Ali Shtarbanov
Ali Shtarbanov is a Bulgarian-American interdisciplinary human-centered innovator, engineer, and system designer whose work lies at the intersection of fields ranging from haptic feedback and interaction design to soft robotics and programmable materials. Ali's is a researcher and Ph.D. student at the MIT Media Lab in the Responsive Environments group. His current work focuses on building novel integrated development platforms for rapid prototyping, innovation, and research aimed to empower researchers across all creative fields, artists, and makers with radically new means for rapid innovation, technological creativity, and artistic expression.