On May 11, 2019 Ramesh Raskar was the doctoral hooding ceremony keynote speaker at UNC Chapel Hill Commencement. He shared the vision of a data-transparent society and ethical AI with Carolina graduates.
Raskar, who holds 90 patents, received his doctoral degree in computer science from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2002. In 2015, he was a keynote speaker at the 50th Anniversary Symposium of the UNC-Chapel Hill computer science department.
“Ramesh epitomizes the commitment we see in our doctoral graduates—to meaningfully contribute to the world in a way that’s innovative and creative, to advance ideas beyond existing boundaries, and to connect and collaborate across disciplines to find solutions to global problems,” said Hoi Ning Ngai, associate dean for student affairs within the Graduate School.
“Through his research in technology, he’s been able to make the impossible possible, in a way that’s accessible to the public and inspiring to the next generation of inventors.”