Portrait
Wojciech Jarosz
Senior Research Scientist
Latest News
2015.05.24
Our upcoming SIGGRAPH paper on modeling & rendering granular materials is now available in the publications section.
2015.05.09
Our two STARs from EG 2015 on facial appearance capture and MC sampling & reconstruction are available in the publications section.
2015.01.06
I've accepted a two-year term on the JCGT editorial board.
Old news...

Brief Bio

Starting July 2015 I will be an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Dartmouth College. Currently, I am a Senior Research Scientist heading the rendering group at Disney Research Zürich, and an adjunct lecturer at ETH Zürich. Prior to joining Disney (2009), I obtained a Ph.D. (2008) and M.S. (2005) in computer graphics from UC San Diego, and a B.S. (2003) in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

My research is concerned with capturing, simulating, manipulating, and physically realizing complex visual appearance. In effect, I strive to understand why things look the way they do, how we can simulate their interaction with light efficiently, how we can intuitively author or edit that appearance, and how we can create physical objects with control over their appearance. My work in these areas has been incorporated into production rendering systems and has been used in the making of feature films, including Disney's Tangled and Big Hero 6. In 2013, I received the Eurographics Young Researcher Award.

Download my full CV.

When I can find the spare time I enjoy hiking and photography. In a previous life I enjoyed creating 3D models and animations (some of which you can find in the gallery section), primarily using Lightwave 3D.

Professional Activities

Committees:

  • SIGGRAPH Technical Papers (2012, 2013, 2015)
  • i3D Papers (2012–2015)
  • GRAPP Program (2015)
  • Eurographics Full Papers (2013, 2014)
  • SIBGRAPI Technical Program (2014)
  • EGSR Papers (2010–2012)
  • SIGGRAPH Asia Sketches (2008, 2009)

Reviewer:

  • SIGGRAPH (2004–2014)
  • SIGGRAPH Asia (2008–2010, 2012–2014)
  • ACM TOG (2009–2013)
  • Eurographics (2008–2015)
  • EGSR (2005, 2009–2012, 2015)
  • Computer Graphics Forum (2009–2011, 2013)
  • The Visual Computer (2007, 2010)
  • Interactive Ray Tracing (2007)

Chairing & Editorial duties:

  • Papers co-chair for EGSR 2014
  • Associate editor for CGF (2014–Present)
  • Associate editor for JCGT (2015–Present)

Misc.

  • Student volunteer for SCA 2007
  • President of SIGGRAPH, UIUC Student Chapter (Summer 2001–Spring 2002)