My name is Anirudh Sharma, i like to think of awesome ideas, and build them as well. I am a self-learnt designer, carpenter, USB sniffner, and photographer(not in the purist form). I also have a thing for reptiles and stuff that crawls.
I work at the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT Media Lab. Interdisciplinary research lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology advised by Pattie Maes.
I co-founded Ducere in 2011 to make intelligent/sensorial assistive devices for the visually impaired. Ducere means ‘to lead’ in latin. And got MIT TR35 India ‘Innovator of the year’ award for the same.
My research papers are accessible on this page(CHI, SIGGRAPH ASIA, ICMI, IHCI).
I am also awed by what FOSS and hacker culture has been capable of doing to the world in the last decade.It has paved a way so that many can participate, into research, into building their ideas, realizing dreams, and most importantly building a better world around us. I am one of those benefited people.
My roots are in Rajasthan and Delhi. My father retired as Professor of English from University of Delhi, raised in a family of farmers in a small village in Mathura, UP. My environment naturally taught me to tinker, adopt new ideas, and build stuff.
I appreciate the FOSS/tinkering spirit. i’ve talked and worked on some hands-on confs/workshops (COEP Pune ML, Apeejay Stya MIT workshop, foss.in, rajasfoss, fossgn09). Consequently, in 2009(in our third year) my friends and me started a LinuxUserGroup in Rajasthan. Today LUGB is a fairly active FOSS group in North India working with several regional communities to support OLPC, cheers to all who’ve been taking it forward.
In past, during college, I worked independently with our team to create immersive experiences for wide audience that captured their imagination. Some of my documented work is accessible on the Portfolio page.
I am open to collaboration with new ideas if they’ve anything to do with keywords like (amazing, assistive, interactive, open-source, sensorial, haptic, multimodal). Feel free to ping me on the contact page.
29-31 August 2012: Two awesome backpacking days at Kasaul, Himachal with a borrowed Leica M9. One item off wishlist. 26-30 March 2012: Instructing at the 2nd MIT Media Lab + Apeejay Design and Innovation Workshop, New Delhi <- w00t!
18 Feb 2012: Spoke at TEDxBITSGoa on "My story till the le chal shoe design". Fun at the Goa beach
12 Feb 2012: Presented Le Chal at TechShare 2012 Accessibility Conference. Delhi trip yay!← Back