Mark Boss

Mark Boss

Research Scientist

Unity Technologies


Mark Boss is a researcher at Unity Technologies. Before that, he completed his PhD at the University of Tübingen in the computer graphics group of Prof. Hendrik Lensch. His research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning and computer graphics, with the main focus on inferring physical properties (shape, material, illumination) from images.

If you are interested in a research collaboration, please drop me a    mail with your CV.

  • Machine Learning
  • Computer Graphics
  • Inverse Rendering
  • PhD in Computer Science, 2023

    University of Tübingen

  • MSc in Computer Science, 2018

    University of Tübingen

  • BSc in Computer Science, 2016

    Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences


PhD Defended
SAMURAI: Shape And Material from Unconstrained Real-world Arbitrary Image collections
An open-source smartphone app for the quantitative evaluation of thin-layer chromatographic analyses in medicine quality screening
SAMURAI: Shape And Material from Unconstrained Real-world Arbitrary Image collections
Neural-PIL: Neural Pre-Integrated Lighting for Reflectance Decomposition

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Neural Reflectance Decomposition



Unity Technologies
Senior Research Scientist
Sep 2022 – Present Germany
Research on object acquisition.
University of Tübingen
Ph.D. Student
Jun 2018 – Jun 2022 Tübingen, Germany
Research on deep learning based material acquisition.
Student Researcher
Jun 2021 – Apr 2022 Germany (Remote)
Research on novel techniques for material, geometry and illumination disentanglement.
Research Intern
Apr 2019 – Jul 2019 Westford, MA
Research on casual shape and material acquisition, which resulted in the publication: “Two-shot Spatially-varying BRDF and Shape Estimation”
Android Developer
Jul 2015 – Jun 2017 Osnabrück
Development of an Android Application for a mobile payment system.