Pranav Mistry

A renowned scientist and inventor, San
Francisco-based Pranav Mistry is the Head of Think Tank Team and
Director of Research of Samsung Research America.

Prior to that, he was a Research Assistant and PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab. In the past, he worked with Microsoft, Google, CMU, NASA, UNESCO, Japan Science & Technology to name a few.

Pranav received his Masters in Media
Arts and Sciences from MIT and Master of Design from IITBombay. as well
as a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering. (Oh,
he dropped out of Architecture School prior to that).

Exposure to fields like Design to
Technology and from Art to Psychology gave Pranav a “quite
nice/interesting” viewpoint on the world. “I love to see technology from
a design perspective and vice versa. This vision reflects in almost all
of my projects and research work. I consider myself a a ‘Desigineer’ he

At Samsung, he leads the research and
development of Samsung’s future products. 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.