Developing new, risk-based modelling technologies for holistic mine planning, design, and production scheduling founded upon stochastic modelling, and optimization.
The research is contributing to sustainable mineral resource development by developing, testing, and practicing advanced and improved decision-making tools for planning mines and extracting resources.
GERAD member Roussos Dimitrakopoulos was awarded an exceptional third term renewal for seven years of his Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in "Sustainable Mineral Resource Development and Optimization Under Uncertainty".
This is an honour as according to the Canada Research Chair Program, a third term renewal of a Tier 1 Chair is only granted in rare exceptional circumstances.
The "2015 Annual Technical Day" of the COSMO - Stochastic Mine Planning Laboratory, held on June 24-25, 2015, displayed new research to establish tools for mine planning and mineral value chain optimization under uncertainty.
Let us remember that Professor Roussos Dimitrakopoulos, member of GERAD, is the director of COSMO Laboratory. See more on the website of CIM - Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.