Email: ksm at

Kshitij Marwah currently heads the MIT Media Lab India Initiative and is the Founder of Tesseract Imaging. He is a graduate from the MIT Media Lab, researcher at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and research affiliate at the Harvard Medical School.

With MIT he is working on spreading the movement of anti-disciplinary learning, hands-on creation and design thinking all across India through the MIT Media Lab India Initiative. He leads the Design Innovation Workshop Series and founded DIy workshop series to provide platform for diverse communities including designers, artists, engineers, scientists and many more to come together and innovate.

He founded Tesseract Imaging just after graduating from the MIT Media Lab. Tesseract combines his love of photography and technology - by creating novel camera designs and virtual reality experiences for film makers and photographers.

Previously, he has worked on inventing and building new technologies defining the future of photography, novel product designs and healthcare. His recent inventions include TESSERACT (now a company) - a new form of camera technology for your smartphone including post-capture refocusing, 3D "Instagram-like" filters and much more, FOCII - convert any SLR camera to refocus after you have taken a picture, SCALED REALITY - interaction paradigm to augment information on tangibles, VISIONBLOCKS - a visual programming language for building applications using cameras, AMMO - tera scale machine learning to integrate and predict on bio-medical information and dBABEL - interface for programming language interoperability in distributed computing environments.

Before MIT, he did his undergraduate studies at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi with his thesis jointly at MIT CSAIL and Harvard University. He was also a visiting researcher at Stanford University and has worked with Google to create the next prodigy application in collaborative sharing and IBM on hyper-speech Internet for the masses.

In News

June 2014, PETAPIXEL: MIT Project Would Like to Bring Light Field Photography to Every Smartphone

May 2014, REVIEWED.COM: This MIT Project Could Change Photography Forever

March 2014, WIRED: Refocus smartphone photos with six-pence filter

March, 2014, The TIMES OF INDIA: Design thinking in healthcare, urban planning will improve life of Indians

February, 2014, TECHCRUNCH: MIT Startup Tesseract Aims To Commercialize Mobile Digital Photo Refocusing And 3D Effects

February, 2014, YOURSTORY: Kshitij Marwah: From third last in his IIT- Delhi class to head of MIT Media Lab India Initiative

February, 2014, INK in association with TED: Kshitij Marwah: Now re-focus images (after taking the picture!)

July, 2013, THE HINDU: A place where chaos means creativity

June, 2013, MIT HOMEPAGE: FOCII Technology covered on MIT

June, 2013, MIT NEWS: Multi-view Photography Made Simple

November 2012, LIGHT FIELD FORUM: MIT Developing Light Field Sensors for Smartphone Cameras

November 2012, EVERNOTE: Opportunity Notes by Rafe Needleman, MIT Light Field Filter

September 2012, THE ECONOMIC TIMES: Mobile Light Field Photography

September 2012, FORBES INDIA: Cool Technology from MIT

July 2012, THE ECONOMIC TIMES: Light Field Cameras To Revolutionize Film Making