Mikhail Bessmeltsev

Postdoctoral Associate, MIT

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Vectorization of Line Drawings via PolyVector Fields
Mikhail Bessmeltsev and Justin Solomon
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)
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Recovering 3D Shape from Concept and Pose Drawings
Mikhail Bessmeltsev
PhD Thesis
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Modeling Character Canvases from Cartoon Drawings
Mikhail Bessmeltsev, Will Chang, Nicholas Vining, Alla Sheffer, Karan Singh
AACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2016)
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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
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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
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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


Currently I am a postdoc at MIT (CSAIL) with Justin Solomon. 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.



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).