Jorge Alvarez

  • M.Sc.
Current Position:
  • M.Sc. Student at McGill University

Veronique Bouzaglou

  • PhD
Current Position:
  • Mitacs Post-Doctoral position in Geostatistics at the construction engineering department of ETS in collaboration with the consulting firm Pangeos

Zayneb Brika

  • Ph.D.

Years: 2013-2019

Thesis Title: Optimisation de la planification stratégique d’une mine à ciel ouvert en tenant compte de l’incertitude géologique

Current Position: Data Scientist, Newtrax Technologies Inc.


Lisa Chanderman

  • M.Sc

Years: 2015-2016
Thesis Title: None: COSMO Consortium Scholarship in Geostatistics and Mine Planning Optimisation with Uncertainty
Current Position: Student at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa


Rein Dirkx

  • MEng

Years: 2014-2016
Thesis Title: “The optimization of mine planning aspects under uncertainty: a study on infill drilling and block cave scheduling
Current Position: Associate Consultant, Bain & Company Belgium


Sean T. Grogan

  • M.Sc

Years: 2014-2016
Thesis Title:An adaptive neighborhood search algorithm for optimizing stochastic mining complexes
Current Position: PhD in Industrial Engineering at Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal


Iain Farmer

  • M.Eng

Years: 2014-2016
Thesis Title:Stochastic Mining Supply Chain Optimization: A Study of Integrated Capacity Decisions and Pushback Design Under Uncertainty
Current Position: Senior Associate, Corporate Development at Osisko Gold Royalties


Adrien Rimélé

  • M.Sc
Current Position:
  • PhD Student at École Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada

Cristian Saavedra

  • M.Sc.
Current Position:
  • M.Sc. Student at Laval University, Quebec City, Canada

Michael Spleit

  • M.Eng

Years: 2012-2014
Thesis Title:Production Schedule Optimisation – MeetingTargets by Hedging against Geological Risk while Addressing Environmental and Equipment Concerns
Current Position:Mine Engineering Consultant, Iron Ore Company of Canada, Labrador, Canada


Ziad Saliba

  • M.Eng

Years: 2016-2019
Thesis Title:A study of simultaneous stochastic optimization of open pit mining complexes
Current Position: Investment Banking Analyst, Desjardins Capital Markets


Maria Vallejo Garcia

  • M.Eng

Years: 2014-2016
Thesis Title:Stochastic Orebody Modelling and Stochastic Long-Term Production Scheduling for an Iron Ore Deposit, in Northern Quebec
Current Position: MineSight Specialist, Mine Planning Technical Services, Hexagon Mining


James MacNeil

  • M.Eng.

Years: 2013-2015
Thesis Title:Determining optimal open pit to underground mine transition depth using stochastic mine planning techniques
Current Position: Mining Practice Specialist at McKinsey & Co., New York, NY


Ahmad Rashid

  • (co- with IP)
  • MEng: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Justin Scott

  • MPhil

Years: 2004-2006
Thesis Title:Fractal and multifractal fault simulation: application using soft data and analogues at Wyong, New South Wales, Australia
Current Position: Global Ore Discovery, Brisbane Area, Australia


Volker Osterholt

  • MPhil

Years: 2004-2006
Thesis Title:Simulation of ore deposit geology and an application at the Yandicoogina iron ore deposit, Western Australia
Current Position: BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Perth Area, Australia


Richard Peattie

  • MPhil

Years: 2004-2007
Thesis Title:The use of simulated future grade control drilling to quantify uncertainty in recoverable ore reserves
Current Position: VP Mineral Resources, AngloGold Ashanti, Johannesburg Area, South Africa


Andre Leite

  • MEng

Years: 2005-2008
Thesis Title:Stochastic optimization approaches to open pit mine planning: Applications for and the value of stochastic approaches
Current Position: Principal Mine Engineer, Vale Base Metals, Canada


Xu Huan

  • (co- S. Mannor)
  • PhD

Years: 2006-2009
Thesis Title:Robust decision making and its applications in machine learning
Current Position: Assistant Professor at National University of Singapore


Lucia Robles Stefoni

  • MEng

Conor Meagher

  • (co- D. Avis)
  • PhD

Years: 2006-2010
Thesis Title:On the Directed Cut Polyhedra and Open Pit Mining
Current Position: Newmont Mining Corporation, Denver, Colorado


Francisco Albor

  • MEng

Years: 2007-2010
Thesis Title:Exploring stochastic optimization in open pit mine design
Current Position: ArcelorMittal Mines, Montreal, Canada


Victor Vidal Aguilar

  • MEng

Years: 2008-2011
Current Position: BHP Billiton, Chile


Wadood Yahya

  • MEng

Years: 2009-2011
Thesis Title:Image reconstruction from a limited number of samples: a matrix-completion-based approach
Current Position: Cisco Systems, Pakistan


Putra Manggala

  • (co- L. Devroye)
  • MSc

Years: 2009-2012
Thesis Title:On Markov Random Field Models for Spatial Data: Towards a Practitioner’s Toolbox
Current Position: Guavus, Montreal, Canada


Alexandre Marinho

  • MSc

Years: 2011-2012
Thesis Title:Surface Constrained Stochastic Life-of-Mine Production Scheduling
Current Position: MiningMath Associates, Belo Horizonte, Brazil


Murilo Nogueira Teixeira

  • MEng

Years: 2012-2014
Thesis Title:Application of Multiple-Point Simulation of Mineral Deposits Based on Discrete Wavelet Transform
Current Position: Mining Engineer, Vale


Sabrina Carpentier

  • M.Sc.

Years: 2012-2015
Thesis Title:Planification Stratégique d’une Mine Souterraine en Tenant Compte de l’Incertitude Géologique
Current Position: Junior Mine Engineer, Innovexplo, Canada


Renaud Senécal

  • M.Sc.

Years: 2013-2015
Thesis Title:Applications of tabu search parallel metaheuristic for stochastic long-term production scheduling
Current Position: Programmer-Analyst – Operation Research, Clear Destination, Montreal, Canada.