Public Lectures

KNITRO: The leading solver for non-linear optimization: An artelys optimization tool

Maxime Fender (Optimization Consultant, Artelys Canada, Montreal
November 12th, 2015


The Journey to the 40% Mine

Dean Millar (Director of ERCM group of MIRARCO and Professor of Energy in Mining, Laurentian University)

October 30th, 2015

2015-10-30 13.54.05A


Integrated equipment data management system (IEDMS) in surface mining

Vladislav Kecojevic (Professor of Mining Engineering, West Virginia University)
September 29th, 2015


Estimation of stresses and properties of coal–rock mass based on inverse problem solution

Larisa Nazarova (Principle Researcher, Institute of Mining, Russian Academy of Science)
May 14th, 2015


Design & Operating Principles in Caving Methods

Vassilios Kazakidis (Associate Professor, Mining Engineering, Laurentian University)
May 12th, 2015


Exploring the Web of Data for Earth and Environmental Sciences

Marshall Ma (Research Associate, Geoinformatics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
March 19th, 2015


Searching for the Critical Success Factors in Mining Projects

Knud Sinding (Associate Professor of Business, University of South Denmark)
February 25th, 2015


Stochastic Programming with Recourse for Aircraft Separation under Uncertainty

Jérémy Omer (Postdoctoral Fellow, Operations Research, École Polytechnique)
January 23rd, 2015


How Can Manufacturing Design Tools and Processes Assist in Developing Mine Design and Operations?

François Bouffard (Industry Affairs Director, Dassault Systèmes Inc.) and Cameron Reed (VP Corporate Development, Dassault Systèmes Inc.)
November 6th, 2014


Open Pit Transition Depth Determination through Global Analysis of Open Pit and Underground Mine Production Scheduling

Kadri Dagdelen, Professor, Department of Mining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado
October 24, 2014


Model to Reconciliation: Delivering on Promises

Marcelo Godoy (Group Executive, Resource Modeling Newmont Mining Corporation)
September 11th, 2014


The Mine Planning Problem: from the Discrete to the Continuous Framework

Jorge Amaya (Professor, Centre for Mathematical Modeling, Universidad de Chile, Santiago)
June 12th, 2014


Stochastic Long-Term Production Scheduling of the LabMag Iron Ore Deposit

Michael Spleit (Senior Mining Engineer, New Millennium Iron Corp)
May 28th, 2014


Energy Efficiency Improvement Opportunities in the Mineral Industry

Kostas Fytas, Professor at the Laval University, Quebec City
February 27th, 2014


Mine to Plant Production Scheduling

Alessandro Navarra, Professor at the Universidad Catolica del Norte, Chile
February 12th, 2014


Procurement Strategy Implementation in a Mining Company

Marika Tuomela-Pyykkönen, Graduate research trainee at the Oulu Business School at University of Oulu, Finland
December 11, 2013


The Development of a Risk-based Framework to Support Strategic Decisions for an Optimal Transition of Resource to Reserves in Marine Mining

Tom Wambeke, Research engineer at IHC Merwede & PhD student at Delft University of Technology, Delft, The
August 14,2013


Why Sustainability Matters in Mine Optimization

Dr. Bruno Lemelin,Vice-President Sustainable Mining Development, Global Mining and Metallurgy, SNC-Lavalin
December 5th, 2012


Known Unknowns: Planning with parameter uncertainty

Dr. Shi Mannor,Associate Professor, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
September 12th, 2012


Short-Term Scheduling in Open Pit Mines

Michel Gamache,Adjunct Professor,Ecole Polytechnique, Quebec
April 18th, 2012


Long Term Planning at Xstrata Nickel’s Raglan Operation

Kenny Cheong,Senior Engineer – Long Term, Xstrata Nickel, Mine Raglan, Quebec
January 25th, 2012


Modelling Geotechnical Risk in Mines

John Mcgaughey, President, Mira Geoscience Ltd., Quebec
January 18th, 2012


Orebody Modeling and Mine Planning at a Cement Plant in Peru

Julio Villon, Chief of Raw Material Division, Cementos Lima, Peru
December 7th, 2011


Joint use of Geostatistics and Deterministic Models to Integrate the Dynamic Characteristics of Physical Phenomena in Environmental Application

Dr. Amilcar Soares, Professor at Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal
November 9th, 2011


Real Options and Mining: Numberical Methods and Nash Equilibrium or, How Optimal Operation Informs Optimal Regulation

Dr. Geoff Evall, School of Mathematics, The University of Manchester
October 5th, 2011


Joint Stochastic Optimization of Short-and Long-term Mine Production Planning: Method and Application in a Large Operating Gold Mine

Dr. Arja Jewbali, Senior Manager – Geostatistics, Newmont Mining Corp., Denver, USA
October 4th, 2011


Automated Modeling: Gleaning Information from Mine Data

Dr. Rajive Ganguli, Professor of Mining Engineering, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska
April 13th, 2011


Metaheuristic Methods for Open Pit Mine Scheduling

Dr. Jacques A. Ferland, Universite de Montral, Departement d’informatique de recherche operationnelle, Montreal
March 30th, 2011


The Dragon, the Elephant, and You: Resources and the Evolution of the Global Economy

Gordon Peeling, CEO, Mining Association of Canada
February 23rd, 2011


The Impact of Hedging Against Foreign Exhange & Energy Price Risk

Dr. Margaret Armstrong, Professor at Ecole des Mines-ParisTech, Paris
January 26th, 2011


Strategic Mine Planning at the Iron Ore Company of Canada

Rod Williams, Resource Development Manager, IOC
January 19th, 2011


Geostatistics with Location-dependent Statistic

David Francisco Machuca Mory, PhD Candidate University of Alberta, Canada
May 12th, 2010


Simulating CO2 Sequestration: Are the Models Ready?

