MOL Alumni

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Zeinab Basiri 
MSc (2016/09 To date, Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
BSc (2000 -2004 , Mining Engineering)
Isfahan University of Technology , Isfahan, Iran.

Thesis:

Supervisor: Dr. Pourrahimian

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Firouz Khodayari
PhD
 (2014/01 To 2018/09 - Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
MSc (2008-2011, Mining Engineering, Exploitation-Feasibility study)
Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
BSc (2003-2007, Mining Engineering, Exploitation)
Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran

Thesis: Mathematical programming formulation for sequence optimization in block cave mining under uncertainty condition

Supervisor: Dr. Pourrahimian

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Ali Moradi Afrapoli
PhD (2014/09 To 2018/10-Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, , Edmonton, Canada
MSc (2014 – Mining Engineering)
Amir-Kabir University of Technology , Tehran, Iran.
BSc (2010 – Mining Engineering)
Amir-Kabir University of Technology , Tehran, Iran.

Thesis: A Hybrid Simulation and Optimization Approach towards Truck Dispatching Problem in Surface Mines

Supervisor: Dr. Askari

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Eduardo Cervantes
MSc
 (2015/09 To 2018/02, Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

BASc (20
11-2015Mining Engineering)
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Thesis: Production Planning and Equipment Selection in Oil Sands Mining Through Detailed Analysis and Simulation of Cycle Times

Supervisor: Dr. Askari

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David Omane 
MSc
 (2015/09 To 2017/09, Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

BSc (2007 - 2011, Geomatic Engineering)
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

Thesis: Thermal regimes of a waste rock pile in the arctic.

Supervisor: Dr. Pourrahimian & Dr. Liu

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Luisa Fernanda Montes
M
Sc (2015/01 To 2017/04-Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, , Edmonton, Canada
BSc. (2010 - Mining and Metallurgical Engineering)
National University of Colombia, Medellin, Colombia.

Thesis: Open Pit Mine Loading and Haulage Simulation

Supervisor: Dr. Askari

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Saha Malaki
MSc
 (2014/09 To 2016/09, Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

BSc (2008-2012, Industrial Engineering)
K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Thesis: Footprint optimization for block caving mines under uncertainty condition

Supervisor: Dr. Pourrahimian

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Enrique Jelvez Montenegro
PhD
(2012/03 To 2016/06-Mining Engineering)
Universidad de Chile - exchnage at University of Alberta-Canada-Chile Exchange Scholarship
MSc (2011 - Mathematical Engineering)
Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
BSc (2009 - Mathematics)
Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Thesis:

Supervisor: Dr. Askari

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Shiv Prakash Upadhyay
PhD  (2011/09 To 2016/12 – Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
Bachelor of Technology (Honours) & Master of Technology, Under the Dual Degree program  (2010 – Mining Engineering)
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India.  

Thesis: Simulation optimization of mine operations for uncertainty based short term and operational planning in open pit mines

Supervisor: Dr. Askari

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Mohammad Tabesh 
PhD
(2009/09 To 2015/09 -Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
MSc (2009- Industrial Engineering)
University of Tehran, Iran
BSc (2006 - Industrial Engineering)
Amir-Kabir University of Technology , Tehran, Iran.

Thesis: Aggregation and Mathematical Programming for Long-Term Open Pit Production Planning

Supervisor: Dr. Askari

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Cuiwei Feng
MSc
(2013/09 To 2014/08-Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, , Edmonton, Canada
BSc (2013 – Mining Engineering)
University of Science and Technology, Biejing, China 

Thesis:

Supervisor: Dr. Askari

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Clemens Mieth
Integrated Master (2005 To 2012/07– Mining Engineering and Management) Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Freiberg, Germany.


Thesis:
Pushback-Design using Mixed Integer Linear Optimization

Supervisor: Dr. Askari

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Elmira Torkamani 
MSc
(2010/09 To 2013/02 -Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, , Edmonton, Canada
MSc (2010  – Industrial Engineering) 
Amir-Kabir University of Technology , Tehran, Iran.
BSc (2008 – Industrial Engineering)
Amir-Kabir University of Technology , Tehran, Iran.

Thesis: Simulation-optimization of truck-shovel operations

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Mohammad Mahdi Badiozamani Tari
PhD
  (2009/09 To 2014/06  - Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
MSc (2008 – Industrial Engineering, Economic and Social Systems)
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.  
BSc  (2005 – Industrial Engineering, Industrial Production)
Amir-Kabir University of Technology , Tehran, Iran.

Thesis: An Integrated Optimization Model for Strategic Open-Pit Mine Planning and Tailings Management.

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Samira Kalantari 
MSc
(2009/09 To 2011/09 - Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
B.Sc. (2007 – Materials Engineering)
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

Thesis: Linkage of Annual Oil Sands Mine Plan to Composite Tailings Plan. 

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Eugene Ben-Awuah 
PhD
  (2009/01 To 2012/11 – Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
MSc (2008 – Mining Engineering)
University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, Ghana.
Diploma (2000 – Mine Surveying Engineering)
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

Thesis: Oil Sands Mine Planning and Waste Management using Goal Programming

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Mining Engineering at the Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada

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Yashar Pourrahimian
PhD
(2008/09 - 2012/12 – Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
MSc (2003 -Mining Engineering, Rock Mechanics) 
University of Tehran, Iran
BSc (2001-Mining Engineering, Mine Exploitation)
Sahand University of Technology

Thesis: Mathematical Programming for Sequence Optimization in Block Cave Mining

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Mining Engineering at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

webpage: http://www.ualberta.ca/~pourrahi/yashar.html

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Behrang Koushavand
PhD (2007/09 - 2014/01 – Mining Engineering)

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
MSc
(2004 – Mining Engineering) 
Sahand University of Technology, Iran.
BSc (2001 – Mining Engineering) 
Sahand University of Technology, Iran.

Thesis: Long-Term Mine Planning in Presence of Grade Uncertainty

Current Position: Geomodeller, Geostatistician at Husky Energy, Calgary, Canada