Strategic Mine Planning and Optimization using Geovia Whittle

June 18, 2018 - June 22, 2018
Edmonton, Canada

University of Alberta Campus


Hooman Askari is a professor of mining engineering in the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada. He teaches and conducts research into mine planning & design and simulation of mining systems.

Hooman is a registered professional mining engineer with 22 years of operational, consulting, research, and teaching experience in the area of open pit mine planning and design.

He has a strong track record of success in leading the Mining Optimization Laboratory (MOL) research team sponsored by industry partners into development, testing, and delivering mine planning optimization prototype software and mine simulation models to major mining companies.

He consults as the Principal Engineer on long-term to short-term open pit production scheduling optimization and simulation of miningsystems through OptiTek Mining Consulting Ltd.

Who Should Attend

The Strategic Mine Planning and Optimization course is a comprehensive five-day course designed for mining and resource industry professionals including directors, project managers, mine planners, mining engineers, geoscientists, geologists, managers, metallurgists, financial analyst, and decision makers from exploration to operations. It is ideally suited to those from industry who wish to gain a more in depth and hands-on knowledge of modern strategic mine planning and optimization software tools and theory.

Registration Deadline: Monday, June 11th, 2018


Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation received in writing by Monday, June 11th , 2018 will incur a 20% cancellation fee. No refund will be made after this time.

Course Delivery 

  • Lectures on theoretical concepts 
  • Documented step by step computer labs instructions 
  • Incremental exercises and project work 
  • Presentation of real mining case studies

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Contact Information

OptiTek Mining Consulting Ltd.

Hooman Askari

3513 West Place



Phone: 7808939365