Strategic Mine Planning with New Digital Technologies, Risk Management and Mineral Value Chains

September 13, 2017 - September 15, 2017
Montreal, Canada

McGill University, Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, 3450 University Street, Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 105


This course is designed for mining engineers, mine planners, mine geologists,
project managers, resource analysts, involved in feasibility studies, development
and operations, interested in new technologies for risk management and optimal
decision support.

Please note: It is strongly recommended that participants bring a laptop.


Roussos Dimitrakopoulos is a Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in
Sustainable Mineral Resource Development and Optimization under Uncertainty, and
Director, COSMO - Stochastic Mine Planning Laboratory. He holds a PhD from École
Polytechnique de Montréal and an MSc from the University of Alberta. He works on
risk-based simulation and stochastic optimization in mine planning and production
scheduling, the simultaneous optimization of mining complexes and mineral value
chains under uncertainty. He has taught short courses and worked in Australia,
North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and Japan. He
received the Synergy Award of Innovation in 2012 by the Governor General of Canada
for research contributions to mining science and engineering and his long-standing
partnership with Anglo Gold Ashanti, Barrick Gold, BHP Billiton, De Beers, Newmont
Mining, Vale and Kinross Gold. In 2013, he received AIME’s Mineral Economics
Award, and was a CIM distinguished lecturer in 2015-2016.

Ryan Goodfellow is currently a research fellow for COSMO – Stochastic Mine
Planning Laboratory at McGill University, where he received a PhD in Mining and
Materials Engineering. His research focuses on developing advanced models and
concepts for the integrated optimization of mining complexes with uncertainty and
developing computationally efficient solution methods. His expertise includes major
industrial applications in Au, Cu and Ni laterite deposits. Ryan represents the next
generation of mining professionals, its up-to-date smart computing technologies and
innovative thinking.


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Contact Information

COSMO - McGill University

Deborah Frankland, Canadian Research Chair and Laboratory Administrator

Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 123A3450 University Street



Phone: (514) 398-5461

Fax: (514) 398-7099