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Pranav Mistry

Global Vice President of Research at Samsung

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Pranav Mistry

Global Vice President of Research at Samsung


Pranav Mistry is a renowned scientist and inventor. His 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.

For his contribution to the advancement of digital computing technologies, Mistry has been honored by many prestigious international awards. He was awarded the 2009 ‘Inventor of the Year’ Award by Popular Science. He was also named to the MIT TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35. The World Economic Forum honored Mistry as one of the Young Global Leader 2013. Media across the world has interviewed and covered Mistry’s work.

Mistry’s educational background spans across various disciplines. He has studied Computer Science and Engineering, Design, Architecture, Media Arts and Sciences from some of the best institutions in the world. In past, he 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, Mistry serves as the head of Think Tank Team and Global Vice President of Research at Samsung, one of the world leader in consumer electronics companies. In his current role he is leading research and development of Samsung’s future products.  

Mistry is best known for his inventions of SixthSense and Samsung Gear. In 2009 he introduced SixthSense – wearable gestural computing technology to the world during TED2009 talk. Among some of his other work, Mistry 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 Google of physical world and many more. 

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

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