Sebastian Maisch, Dipl. Inform.

Sebastian Maisch joined the VISCOM group in April 2015.

Sebastian holds a Diploma in Computer Science (2015) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He wrote his Diploma thesis at the KIT's Computer Graphics Group. The title of the thesis was: Discrete Ordinate Methods with WENO Interpolation.

Research Interests

  • Global Illumination
  • Participating Media
  • Skin Rendering


Lectures, Projects and Seminars

Open Topics for Theses

I like to supervise theses with topics in the fields of Real-Time Rendering, Global Illumination or Physically Based Rendering, but also from other fields in Computer Graphics.

If you are interested in writing a thesis, please send me an email or drop by my office.



The lab of the VISCOM group contains a 2.5m x 4m sized projection wall. We use 12 x 2 FullHD projectors to show interactive images using passive stereo. The wall contains a touch interface for input.



S. Besenthal, S. Maisch and T. Ropinski, "Multi-Resolution Rendering for Computationally Expensive Lighting Effects" in International Conferences in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision , May 2019 , pp. 8.
P. Hermosilla, S. Maisch, T. Ritschel and T. Ropinski, "Deep-learning the Latent Space of Light Transport" , Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. EGSR 2019) , 2019. .


P. Hermosilla, S. Maisch, T. Ritschel and T. Ropinski, "Deep-learning the Latent Space of Light Transport" , arxiv pre-print , 2018. .
P. Hermosilla, S. Maisch, P. Vazquez and T. Ropinski, "Improving Perception of Molecular Surface Visualizations by Incorporating Translucency Effects" , Proocedings of VCBM 2018 , 2018.


S. Maisch and T. Ropinski, "Spatial Adjacency Maps for Translucency Simulation under General Illumination" , Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Eurographics 2017) , vol. 36 , no. 2 , pp. 443-453 , 2017. The Eurographics Association and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. , .
DOI: 10.1111/cgf.13139


S. Maisch, R. Skanberg and T. Ropinski, "A Comparative Study of Mipmapping Techniques for Interactive Volume Visualization" , Journal of WSCG , vol. 24 , no. 2 , pp. 35-42 , 2016. Václav Skala - UNION Agency , .