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Roussos Dimitrakopoulus


COSMO, Stochastic Mine Planning Laborarory


Roussos Dimitrakopoulos is a Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Sustainable Mineral Resource Development and Optimization under Uncertainty, and Director, COSMO - Stochastic Mine Planning Laboratory. He holds a PhD from École Polytechnique de Montreal, and an MSc from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He works on risk-based simulation and stochastic optimization in mine planning and production scheduling, as well as the simultaneous optimization of mining complexes and mineral value chains under uncertainty. He has published extensively, maintains large competitive grants from the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada. He has taught and worked in Australia, North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, South Africa and Japan. Roussos received the Synergy Award of Innovation, awarded in 2012 to him and his industry partners by the Governor General of Canada for his research contributions to mining science and engineering, as well as long-standing partnership with AngloGold Ashanti, Barrick Gold, BHP, De Beers, IAMGOLD, Kinross Gold, Newmont Mining and Vale. In 2013, he received AIME/SME’s Mineral Economics Award, in 2015-2016 was Distinguished Lecturer for the (CIM), and is a Fellow of the SAIMM, AusIMM and CIM.