Ramesh Raskar is an Associate Professor at the MIT Media Lab and heads the Lab’s Camera Culture research group. He joined MIT from Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) in 2008. Raskar's research interests span the fields of computational light transport, computational photography, inverse problems in imaging, and human-computer interaction. Recent projects and inventions include transient imaging to look around a corner (CORNAR), low-cost eye care devices (NETRA, CATRA), a next-generation CAT-scan machine, imperceptible markers for motion capture (Prakash), long distance barcodes (Bokode), touch+hover 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).
Raskar is a recipient of the TR100 award from Technology Review magazine (2004), Global Indus Technovator Award to recognize the top 20 Indian technology innovators world wide (2003), Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2009), and DARPA Young Faculty award (2010). Other awards include the Marr Prize honorable mention (2009), LAUNCH Health Innovation Award (2010), Vodafone Wireless Innovation Award (first place, 2011), and the Edison Award (2012). He holds over 40 U.S. patents and has received four Mitsubishi Electric Invention Awards. He is currently co-authoring a book on computational photography.