Alexander Makarov was born in Volgograd, Russia, in 1985. He studied information technology at the Volgograd State Technical University, where he received the BSc degree in 2006 and MSc
degree in 2008. He joined the Institute for Microelectronics in October 2009, where he is currently working on his doctoral degree. His scientific interests include Monte Carlo
simulations, micromagnetic modeling, and non-volatile memory device modeling.