In Kosta's own words:
I explore new ideas rather than follow the established assumptions. I am an individual who embodies the spirit and ethic that 'anything is possible.' My experience travels across disciplines but I tend to focus on invention and technology in service of the greater good.
As an engineer for SpaceX I led the design of a satellite now in orbit, a visiting scientist at the MIT Media labs where I worked on vision systems for the developing world, and co-founder of the bionic eye 'Eyeborg Project' which was named one of TIME Magazine's best Inventions.
I was a finalist for the 2013 TED Prize, a GOOD 100 Honoree, and 1st place XPrize Visioneering awardee. Projects I have had the opportunity to work on have been awarded Vodaphone’s Wireless Innovation Award, RISD Better World by Design Challenge, the MIT Global Challenge, and a Google Innovation Grant.
Today I work to expand Internet access globally as CEO of the non-profit 'A Human Right' which, in collaboration with the United Nations and an array of expert advisors has informed and engaged millions on the pressing issue of the digital divide.
As a correspondent for Al Jazeera I cover science, technology, and its human impact for the TV show TechKnow which appears in millions of homes in over 100 countries. I am an advisor to the Peter Thiel 20 Under 20, and speak regularly for audiences around the world on a range of topics.
My mission is to be a good ancestor, leaving this world a little bit better than how I found it.