Wojciech Jarosz
Senior Research Scientist
Latest News
Deadline for Dartmouth PhD application has been extended to January 15, 2015!
Posted a preprint of our upcoming CGF paper on diffusion curves. Check it out in the publications section.
We had two papers accepted to SIGGRAPH Asia 2014! Check out our work on transient rendering and estimating transmittance in participating media in the publications section.
Old news...
Note: I've accepted a faculty position in Computer Science at Dartmouth College, starting July 1, 2015. I'm actively seeking new graduate students and post-docs to work in my new group starting Fall 2015. If you are a serious, motivated and hard-working student with a passion to shape the future of computer graphics, please let me know.

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


  • 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)


  • SIGGRAPH (2004–2014)
  • SIGGRAPH Asia (2008–2010, 2012–2014)
  • ACM TOG (2009–2013)
  • Eurographics (2008–2014)
  • EGSR (2009–2012, 2005)
  • 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)


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