I joined the faculty at Cornell in Fall 2002; my research and teaching center around computer graphics. Before I came to Cornell I worked in the Computer Graphics lab at Stanford on material appearance modeling and on the The Digital Michelangelo Project, and before that at Microsoft Research and at HP Laboratories. My Ph.D. is from Cornell in 1998.

Recent publications

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Modeling and Estimation of Internal Friction in Cloth

Eder Miguel, Rasmus Tamstorf, Derek Bradley, Sara C. Schvartzman, Bernhard Thomaszewski, Bernd Bickel, Wojciech Matusik, Steve Marschner and Miguel A. Otaduy
SIGGRAPH Asia 2013

Fabricating Translucent Materials Using Continuous Pigment Mixtures

Marios Papas, Christian Regg, Wojciech Jarosz, Bernd Bickel, Philip Jackson, Wojciech Matusik, Steve Marschner, and Markus Gross

Directional reflectance and milli-scale feather morphology of the African Emerald Cuckoo, Chrysococcyx cupreus

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

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

Wenzel Jakob and Steve Marschner

Selected publications

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Building Volumetric Appearance Models of Fabric using Micro CT Imaging

Shuang Zhao, Wenzel Jakob, Steve Marschner, and Kavita Bala

A Radiative Transfer Framework for Rendering Materials with Anisotropic Structure

Wenzel Jakob, Adam Arbree, Jonathan T. Moon, Kavita Bala, and Steve Marschner

Simulating Knitted Cloth at the Yarn Level

Jonathan M. Kaldor, Doug L. James, and Steve Marschner

Light Scattering from Human Hair Fibers

Stephen R. Marschner, Henrik Wann Jensen, Mike Cammarano, Steve Worley, and Pat Hanrahan

A Practical Model for Subsurface Light Transport

Henrik Wann Jensen, Stephen R. Marschner, Marc Levoy, and Pat Hanrahan


2004: NSF CAREER Award

2004: Technical Achievement Award, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

2006: Sloan Research Fellowship

Recent Teaching

CS1110: Introduction to Computing Using Python, Spring 2014 & Spring 2013

CS4620: Introduction to Computer Graphics, Fall 2013

CS6640: Computational Photography, Fall 2012

CS6630: Realistic Image Synthesis, Spring 2012


National Science Foundation

Autodesk Corporation

Intel Science and Technology Center for Visual Computing

Professional activities

Papers co-chair for EGSR 2008

SIGGRAPH papers committee 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2002

CVPR program committee 2010, 2006, 2005, 2003

EGSR program committee 2011, 2009, 2007, 2006

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics

Associate Editor, Foundations and Trends in Computer Graphics and Vision