Director

Nelson Morales
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Ph.D. in Computing, Université de Nice Sophia (Antipolis), France.
Civil Engineer in Mathematics, Universidad de Chile, Chile. 
Director of the Delphos Mine Planning Laboratory
Research area:  Mine planning, graph theory, optimization, metaheuristics and programming under uncertainty.

 

Researchers

malarcon01 Maximiliano Alarcón
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Civil Engineer in Mining, Universidad de Chile, Chile.
Research area: Mine planning under uncertainty, and incorporation of geometallurgical variables into mine planning.

Enrique Jélvez
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Ph.D. in Mining Engineering, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Civil Engineer in Mathematics, UTFSM, Chile 
Research area: Optimization, open-pit mine planning, development of models and algorithms for production planning and geological uncertainty assessment on mine production plans.

Pierre Nancel-Penard
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Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Université Bordeaux I, France
Research area: Operations Research, Graph theory, heuristics and parallel computing.

 

Engineers

Nelson Espejo
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Civil Engineer(c) in Matematics, Universidad de Chile, Chile.
Development Engineer.
Interests: Discret event simulation and optimization. 
DSim software developer.

Diego Mancilla
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Civil Engineer & M.Sc. in Mathematics, UTFSM, Chile. 
Interests: Linear, dynamic and stochastic programming, software development, scientific computing and spatial statistics.

Gerson Morales
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Computer Engineer, Universidad Central, Chile.
Interests: System administrator, software developer & engineer for VPR project.

Consuelo Moreno
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Civil Engineer in Mathematics, UTFSM, Chile.
Development engineer.
Interests: Optimization and simulation.
UDESS & DSim software developer.

 

Students

 

PHD

Luis Alvarez
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Civil Engineer in Mining, Universidad de Atacama, Chile.
PhD research: Optimization of preparation in short-term underground mining.

Fabián Manríquez
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Civil Engineer & M.Eng. in Mining, Universidad de Chile, Chile.
PhD research: Simulation and optimization of mining material handling systems through DSim and UDESS.

Gonzalo Nelis
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Civil Engineer & M.Eng. in Mining, Universidad de Chile, Chile.
PhD research: Open-pit mine planning under geological uncertainty.

 

MASTER

Nicholas Barrentine
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Mining Engineer, West Virginia University, USA.
Research area: Simulation of preparation and production into Block/Panel Caving mines.

Marcos Barboza
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CIvil Industrial Engineer in Mining, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile. 
Research area: Optimization of mining preparation in Block/Panel Caving mines.

Pietro Cayo
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Civil Engineer in Mining, Universidad de Chile, Chile.
Research area: Optimization of mining preparation plans through mathematical modelling and UDESS.

Roberto Cuevas
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Civil Engineer in Mining, Universidad de Sonora, Mexico.
Research area: Block cave mine planning configured by macro-blocks considering fixed and variable costs.

Hector Gonzalez
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Civil Engineer in Mining, Universidad de Chile, Chile.
Research area: Improvement in short and medium-term open-pit mine production plans through optimization models.

Josué Gonzalez
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Mining Engineer, Universidad del Azuay, Ecuador.
Research area: Mine planning incorporating In-Pit Sizing and Conveying (IPSC) technologies.

Valeria Loor
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Mining Engineer, Universidad del Azuay, Ecuador.
Research area: Extraction phase design in open-pit mines based on genetic algorithms.

David Meneses
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Civil Industrial Engineer in Mining, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile. 
Research area: Open-pit mine planning incorporating economic uncertainty and flexibilities.

Sergio Montané
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Civil Engineer in Mining, Universidad de Chile, Chile.
Research area: Ramp design optimization in underground mining.

Valentina Rojas
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Civil Engineer in Mining, Universidad de Chile, Chile.
Research area: Stope scheduling in selective underground mining and preparation scheduling in masive underground mining, incorporating operational uncertainty through UDESS.

Carlos Toledo
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Civil Engineer in Mining, Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello, Chile.
Research area: Short-term mining preparation scheduling in Panel Caving mines incorporating operational uncertainty through mathematical tools.

 

UNDERGRADUATES

Héctor Alarcón
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Research area: Simulation of the use of differentiated stockpiles for the implementation of energy demand management in SAG milling.

