Curriculum Vitae

Degrees

Ph.D. (Computer Science) 1998, Cornell University
Thesis: Inverse Rendering for Computer Graphics
Advisors: Donald P. Greenberg, Charles Van Loan, Leonard Gross

Sc.B. (Mathematics-Computer Science) 1993, Brown University

Experience

Cornell University. Professor, 2014–.

Cornell University. Associate Professor, 2008–2014.

ETH Zürich. Guest Professor, 2010-2011.

Cornell University. Assistant Professor, 2002–2008.

Stanford University. Research Associate, 2000–2002.

Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA. Post-doc Researcher, 1999–2000.

Hewlett Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA. Research Intern, 1998–1999.

Cornell University. Research Assistant, 1993–1998.

Brown University. Teaching Assistant, 1991–1993.

Publications

Refereed papers

Position-Normal Distributions for Efficient Rendering of Specular Microstructure,” by Ling-Qi Yan, Milos Hasan, Steve Marschner, and Ravi Ramamoorthi. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2016 (to appear)

Printing Arbitrary Meshes with a 5DOF Wireframe Printer,” by Rundong Wu, Huaishu Peng, François Guimbretiére, and Steve Marschner. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2016 (to appear).

On-the-Fly Print: Incremental Printing While Modeling,” by Huaishu Peng, Rundong Wu, Steve Marschner, and François Guimbretiére. In proceedings of CHI 2016 (to appear).

Matching Micro-Appearance Models to Real Fabrics,” by Pramook Khungurn, Daniel Schroeder, Shuang Zhao, Steve Marschner, and Kavita Bala. ACM Transactions on Graphics 35:1 (December 2015).

Geometric Tools for Exploring Manifolds of Light Transport Paths” (Research Highlight) by Wenzel Jakob and Steve Marschner. Communications of the ACM 58:11 (November 2015).

Caliber: Camera Localization and Calibration Using Rigidity Constraints,” by Albert Liu, Steve Marschner, and Noah Snavely. International Journal of Computer Vision (October 2015).

Microstructures to Control Elasticity in 3D Printing,” by Christian Schumacher, Bernd Bickel, Steve Marschner, Jan Rys, Markus Gross, and Chiara Daraio. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2015.

Multi-Scale Modeling and Rendering of Granular Materials,” by Johannes Meng, Marios Papas, Ralf Habel, Carsten Dachsbacher, Steve Marschner, Markus Gross, and Wojciech Jarosz. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2015.

Building Volumetric Appearance Models of Fabric Using Micro CT Imaging” (Research Highlight) by Shuang Zhao, Wenzel Jakob, Steve Marschner, and Kavita Bala. Communications of the ACM 57:11 (November 2014).

A Comprehensive Framework for Rendering Layered Materials,” by Wenzel Jakob, Eugene d'Eon, and Steve Marschner. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2014.

Discrete Stochastic Microfacet Models,” by Wenzel Jakob, Miloš Hašan, Ling-Qi Yan, Jason Lawrence, Ravi Ramamoorthi, and Steve Marschner. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2014.

Rendering Glints on High-Resolution Normal-Mapped Specular Surfaces,” by Ling-Qi Yan, Miloš Hašan, Wenzel Jakob, Jason Lawrence, Steve Marschner, and Ravi Ramamoorthi. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2014.

Modeling and Estimation of Internal Friction in Cloth,” by Eder Miguel, Rasmus Tamstorf, Derek Bradley, Sara C. Schvartzman, Bernhard Thomaszewski, Bernd Bickel, Wojciech Matusik, Steve Marschner and Miguel A. Otaduy. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2013.

Fabricating Translucent Materials Using Continuous Pigment Mixtures,” by Marios Papas, Christian Regg, Wojciech Jarosz, Bernd Bickel, Philip Jackson, Wojciech Matusik, Steve Marschner, and Markus Gross. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2013.

Directional reflectance and milli-scale feather morphology of the African Emerald Cuckoo, Chrysococcyx cupreus,” by Todd Alan Harvey, Kimberly S. Bostwick, and Steve Marschner. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 10:86 (July 2013).

