Stephen Marschner

Stephen Robert Marschner

Computer Science
Gates Hall 313


My research and teaching are in computer graphics and vision, centered around how optics and mechanics determine the appearance of materials. I got my Ph.D. from Cornell in 1998, and held research positions at HP Laboratories, Microsoft Research, and Stanford University before I rejoined Cornell in 2002.

Research Interests

Computer Graphics and Vision: realistic rendering, material models (optical and mechanical), appearance capture, simulation, and computational photography.

Teaching Interests

Computer graphics, introductory computing

Selected Publications

  • Rundong Wu, Huaishu Peng, François Guimbretiére, and Steve Marschner. 2016. “Printing Arbitrary Meshes with a 5DOF Wireframe Printer”  In Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2016
  • Wenzel Jakob and Steve Marschner. 2015 “Geometric Tools for Exploring Manifolds of Light Transport Paths” Research Highlight in Communications of the ACM 58:11 November 2015
  • Kaldor, J. M., Douglas L. James, Stephen Robert Marschner.  2008. "Simulating knitted cloth at the yarn level."  ACM Transactions on Graphics 27 (3).
  • Marschner, Stephen Robert, H. W. Jensen, M. Cammarano, S. Worley, P. Hanrahan.  2003. "Light scattering from human hair fibers."ACM Transactions on Graphics 22 (3): 780-791.
  • Zhao, Shuang, Wenzel Jakob, Stephen Robert Marschner, Kavita Bala.  2011.  "Building Volumetric Appearance Models of Fabric using Micro CT Imaging."  Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2011,  July (3rd Quarter/Summer).

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Sloan Research Fellowship (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation) 2006
  • CAREER Award (National Science Foundation) 2004
  • Technical Achievement Award (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) 2003
  • SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award 2015
  • Research Highlight (CACM) 2011


Cornell University 1998