My research and teaching are in computer graphics and vision, centered around how optics and mechanics determine the appearance of materials. I got my Ph.D. from Cornell in 1998, and held research positions at HP Laboratories, Microsoft Research, and Stanford University before I rejoined Cornell in 2002.

Recent publications

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Animating Elastic Rods With Sound

Eston Schweickart, Doug L. James, and Steve Marschner

Printing Anisotropic Appearance With Magnetic Flakes

Thiago Pereira, Carolina L. A. Paes Leme, Steve Marschner, and Szymon Rusinkiewicz

Azimuthal Scattering from Elliptical Hair Fibers

Pramook Khungurn and Steve Marschner
ACM Transactions on Graphics 36:2 (April 2017)

Simulating the Structure and Texture of Solid Wood

Albert Julius Liu, Zhao Dong, Milos Hasan, and Steve Marschner
SIGGRAPH Asia 2016

Position-Normal Distributions for Efficient Rendering of Specular Microstructure

Ling-Qi Yan, Milos Hasan, Steve Marschner, and Ravi Ramamoorthi

Selected publications

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Manifold Exploration: A Markov Chain Monte Carlo technique for rendering scenes with difficult specular transport

Wenzel Jakob and Steve Marschner

Building Volumetric Appearance Models of Fabric using Micro CT Imaging

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

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

2015: SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award

Recent Teaching

CS6630: Realistic Image Synthesis, Fall 2015

CS5625: Interactive Computer Graphics, Spring 2015

CS4620: Introduction to Computer Graphics, Fall 2014

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

CS4620: Introduction to Computer Graphics, Fall 2013


National Science Foundation

Autodesk Corporation

Intel Science and Technology Center for Visual Computing

Professional activities

Technical Papers Chair for SIGGRAPH Asia 2015

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