Measuring Spatially- and Directionally-varying Light Scattering from Biological Material,” by Todd Alan Harvey, Kimberly S. Bostwick, and Steve Marschner. Journal of Visualized Experiments 75 (2013).

Manifold Exploration: A Markov Chain Monte Carlo technique for rendering scenes with difficult specular transport,” by Wenzel Jakob and Steve Marschner. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2012.

Structure-aware Synthesis for Predictive Woven Fabric Appearance,” by Shuang Zhao, Wenzel Jakob, Steve Marschner, and Kavita Bala. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2012.

Stitch Meshes for Modeling Knitted Clothing with Yarn-level Detail,” by Cem Yuksel, Jonathan M. Kaldor, Doug L. James, and Steve Marschner. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2012.

Motion-driven Concatenative Synthesis of Cloth Sounds,” by Steven S. An, Doug L. James, and Steve Marschner. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2012.

Physical Face Cloning,” by Bernd Bickel, Peter Kaufmann, Mélina Skouras, Thabo Beeler, Derek Bradley, Bernhard Thomaszewski, Phil Jackson, Steve Marschner, Wojciech Matusik, and Markus Gross. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2012.

Coupled 3D Reconstruction of Sparse Facial Hair and Skin,” by Thabo Beeler, Bernd Bickel, Gioacchino Noris, Paul Beardsley, Steve Marschner, Robert W. Sumner, and Markus Gross. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2012.

Data-Driven Estimation of Cloth Simulation Models,” by Eder Miguel, Derek Bradley, Bernhard Tomaszewski, Bernd Bickel, Wojciech Matusik, Miguel Otaduy, and Steve Marschner. In proceedings of EUROGRAPHICS 2012.

Specular Reflection from Woven Cloth,” by Piti Irawan and Steve Marschner. ACM Transactions on Graphics 31:1 (January 2012).

Estimating Dual-scale Properties of Glossy Surfaces from Step-edge Lighting,” by Chun-Po Wang, Noah Snavely, and Steve Marschner. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2011.

Building Volumetric Appearance Models of Fabric using Micro CT Imaging,” by Shuang Zhao, Wenzel Jakob, Steve Marschner, and Kavita Bala. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2011.

A Radiative Transfer Framework for Rendering Materials with Anisotropic Structure,” by Wenzel Jakob, Adam Arbree, Jonathan T. Moon, Kavita Bala, and Steve Marschner. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2010.

Efficient Yarn-based Cloth with Adaptive Contact Linearization,” by Jonathan Kaldor, Doug L. James, and Steve Marschner. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2010.

Capturing Hair Assemblies Fiber by Fiber,” by Wenzel Jakob, Jonathan T. Moon, and Steve Marschner. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2009.

Efficient Multiple Scattering in Hair Using Spherical Harmonics,” by Jonathan T. Moon, Bruce Walter, and Steve Marschner. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2008.

Simulating Knitted Cloth at the Yarn Level,” by Jonathan M. Kaldor, Doug L. James, and Steve Marschner. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2008.

Rendering Discrete Random Media Using Precomputed Scattering Solutions,” by Jonathan T. Moon, Bruce Walter, and Stephen R. Marschner. In proceedings of Eurographics Symposium on Rendering 2007.

Microfacet Models for Refraction through Rough Surfaces,” by Bruce Walter, Stephen R. Marschner, Hongsong Li, and Kenneth E. Torrance. In proceedings of Eurographics Symposium on Rendering 2007.

A Survey on Hair Modeling: Styling, Simulation, and Rendering,” by Kelly Ward, Florence Bertails, Tae-Yong Kim, Stephen R. Marschner, Marie-Paule Cani, and Ming C. Lin. IEEE TVCG 13:2 March/April 2007, pp. 213–234.

Simulating Multiple Scattering in Hair Using a Photon Mapping Approach,” by Jonathan T. Moon and Stephen R. Marschner. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2006. Boston, July 2006.

Measuring and Modeling the Appearance of Wood,” by Stephen R. Marschner, Stephen H. Westin, Adam Arbree, and Jonathan T. Moon. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2005. Los Angeles, July 2005.

“Dual Photography,” by Pradeep Sen, Billy Chen, Gaurav Garg, Stephen R. Marschner, Mark Horowitz, Marc Levoy, and Hendrik P. A. Lensch. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2005. Los Angeles, July 2005.

“Perceptually Based Tone Mapping of High Dynamic Range Image Streams,” by Piti Irawan, James A. Ferwerda, and Stephen R. Marschner, In Proceedings of Eurographics Symposium on Rendering 2005. Konstanz, Germany, June 2005.

Light Scattering from Human Hair Fibers,” by Stephen R. Marschner, Henrik Wann Jensen, Mike Cammarano, Steve Worley, and Pat Hanrahan. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2003. San Diego, July 2003.

Animation and Rendering of Complex Water Surfaces,” by Douglas Enright, Stephen R. Marschner, and Ronald Fedkiw. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2002. San Antonio, July 2002.

Filling Holes in Complex Surfaces Using Volumetric Diffusion,” by James Davis, Stephen R. Marschner, Matt Garr, and Marc Levoy. In proceedings of First International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission. Padua, Italy, June 2002.

Image-Based Hair Capture by Inverse Lighting,” by Stéphane Grabli, François Sillion, Stephen R. Marschner, and Jerome E. Lengyel. In proceedings of Graphics Interface 2002. Calgary, May 2002.

A Practical Model for Subsurface Light Transport,” by Henrik Wann Jensen, Stephen R. Marschner, Marc Levoy, and Pat Hanrahan. In proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2001. Los Angeles, August 2001.

Modeling and Rendering for Realistic Facial Animation,” by Stephen R. Marschner, Brian Guenter, and Sashi Raghupathy. In proceedings of 11th Eurographics Workshop on Rendering. Brno (Czech Republic), June 2000.

Image-based Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function Measurement,” by Stephen R. Marschner, Stephen H. Westin, Eric P. F. Lafortune, and Kenneth E. Torrance. Applied Optics, vol. 39, no. 16 (2000).

Image-based BRDF Measurement Including Human Skin,” by Stephen R. Marschner, Stephen H. Westin, Eric P. F. Lafortune, Kenneth E. Torrance, and Donald P. Greenberg. In proceedings of 10th Eurographics Workshop on Rendering, pages 139-152. Granada (Spain), June 1999.

Inverse Lighting for Photography,” by Stephen R. Marschner and Donald P. Greenberg. In proceedings of IS&T/SID Fifth Color Imaging Conference, pages 262-265. Scottsdale, AZ, November 1997.

An Evaluation of Reconstruction Filters for Volume Rendering,” by Stephen R. Marschner and Richard J. Lobb. In proceedings of Visualization '94, pages 100-107. Washington, DC, October 1994.

Technical reports

“Reflectance measurements of pigmented colorants,” by Jeffrey B. Budsberg, Donald P. Greenberg, and Stephen R. Marschner. Technical report PCG-06-02, Program of Computer Graphics, Cornell University, Sept 2006.

“A simple, accurate texture model for woven cotton cloth,” by Piti Irawan and Stephen R. Marschner. Technical report PCG-06-01, Program of Computer Graphics, Cornell University, June 2006.

“Filling Holes in Complex Surfaces Using Volumetric Diffusion,” by Stephen R. Marschner, James Davis, Matt Garr, and Marc Levoy. Stanford University Computer Science Technical Report 2001-7, April 2001.

Efficient Minimization of New Quadric Metric for Simplifying Meshes with Appearance Attributes,” by Hugues Hoppe and Steve Marschner. Microsoft Research Technical Report MSR-TR-2000-64, June 2000.

“Texture Maps from Photographs of Scanned 3D Surfaces,” by Stephen R. Marschner. Cornell University Technical Report PCG-97-1, April 1997.

Patents

“Methods and Systems for Animating Facial Features, and Methods and Systems for Expression Transformation,” with Brian Guenter, Sashi Raghupathy, Kirk Olynyk, and Sing Bing Kang. United States Patent #6,850,872, issued 2005.

“Facial Image Processing Methods and Systems,” with Brian Guenter, Sashi Raghupathy, Kirk Olynyk, and Sing Bing Kang. United States Patent #6,950,104, issued 2005.

Awards and Funding

Awards and fellowships

SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award, 2015.

Sloan Research Fellowship, 2006.

NSF CAREER Award, “Modeling the Properties and Appearance of Materials,” 2004–2009.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Technical Achievement Award, with Henrik Wann Jensen and Pat Hanrahan, 2003.

Grants

Google Faculty Research Award, “Towards 3D scanning of sewn and other deformable objects,” 2014–2015.

NSF IIS grant, “Beyond Flat Images: Acquiring, Processing, and Fabricating Visually Rich Material Appearance,” with Kavita Bala, Jason Lawrence, Ravi Ramamoorthi, Szymon Rusinkiewicz, and Todd Zickler, 2010–.

NSF IIS grant, “Sound Rendering for Physically Based Simulation,” with Doug James and Kavita Bala, 2009–.

NSF CCF grant, “Accurate and Efficient Visual Simulation of Fiber-based Mechanical Structures,” with Doug James and Susan Ashdown, 2007–2010.

NSF CCF grant, “Unifying Geometric and Volumetric Light Scattering for Accurate Rendering of Dense Geometry,” 2006–2009.

NSF Research Infrastructure grant, “Petabyte Storage Services for Data-driven Science,” with Al Demers, Dan Huttenlocher, James Cordes, and Jon Kleinberg, 2004–2009.

Corporate funding

Autodesk Corporation, 2013–

Intel Science and Technology Center for Visual Computing, 2010–

Kodak Corporation, 2007.

Unilever Corporation, 2006–2007.

Teaching

University courses

“Realistic Image Synthesis.” Cornell University CS 6630, Fall Semester 2015; Spring Semester 2012; Fall Semester 2009.

“Interactive Computer Graphics.” Cornell University CS5625, Spring Semester 2015.

“Introduction to Computer Graphics.” Cornell University CS 4620, Fall Semesters 2008, 2013, 2014.

“Introduction to Computing Using Python.” Cornell University CS1110, Spring Semesters 2013, 2014.

“Computational Photography.” Cornell University CS6640, Fall Semester 2012.

“Introduction to Computing Using Java.” Cornell University CS 1110, Fall Semester 2011.

“Introduction to Scientific Computing.” Cornell University CS 322/3220, Spring Semesters 2007, 2009, 2010.

“Physics Based Rendering.” Cornell University CS 667, Spring Semesters 2004, 2005, 2006; Fall Semester 2007.

“Computer Graphics I.” Cornell University CS 465, Fall Semesters 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.

“Physics Based Rendering.” Cornell University CS 667, Spring Semesters 2004, 2005, 2006.

“Computer Graphics.” Cornell University CS 417, Spring Semester 2003.

“Topics in Digital Photography,” with Marc Levoy. Stanford University CS 448a, Spring Quarter 2002.

“Appearance Models for Computer Graphics and Vision,” with Pat Hanrahan, Jitendra Malik, Henrik Wann Jensen, and Szymon Rusinkeiwicz. Stanford University CS 448c, Fall Quarter 2000.

SIGGRAPH courses

“Hair Rendering.” In Sunil Hadap, organizer, Strands and Hair: Modeling, Animation, and Rendering. SIGGRAPH 2007 Course 33.

“Fibers.” In Hendrik P.A. Lensch and Michael Goesele, organizers, Realistic Materials in Computer Graphics. SIGGRAPH 2005 Course 10.

“Radiometry.” In Philip Dutré and Henrik Wann Jensen, organizers, State of the Art in Monte Carlo Global Illumination. SIGGRAPH 2004 Course 4.

“Measuring the BSSRDF.” In Steve Marschner and Ravi Ramamoorthi, organizers, Acquiring Material Models Using Inverse Rendering. SIGGRAPH 2002 Course 39.

“BRDF Measurement.” In Michael Ashikhmin, organizer, State of the Art in Modeling and Measuring of Surface Reflection. SIGGRAPH 2001 Course 10.

“Image-based BRDF Measurement.” In Yizhou Yu, organizer, Image-based Surface Details. SIGGRAPH 2000 Course 16.

Professional Activities

Technical Papers Chair for ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2015.

Papers Committee Member for ACM SIGGRAPH 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014.

Program Co-chair for Eurographics Symposium on Rendering 2008.

Program Committee Member for CVPR 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007.

Program Committee Member for EGSR 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012.

Program Committee Member for ICCP 2012.

Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.

Reviewer for ACM SIGGRAPH, IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, ACM Transactions on Graphics, Eurographics Symposium on Rendering, Journal of Graphics Tools, ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics (I3D), Computer Graphics Forum, and the National Science Foundation.

Member of ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH, IEEE, Optical Society of America, and the Eurographics Association.

Invited Talks

“Optics and Mechanics of Fibers for Computer Graphics”
IST Austria Colloquium, October 2015.

“Measuring and modeling the detailed appearance of materials”
Google Research, April 2013.

“Structure and appearance of fibers, yarns, and cloth”
Pixar research group, April 2013.

“The continuing evolution of reflection and scattering in graphics”
Invited lecture at Pacific Graphics 2009, Jeju, Korea, October 2009

“Rendering materials with complex 3D structure”
KAIST Computer Science Department, October 2009
Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany, June 2008
Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University, July 2007
Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, May 2007
Department of Computer Science, University of Washington, May 2007
Adobe Laboratories, Seattle, WA, May 2007

“Modeling and simulating scattering in hair for the purposes of computer graphics”
Spring Seminar of the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists, April 2009

“The Optics of Entertainment: Computing the appearance of everyday materials for the movies”
Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) Users meeting 2008

“Scattering and light transport in fibrous materials”
Department of Computer Science, Princeton University, April 2006
Department of Computer Science, Columbia University, April 2006

“Light scattering models for rendering human hair”
Department of Computer Science, Northwestern University, May 2003

“Measuring and modeling the appearance of materials for Computer Graphics”
Computer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin, April 2002
Department of Computer Science, Dartmouth College, April 2002
Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, March 2002
Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University, April 2002
Department of Computer Science, Cornell University, February 2002
Department of Computer Science, Columbia University, February 2002
Computer Science & Engineering Department, Penn State University, February 2002

“A Practical Model for Subsurface Light Transport”
Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, October 2001

“Appearance measurement for realistic materials”
Industrial Light and Magic, May 2001

“Measuring and modeling the appearance of objects and materials”
Guest lecture for 3D photography course at University of Washington, May 2001

“Image-based BRDF measurement”
Presentation in SIGGRAPH 2000 Course 16, August 2000

“Realistic facial animation from image-based measurements”
Stanford Graphics Laboratory, Stanford University, June 2000
Department of Computer Science, Yale University, April 2000
Department of Computer Science, University of Utah, February 2000

“Realistic rendering using measured reflectance”
Department of Computer Science, Cornell University, October 1999

“Image-based reflectance measurement”
Department of Computer Science, University of Utah, October 1999

“Image-based reflectometry”
Workshop on Rendering, Perception, and Measurement, Cornell University, April 1999
Microsoft Research, November 1998

Selected Press Coverage

“Better Blondes”
ScienCentral News, November 28, 2006 (TV news segment).

“Computer Animated Blonds Have More Fun”
Seed Magazine, August 4, 2006.

“Hairy Calculations: Picturing tresses in a truer light”
Science News, July 29, 2006.

“Card trick holds promise for movie effects”
New Scientist, June 1, 2005.

“Technical Achievement”
Ithaca Times, March 3, 2004 (cover story).

“How to stop those virtual bad hair days”
New Scientist, August 2, 2003.

“White fantastic”
New Scientist, August 25, 2001.