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.



P. Hermosilla, S. Maisch, T. Ritschel and T. Ropinski, "Deep-learning the Latent Space of Light Transport", Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. EGSR 2019), 2019.
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", 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,