Pranav Mistry

Head of Think Tank Team & Global Senior Vice President, Samsung

Pranav Mistry is a renowned scientist and inventor. Pranav’s contribution to the fields such as Wearable Computing, Augmented Reality and Gestural Computing puts him in the elite list of pioneers and inventors that shape the future of digital world.

Inventor, Designer and Engineer from heart, Pranav Mistry is best known for his inventions of SixthSense and Samsung Gear. In 2009, Pranav introduced SixthSensewearable gestural computing technology to the world during TED2009 talk. Since then, Pranav is one of the most watched TED speaker (more than 20 million views). Amongst 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 the Google of the physical world and many more. Pranav holds several patents and has published many research papers in various academic conferences.

In September 2013, Pranav introduced Samsung Gear smartwatch during the IFA in Germany. Samsung Gear is considered the pioneer in wearable computing devices. Pranav’s research field include Wearable Computing, Augmented Reality, Ubiquitous Computing, Gestural Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Vision, Collective Intelligence and Robotics.

Pranav has been part of organizations such as MIT, IIT Bombay, CMU, NASA, UNESCO, Google, Microsoft, Japan Science and Technology, to name a few. At present, Pranav serves as the head of Think Tank Team and Global Senior Vice President at Samsung, one of the world leaders in consumer electronics companies. In his current role he is leading research and development of Samsung’s future products. Besides his role at Samsung, Pranav also serves as an advisor to several Indian and International technology companies.

In 2010, Pranav was invited to Golden Triangle Workshop by United States President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). He has also been invited and participated as the keynote speaker at many renowned global forums and conferences across the globe. He often participates in various science and technology shows on TV channels such as Discovery and Science Channel.

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