Jan is a senior research scientist working on topics at the cross-section of rendering and machine learning. He joined NVIDIA Research in 2018 after five years at Disney Research where he led the Rendering Group and worked on various techniques for efficient rendering and physically based simulation of light transport. Prior to Disney Research, he worked at the Walt Disney Animation Studios contributing to the Hyperion renderer. Jan holds a Ph.D. degree (2014) from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and B.Sc. (2007) and M.Sc. (2009) degrees from the Czech Technical University in Prague.