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Ramesh Raskar, Associate Professor, MIT Media Lab

Ramesh Raskar joined the Media Lab from Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories in 2008 as head of the Lab’s Camera Culture research group. His research interests span the fields of computational photography, inverse problems in imaging and human-computer interaction.
Recent projects and inventions include transient imaging to look around a corner, a next generation CAT-Scan machine, imperceptible markers for motion capture (Prakash), long distance barcodes (Bokode), touch+hover 3D interaction displays (BiDi screen), low-cost eye care devices (Netra,Catra), new theoretical models to augment light fields (ALF) to represent wave phenomena and algebraic rank constraints for 3D displays(HR3D).

In 2004, Raskar received the TR100 Award from Technology Review, which recognizes top young innovators under the age of 35, and in 2003, the Global Indus Technovator Award, instituted at MIT to recognize the top 20 Indian technology innovators worldwide. In 2009, he was awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship. In 2010, he received the Darpa Young Faculty award. Other awards include Marr Prize honorable mention 2009, LAUNCH Health Innovation Award, presented by NASA, USAID, US State Dept and NIKE, 2010, Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project Award (first place), 2011. He holds over 40 US patents and has received four Mitsubishi Electric Invention Awards. He is currently co-authoring a book on Computational Photography. [Personal webpage http://raskar.info]

Maggie Church
Administrative Assistant
John Werner
Head of New Innovation and New Ventures
innovator, mobilizer, human super connector, dad, photographer
John constantly builds community and is a ‘moonshot’ thinker innovating as he goes while incorporating the latest technologies. John believes wholeheartedly in 21st century collaborative creativity in innovating with direct human or environmental impact.
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Postdocs

Dan Raviv
Postdoc
Computer Vision, Learning, non-rigid Geometry
I earned my BA in mathematics and CS, Summa cum Laude, and my M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the CS department, all from the Technion, Israel. I enjoy sovling mathematical problems, especially in the intersection of computer vision, learning and geoemtry. Today I focus on health related topics, where advanced math can make the difference, especially in big-data or low-cost equipment.
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Anshuman Das
Postdoc
Health Diagnostics, Optical Imaging, Materials and Spectroscopy
Anshuman Das is a postdoctoral associate in the Camera Culture Group at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design. Anshuman is interested in creating rapid diagnostics that are smart, predictive, and accessible and will improve the way diagnostics are carried out. Within the health diagnostics field he is exploring intersections with health diagnostics and optics, lasers, UV-VIS and Infrared spectroscopy. He is also interested in super-resolution optical imaging and soft matter based optical elements. He is currently working on smartphone bases skin imaging, electrical and optical sensing of infections, wide-angle endoscopy and designing smart otoscopes. Before coming to MIT Anshuman received his Ph.D. from JNCASR in India where he researched on light management, degradation, and electrode design in organic solar cells.
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Barmak Heshmat
Postdoc
Novel imaging modalities, optical materials, photonic devices
I am a researcher and a futurist. I work on exotic electrical and optical materials, devices, and systems.Today, we have a limited lifespan filled with fatigue, stress, and diseases, even at our best we are limited in our sensory and presence. Through science I see a vision that motivates me to change that.
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Munehiko Sato
Postdoc
Human Computer Interaction, Touch and Bioimpedance Sensing
I am a resarcher who is inventing novel interface technologies and interaction design that augments human environment.
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Micha Feigin
Postdoc
Inverse problems, Medical ultrasound, Radar, Sonar, Computational imaging, Signal processing
"My main passion and focus lies in adapting techniques from seismic imaging for medical ultrasound, specifically for elastography and tomography. I also apply my ideas to RADAR and SONAR imaging as well optical time of flight. My aim is to revolutionize medical imaging by using inverse methods to measure what we actually want as opposed to what we traditionally think we can."
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George Leifman
Postdoc
Computer Vision and Computer Graphics
I got my Ph.D. from the EE department, Technion, Israel. I work on health related topics, namely develoting hardware and algorithms for retinal imaging to facilitate screening, diagnosing and monitoring diseases.
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Hyunsung Park
Postdoc
Image Sensor, Camera Module, Health Diagnostics
Image sensor lover. Fascinated by its applications in health tech devices.
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Ik Hyun Lee
Postdoc
Image processing, Computational photography
I am a researcher who is interest in image processing for remote sensing, medical imaging, and new imaging system.
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Students

