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Jan Novak

Dr.-Ing. Jan Novák

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
Raum: 142
Tel.: +49 721 608 43967
Am Fasanengarten 5, Gebäude 50.34, 1. OG, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

I used to be a PhD student at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. I defended my dissertation in May 2014. Before joining Carsten Dachsbacher's group I received my B.Sc. (2007) and M.Sc. (2009) from the Czech Technical University in Prague with my Master's thesis supervised by Vlastimil Havran. Part of my studies I spent in the US (Union College) and in Singapore (Nanyang Technological University). In the summer of 2011 I worked as an intern at Disney Research Zurich with Wojciech Jarosz and Derek Nowrouzezahrai. I also shortly joined the research team at Pixar Animation Studios as an intern working with Christophe Hery in the summer of 2012.

In August, 2013, I joined the Walt Disney Animation Studios and then moved to Disney Research Zurich in February, 2014.

 

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Research Interests

  • Global Illumination
  • Participating Media
  • Acceleration of Ray Tracing
  • GPU Computing

Publications

2013

Progressive Visibility Caching for Fast Indirect Illumination
Authors:  Justus Ulbrich, Jan Novák, Hauke Rehfeld, and Carsten Dachsbacher  
Published:  Proceedings of International Workshop on Vision, Modeling, and Visualization (VMV'13)
Lugano, Switzerland, 2013, September 11-13
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Authors:  Thorsten-W. Schmidt, Jan Novák, Johannes Meng, Anton S. Kaplanyan, Tim Reiner,
Derek Nowrouzezahrai, and Carsten Dachsbacher
Published:  ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2013), vol. 32, no. 4, 2013
Anaheim, USA, 2013, July 21-25
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Authors:  Carsten Dachsbacher, Jaroslav Křivánek, Miloš Hašan, Adam Arbree, Bruce Walter,
and Jan Novák
 
Published:  EUROGRAPHICS 2013 - State of the Art Reports, Girona, Spain
Girona, Spain, 2013, May 6-10
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2012

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Authors:  Jan Novák, Derek Nowrouzezahrai, Carsten Dachsbacher, and Wojciech Jarosz  
Published:  Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of EGSR 2012)
Paris, France, 2012, June 27-29
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Authors:  Jan Novák, Derek Nowrouzezahrai, Carsten Dachsbacher, and Wojciech Jarosz  
Published:  ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2012), vol. 31, no. 4, 2012
Los Angeles, USA, 2012, August 5-9
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Authors:  Thomas Engelhardt, Jan Novák, Thorsten-W. Schmidt, and Carsten Dachsbacher  
Published:  Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Pacific Graphics 2012), 2012
Hong Kong, China, 2012, September 12-14
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Authors:  Jan Novák and Carsten Dachsbacher  
Published:  Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of EUROGRAPHICS 2012), vol. 31, no. 2, 2012
Cagliary, Italy, 2012, May 13-18
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2011

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Authors:  Jan Novák, Thomas Engelhardt, and Carsten Dachsbacher  
Published:  In Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (I3D '11, San Francisco)
ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2011, 119-124
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Authors:  Jan Novák, Vlastimil Havran, and Carsten Dachsbacher  
Published:  GPU Computing Gems (Chapter 26)
Morgan Kaufmann, February 7th 2011, ISBN: 9780123849885, 401-411
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2010

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Instant Multiple Scattering for Interactive Rendering of Heterogeneous Participating Media
Authors:  Thomas Engelhardt, Jan Novák, and Carsten Dachsbacher  
Published:  Technical Report
December 8th, 2010, KIT - Karlsruhe Institut of Technology
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Authors:  Jan Novák, Vlastimil Havran, and Carsten Dachsbacher  
Published:  EUROGRAPHICS 2010 - Short Papers
Norrköping, Sweden, Eurographics Association, 2010, 61-64
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Teaching

SS 2013

WS 2012/2013

SS 2012

WS 2011/2012

SS 2011

WS 2010/2011

Miscellaneous

Reviewing for:

  • Transaction on Graphics, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Computers & Graphics
  • Eurographics 2013; 2014, EGSR 2012, SIGGRAPH 2013, SIGGRAPH Asia 2012

Supervision

  • Justus Ulbrich - Visibility Caching for Progressive Many-Light Algorithms (BSc. thesis, finished on 31.1.2012)
  • Michael Sohm - Progressive Virtual Spherical Lights for Rendering Glossy Scenes (BSc. thesis, finished on 31.5.2012)
  • Karsten Brand - Realistic Screen-Space Subsurface Scattering (Diploma thesis, finished on 31.1.2012)
  • Martin Tillman - 2D Path Tracing (Study thesis, finished on 31.5.2011)