Jason Lawrence

I am a research scientist, technical lead, and engineering manager at Google in Seattle where I lead a team working on the future of communication. Prior to joining Google, I was associate professor of computer science at the University of Virginia. I hold a PhD in computer science from Princeton University and a BS in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

My research spans computer graphics, computer vision, and machine learning. I have worked on a wide range of problems in physically-based rendering, real-time rendering, material appearance modeling and representation, computational fabrication, and acquisition of 3D geometry and material properties. My recent work has focused on high-fidelity real-time 3D capture, 3D display technologies, and digital relighting.


Feb 24, 2021 Our recent Time-Travel Rephotography project was highlighted in a nice Two Minute Papers video.
Dec 22, 2020 We imagine taking a modern camera back into the past in a new paper Time-Travel Rephotography.
Dec 11, 2020 We describe a method for estimating high quality normal maps and albedo maps from a single “dark” near-infrared flash image pair in a new paper A Dark Flash Normal Camera.

selected publications

    Brady, A., Lawrence, J., Peers, P., and Weimer, W.
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. of SIGGRAPH) 33(4), 2014.
    Sitthi-Amorn, P., Modly, N., Weimer, W., and Lawrence, J.
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. of SIGGRAPH Asia) 30(6), 2011.
    Holroyd, M., Lawrence, J., and Zickler, T.
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. of SIGGRAPH) 29(4), 2010.
    Lawrence, J., Ben-Artzi, A., DeCoro, C., Matusik, W., Pfister, H., Ramamoorthi, R., and Rusinkiewicz, S.
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. of SIGGRAPH) 25(3), 2006.