Kerry A. Seitz, Jr.

Senior Research Scientist
Wētā Digital x Unity Technologies

kerry at seitz dot tech

Kerry A. Seitz, Jr.

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I am a Senior Research Scientist at Wētā Digital x Unity Technologies, working on the Manuka final-frame renderer. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Davis in 2022 working with Prof. John Owens and my B.S. in Computer Science with Minors in Biology and Biomathematics from Trinity University in 2012.

My research interests include computer graphics, programming languages and models, compilers, heterogeneous computing, and general purpose GPU (GPGPU) computing. I am especially interested in the intersection of these areas.


UnifiedShaders:2022 Supporting Unified Shader Specialization by Co-opting C++ Features
Kerry A. Seitz, Jr., Theresa Foley, Serban D. Porumbescu, and John D. Owens
Proceedings of the ACM on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 5(3):25:1–25:17, July 2022
High-Performance Graphics 2022
DOI | ACM Paper | Preprint | BibTeX | Slides (pptx) | Slides (pdf) | Code

Presentation Recording (YouTube)

PhDDissertation:2022 Toward Unified Shader Programming
Kerry A. Seitz, Jr.
Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Davis, March 2022
Ph.D. Dissertation | ProQuest | BibTeX


Selos:2019 Staged Metaprogramming for Shader System Development
Kerry A. Seitz, Jr., T. Foley, Serban D. Porumbescu, and John D. Owens
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 38(6):202:1–202:15, November 2019
SIGGRAPH Asia 2019
DOI | ACM Paper | Preprint | BibTeX | Slides (pptx) | Slides (pdf) | Code

Extended presentation with additional background information presented for:
Trinity University – Computer Science Colloquium – Fall 2020
Slides (pptx) | Slides (pdf)


Piko:2015 Piko: A Framework for Authoring Programmable Graphics Pipelines
Anjul Patney, Stanley Tzeng, Kerry A. Seitz, Jr., and John D. Owens
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 34(4):147:1–147:13, August 2015
DOI | ACM Paper | Preprint | BibTeX | Slides (pptx) | Presentation Recording | Code


GPU Water Modeling 2013 A GPU Implementation for Two-Dimensional Shallow Water Modeling
Kerry A. Seitz, Jr., Alex Kennedy, Owen Ransom, Bassam A. Younis, and John D. Owens
arXiv:1308.1230 [cs.DC], September 2013
arXiv | BibTeX


ICIP:2012 Expanding Diagnostically Labeled Datasets Using Content-based Image Retrieval
Anne-Marie Giuca, Kerry A. Seitz, Jr., Jacob Furst, and Daniela Raicu
In 2012 19th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2012, pages 2397–2400, September/October 2012
DOI | Paper (pdf) | BibTeX | Poster (pdf)

MathBio:2012 A Stochastic Model for the Development of Bateson-Dobzhansky-Muller Incompatibilities that Incorporates Protein Interaction Networks
Kevin Livingstone, Peter Olofsson, Garner Cochran, Andrius Dagilis, Karen MacPherson, and Kerry A. Seitz, Jr.
Mathematical Biosciences, 238(1):49–54, July 2012
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ITNG:2012 Virtual Machine and Bytecode for Optimization on Heterogeneous Systems
Kerry A. Seitz, Jr. and Mark C. Lewis
In Proceedings of the 2012 Ninth International Conference on Information Technology — New Generations, ITNG 2012, pages 528–533, April 2012
DOI | Paper (pdf) | BibTeX | Slides (pdf)

Undergraduate Honors Thesis | BibTeX (Honors Thesis)

SPIE:2012 Learning Lung Nodule Similarity Using a Genetic Algorithm
Kerry A. Seitz, Jr., Anne-Marie Giuca, Jacob Furst, and Daniela Raicu
In Medical Imaging 2012: Computer-Aided Diagnosis, Proceedings of SPIE, volume 8315, February 2012
DOI | Paper (pdf) | BibTeX | Poster (pdf)


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