Note: I've accepted a faculty position in Computer Science at Dartmouth College. I'll be starting July 1, 2015. I'm actively looking for strong, self-motivated candidates for multiple PhD and Post-Doc positions within my new group. Please contact me if you are interested.
My research is concerned with simulating, manipulating, and physically realizing complex visual appearance with publications spanning light transport simulation for surfaces & volumes; appearance modeling & capture; Monte Carlo methods & efficient sampling; digital fabrication; high-dynamic range imaging; and computational optics & displays. 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. In 2013, I received the Eurographics Young Researcher Award.
When I can find the spare time I enjoy hiking and photography. In a previous life I used to model and create CG images and animations (some of which you can find in the gallery section), primarily using Lightwave 3D.
Supervision & Collaboration
I have been fortunate enough to work with the following students, interns, post-docs and external collaborators: