Welcome to the home page of the Virtual reality and Graphics Architectures (VGA) research group in Tampere University. The VGA group is active in graphics research since 2015, building on long experience of Tampere University of Technology on Customized Parallel Computing platforms. Our research aims to make photorealistic graphics algorithms such as path tracing fast enough for real-time rendering.
Path tracing can produce visually pleasing and realistic frame sequences of 3D worlds. However, it is computationally demanding and therefore real-time path tracing is currently limited to powerful desktop computers. Our research aims to enable photorealistic rendering in mobile devices with restrictive power and energy budgets by exploring new graphics hardware architectures and software systems.