Misha Sra

Education and Experience

2013-present PHD Candidate MIT Media Lab
Summer 2016 Visiting Researcher EventLab, Barcelona
Spring 2015 Research Intern Microsoft Research, Cambridge
Summer 2014 Visiting Researcher UT Austin
S.M. MIT Media Lab
B.Arch India

Awards and Honors

2018 Best Paper Award (top 1%), ACM CHI
2018 Best Paper Nominee (top 5%), ACM CHI
2017 Women in Machine Learning Workshop, NIPS
2017 SIGGCHI Student Representative at the 50th ACM Turing Awards
2017 Silver Edison Award Winner, Global
2017 Doctoral Consortium Award, IEEE VR
2016 Best Paper Award (top 0.02%), ACM VRST
2016 Best Paper Student Prize, ACM VRST
2016 Doctoral Symposium Award, ACM UIST
2016 MIT Council for the Arts Grant
2015 ACM UIST Tshirt design winner
2014-2015 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellowship Winner
2013 MIT 100K Competition Pitch Finalist
2013 Google Glass Research Grant
2012, 2013 Avery Ashdown Leadership Award

Invited Talks

EventLab, University of Barcelona, hosted by Mel Slater
Mobile VR Design Challenge, hosted by MIT VR/AR
New Context Conference, hosted by Digital Garage
University of Zurich, hosted by Elaine M Huang

Selected Press

UploadVR: Oasis Reconstructs Your Physical Room Into A VR Paradise Using Google Tango
VRInside: MIT Media Lab announces "oasis"
NGE Japan: Change the familiar reality space to a different world.
Alphr: Google Tango project turns real-world rooms into VR havens.
MIT Technology Review: Disability-Stimulating VR Promotes Empathy
Business Insider: MIT's virtual scuba simulator makes you feel like you are really underwater
Phys.org: SCUBA simulator advances the field of virtual reality.
MIT News: Experiencing underwater worlds, virtually

Workshops and Courses(as organizer and mentor)

2018 CHI Workshop: Natural Interaction Techniques for Collaboration in VR
2016, 2017 Organizer: Reality Virtually Hackathon at the Media Lab with 375+ participants
2016 Mentor: HackMIT with 1000+ participants
2013-2015 Organizer: Design workshop series in India with 400+ participants.
2013 Instructor: Intro to Electronics workhop at MIT Splash ESP
2013 Instructor: Intro to programming workhop at UT Austin