Yashar Pourrahimian, PhD, P.Eng.
School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Roberto Noriega 
PhD (Sep 2019 To date, Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
MSc (2017-2019, Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
BSc (2011 -2017 , Mining Engineering)
ESPOL Polytechnic University, Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Current research: Application of machine learning techniques in mine planning
 
Magreth Dotto
PhD (Jan 2018 To date, Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
(Joint with  Dr. Tim Joseph)
MSc (2012 - 2014, Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
BSc (2005 - 2009,  Mining Engineering)
University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 
Current research: Prediction of blast energy usage and the extent of blast damage from rock mass characterization and vibration monitoring in open-pit mines
Awards: 1. Inter-department Award (Jan 2018 and Sep 2018) 
            2. Dale Ramsey Scholarship (International Society of Explosive Engineers) 
            3. Jerry McDowell Memorial Scholarship (International Society of Explosive Engineers)  
            4. SEE cholarship (International Society of Explosive Engineers)  
           
 
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Soroush Khazaei
PhD (Sep 2019 To date, Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
MSc (2008 - 2011, Mining Engineering, Exploitation)
Imam Khomeini International University, Qazvin, Iran.
BSc (2003 - 2008,  Mining Engineering, Exploitation)
Isfahan University of technology, Isfahan, Iran.
Current research: Mathematical programming for sublevel caving production scheduling
Awards: 1. Inter-department Award (Sep2019 and Sep 2020)
Agar Bulgan 
MSc (Sep 2019 To date, Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
BSc (2006 - 2012,  Mining Engineering)
Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Current research: Dragline mining in Mongolia
 
 
Mohammad Al-Masri 
MSc (Sep 2020 To date, Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
BSc (2010 - 2014,  Geology and Environment)
Hashemite University, Zarga, Jordan
Current research: Full bucket or full truck strategy, when and why we have to switch.
 
 
Visiting Graduate Students:
Mohammad Reza Moghaddam
 
PhD - Visiting Period (Dec 2021 To date, Mining Engineering)
Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran
Current research: Development of short-term production scheduling model in open-pit mines considering blast block's dimensions using hybrid algorithms