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Realistic Graphics Lab
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Wenzel Jakob

BC 345
Station 14
CH-1015 Lausanne
Switzerland

I am an as­sist­ant pro­fess­or lead­ing the Real­ist­ic Graph­ics Lab at EPFL's School of Com­puter and Com­mu­nic­a­tion Sci­ences.

My re­search mostly re­volves around light trans­port sim­u­la­tions and ma­ter­i­al ap­pear­ance mod­els, in par­tic­u­lar: study­ing the op­tics of nat­ur­al and man-made ma­ter­i­als that oc­cur in our world, de­vel­op­ing suit­able math­em­at­ic­al mod­els, and val­id­at­ing them against ra­diomet­ric meas­ure­ments. The over­arch­ing goal of this work is to im­prove the ac­cur­acy and fi­del­ity of light trans­port sim­u­la­tions in com­puter graph­ics, and to make the un­der­ly­ing mod­els ac­cur­ate and fast enough for pre­dict­ive design and man­u­fac­tur­ing ap­plic­a­tions.

Bio: I com­pleted my Ph.D. at the De­part­ment of Com­puter Sci­ence at Cor­nell Uni­versity, where I was ad­vised by Steve Marschner. Be­fore com­ing to EPFL, I was a Mar­ie Curie postdoc­tor­al fel­low at ETH Zürich's In­ter­act­ive Geo­metry Lab where I worked with Olga Sork­ine-Hornung.

Peer-reviewing conflicts

Automatically generated from publications in the last two years: David Adler, Frédo Durand, Xifeng Gao, Stefan Gumhold, Greg Humphreys, Wojciech Jarosz, Misha Kazhdan, Jaakko Lehtinen, Tzu-Mao Li, Steve Marschner, Daniele Panozzo, Matt Pharr, Ravi Ramamoorthi, Fabrice Rousselle, Nico Schertler, Alexander Sorkine-Hornung, Olga Sorkine-Hornung, Marco Tarini, Oliver Wang, and Henning Zimmer.

Teaching

Wenzel Jakob, Tizian Zeltner, Michalina Pacholska, and Leonardo Impett
Spring 2017
Wenzel Jakob, Andreas Finke, Bugra Tekin, Julia Proskurnia, and Leonardo Impett
Fall 2016
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Publications

Xifeng Gao, Wenzel Jakob, Marco Tarini, and Daniele Panozzo
Conditionally accepted to ACM Trans­ac­tions on Graph­ics (Pro­ceed­ings of SIG­GRAPH 2017)
Nico Schertler, Marco Tarini, Wenzel Jakob, Misha Kazhdan, Stefan Gumhold, and Daniele Panozzo
Conditionally accepted to ACM Trans­ac­tions on Graph­ics (Pro­ceed­ings of SIG­GRAPH 2017)
Wenzel Jakob and Steve Marschner
In Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Meth­ods (Spring­er Pro­ceed­ings in Math­em­at­ics & Stat­ist­ics)
Wenzel Jakob and Steve Marschner
In Com­mu­nic­a­tions of the ACM (Novem­ber 2015)
Wenzel Jakob, Marco Tarini, Daniele Panozzo, and Olga Sorkine-Hornung
In ACM Trans­ac­tions on Graph­ics (Pro­ceed­ings of SIG­GRAPH Asia 2015)
Tzu-Mao Li, Jaakko Lehtinen, Ravi Ramamoorthi, Wenzel Jakob, and Frédo Durand
In ACM Trans­ac­tions on Graph­ics (Pro­ceed­ings of SIG­GRAPH Asia 2015)
Henning Zimmer, Fabrice Rousselle, Wenzel Jakob, Oliver Wang, David Adler, Wojciech Jarosz, Olga Sorkine-Hornung, and Alexander Sorkine-Hornung
In Com­puter Graph­ics For­um (Pro­ceed­ings of Euro­graph­ics Sym­posi­um on Ren­der­ing 2015)
Shuang Zhao, Wenzel Jakob, Steve Marschner, and Kavita Bala
In Com­mu­nic­a­tions of the ACM (Novem­ber 2014)
Wenzel Jakob, Eugene D'Eon, Otto Jakob, and Steve Marschner
In ACM Trans­ac­tions on Graph­ics (Pro­ceed­ings of SIG­GRAPH 2014)
Wenzel Jakob, Miloš Hašan, Ling-Qi Yan, Jason Lawrence, Ravi Ramamoorthi, and Steve Marschner
In ACM Trans­ac­tions on Graph­ics (Pro­ceed­ings of SIG­GRAPH 2014)
Ling-Qi Yan, Miloš Hašan, Wenzel Jakob, Jason Lawrence, Steve Marschner, and Ravi Ramamoorthi
In ACM Trans­ac­tions on Graph­ics (Pro­ceed­ings of SIG­GRAPH 2014)
Wenzel Jakob and Steve Marschner
In ACM Trans­ac­tions on Graph­ics (Pro­ceed­ings of SIG­GRAPH 2012)
Shuang Zhao, Wenzel Jakob, Steve Marschner, and Kavita Bala
In ACM Trans­ac­tions on Graph­ics (Pro­ceed­ings of SIG­GRAPH 2012)
Shuang Zhao, Wenzel Jakob, Steve Marschner, and Kavita Bala
In ACM Trans­ac­tions on Graph­ics (Pro­ceed­ings of SIG­GRAPH 2011)
Wenzel Jakob, Christian Regg, and Wojciech Jarosz
In Com­puter Graph­ics For­um (Pro­ceed­ings of Euro­graph­ics Sym­posi­um on Ren­der­ing 2011)
Marios Papas, Wojciech Jarosz, Wenzel Jakob, Szymon Rusinkiewicz, Wojciech Matusik, and Tim Weyrich
In Com­puter Graph­ics For­um (Pro­ceed­ings of Euro­graph­ics)
Wenzel Jakob, Jonathan T. Moon, Adam Arbree, Kavita Bala, and Steve Marschner
In ACM Trans­ac­tions on Graph­ics (Pro­ceed­ings of SIG­GRAPH 2010)
Wenzel Jakob, Jonathan T. Moon, and Steve Marschner
In ACM Trans­ac­tions on Graph­ics (Pro­ceed­ings of SIG­GRAPH Asia 2009)
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Software

Matt Pharr, Wenzel Jakob, and Greg Humphreys