Achuta Kadambi
Graduate Student
Computer Vision, Computational Imaging, Light Transport
Born in California, studied at Cal, now combining signals, sensors, and physics to change the way we interact with light.
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Hang Zhao
Graduate Student
Computer Vision, Computational Photography, Optical Imaging
I am from Hangzhou, a most beautiful city in China. I am passionate about imaing our world from a new perspevtive.
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Otkrist Gupta
Graduate Student
Computer Vision, Computational Photography
I am interested in use of machine learning and computer vision for health and wellbeing. I also work on inverse problems using novel imaging sensors.
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Guy Satat
Graduate Student
Computational imaging, Remote sensing, Computer vision
I earned a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and a B.Sc. in Physics, both cum laude, from the Technion Israel. Now developing technologies for non-invasive, low cost and predictive health diagnostics.
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Ayush Bhandari
Graduate Student
Inverse Problems, Computational Imaging, Harmonic Analysis
I prepare mathematical models of novel imaging technology with Ramesh Raskar. One part of my work deals with inverse problems in Time-of-Flight (or ToF) imaging.
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Nikhil Naik
Graduate Student
Computer Vision, Urban Computing, Computational Imaging
My goal is to develop technology that makes invisible visible from the physical world around us, especially cities.
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Tristan Swedish
Graduate Student
Biomedical Imaging, Health Diagnostics, Optical Transport
Hands-on Physicist that likes to build things that harness light. I'm excited about new interactive health care paradigms made possible by computation and modern photonics.
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Shantanu Sinha
Graduate Student
Biomedical Imaging, Computer Vision, Machine Learning
My goal is to fundamentally change health diagnostics through smart imaging systems and computational photography.
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Research Staff

Albert Redo-Sanchez
Research Scientist
Terahertz systems and applictions, cultural heritage, non-destructive testing
I work on developing new applications for cultural heritage inspection using terahertz waves. I'm also an aviation nut and I dream to become an astronaut some day.
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Rohan Puri
Research Specialist
Biomedical Engineering, Health Diagnostics, HCI, and Entrepreneurship
Formerly at TechStars Boston, now building health diagnostic devices and devices for human computer interaction
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Karin Roesch
Research Scientist
Biomedical Sciences, Health Diagnostics, Entrepreneurship
A bioscientist by training, I am excited about revolutionizing early diagnostics.
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Pratik Shah
Research Scientist
Biologial processes, Disease diagnostics, Nanotechnology, Entrepreneurship
Pratik develops novel nanotechnolgy and scalable solutions for detection and diagnoses of clinical conditions using bio-engineering principles
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Jamie Schiel
Research Assistant
Computational Imaging, Light Transport, Human Interaction
High-performance imaging specialist and graphic designer from New Zealand. My work fuses optics, sensors and computation to expand perceptual capabilities of humans and machines, and challenge accepted paradigms in medical imaging, 3D sensing, and HCI.
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Visiting Researchers

Eduardo Bayro-Corrochano
Visiting Professor
Geometric Computing, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics 
Full Professor of CINVESTAV, Guadalajara, Mexico
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Yun Zhang
Visiting Professor
Computer Vision, Remote Sensing, Image Analytics
I am a Canada Research Chair and professor at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. My passion is to develop ground-breaking technologies to improve the way we take images and extract information from the images.
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In Kyu Park
Visiting Associate Professor
Computer vision, computer graphics, multimedia applications
I am a associate professor at Inha University, Korea. I am persuing new types of image understanding and processing in plenotic domain (currently 4D/5D light field and 6D/7D in the future).
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Hisham Bedri
Visiting Researcher
3D interaction, Mixed Reality, Freestyle Hip-Hop
I want to unleash the human imagination through physics, math, and computation. I earned a BSEE cum laude from Tufts University and worked on medical imaging with GE Healthcare
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Salman Naqvi
Visiting Researcher
Signal Processing, Machine Vision, Inverse Problems
I am an Electrical Engineer turned Computer Scientist. I aspire to advance the machine vision by solving problems at the intersection of signal and image processing with the goal of augmenting the human perception. After Stanford and California, I enjoy calling MIT and Boston my new home.
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Mingjie Zhang
Visiting Researcher
Computer Vision, Computational Photography
I am a visiting PhD student from Tsinghua University in China. I am interested in developing new ways to image and extract information from it.
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