Alexander Temerev

High Performance Computing


Alexander Temerev is an Engineer in the High Performance Computing Section in the Computing Division. He develops tools and components for large scale whole brain simulations at the Blue Brain Project, focusing on scalability and computational performance.

Before joining Blue Brain, Alexander worked as a researcher in the Institute of Global Health at the University of Geneva. He studied large scale epidemiological simulations of COVID-19 pandemics and the effects of mitigation measures, and simulated SARS-CoV-2 aerosol particles dispersion in collaboration with the BioDynamo team at CERN. During this time, he was a participant of the Swiss COVID task force.

Alexander holds a PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Geneva, and an MSc in computer science from the Omsk State University.

In his spare time Alexander likes to work on model rocketry, deepen his knowledge of the history of nuclear energy and perfect his skateboarding skills.


Temerev, A., Rozanova, L., Keiser, O. and Estill, J., 2022. Geospatial model of COVID-19 spreading and vaccination with event Gillespie algorithm. Nonlinear Dynamics,109 (1), pp.239-248.