Kshitij Marwah is a MIT Technology Review Top 35 Innovator Under The Age of 35 (2017) and Forbes 30 Under 30 (2018) Awardee and head of the MIT Media Lab India Initiative (2012 - 2016).

He loves to invent products at the confluence of design and technology with special emphasis on Extended and Mixed Reality, Interactive Design and Artificial Intelligence. With his company Tesseract Inc. , he is enabling new forms of storytelling through holographic capture cameras (Quark VR) and augmented reality headsets (Holoboard AR).

He believes that true magic can be brought about with the intersection of design and technology, with design and creativity leading the paradigm shift and technology making the seemingly impossible possible.

After having spent multiple years at Harvard, Stanford and MIT his passion for design led innovation brought him back to India, where he led the MIT Media Lab India Initiative with the goal of remodeling and perpetuating self organized design led innovation into the country's grassroots.

Prior to the MIT Media Lab, he has been a visiting fellow at Stanford University, under-graduate at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi with his graduate work jointly at Harvard Medical School and MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory on AI-powered design tools for patient health prediction and optimization. Early in his career, at the age of 19 he won the Google Product Prodigy for his application in remote collaborative manipulation of content and has worked with IBM on hyper-speech Internet for emerging countries.

He can be reached at ksm(at)alum.mit.edu or kmarwah(at)mit.edu

Selected Talks and Awards


Forbes Magazine, Forbes 30 Under 30 (India)

MIT Technology Review, Top 35 Innovator Under The Age of 35 (India)

TEDxGateway, Dropping out of IT made me achieve much more

INK Talks, Kshitij Marwah: Now re-focus images (after taking the picture!)

NDTV, VR Will Decipher The Future of India

Analytics India Magazine, Top startups that are changing the face of Virtual Reality in India

In News


MIT Technology Review, Kshitij Marwah : MIT Technology Review Top 35 Innovator Under the Age of 35

MIT News, Multiview 3-D photography made simple

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

USA Today, This MIT Project Could Change Photography Forever

The Economic Times, Augmented reality can finally become more than a fad

The Times of India, Design thinking in healthcare, urban planning will improve life of Indians

Forbes India, Today In Tech

Business Insider, EXCLUSIVE: Kshitij Marwah, the pioneer of hardware manufacturing spaces in India has more to offer to the country than just technology

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

The Hindu, A place where chaos means creativity

The Economic Times, Methane: the new virtual reality camera series from India

Digit, An Indian startup, a virtual reality camera and a starry-eyed MIT graduate

TechCrunch, MIT Startup Tesseract Aims To Commercialize Mobile Digital Photo Refocusing And 3D Effects

NDTV, Meet the Methane 360, India's First 360-Degree VR Camera