Pat Pataranutaporn

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  • Fluid Interfaces

Pat Pataranutaporn is a technologist and a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he explores human-AI interaction, human cognitive augmentation, synthetic virtual humans, and synthetic biology. Specifically, he focuses on the intersections between biological and digital systems. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Fluid Interfaces research group at the MIT Media Lab and a KBTG Fellow, working in collaboration with teams at NASA, NTT DATA, IBM, KBTG, UCSB, Stanford, and Harvard on advancing the future of human-computer interaction. Pat has also held a position as a researcher at the NASA SETI Frontier Development Lab.

His interdisciplinary research ranges from investigating AI-generated characters for personalized learning and well-being human-AI co-reasoning, a wearable lab on the body equipped with a programmable bio-digital organ for space exploration, a machine learning model to detect linguistic markers associated with mental health issues,  and a mind-controlled 3D printer.

Pat’s research has been published in Nature Machine Intelligence, Nature Biotechnology, IEEE, ACM CHI, ACM SIGGRAPH, ACM ISWC, ACM Augmented Humans, Royal Society of Chemistry, etc. He also serves as a reviewer and editor for  IEEE and ACM publications.  

Pat’s projects have been exhibited at the MIT Museum (Massachusetts), MAXXI – National Museum of 21st Century Art (Italy), The Art Gallery of Western Australia  (Australia), Bangkok City Gallery (Thailand), National Museum of Singapore (Singapore), Essex Peabody Museum (USA), London Design Festival (UK), Transmediale Festival (Germany), National Taiwan Science Education Center (Taiwan), IDEA Museum (Arizona), Mesa Arts Center (Arizona), Autodesk Gallery (California), SIGGRAPH Asia (Tokyo), Ars Electronica (Virtual) and more.

Pat’s research publication is recognized worldwide and has been featured in the United Nations AI for Good forum, Forbes,  Scientific American, MIT Techreview, National Geographic, FastCompany, The Guardian, Disruptive Innovation Festival, and more.  As a person, who really loves space dinosaurs, Pat believes in bringing crazy ideas, and moonshot thinking to create future innovation.


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