INK- MIT Media Labs

January 25 - January 28, 2013 in PESIT Bangalore | Park Institutions Coimbatore




Alok Shetty

Alok Shetty

Architect

Alok Shetty is Principal of Bhumiputra Architecture, an internationally acclaimed architecture and design firm based in Bangalore City. Operating across many scales, Shetty's firm consistently works towards new built environments that improve the quality of life in emerging economies. 
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Priyanka Sharma

Priyanka Sharma

Nano-biotechnologist

Priyanka is a Ph.D. in environmental nano-biotechnology with a great aptitude towards biotransformation and biomonitoring of environmental pollutants . Her research focuses on the development of low cost immunosensors for pesticides detection. She has published many research papers in prestigious international journals cheering high impact factors. Recently, she has been selected as a sole women MIT TR35 young innovator award. She was also among the top innovators under the DST - Lockheed Martin India Innovation Programme 2012. Her innovation has been covered worldwide in many prestigious magazines and newspapers (CSIR News, Technology review, India today, Tehelka, Elektor, Femina, Chemical industry Digest, Good News Tab, BBC etc.). She has also been invited by Northwestern University, IL (USA) as a visiting research fellow .
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Sourabh Kaushal

Sourabh Kaushal

Engineer, Space Explorer & Entrepreneur

Sourabh Kaushal is researching space debris mitigation and the development of a space elevator system(The transportation system from Earth into Deep Space). He also proposed new methods to mitigate space debris and became India's first person to proposed new technologies to mitigate space debris and featured into Limca Book of Records. His research was selected in many international conferences organised by NASA, ISRO, JAXA, ESA, IEEE, ISEC, Microsoft etc. He received "Dr. Kalpana Chawla Young Scientist Award", "Jerome Pearson Award 2010" by ISEC, USA ," "Young Innovator Award 2013" , Karmaveer Chakra Instituted with United Nations, RCFE Fellow, USA. He has also spoken at various TEDx Conferences, SAM Youth Conference, Indian Institute of Technology and many other institutes. His research work has been appreciated and recognized by The Vice President of INDIA, Sh. M.H.Ansari, Dr. V.Adhimurthy (ISRO), Donald Kessler (EX-NASA Scientist), Dr.K. Rao (ISRO), Dr. Peter Swan (ISEC,USA), Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam and Ratan Tata. He is also a founder of Space Tech company and working on low cost small satellite manufacturing. Website: www.sourabhkaushal.in
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Varun Agarwal

Varun Agarwal

Media/Merchandise Maverick

By the age of 25, Varun Agarwal was already a filmmaker, entrepreneur and the bestselling author of 'How I braved Anu Aunty & Co-founded A Million Dollar Company'. He is the co-founder of Alma Mater, India's biggest college apparel/memorabilia company, and also the co-founder of Reticular, a social media marketing firm. The pursuit of his interests brought about collaborations with A.R. Rahman, Preity Zinta, and many others.
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Vicky Roy

Vicky Roy

Photographer

Vicky Roy ran away from home as child and became a ragpicker to earn pocket money. He found refuge at a NGO for street children where he met a photographer that changed his life. Despite his turbulent past, Vicky pursed his passion for photography in which he was selected to photo document the reconstruction of the World Trade Center in NYC. Today, Vicky focuses on helping the disadvantaged by giving them a voice through his photography. 
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