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Dr Alexander Melnikov PhD, CSc, MSc, BSc

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics

School of Natural and Computational Sciences

My research combines algebra, topology and theoretical computer science with logic and the abstract theory of computation. 

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  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Auckland (2013)
  • Candidate of Sciences - Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation (2012)
  • Master of Science - Novosbirsk State University (2008)
  • Bachelor of Science - Novosbirsk State University (2006)

Prizes and Awards

  • Massey University Early Career Research Excellence Medal. - Massey University (2017)
  • The NZ Math. Soc. Early-Career Award - New Zealand Math Soc (2016)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Logic, commutative algebra. Please see my personal research homepage for more details.


Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Group Theory and Generalisations (010105): Mathematical Logic, Set Theory, Lattices and Universal Algebra (010107): Mathematical Sciences (010000): Pure Mathematics (010100): Topology (010112)


Logic, computability theory, commutative algebra, abelian group theory

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 2

Research Outputs

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

I usually teach all sorts of algebra (linear algebra, abstract algebra, postgraduate algebra etc.) and I tought calculus, computability and complexity, and programming (in a compouter lab) in the past.

Courses Coordinated

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 0 1

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2019 - Cong Yao - Doctor of Philosophy
    Minimisation of Mean Exponential Distortions and Teichmuller Theory

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