Dhruv Jain
  • Hi! I'm Dhruv (Duh-roov)
    Welcome to my website!
  • I am on a world backpacking tour!
    Please give me some travel tips and advice on cheap places to stay
  • Check out my project Amphibian
    Immersive Terrestrial Scuba Diving using Virtual Reality
  • These were my colleagues at grad school
    Living Moblie Group, MIT Media lab

Who am I?

In short, I am a backpacker, scuba diver, computer researcher, social activist and a fun-loving person. I recently graduated from MIT Media Lab where I made Amphibian - VR Scuba Diving Simulator . I was also the President of MIT Scuba Club and co-founder of the MIT American Sign Language Club.

What am I currently doing?

I am on a one-year world tour which you could follow on facebook. I could be seen volunteering on organic farms in Japan, cleaning up beaches in Mexico, improving accounting systems in high-altitude Himalayan villages, or organizing intense design and innovation workshops.

How to contact me?

Send me an email at djain@uw.edu if you'd like an interview or just want to chat over coffee. You can track my location on facebook . Also, since I am on a cheap world voyage, if you know of any suggestions, or can host me in your hometown, I'll highly appreciate it!



Recent Publications

Dhruv Jain, Misha Sra, Jingru Gro, Rodrigo Marques, Raymond Wu, Justin Chiu and Chris Schmandt, "Immersive Scuba Diving Simulator Using Virtual Reality", In ACM Conference on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) , 2016. (Download Pdf)


Recent News

"MIT's virtual scuba simulator makes you feel like you are really underwater" by Danielle Muoio, Business Insider(UK), May 2016.

Brief overview: "MIT's new virtual scuba simulator, called Amphibian, could offer those unable or hesitant to dive a cool way to still experience the ocean. Created by Dhruv Jain, a master's of science candidate in MIT's Living Mobile Group, the simulator uses virtual reality...."