Alex Keller

Alex Keller, Ph.D.
Director of Research, NVIDIA Research
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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 and photorealistic image synthesis using ray tracing.

Research Interests:

Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods, Ray Tracing, Light Transport Simulation, Rendering Systems, Number Theory, Algorithms and Data Structures, Computer Graphics and Computer Vision, Scientific Computing, Computer Architecture