Eduardo Henrique de Moraes Takafuji

  • Graduate Student
  • M.Sc. (In Progress – Geostatistics), University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
  • B.Sc. (Geology), 2012, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
Duration of Visit:
  • September 1, 2013 to December 15, 2013
Details of visit/Research details:
  • Pattern-based and high-order simulation techniques
Work Experience:
  • Internship, Votorantim Metals, São Paulo, Brazil

Nelson Morales

  • Visiting Professor
  • Dr (Sciences, mention Informatique), October 2003–January 2007, INRIA & Université Sophia-Antipolis, France.
  • B.Eng. (Mathematics), September 1995-August 2003, Universidad de Chile, Chile.
Duration of Visit:
  • January 19th, 2014 to March 1st, 2014
Details of visit/Research details:
  • Optimization Models for short term open pit planning under uncertainty
Work Experience:
  • Director of DELPHOS Mine Planning Laboratory and Leader of Mine Planning and Design Group, Mining Engineering Dpt. and AMTC, January 2012-Present
  • Joint Professor, Mining Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile, January 2012-Present
  • Associate Researcher Mine Planning Group, Advanced Mining Technology Center, Universidad de Chile, October 2009-December 2011
  • Associate Researcher, Instituto de Innovación en Minería y Metalurgia, CODELCO, March 2007-September 2009

Alessandro Navarra

  • Visiting Professor
  • Ph.D. (Industrial Engineering), September 2007–August 2013, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
  • M.Sc. (Applied Mathematics), September 2005-August 2007, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • B.Eng. (Materials Engineering), September 2000-August 2005, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Duration of Visit:
  • January 6th, 2014 to February 28th, 2014
Details of visit/Research details:
  • Stochastic short-term production planning
Work Experience:
  • Assistant Professor, Universidad Católica del Norte (Antofagasta), January 2011-Present
  • Researcher/Programmer, National Research Council IMI (Boucherville), May 2009-June 2010
  • Mathematical Programmer, Air Liquide (Montreal), September 2008-October 2010

Marika Tuomela-Pyykkönen

  • Ph.D. (In Progress – Logistics) University of Oulu, Finland
  • M.Sc. (Logistics) 2011, University of Oulu, Finland
  • M.Ed. (In Progress – International education), University of Oulu, Finland
  • BBA (International Business-to-Business marketing, Risk Management (minor)) 2002, Espoo
  • Business Institute, Laurea Polytechnic, Finland. Degree also included two exchange semesters in John Molson Business School, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
Duration of Visit:
  • August 16, 2013 to December 14, 2013
Details of visit/Research details:
  • Enhancing the mining industry knowledge as doctoral dissertation concerns procurement (purchasing) and procurement competencies in the mining industry
Work Experience:
  • Doctoral student, Oulu Business School, University of Oulu 9/2011 –
  • Thesis worker, Tulikivi Oyj, Finland
  • Buyer, PKC Group, Finland
  • Buyer, Nokia Siemens Networks, Finland
  • Customer Service Representative, Nordea Bank, Finland