Mikhail Bessmeltsev

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Operations Research
Université de Montréal
PhD Students

Kirill Brodt (2019-)
Ivan Puhachov (2019-)
Yutao Zhang (2023-)

MSc Students

William Neveu (2020-2022)
Olga Gutan [Youngstown State University, SGI, co-supervision with Edward Chien] (2021-2022)

Postdoctoral Associates

Dr. Maria Myronova (2021-2023)


Emma Gallifet, Yutao Zhang (IFT3150/Projet Informatique), 2022
Charlotte Beauchemin, Kelly Beauregard (IFT3150/Projet Informatique), 2021
Shreya Hegde [Amherst College, SGI, co-supervision with Edward Chien] (2021-2022)
Erick Jimenez Berumen [California Institute of Technology, SGI, co-supervision with Edward Chien] (2021-2022)
Potok Irvine (IFT3150/Projet Informatique), 2019


I did my postdoc at MIT (CSAIL) with Justin Solomon in Cambridge, MA. Before, I completed my PhD in Computer Science at University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada), working on various sketch-based modeling projects under supervision of Alla Sheffer. Before that (2004-2010) I did my Bachelor's and Master's (oh childhood!) at Mechanics & Mathematics Department of Novosibirsk State University (Akademgorodok, Novosibirsk, Russia) under supervision of Olga Nechaeva.


Here (updated a while ago).

Research interests

Currently the top interest for me is sketching and whatever 3D we can create with it. I'm generally interested in geometry processing and computer graphics as a tool for creating true art.

Outside computer science

Outside the department, I'm an argentine tango dancer. I also occasionally play/compose/record music, mostly on guitar (blues, classics, tango, slowly moving towards jazz).

Phone: (+1) 514 343 6111 Ext. 35937
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Room 3357
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Montréal, Québec
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