Past Member

Vik Parth

Former Research Assistant
  • Space Exploration Initiative

Vik Parthiban is passionate about teams and technologies that shape how people interact with digital information and the physical world. His work has been featured on MIT, Wired, TEDx, and The University of Texas at Austin.  He completed his graduate degree in the MIT Media Lab Object-Based Media group. While a graduate researcher, Vik built novel human-computer interfaces and holographic technology to push AR/VR technology forward. 

Vik led the MIT Hyperloop II team to 1st place in the USA for Elon Musk’s SpaceX-Hyperloop and The Boring Company, where he drove development on the world's first autonomous electric hovercraft. He previously led a high-profile project for the Magic Leap One Advanced Photonics division, oversaw development on the Tide® PODS™ manufacturing team at Proctor & Gamble, and investigated DLP© Automotive display technology for Texas Instruments. While at The University of Texas, Vik taught capstone design curriculum to senior engineering students. An inventor, engineer, and entrepreneur at heart, Vik desires to positively change how we interact and use technology. 

Vik received his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, and a Bachelor of Arts in Plan II Honors from The University of Texas at Austin. 

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