Jaroslav Křivánek is an associate professor of Computer Science at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University, Prague, and a co-founder of and the Chief Science Officer at Render Legion s.r.o., a company behind the realistic rendering software Corona Renderer. Previously, he was a Marie Curie research fellow at Cornell University, and a researcher at Czech Technical University in Prague, as well as at University of Central Florida. Jaroslav received his Ph.D. from INRIA Rennes and CTU Prague (joint degree) in 2005. His primary research interest is in computer graphics, with the focus on realistic rendering, light transport simulation, and Monte Carlo methods. The technologies he has co-developed are employed, among others, by Weta Digital, PIXAR Animation Studios, Allegorithmic, and many others. In 2014, Jaroslav was selected for the New Europe 100 list, “a list of outstanding challengers who are leading world-class innovation from Central and Eastern Europe”.