Thomas Graf, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
March 23rd, 2010


Mine Planning and Mineral Reserves

Dr. Marcelo Godoy, Senior Ore Reserves Analyst, Golder Associates S.A., Santiago de Chile, Chile
March 8th, 2010


A Better Way of Strategic Mine Planning

Peter Stone, Senior R&D Manager, BHP Billiton, Melbourn, Australia
February 24th, 2010


Climate change: From here to Eternity

Lawrence Mysak, President, IAPSO and Canada Steamship Lines, Professor Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences McGill University
November 11th, 2009


A diamond deposit is not a geostatistician’s best friend

David Rose, Mineral Resource Analyst, De Beers, Canada
October 21st, 2009


Enterprise Optimization for Mining and Mineral Processing Businesses

Gerald Whittle, Whittle consulting, Melbourne, Australia
October 16th, 2009


Cut-Off Grade Estimation – Old Principles Revisited – Application to Optimization of Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return

Jean-Michel Rendu, Consultant, U.S.
September 14th, 2009


Business Challenges at the Mine Level

Alex Henderson, General Manager Mines Technical Servies, Vale Inco Limited, Canada
April 20th, 2009


The Chain of Mining Method: A Reality Check for Meeting MineProduction Expectations

Dr. Marcelo Godoy, Golder Associates S.A. , Santiago de Chile, Chile
March 5, 2008


Managing Grade Risk in Stope Design Optimization: Probabilistic Model and Application in Sublevel Stoping at Kidd Creek Mine

Nicole Grieco, Mining and Metals Group, AMEC Americas, Oakville, Ontario
February 22, 2008


Global Energy Trend and the World Crude Oil Production Capacity Forecast

Gento Mogi, Associate Professor, Dr.Eng., The University of Tokyo, Japan
January 25, 2008


Large-Scale Autonomous Systems for Mining Automation

Dr. Fabio Ramos, University of Sydney, Australia
January 16, 2008


Geometallurgy: How to Best Link Geology, Mine Planning and Future Mill Performance

Michel Dagbert, President of Geomachina International Inc. and Senior Consultant for Geostat Sytems International Inc., Canada
November 14, 2007


Risk Assessment in Strategic and Tactical Geomechanical Underground Mine Design

Will F. Bawden, Professor and Director, Lassonde Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada
October 31, 2007


Fracture System Modelling and FracturedReservoir Simulation

Hussein Mustapha, PhD, Reservoir Engineering Research Institute (RERI), Palo Alto, California, USA
October 12, 2007


Mine Planning Optimization at Xstrata Nickel – Raglan Mine

Bruno Lemelin, Engineering Supervisor, Xstrata Nickel, Canada
October 10, 2007


Non-linear Kriging Based on Splines – Estimation of Spatially DIsturbed Data

Gerald van den Boogaart, Professor of Statistics, University of Greifswald, Germany
September 24, 2007


Energy Sustainability, CO2 Reduction and Storage

Michael E. Karmis, Virginia Tech
April 2007


Continuous Improvement in a Large Open Pit Mine

Kapila Karunaratna, Barrick Gold
March 2007


Resource Assessment for Mining and Insitu Production of Oil Sands

Clayton V. Deutsch, University of Alberta
February 2007


Mining for Diamonds – A De Beers Perspective

Malcolm Thurston, De Beers, Canada
January 2007


Poirier Mines: the Performance after Six Years

Maxine Wiber, V-P Mine Reclamation, BHP Billiton Base Metals
December 2006


Assessing Uncertainty in Deposit Appraisal: Example from WCA Turbidite Offshore Deposit

Amisha Maharaja, Stanford Center for Reservoir Forecasting, Stanford University, California
November 2006


Canada’s Mining Industry: Prosperous but Challenged

Gordon R. Peeling, President and CEO, The Mining Association of Canada
October 2006


Application of the Truncated Gaussian Simulation Method to a Copper Deposit

Serge Seguret, École des Mines, Fontainebleau, France
September 2006


Breaking Evidences and Establishing New Paradigms: Subjective thus Informative Probabilities. Implications for Resources Engineering

Prof. Andre Journel, Stanford Center for Reservoir Forecasting, Stanford University, California
May 2006


Decision Making in Dynamic Environments under Parameter Uncertainty

Prof Shie Mannor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University
April 2006


Long- and Short-term Mine Production Optimization at LKAB’s Kiruna Mine, Sweden

Prof. A. Newman, Colorado School of Mines, USA


Geometallurgy: Spatial Modelling of Grindability and Flotability

Michel Dagbert, Geostat Systems, Montreal
March 2006


Mining and Sustainable Development

Pierre Gratton, VP, The Mining Association of Canada AND Application of Stochastic Modelling and Mine Planning to Capital Decisions at INCO Ltd.
Dr. Olivier Tavchandjian, INCO
February 2006