Alexander Keller





Most Recent Affiliation(s):


  • NVIDIA, Senior Research Manager

Other Affiliation(s):


  • Universität Kaiserslautern

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  • SIGGRAPH 2020

    Alexander Keller is a Director of Research at NVIDIA. Before, he had been the Chief Scientist of mental images, where he had been responsible for research and the conception of future products and strategies including the design of the NVIDIA Iray light transport simulation and rendering system. Prior to industry, he worked as a full professor at Ulm University, where he co-founded the UZWR (Ulmer Zentrum fur wissenschaftliches Rechnen) and received an award for excellence in teaching. Alexander Keller has more than 3 decades of experience in ray tracing and pioneered quasi-Monte Carlo methods for light transport simulation. His current interests include machine learning and wireless communication.

    SIGGRAPH 2016

    Alexander Keller is a director of research at NVIDIA, leading advanced rendering research. Before, he had been the Chief Scientist of Mental Images, where he had been responsible for research and the conception of future products and strategies including the design of the NVIDIA Iray renderer. Prior to industry, he worked as a full professor for computer graphics and scientific computing at Ulm University, where he co-founded the UZWR (Ulmer Zentrum fur wissenschaftliches Rechnen) and received an award for excellence in teaching. Alexander holds a PhD in computer science, authored more than 27 granted patents, and published more than 50 papers mainly in the area of quasiMonte Carlo methods and photorealistic image synthesis using ray tracing.

    SIGGRAPH 2014

    Alexander Keller is the Director of Research at NVIDIA and leads advanced rendering research. Before, he had been the Chief Scientist of mental images, where he had been responsible for research and the conception of future products and strategies including the design of the iray renderer. Prior to industry, he worked as a full professor for computer graphics and scientific computing at Ulm University, where he co-founded the UZWR (Ulmer Zentrum fur wissenschaftliches Rechnen). Alexander Keller holds a Ph.D. in computer science, authored 25 granted patents, and published more than 50 papers mainly in the area of quasi-Monte Carlo methods and photorealistic image synthesis using ray tracing.  

    SIGGRAPH 2013

    Alexander Keller is a senior research manager at NVIDIA and leads  advanced rendering research. Before, he had been the Chief Scientist of mental images, where he had been responsible for research  and the conception of future products and strategies including the design of the iray® renderer. Prior to industry, he worked as a full professor for computer graphics and scientific computing at Ulm University, where he co-founded the UZWR (Ulmer Zentrum fur wissenschaft- liches Rechnen). Alexander Keller holds a Ph.D. in computer science, authored 25 granted patents, and published more than 50 papers mainly in the area of quasi-Monte Carlo methods and photorealistic image synthesis using ray tracing.  

    SIGGRAPH 2012

    Alexander Keller is a member of NVIDIA Research and leads advanced rendering research at NVIDIA ARC GmbH, Berlin. Before, he had been the Chief Scientist of mental images and had been responsible for research and the conception of future products and strategies including the design of the iray renderer. Prior to industry, he worked as a full professor for computer graphics and scientific computing at Ulm University, where he co-founded the UZWR (Ulmer Zentrum fur wissenschaftliches Rechnen). Alexander Keller holds a PhD in computer science, authored more than 21 patents, and published more than 40 papers mainly in the area of quasi-Monte Carlo methods and photorealistic image synthesis.  


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