Alexander Belyaev is currently a Reader in Vision, Image & Signal Processing in the Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems at School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University. His main research topics are digital geometry processing, mathematical image analysis, and applied partial differential equations, on which he published more than one hundred articles in international conferences and journals. Belyaev co-authored several Best Paper Awards-winning papers at international conferences. Some of his works on surface reconstruction from scattered point data, shape feature extraction, and mesh filtering are widely cited and used by students and scholars worldwide.
In 2004-2007 Belyaev worked at Max Planck Institute for Informatics where he led a geometric modeling group. Belyaev's previous employments include Visiting Researcher and Associate Professor at the University of Aizu (1993-2004) and Junior Research Fellow at Lomonosov Moscow State University (1989-1993). Belyaev received his PhD on asymptotic analysis of partial differential equations from Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1990.