Associate professor, Program in Media Arts and Sciences
areas of expertise: computational photography imaging optics, signal processing, computing
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 inventions include transient imaging to look around a corner, next generation CAT-scan machine, imperceptible markers for motion capture, long distance barcodes (Bokode), touch+hover 3-D interaction displays (BiDi screen), low-cost eye care devices and new theoretical models to augment light fields (ALF) to represent wave phenomena.
In 2004, Raskar received the TR35 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. He holds 40 U.S. patents and has received four Mitsubishi Electric Invention Awards. He is currently co-authoring a book on computational photography.
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