Wojciech Jarosz
Senior Research Scientist

Disney Research, Zürich
The Walt Disney Company (Switzerland) GmbH
Stampfenbachstrasse 48
Zürich, Switzerland CH-8006
work phone: +41 44 632 9284
email (dartmouth):
email (disney):
www: cs.dartmouth.edu/~wjarosz/
Latest News
Added a research section.
Our EGSR paper analyzing the convergence rate of combined stochastic estimators is now available in the publications section.
Our upcoming SIGGRAPH paper on combining photon mapping, photon beams, and path tracing is now available in the publications section.
Old news...
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.

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. 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.

Professional Activities


  • GRAPP Program (2015)
  • SIBGRAPI Technical Program (2014)
  • SIGGRAPH Technical Papers (2012, 2013)
  • Eurographics Full Papers (2013, 2014)
  • i3D Papers (2012–2014)
  • 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)