Lemelson-MIT Prize Honors

Ramesh Raskar, MIT Media Lab Camera Culture Group

Presented by Lemelson-MIT

Ramesh Raskar, Director, MIT Media Lab Camera Culture Group

Ramesh Raskar, PhD, is a pioneer in the fields of vision technologies and social innovation. His novel imaging platforms offer an understanding of the world that far exceeds human ability. Raskar co-created Femto-photography, an advanced form of photography allowing cameras to see around corners. The technology uses ultra-fast imaging to capture light at one-trillion frames per second, allowing the camera to create slow motion videos of light in motion. Raskar is director of the Camera Culture research group at the MIT Media Lab and associate professor of Media, Arts and Sciences at MIT. He is also the co-founder of EyeNetra, an inexpensive, eye-care platform and founder of the Emerging Worlds initiative, a year-found effort focused on solving some of the world’s most pressing problems. Raskar won the 2016 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for his inventions, commitment to youth mentorship, and dedication to improving our world with practical yet innovative solutions.