Contact Details: Ramesh Raskar  


CameraCulture Group Website



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General queries for nearly all project/research/funding/job application queries: Maggie <>

Apply for roles, RA, post-doc, scientist roles at 

Engineering Health and AI for Health Ventures class: Joost Bonsen <>

Research Projects: Please contact the following scientists or any leaders on those projects

AI, Private Machine learning, Blockchain: Praneeth <>

Ultrafast Imaging, Femto-photography: Tomo Maeda <>

Computational Imaging/Photography: Tomo Maeda <>

3D imaging, Time of Flight, Retinal Imaging: Tristan Swedish <>

Computer Vision, Machine learning, Medical imaging: Guy Satat <>

Visual Social Computing (ViSoCo): Nikhil Naik <>

Health, Diagnostics, Tricorder: Tristan Swedish <>

Press inquiries, Alexandra Kahn <>

More details are at: 


Upcoming Events

AI for Health, Health Nights 

Emerging Worlds 

Digital Impact Square, Nasik 

LVP-MITRA program

AI for Impact: Innovating for Billions,


Joining or Applying to our group

See instructions on Feel free to ping leaders of any research project in our group (listed above).  We always have Post-Doc and RA positions open in various area. As long as you have strong technical, mathematical or clinical skills, please do apply even if your background does not seem to directly match our existing projects!

Visiting the lab

Media Inquiry

Recent news stories: 

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If all fails, contact one of the senior members of the Camera Culture group on the corresponding project websites (see above). Most research projects have a FAQ on website.

Photo and Bio

Photo: Pl use for any talk announcements (with proper credits) 


Short Bio:

Ramesh Raskar is an Associate Professor at MIT Media Lab and directs the Camera Culture research group. His focus is on AI and Imaging for health and sustainability. These interfaces span research in physical (e.g., sensors, health-tech), digital (e.g., automating machine learning) and global (e.g., geomaps, autonomous mobility) domains. He received the Lemelson Award (2016), ACM SIGGRAPH Achievement Award (2017), DARPA Young Faculty Award (2009), Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2009), TR100 Award from MIT Technology Review (2004) and Global Indus Technovator Award (2003). He has worked on special research projects at Google [X] and Facebook and co-founded/advised several companies.

Long Bio:

Ramesh Raskar is an Associate Professor at MIT Media Lab and directs the Camera Culture research group. His focus is on Machine Learning and Imaging for health and sustainability. They span research in physical (e.g., sensors, health-tech), digital (e.g., automated and privacy-aware machine learning) and global (e.g., geomaps, autonomous mobility) domains.

In his recent role at Facebook, he launched and led innovation teams in Digital Health, Health-tech, Satellite Imaging, TV and Bluetooth bandwidth for Connectivity, VR/AR and 'Emerging Worlds' initiative for FB.

At MIT, his co-inventions include camera to see around corners, femto-photography, automated machine learning (auto-ML), private ML, low-cost eye care devices (Netra,Catra, EyeSelfie), a novel CAT-Scan machine, motion capture (Prakash), long distance barcodes (Bokode), 3D interaction displays (BiDi screen),  new theoretical models to augment light fields (ALF) to represent wave phenomena and algebraic rank constraints for 3D displays(HR3D).

Before MIT, he co-invented techniques for AR, Computational Photography, Shader Lamps (projector-AR), composite RFID (RFIG), multi-flash non-photorealistic camera for depth edge detection, quadric transfer methods for multi-projector curved displays.

He received the Lemelson Award 2016 and ACM SIGGRAPH Achievement Award 2017, Technology Review TR100 award 2004 (which recognizes top young innovators under the age of 35), Global Indus Technovator Award (top 20 Indian technology innovators worldwide) 2003, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship award 2009 and Darpa Young Faculty award 2010. Other awards include Marr Prize honorable mention 2009, LAUNCH Health Innovation Award, presented by NASA, USAID, US State Dept+ NIKE, 2010, Vodafone Wireless Innovation Award (first place) 2011.

His work has appeared in NYTimes, CNN, BBC, NewScientist, TechnologyReview and several technology news websites..

His invited and keynote talks include TED, Wired, TEDMED, Darpa Wait What, MIT Technology Review, Google SolveForX and several TEDx venues.

His co-authored books include Spatial Augmented Reality,  Computational Photography and 3D Imaging (both under preparation).

He has worked on special research projects at Google [X], Facebook, Apple and co-founded/advised several startups. He launched, a platform for young innovators to explore AI-for-Impact. He frequently consults for dynamic organizations to conduct 'SpotProbing' exercises to spot opportunities and probe solutions.

He holds 90+ US patents.

[Personal webpage]

Specialties: Health-tech, Digital health, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Imaging, Optics, Displays, Sensors, Medical Imaging, RFID, Projector, VR-AR, Computation Photography, HCI, Tech-Transfer, Ventures, Startups

Invitation to give a talk

If you are inviting, please include details on travel support, honorarium, link to previous editions so I can forward to my speakers agent.  If I have already accepted the invitation, please feel free to use the photo/bio/abstract above.  Slides of my talks are at .

Improving chances of a response:

Include all information in the very first email and to be honest, try to explain what is in it for me, my group or the causes I support. Your name/organization/reason should be easy to search (include in your outgoing name, subject line). For example, if you send an email from a @gmail account with a vague subject line, it will be nearly impossible for me to afterwards search and respond to your email. Best times to email me are Tue/Wedn/Thu afternoons

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Please do not forward my email or CC someone new if the content is personal, as this can be a serious breach of trust.

Demo of your product in our group or in our class

Send mail to one of project leaders listed above or speak with them on phone. We do welcome them on a case by case basis.  

Staying in touch




        Twitter: @raskarmit, 

Online Talk Videos

Playlist of Various Talks:


Lemelson Award 2016:

   Article,  Video1, Video2, Patents

Siggraph Achievement Award 2017:

   Video, Article: Trillion frames per second imaging

UIST Keynote 2015

    Innovating for Billions, UIST Keynote Presentation, Stanford HCI

DARPA Wait What: Extreme Computational Imaging  (Overview of our Imaging research projects) 

TEDMED: Eye is a window to your health  (Retinal and refraction measurements for prediction of systemic health) 

Wired  (How to use the ‘Idea Hexagon’ to invent new ideas) 

Google SolveForX 

TEDxBoston : Eye Tests on Mobile Phones 

TEDxBeaconstreet: Idea Hexagon

6Sight: Future of Imaging, Future of Photography. Open challenges presented in 2008 but still relevant a decade later. 

Papers:, Also check Google Scholar, Semantic Scholar for excellent visualization of papers 


Material for Graduate Students and Researchers

How to invent using IDEA Hexagon:

Masters thesis: 

How to give a talk: 


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You are welcome to re-use any figures from my talk or papers (with proper credit directly below the figure) without waiting for my response.

You are welcome to attend any public free events we host without waiting for my response (e.g. Imaging Cafe)

You are also welcome to attend MIT classes I teach by first checking with one of the project leaders above.

You can use segments of any videos from our papers (with proper credit directly on top of the frames)