Vik Parthiban

AR/VR Researcher, MIT

Vik Parthiban is a graduate researcher at the MIT Media Lab. He is passionate about teams and technologies that shape how people interact with digital information and the physical world. He helped build the Magic Leap One AR headset announced in 2018 and led an R&D project for the advanced photonics team. Currently. Vik is building new holographic interfaces and hardware that hope to push AR/VR technology forward. On the side, he dabbles in high-speed travel with Elon Musk’s SpaceX-Hyperloop and is constructing the first Hyperloop transport vehicle using air bearing technology. He received his Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Plan II Honors from The University of Texas at Austin.

My Sessions

AR Technologies: Lightfields vs Holograms

Room XK

The goal of the ideal 3D display is to create virtual scenes that are indistinguishable from natural scenes in the real world. Most current AR or VR platforms tend to display information at one depth or focus and does not provide any real 3D information for the viewer. In this talk, we will look at the latest display technologies and how new approaches to lightfield, holographic, or other techniques can create a better experience for users.

Intro Classes