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Wojciech Jarosz

Senior Research Scientist

Disney Research, Zürich
The Walt Disney Company (Switzerland) GmbH
Stampfenbachstrasse 48
Zürich, Switzerland CH-8006

phone: +41 44 632 9284
email:
www: zurich.disneyresearch.com/~wjarosz/

Latest News

2014.03.23
Posted the project page for our upcoming Eurographics STAR on artistic editing of appearance, lighting, and material.
2013.12.04
The project page for our upcoming CGF paper on visibility silhouettes is now available in the publications section.
2013.11.01
Added an interactive image comparison for our upcoming SIGGRAPH Asia paper on Joint Importance Sampling of volumetric scattering.
2013.10.30
Several updates today:
2013.07.19
I started adding interactive image comparisons as well as floating-point OpenEXRs for the results from past papers. So far, check out the following additions:
2013.07.16
Our upcoming SIGGRAPH paper on fabricating translucent materials is now available in the publications section.
2013.06.28
I will be co-chairing (co-editing) the technical papers program for EGSR 2014, along with Pieter Peers.
2013.06.28
I've posted the supplemental tech report for our Photon Beam Diffusion paper, explaining both classical and improved diffusion theory.
2013.06.27
Pixar releases RenderMan Pro Server 18.0, which includes our new Photon Beam Diffusion subsurface scattering method, presented at EGSR last week.
2013.06.11
Several updates today:
2013.05.15
I received the Eurographics Young Researcher Award this year.

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Brief Bio

I am a Senior Research Scientist at Disney Research ZĂĽrich where I lead the research group on rendering. I obtained my B.S. (2003) in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and my M.S. (2006) and Ph.D. (2008) from UC San Diego. After finishing my Ph.D., I continued at UC San Diego as a Post-Doctoral Researcher before joining Disney Research in February 2009.

I am also an adjunct lecturer at ETH and regularly teach and also supervise students from the bachelor's level to the Ph.D. level. In 2009-2010 I co-lectured the Computer Graphics course at ETH. Starting in 2012 I have been teaching a new course on Image Synthesis. I am always looking for strong, self-motivated students who are interesting in working on interesting and challenging graphics-related projects.

Research Interests

My main research interest is realistic image synthesis and my publications explore practical applications in a variety of areas in computer graphics including: participating media; complex illumination and materials; global illumination; Monte Carlo methods and efficient sampling; and high-dynamic range imaging. My work in these areas has been incorporated into production rendering systems and used in the making of movies, including Disney's Tangled. In 2013, I received the Eurographics Young Researcher Award.

Hobbies

In my spare time I enjoy hiking, skiing, and photography. I also enjoy fiddling with 3D modeling and animation (mostly using Lightwave 3D) and working on my personal global illumination renderer.