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I am a computer science Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara, advised by Professor Lingqi Yan. I am a recipient of the NVIDIA Ph.D. fellowship 2022-2023.

My research interests reside between the realms of computer graphics and computational electrodynamics. I currently work on physical light transport, which we introduced in SIGGRAPH 2021. Physical light transport aims to simulate the physical behaviour of partially-coherent light in complicated environments, in an accurate but computationally-tractable manner.

I would like to realize a cohesive computational theory that is able to propagate partially-coherent light globally throughout a scene, predict the optical response induced by interaction of that light with matter and how these interactions affect the properties of light. Beyond the applications to realistic rendering in movies and multimedia, this work aims to address the more general challenges of the study of propagation of electromagnetic waves in complex settings, such as: analysis and simulation of radar, WiFi and cellular signals in urban environment, non-optical imaging with such waves, non-line-of-sight imaging and more.

Please see the research overview page for further discussion of my research.

Short Bio

I received my M.Sc. degree in mathematics and computer science from Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, under the supervision of Professor David Harel. My M.Sc research centred on efficient execution and distribution of formally-verifiable software paradigms. Previously, I was a rendering engineer working on CRYENGINE, a leading game- and rendering-engine, and HUNT, a successful AAA video game. Beyond my active research I am also interested in real and complex analysis, classical electromagnetism and quantum mechanics. In my free time, I go hiking to some of the farther reaches of our extraordinary planet, powerlift, read books and play video games.

I am involved in the SIGGRAPH Research Career Development Committee. We would like to help young researchers in making their first steps in becoming active members of the computer graphics scientific community If you are passionate about computer graphic research and lack traditional support frameworks, I will be happy to have a chat and help as I am able.

Education

University of California, Santa Barbara
Ph.D. Computer Science

Sep 2019 - April 2023
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Weizmann Institute of Science
M.Sc. Mathematics and Computer Science

Oct 2015 - Sep 2017
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