Valery D. Adzhiev, PhD

Senior Researcher, the National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth University, UK.

Background Data

Dr. Valery Adzhiev is presently a senior research fellow in the National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth University, UK. He took his PhD in Computer Science in 1992 from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI) where till September 2000 he held a position of an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and lectured a number of courses including Computer Graphics and Software Engineering. Before, in 1985-92, he was with the Computer Centre, Flight Research Institute (Zhukovsky, Moscow Region) working for aviation and space industry as a software engineer and a manager of mission-critical projects with main focus on flight-test data processing and visualization (in particular, he was engaged in creating innovatory software for "Buran" - Russian "shuttle" spaceship). In 1993, he was awarded with the Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellowship and spent a year at the University of Warwick (Coventry, England) working in Empirical Modelling Research Group. Another year (July 1998 - July 1999), he worked as a Visiting Researcher at the Shape Modeling Laboratory, the University of Aizu, Japan. While being in Moscow in 1990-s, he was also associated with Analyze Group - a small consulting company working in a field of business modeling and simulation. In Russia, Dr. Adzhiev is also known as a computer journalist and as an editor; he is a member of Editorial Board of "Open Systems Journal " - a leading Russian journal for computer professionals in which he has published a series of papers on problems of modern software engineering.

Research/Educational Interests

Research Statement


The Function Representation was introduced as a uniform representation of multidimensional geometric objects. FRep can be considered as a combination and generalization of implicit surfaces, constructive solids, swept objects and volumetric objects. More general Hypervolume model has been recently introduced which allows for modeling multidimensional point sets with multiple attributes thus representing both the object’s geometry and the object’s properties (material, photometric, physical, etc.). This modeling approach is general enough to cover objects in solid modeling, heterogeneous objects modeling, volumetric graphics and CAD. To develop the original algorithms and tools, the HyperFun Project as an international Free Software Project on Functionally Based Shape Modeling, Visualization and Animation has been established. HyperFun Team is an informal and freely associated group of researchers and students from France, Japan, Russia, UK and other countries working on different aspects of HyperFun Project. Personally, I presently have the following main research and development interests:

Refereed Papers in International Journals

Refereed Book Chapters

Refereed Papers in International Conferences (selected)

Selected Publications in Russian

Selected Invited Talks