Eric Veach Ph.D. dissertation describes light transport problems in computer graphics and develops new Monte Carlo techniques that greatly extend the range of input models for which light transport simulations are practical.

A project trying to capture the surface properties of real-life objects that cannot be effectively captured by any existing lighting models (such as Phong).

Papers about Monte Carlo and quasi-Monte Carlo methods, highly uniform point sets, particle methods for transport equations and wavelets and the lifting scheme.

Research mostly center around global illumination and monte carlo ray tracing. Contains some environment maps, a description of a Cornell box experiment, Publications and the RenderPark ray tracer.

Timothy J. Purcell, Ian Buck, William R. Mark, and Pat Hanrahan evaluate trends in programmability of the graphics pipeline and explain how ray tracing can be mapped to graphics hardware.

Over 700 bibliographic references and some 300 abstracts from ray tracing related papers and books. Not updated since 1999 but much of the information is still useful.