Wenzel Jakob

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Faculty

Other / Past Affiliation(s):

  • Cornell University
  • Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich


  • Lausanne, Switzerland


  • SIGGRAPH 2015

    Wenzel Jakob is a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at ETH Zurich in the Institute for Visual Computing. He obtained his PhD in 2013 under the supervision of Dr. Steve Marschner at Cornell University and conducted his undergraduate studies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Wenzel’s experience includes research and development work at Disney Research Zurich and Weta Digital, and he is the lead developer of Mitsuba, a research-oriented open source rendering system that has become a popular research platform in rendering and appearance modeling.  

    SIGGRAPH 2012

    Wenzel Jakob is a 4th year Ph.D. student at Cornell University advised by Dr. Steve Marschner. His research interests focus on robust bidirectional light transport algorithms, volumetric light transport and material appearance modeling. He is the designer of Mitsuba, a research-oriented rendering system.

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