Alex Keller

Alexander Keller is a director of research at NVIDIA, leading advanced rendering research. Before, he had been the Chief Scientist of mental images, where he had been responsible for research and the conception of future products and strategies including the design of the iray renderer. Prior to industry, he worked as a full professor for computer graphics and scientific computing at Ulm University, where he co-founded the UZWR (Ulmer Zentrum für wissenschaftliches Rechnen) and received an award for excellence in teaching. Alexander Keller holds a Ph.D. in computer science, authored more than 25 granted patents, and published more than 50 papers mainly in the area of quasi-Monte Carlo methods, photorealistic image synthesis using ray tracing, and machine learning.