Dr Gaifullin graduated with honors from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) in 2005 where he also received his Candidate of Sciences degree in 2008. Two years later, in 2010, he defended the Doctor of Sciences degree at Steklov Mathematical Institute in Moscow. His doctoral thesis was devoted to the problem of combinatorial computation of rational Pontryagin classes.
Dr Gaifullin started his career as Junior Research Fellow at the Department of Mechanics and Mathematics of MSU in 2008, where he was later appointed to the positions of Assistant Professor, Docent, and Leading Research Fellow successively. In 2014, he became Professor of MSU. In 2012-2013, Alexander worked as Research Fellow at Yaroslavl State University. He currently also holds positions of Leading Research Fellow at Steklov Mathematical Institute and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Information Transmission Problems. Alexander was a visiting researcher at Columbia University, USA, and in Bielefeld University, Germany.
Dr Gaifullin authored more than 30 publications. Alexander presented his research results at conferences and seminars in Russia, Germany, USA, UK, Japan, China, Canada, Poland, Netherlands, Croatia, and Sweden.
Algebraic topology, combinatorial topology and combinatorial geometry, geometric group theory, etc.