Eduardo Castillo
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Research area: Application of Direct Block Scheduling as a guide for the phase design in a polymetallic deposit, and its comparison with the traditional scheduling methodology

Daniel Pedraza
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Research area: Evaluation of dispatch systems for open-pit mining equipment using DSIM software.

Gabriel Tapia
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Research area: Impact of ramp gradient choice on economic benefits in open-pit mining.

  1. Juan Pablo Ahumada (Civil Engineer in Mining)

  2. Maximiliano Alarcón (Civil Engineer in Mining)

  3. Patricio Allende (Civil Engineer in Mining)

  4. Francisca Arriagada (Civil Engineer in Mining, featuring BCLab)

  5. Camila Carrasco (Civil Engineer in Mining, featuring BCLab)

  6. Carola Cerda (Civil Engineer in Mining)

  7. Cristopher Díaz (Civil Engineer in Mining)

  8. Alejandra Gómez (Master of Engineering in Mining)

  9. Héctor González (Civil Engineer in Mining)

  10. Tomás González (Civil Engineer in Mining)

  11. Daniela Henríquez (Civil Engineer in Mining)

  12. Enrique Jélvez (PhD in Mining Engineering)

  13. Cecilia Julio (Civil Engineer in Mining)

  14. Carlo Lobiano (Master of Engineering in Mining, featuring Geomec.)

  15. Walter Loli (Master of Engineering in Mining)

  16. Edgardo Madariaga (Master of Engineering in Mining)

  17. Fabián Manríquez (Master of Engineering in Mining)

  18. Julio Magri (Civil Engineer in Mining)

  19. Sergio Montané (Civil Engineer in Mining)

  20. Camilo Morales (Master of Engineering in Mining)

  21. Gonzalo Nelis (Master of Engineering in Mining)

  22. Felipe Orellana (Master of Engineering in Mining)

  23. Javier Pérez (Master of Engineering in Mining)

  24. Fernando Peirano (Master of Engineering in Mining)

  25. Juan Quiroz (Master of Engineering in Mining)

  26. Winston Rocher (Master of Engineering in Mining)

  27. Manuel Rodríguez (Master of Engineering in Mining)

  28. Valentina Rojas (Civil Engineer in Mining)

  29. Bastian Rudloff (Master of Engineering in Mining)

  30. María José Suárez (Master of Engineering in Mining)

  31. Milivoj Smoljanovic (Master of Engineering in Mining)

  32. Andrés Solar (Master of Engineering in Mining)

  33. Fernando Tapia (Civil Engineer in Mining)

  34. Macarena Tapia (Civil Engineer in Mining)

  35. Héctor Toro (Civil Engineer in Mining)

  36. Félix Valenzuela (Civil Engineer in Mining)

  37. Emilio Vargas (Master of Engineering in Mining)

  38. Marcelo Vargas (Master of Engineering in Mining)

  • Alejandro Cáceres, MEng, Development and Innovation Manager, GeoInnova, Chile

  • Alexander Marinho, MEng, Consultant in Mining Math Associates, Brazil

  • Andrés Parra, MEng, Independent Consultant, Chile

  • Angus McFarlane, PhD, Researcher, CSIRO, Australia

  • Daniel Espinoza, PhD, Senior Developer, GUROBI, Chile

  • Eduardo Moreno, PhD, Assistant Professor, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile

  • Erkan Topal, PhD, Profesor, Curtin University, Australia

  • Fabien Cornillier, PhD, Professor, Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia, Peru

  • Hooman Askari-Nasab, PhD, Professor, University of Alberta, Canada

  • Jorge Amaya, PhD, Professor and Researcher, DIM & CMM  - Universidad de Chile, Chile

  • Julián Ortíz, PhD, Associate Professor, Queen's University, Canada

  • Marcos Goycoolea, PhD, Professor, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile

  • Michel Gamache, PhD, Professor, École Polytchnique de Montreal, Canada

  • Mohammad Maleki, PhD, Postdoc Researcher, Universidad de Chile, Chile

  • Víctor Parada, PhD, Professor, DCC - Universidad de Santiago, Chile

  • Xavier Emery, PhD, Professor, DIMIN - Universidad de Chile, Chile

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