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I am a post-doctoral researcher at Charles University in Prague, in the Computer Graphics Group led by Jaroslav Křivánek. My specialization is visual computing, a fascinating multi-disciplinary sub-domain of computer science. Visual computing builds on physics and mathematics, and pertains to many different areas including human perception and interfaces, color science, computational fabrication, art, and others.

My original topic had been real-time rendering and material appearance modeling, primarily focusing on efficient physically-based approximations suitable for GPU execution. Later, i've started shifting attention to predictive image synthesis via Monte Carlo methods. This has also lead to appearance design in the context of computational fabrication (a.k.a. 3D printing). Check out what i've been up to in recent years.

Personally i'm fueled by curiosity, and love seeking connections between scientific disciplines -- pretty much anywhere between physics and philosophy. I'm passionate about visual arts, mainly photography, film, computer games, drawing, and just about anything that relates to fractals (even beyond their visual manifestation). I enjoy questions (asking and answering), socializing, travelling and sports (mainly biking but many others). I am predominantly chaotic, a friend to genuine people of any race and gender, and an enemy to hypocrisy, willful ignorance, and unbounded egoism.

→ Contact
Computer Graphics Group [↑]
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics [↑], Charles University [↑]
Malostranské nám. 25, 118 00 [↑]
Prague, Czech Republic

→ Email
os#ka#r@cg#g.#mf#f.cu#ni.c#z (office; remove the hashtags!)
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→ Phone
+420 951 554 442 (office)
+420 776 626 790 (mobile)

→ TLDR resume
Current position: Postdoctoral researcher at CGG at Charles University, Prague and Marie Skłodovska-Curie Fellow within DISTRO ITN
Education: Bc./Msc. at Charles University, Prague, Ph.D. at Max Planck Institute for Informatics and Saarland University, Saarbruecken
Research interests: computer graphics (physically-based image synthesis, computational fabrication, forward and inverse appearance
modelling, Monte Carlo methods, participating media, light scattering, GPU programming), computational fabrication, optics

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