Mikhail Bessmeltsev

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science and Operations Research
Université de Montréal

Phone: (+1) 514 343 6111 Ext. 35937
Pavillon André-Aisenstadt
Room 3357
C.P. 6128, succ. Centre-Ville
Montréal, Québec
Canada H3C 3J7

Volumetric Parameterization of the Placenta to a Flattened Template
S. Mazdak Abulnaga, Esra Abaci Turk, Mikhail Bessmeltsev, P. Ellen Grant, Justin Solomon, and Polina Golland
IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 2021
[arXiv]  [code]
Keypoint-Driven Line Drawing Vectorization via PolyVector Flow
Ivan Puhachov, William Neveu, Edward Chien, Mikhail Bessmeltsev
ACM Transaction on Graphics (SIGGRAPH ASIA 2021)
[PDF]  [website]  [acm]
StrokeStrip: Joint Parameterization and Fitting of Stroke Clusters
Dave Pagurek van Mossel, Chenxi Liu, Nicholas Vining, Mikhail Bessmeltsev, Alla Sheffer
ACM Transaction on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2021)
[PDF]  [website]  [code]
Learning Manifold Patch-Based Representations of Man-Made Shapes
Dmitriy Smirnov, Mikhail Bessmeltsev, and Justin Solomon
International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), 2021
[ArXiv]  [website]  [code]
Integer-Grid Sketch Simplification and Vectorization
Tibor Stanko, Mikhail Bessmeltsev, David Bommes, and Adrien Bousseau
Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of the Eurographics Symposium on Geometry Processing), 2020
[PDF]  [website]  [code]  [ref]
Placental Flattening via Volumetric Parameterization
S. Mazdak Abulnaga, Esra Abaci Turk, Mikhail Bessmeltsev, P. Ellen Grant, Justin Solomon, Polina Golland
[ArXiv]  [MIT news]  [code]
Vectorization of Line Drawings via PolyVector Fields
Mikhail Bessmeltsev and Justin Solomon
ACM Transactions on Graphics, Volume 38 Issue 1(SIGGRAPH 2019)
[ArXiv]  [acm]  [MIT news]  [code]
Isometry-Aware Preconditioning for Mesh Parameterization
Sebastian Claici, Mikhail Bessmeltsev, Scott Schaefer, and Justin Solomon
SGP 2017, London
Gesture3D: Posing 3D Characters via Gesture Drawings
Mikhail Bessmeltsev, Nicholas Vining, Alla Sheffer
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH ASIA 2016)
[PDF]  [website]  [acm]
Recovering 3D Shape from Concept and Pose Drawings
Mikhail Bessmeltsev
PhD Thesis
[PDF, 135Mb]  [PDF, lowres]
Modeling Character Canvases from Cartoon Drawings
Mikhail Bessmeltsev, Will Chang, Nicholas Vining, Alla Sheffer, Karan Singh
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2016)
[PDF]  [website]  [acm]
Design-Driven Quadrangulation of Closed 3D Curves
Mikhail Bessmeltsev, Caoyu Wang, Alla Sheffer, Karan Singh
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH ASIA 2012), Volume 31, Issue 5, December 2012
[PDF]  [website]  [acm]
Digital Micrography
Ron Maharik, Mikhail Bessmeltsev, Alla Sheffer, Ariel Shamir and Nathan Carr
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH 2011), Volume 30, Issue 4, July 2011
[PDF]  [website] [acm]

Other refereed contributions:
Бессмельцев М.В., Войтишек А.В. Модификации геометрических программных модулей, связанные с построением моделируемых вероятностных плотностей // Вычислительные технологии. 2011. Т. 16, № 4. С. 19–36.

Bessmeltsev M., Moving Adaptive Mesh Generation on Surface in 3D Space Based on Self-Organization // ACTA-Press, Proceedings (628) Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing 2008, pp. 143-149

Bessmeltsev M., Discrete-Stochastic Method of Moving Adaptive Mesh Generation in 3D // In Proc. International Conference on Mathematical Methods in Geophysics "MMG-2008"

Nechaeva O., Bessmeltsev M. Parallel Construction of Moving Adaptive Meshes Based on Self-Organization // Berlin: Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, PaCT 2007 proc. (V. Malyshkin, ed.), Vol. 4671, 2007, p. 589-598

PhD Students

Kirill Brodt (2019-)
Ivan Puhachov (2019-)

MSc Students

William Neveu (2020-)

Postdoctoral Associates

Dr. Maria Myronova (2021-)


Charlotte Beauchemin, Kelly Beauregard (IFT3150/Projet Informatique), 2021
Potok Irvine (IFT3150/Projet Informatique), 2019


Spring 2022: IFT 2905: Intro to User Interfaces/Human-Computer Interaction

Fall 2021: IFT 3355: Computer Graphics, IFT 6113: Geometric Modeling and Shape Analysis

Spring 2021: IFT 2905: Intro to User Interfaces/Human-Computer Interaction

Fall 2020: IFT 6113: Geometric Modeling and Shape Analysis

Spring 2020: IFT 3355: Computer Graphics

Fall 2019: IFT 6113: Geometric Modeling and Shape Analysis

Fall 2018: IFT 6112: Geometric Modeling and Shape Analysis


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).