Khalil Ismail

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Augment it with serendipity; make it human.

Khalil Ismail is a designer, engineer, and technologist working at the intersection of software and hardware for the Intelligence Age. He is a graduate student at Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art, pursuing a double masters (MSc + MA) in Innovation Design Engineering. He is most interested in tangible AI, wearables, BCIs, and multimodal interfaces.

Khalil has previously worked at Apple as an Interaction Designer in spatial computing, Microsoft as a Product Manager in AI, Snap as an AR Experience Designer, and a neurotech startup out of the University of Cambridge. He has also been a Human-AI behavioural design researcher at a cognitive science group in the Dyson School of Design Engineering, at Imperial College. Khalil holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Nottingham, where he studied mechanical engineering, industrial design and HCI.

Amongst other accolades, he has previously won a national innovation award at Buckingham Palace, is a scholar of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Khalil was born and raised in Warwickshire, England, and now lives in Kensington and Chelsea, London. In his free time, Khalil is writing poetry, building robots, or drinking copious amounts of tea.