Rendering (2015-2017)

The course is still being held every year. Make sure to have a look at the course webpage for details and lecture dates. Also, the lecture videos are now available!

Rendering (2014)

A course on global illumination and light transport simulations, held together with Thomas Auzinger. The results for this year so far already went way beyond my expectations. Good job everyone! 🙂 The course galleries are available on the course website.

“This was by far the most enthusiastic lecture that I visited. Many interesting topics were covered in detail and from an easy to understand perspective. Other lecturers should participate in this course to learn from your awesome teaching skills. In the future, I would like you to cover even more topics if there is enough time!”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2014)

“Just thank you for this course, it must have been my best course since the beginning of my education in the university.”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2014)

“Great explanation of the different topics!
Nice overview of the state of the art algorithms, and great presentation style.
Can’t think of much to improve.”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2014)

“The course was very interesting. I learned a lot and I prefer this way of knowing what several methods are really about rather than just calculating the math and not knowing what I’m actually doing.”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2014)

“The course exceeded my expectations. At the beginning, I did not know what to expect but it quickly changed after the first lecture.
Very positive about how you teach, love the slides, and the information you squeeze into your lectures is amazing. Wish there would be more courses like this. Thanks for the great lectures!”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2014)

“You are lots of fun, and you make me want to come to your lecture.
All the hard mathematics are easily solvable the way you explain them. Never change your lecturing style!
What’s also very motivating is the positive feedback you guys give for the assignments, it’s the only lecture where we get it!
Thank you for the good time!”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2014)

“Liked the style of presentation. Not loads of algorithms in pseudocode but explanations of what are the problems and why something is solved the way it is solved.”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2014)

“First of all…the course is awesome!
Very interesting field and your performance in the lectures is really funny and understandable. Hopefully you can hold additional lectures for the master-level courses.”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2014)

“The interactive and energetic structure of the course fueled my interest and I don’t think I’ve seen a difficult material like this presented so well and understandably before.”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2014)

“Nothing to criticize here. Great course, lots of nice pictures, easy to follow – even the mathematical stuff! This course really raised my interest in offline rendering. Thanks!”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2014)

“Like. Entertaining. Understandable. Would buy again.”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2014)

I even got this. Very creative use of the student feedback sheet indeed! 🙂

Rendering (2013)

A course on global illumination and light transport simulations, held together with Thomas Auzinger. The course galleries are available on the course website.

“You wanted us to see the world differently – you have achieved it.”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2013)

“Great course!

– Presentation style was awesome! (Enthusiastic and with passion for the topic!)
– Explanations were comprehensible (even with the math stuff!)
– Content was good/informative!

Wish more courses in the university would be like that, keep up the awesome work!”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2013)

“Dear Károly,

thx 4 being so AWESOME!
Your Rendering lecture is extremely motivating, interesting and UNDERSTANDABLE.
Plz stay at TU Vienna. k? thx! bye.”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2013)

“Thank you for your lecture, it was obvious that you really made an effort. It was really impressive how well you explained some difficult topics – I can tell because I had to research a lot of these topics before on my own and it was hard to figure things out conclusively.
You did a great job, it was a lot of fun and if possible, I would love to continue to work on research on some of the awesome rendering topics.”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2013)

“Thank you for your lecture, it was obvious that you really made an effort. It was really impressive how well you explained some difficult topics – I can tell because I had to research a lot of these topics before on my own and it was hard to figure things out conclusively.
You did a great job, it was a lot of fun and if possible, I would love to continue to work on research on some of the awesome rendering topics.”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2013)

“The lecture was very interesting and also your style of presenting was really nice. The assignments were simple and understandable (most of the time) and fun to play around with.
Good job. :)”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2013)

“It was one of the best courses I’ve ever visited.
Incredible fun!
Very informative!
Keep up the funny slides!”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2013)

“Thank you!
Great lecture.
Very funny.
Easy explanation of complicated things.
Good assignments (they invite you to be creative).
Please hold more lectures in the future!”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2013)

“The lecture was great and I wouldn’t change any part of your style (humor).”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2013)

Algorithms and Complexity (2012)

A course on parallel, quantum and genetic algorithms (and more) for Mathematician MSc students and MSc Computer Science majors, held by Katalin Friedl. I was invited to hold a guest lecture for this course.

Software Laboratory IV. (2012)

Fourth semester lab course in system design and development for Computer Engineering students. Check this nice little teaser video.

“Extremely student-friendly, I think he is the best lecturer. :)”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2012)

“During the course of my studies, I have found Károly Zsolnai the best lecturer. He is one of the few who wants to make sure that the students understand and have fun with the concepts of the course, and only asks for what he had taught. The most knowledgeable lecturer I have seen!”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2012)

“Correct, fun lecturer. He gives lots of useful insight to the student teams. He is not looking to make the course harder than it should be.”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2012)

“There is a lot of work on this course, but the lecturer goes great lengths to make it worthwhile and make the students get the most out of it. It’s also a positive thing that he tell lots of interesting examples that relate to our earlier studies.”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2012)

“During my studies, I have found him the best lecturer!”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2012)

“He’s correct, fair with students, helps a lot, even after class.”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2012)

“Károly Zsolnai is a correct, good lecturer!”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2012)

Software Laboratory IV. (2011)

Fourth semester lab course in system design and development for Computer Engineering students.

“He helps us a lot, and clearly aims to teach, rather than making our tasks more complicated. I didn’t want to attend to the course at this time but I’m happy that I did so.”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2011)

“If this university had more professors like him, maybe it would belong to the best universities. Unfortunately, this is not the case.”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2011)

“He proposes appropriate requirements, and helps every time when needed!”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2011)

“His explanations (and examples) help a lot in decoding the requirements.”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2011)

“His lectures are always understandable, close to the student mind. He is always helpful.”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2011)

“There is nothing more to say, we couldn’t ask for a better lecturer.”

Anonymous Student Feedback (2011)

Software Laboratory IV. (2010)

Fourth semester lab course in system design and development for Computer Engineering students.