Meet the dedicated Past Faculty Advisors

Wynand J. Kleingeld

  • Former Group Manager
  • Mineral Resource Management R&D Group, Great Britain
  • (Passed Away)

Wynand Kleingeld has recently retired from his position of Group Manager Mineral Resources at De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited. He obtained his Doctors Degree in Mining Engineering specializing in Geostatistics in diamond evaluation from the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Mines de Paris, Fountainebleau, France.

Dr. Kleingeld was involved with the evaluation of resources and reserves for a quarter century, working on most based metal deposits e.g. gold, nickel, copper, niobium and platinum. He is best known for his work with diamonds,and is involved world wide in the issues related to mineral resources and reserves. Dr. Kleingeld is a Competent Person in the evaluation of mineral resources and mineral reserves, a member of the Geostatistical Association of Southern Africa, and was formerly Chairman of the Diamonds Working Group of the South African Mineral Resource Committee (SAMREC).

In memoriam

David Avis

  • Professor, School of Computer Science
  • (Retired)
  • Discrete optimization
  • Mixed-integer programming
  • Polyhedral computation with applications to multi-objective optimization

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Jim Finch

  • Industry Professor of Mineral Processing
  • (Retired)
Research interests:
  • Aggregation behaviour of mineral suspensions
  • Characterizing flotation frothers
  • Gas dispersion properties in flotation systems
  • Sensors to measure gas dispersion systems
  • Resource recovery from waste streams
  • Geometallurgy

Shie Mannor

  • Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technion, McGill University
  • Technion Machine Learning Center and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University
  • Decision making under uncertainty
  • Stochastic and robust optimization
  • Statistical machine learning (prediction) and reinforcement learning
  • Game theory
  • Networks

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Saibal Ray

  • Associate Professor, Operations Management Area
  • Desautels Faculty Scholar
  • Director, PhD Program