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.

 

Héctor Gonzalez
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Mining Engineer, Universidad del Azuay, Ecuador.
Research area: Simulation and planning of open pit mining systems.

 

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

 

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

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.

 

Nicolás Escandón
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Mining Engineer, Universidad del Azuay, Ecuador.
Research area: Development of an optimization model for the automatic design of ramps incorporating local restrictions.

 

mhinojosa01 Mario Hinojosa
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Bachelor of Science (Geology), Universidad de Chile, Chile
Research area: Mine planning under geological uncertainty.

 

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.

 

dmarino01 Daniel Mariño
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Mining Engineer, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, Ecuador
Research area: Short-term open-pit mine production scheduling considering storage capacity.

 

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.

 

mroman01 Michelle Román
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Mining Engineer, Universidad del Azuay, Ecuador.
Research area: Direct block scheduling methodology applied on arid and stone deposits.

 

nsaavedra01 Ninibeth Saavedra
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Civil Engineer in Mining, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile.
Research area: Risk minimization of economic losses associated with the failure to meet the mining production plan.

 

fsaavedra01 Francisco Saavedra
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Civil Engineer in Mining, Universidad de Atacama, Chile.
Research area: Algorithms applied to the transportation system management (TSM) in underground mining.

 

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.

 

Santiago Valencia
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Mining Engineer, Universidad Central del Ecuador, Ecuador
Research area: Short-term mine planning by considering equipment movement.

UNDERGRADUATES

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Juan Escobar
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Research area: Improvement of ramp designs in open pit mining by implementing semi-automatic optimization models.

Joint work with Universidad de Talca.

 

lnavea01 Luis Navea
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Research area: Planning and simulation of short-term open-pit mining plans optimizing multiple objectives.