Dr. Ivan Poupyrev is an award-winning scientist, designer and technical leader. Over the last 20 years he has invented, developed and brought to market a number of breakthrough technologies that allow for blending of digital and physical interactivity in everyday objects and devices.
Ivan is currently a Director of Engineering in Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group where he leads a team focused on inventing and realizing interaction technologies for our future digital lives. Previously at Walt Disney Imagineering Research Division and Sony Computer Science Labs in Tokyo, his work has been published in leading scientific conferences, received critical acclaim in the press internationally and has been recognized with numerous awards. A published author and TED speaker, Ivan was recognized as one of the World’s 100 Most Creative People by Fast Company and was honored with the 2019 National Design Award for Interaction Design. Ivan received his Ph.D. in Engineering from Hiroshima University in Japan.