Camera Culture Group On Facebook

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F Heide, G Wetzstein, R Raskar, W Heidrich. Adaptive Image Synthesis for Compressive Displays. ACM Transactions on Graphics (PROC. SIGGRAPH), 2013