Jared Hoberock joined NVIDIA Research in October 2008. His interests include parallel programming models and physically-based rendering. Jared is the co-creator of Thrust, a high performance parallel algorithms library. While at NVIDIA, Jared has contributed to the DirectX graphics driver, Gelato, a final frame film renderer, and OptiX, a high-performance, programmable ray tracing engine. Jared received a Ph.D in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a two-time recipient of the NVIDIA Graduate Research Fellowship.