August 6, 2023 | Los Angeles, CA
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Sunday, August 6 • 10:25am - 10:55am
Keynote Session: Strategies for Open Source Development in Academia - Wenzel Jakob, Assistant Professor, Realistic Graphics Lab, EPFL School of Computer and Communication Sciences

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Turning experimental academic research into software presents a tricky trade-off between solid engineering to create artifacts of lasting value and hasty speculative prototyping needed to survive in today's world of "publish or perish". In this talk, I will explain my strategies for being active in both spheres, and how they have led projects such as Mitsuba, Dr.Jit, layerlab, Instant Meshes, pybind11, nanobind, nanogui, and others.

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Wenzel Jakob

Professor, EPFL
Wenzel's research revolves around inverse graphics, material appearance modeling and physically based rendering algorithms. He is interested in solving real-world problems using invertible simulations and developing algorithms and systems to do so at scale. Wenzel has received the... Read More →

Sunday August 6, 2023 10:25am - 10:55am PDT
Plaza I/II/III, 3rd Floor
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