Pranav Mistry

Msc

Personal Homepage
http://www.pranavmistry.com/
Employer
MIT Media Lab (http://www.media.mit.edu/)
Email
pranavmistry@gmail.com

Pranav Mistry (born 1981 in Palanpur, India) is an Indian computer scientist. At present, he is a research assistant and a PhD candidate at MIT Media Lab.
Before joining MIT Pranav worked as a UX Researcher with Microsoft. Pranav holds a Master's degree in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT and Master of Design from Industrial Design Center, IIT Bombay. He has completed Bachelors' degree in Computer Science and Engineering. He is from Palanpur, which is situated in northern Gujarat in India. Mistry is best known for his work on SixthSense. Among some of his other work, Pranav has invented Mouseless - an invisible computer mouse; SPARSH - a novel way to copy-paste data between digital devices; Quickies - intelligent sticky notes that can be searched, located and can send reminders and messages; Blinkbot - a gaze and blink controlled robot; a pen that can draw in 3D; and a public map that can act as Google of physical world. Pranav's research interests include Augmented reality, Ubiquitous computing, Gestural interaction, AI, Machine vision, Collective intelligence and Robotics.
Pranav's research on SixthSense was awarded the 2009 Invention Award by Popular Science. He was also named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35. In 2010, he was named to Creativity Magazine's Creativity 50. Mistry has been called "one of ten, best inventors in the world right now" by Chris Anderson. Mistry has been listed as one of the 15 Asian Scientists To Watch by Asian Scientist Magazine on 15 May 2011. GQ India listed Pranav as one of the most powerful Digital Indians.

Publication Statistics

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2008
Publication period end
2011
Number of co-authors
7

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Publications

Mistry, Pranav, Nanayakkara, Suranga, Maes, Pattie (2011): SPARSH: passing data using the body as a medium. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW11 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2011, . pp. 689-692. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1958824.1958946

Mistry, Pranav, Nanayakkara, Suranga, Maes, Pattie (2011): Touch and copy, touch and paste. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 1095-1098. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1979742.1979714

Mistry, Pranav, Maes, Pattie (2011): Mouseless: a computer mouse as small as invisible. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 1099-1104. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1979742.1979715

Mistry, Pranav, Nanayakkara, Suranga, Maes, Pattie (2011): SPARSH: touch the cloud. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW11 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2011, . pp. 585-586. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1958824.1958918

Mistry, Pranav, Maes, Patricia (2010): Mouseless. In: Proceedings of the 2010 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 2010, . pp. 441-442. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1866218.1866261

Mistry, Pranav, Ishii, Kentaro, Inami, Masahiko, Igarashi, Takeo (2010): Blinkbot: look at, blink and move. In: Proceedings of the 2010 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 2010, . pp. 397-398. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1866218.1866238

Mistry, Pranav, Maes, Pattie (2009): SixthSense: a wearable gestural interface. In: Oda, Yuko, Tanaka, Mariko (eds.) International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH ASIA 2009, Yokohama, Japan, December 16-19, 2009, Art Gallery and Emerging Technologies Adaptation , 2009, . pp. 85. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1665137.1665204

Mistry, Pranav (2009): QUICKIES: the future of sticky notes. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 3529-3530. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1520340.1520526

Mistry, Pranav, Maes, Pattie, Chang, Liyan (2009): WUW -- wear Ur world: a wearable gestural interface. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 4111-4116. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1520340.1520626

Mistry, Pranav, Maes, Pattie (2008): Intelligent sticky notes that can be searched, located and can send reminders and messages. In: Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 2008, . pp. 425-426. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1378773.1378849