By Jason Chiang
Ramesh Raskar is an associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab and directs its Camera Culture research group. He has dedicated his career to creating many impactful, high-tech inventions and holds over 80 patents. As a researcher, inventor, mentor, and change maker, Raskar combines the best of the academic and entrepreneurial worlds to help improve the lives of people. He is the co-inventor of femto-photography, an imaging technology, which could help build cameras that can look around corners or see inside a human body without X-rays. Raskar has received several awards, including the 2016 Lemelson-MIT Prize, which honors outstanding mid-career inventors dedicated to improving the world through technological inventions.