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Young Researcher Award 2021 – Adrián Jarabo

Adrián Jarabo receives the EUROGRAPHICS Young Researcher Award 2021. He obtained his PhD in Computer Graphics from the Universidad de Zaragoza, where he was advised by Prof. Diego Gutierrez. He is now an Assistant Professor at Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain), where he works on topics in computer graphics and computational imaging.

Adrián Jarabo has done highly original, methodically deep, and widely cited work on the different aspects of physically-based light transport, including simulation and appearance modeling. He also worked on research questions in the areas of perception and light field editing. In 2017, he received the EUROGRAPHICS PhD Award.

A highlight of his research are his seminal contributions to the area of light transport modeling for transient and non-line-of-sight imaging. This is an emerging and very exciting research area at the intersection of optics, computational imaging and computer graphics. For example, he presented seminal new techniques to capture and visualize the propagation of light in space. He also proposed new techniques to effectively simulate and analyze transient light transport, where the speed of light can no longer be considered infinite, by means of computer graphics. Furthermore, he developed new ways to solve challenging inverse problems arising in transient imaging. An example from his recent work in this domain is a new approach for non-line-of-sight imaging with a new wave optical approach, which was published in the journal Nature.

The work of Adrián Jarabo is published in the top conferences and journals in computer graphics and optics and is widely cited. The fact that one of his works was published in the journal Nature speaks to the impact of his work in the scientific community at large.

Eurographics is pleased to recognize Adrián Jarabo with the 2021 Young Researcher Award.