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Dr. Ivan Poupyrev is award-winning technology leader, scientist and designer working at the cutting edge of interactive technologies. Over the last 20 years he has been leading invention, development and productization of breakthrough technologies that span a variety of fields, such as virtual and augmented reality, haptic interaction and internet of things, novel touch and touchless sensor paradigms, wearables and smart garments, 3D printing and novel manufacturing techniques among many others.

Ivan is currently a Director of Engineering and Technical Projects Lead at the Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division where he focused on developing interaction technologies and products for future digital lifestyle. Prior to Google he was Principal Research Scientist at the Walt Disney Imagineering research division and at Sony Corporate Research laboratories in Tokyo before that. He also did stints at the University of Washington as a visiting scientist, while working on his dissertation at Hiroshima University, Japan and at Princeton University School of Architecture as a Visiting Lecturer.

The results of his work were published in the top research conferences, reported in the international press, recognized with prestigious international awards and acquired into museum’s permanent collectionsFast Company Magazine recognized him as one of the World’s 100 Most Creative People calling him “one of the best interaction designers in the world”.

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