Welcome! Thank you for visiting my website.

My name is Siddarth Kumar. I am currently a graduate student (PhD) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. 

I work in the field of biomechanics (of Touch) at the MIT Touch Lab (known more formally as the Laboratory for Human and Machine Haptics)



I attended both my school and college in New Delhi, India. I was at St. Mary's School, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi and graduated in 2000.


I completed my B.Tech in Production and Industrial Engineering (Department of Mechanical Engineering) at IIT Delhi in 2004 and thereafter got admitted into the Master's/PhD program in Mechanical Engineering at MIT. I also joined the Touch Lab (part of the Research Laboratory of Electronics). I was done with my Masters in 2006 and have been in the PhD program since. 


My academic advisor and research guide is Dr. Mandayam Srinivasan who is also the director of the Touch Lab.


During my masters, I was co- advised by Dr. Gang Lui, a research scientist working with Dr. Srinivasan at the lab.

Masters Commencement

Undergraduate Convocation


Institute Silver Medal



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(for more recent projects refer to the Research section)


Some prior projects


Siddarth Kumar siddarth@mit.edu MIT TouchLab 50 Vassar Street, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA 02139-4307 Tel:(617) 253 5995