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Conceived in 2010 by a group of independent professionals in the mining sector, MiningMath

Associates is a company that aims to put together in a unique formal structure people with
different backgrounds, expertise and levels of experience. This multi-skilled team hand-picked
by the company allows it to take larger and more varied amounts of work.
Making use of an innovative model, MiningMath operates a mix of associates and partners. The
company's mobile and collaborative structure allows it to share risks amongst the partners, to
keep the costs below the market average and still pay the professionals involved higher than
From modern engineering techniques through to the development of sophisticated models and
systems, MiningMath seeks to provide its clients with the highest quality services from geology
through to economic viability.

E-mail: miningmath@miningmath.com
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Phone: +55 (31) 4062-7094
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Core competencies
The team of affiliates and partners of MiningMath Associates relies on engineers, geologists,
computational mathematicians and computing scientists, making up for a group of professionals
with a mining experience time of up to half a century. This multi-disciplinary team is capable of
performing activities such as:

Definition of optimal drilling grids, follow-up of geologic exploration, QA/QC.

Implicit geologic modeling, or by interpolation of sections.
Geostatistics using estimation methods and stochastic simulations.
Optimization and sequencing of open pit and underground mines.
Stockpiles definition and cutoff grade optimization.
Global scheduling optimization under uncertainties, using the SimSched.
Geologic and economic risk analysis.
Classification of resources and reserves.
Definition of mining methods and fleet sizing.
Mine planning and design of pits and waste dumps.
QP/CP for certification of Resources and Mineral Reserves NI43-101 and JORC.
Mineralogical and technologic characterization.
Development of mineral processing routes.
Solutions based on simulation and optimization techniques.
Reconciliation with software integration from mine to port.
Scripts development and customized programs.
Elaboration of technical reports.
Independent technical consulting and auditing.

Cristina Dornelas
Engineer (UFOP,
1986), Cristina
has a large
experience and
has worked in
different steps of
the mineral
research, from
gathering of
preliminary data
to studies of previability. She has
also worked on
the elaboration of
licensing and

some processes
at the DNPM.
She uses mining
and georeference
sotfwares and is
well known for
careful and
aware of small
details at work.

Jaime Duchini
Engineer (UFOP,
1981), Jaime is
an exploration
consultant in
several regions
of Brazil. Having
worked for a
number of
companies and
with different
commodities, he
has a large
experience in
project execution
as well as in
research and
control of mines.
His work
experience also
mapping and
follow-up of
drilling. His
expertise is
applied to
activities in
mines and open

Ivn Cisneros

Alexandre Marinho

Doctor's (2000)
and Master's
Degree (1996) in
from Universit
de Poitiers/FR,
(Unicamp, 1988),
Ivan consolidated
his career in
Environment and
R&D. He has a
solid experience
in the graphite
mining realm,
ranging from
(operational) to
including CEO
and R&D, and
also has
attainments in
both the
Brazilian and the
foreign markets.

Computational Mathematician (UFMG, 2004)

with a Master Degree in Mining Engineering
(COSMO Project McGill/Montreal, 2012),
Alexandre has coordinated and executed
projects in the mining field, concluding them all
in a high level of geostatistics and mine
planning, using specific software's and
developing routines. He is well known by his
managing skills and easiness on dealing with

Arthur Tavares
Mining Engineer
(UFMG, 2003),
Executive MBA
(FGV, 2006),
Arthur has
experience in
long and shortterm mine
planning, design
and mining
operation, fleet
OPEX and

Gustavo Peconick
Computational Mathematician (UFMG, 2008),
Gustavo has worked with some of the main
mining software packages, such as Gemcom
Gems and Maptek Vulcan. He also has good
knowledge of a number of programming
languages and has deep experience with linear
and non-linear optimization algorithms. Gustavo
has been working for the mining industry since
his graduation, mainly with development of
automation routines.

CAPEX. Worked
as a manager as
well as in
technical areas of
small and large
contractors and
With experiences
in both Brazil
and Australia,
hes a versatile
capable of
several areas and
angles of a

Thales Arajo
Mining Engineer
(UFMG, 2008)
with Executive
MBA in
(FGV, 2012),
Thales has
acquired great
know-how taking
part in many
national and
negotiations and
works in many of
the areas related
to the mining
sector. Thales
has also worked
in consulting
with focus on
mine planning
and has great
ability in
management and

Geraldo Majella
Mining Engineer and Geologist (UFOP, 1990),
MBA in management (FGV, 2000) and
Qualified Person by the Australian Institute of
Geologists (AIG), Majella is dexterous in
coordination positions for engineering projects,
besides having experience in management of
mapping, sampling, geologic modeling, QA/QC,
geometallurgy and management of data bank
applied to mining. His expertise includes reports
about Resources and Reserves certification.


Cludio Araki
A Mining
(UFMG, 2002)
with a Master's
Degree in
Engineering and
(UFMG, 2004),
Cludio works in
the engineering
of proceedings
studying mineral
processing and
mining fleet
sizing. He's
engaged in the
tests coordination
for technological
development of
routes, besides
estimates and
costs for
conceptual and

Norio Araki
Mining Engineer (USP, 1967) and retired from
VALE, Norio, with a vast experience with
mining operations, has dedicated himself
exclusively to engineering projects for more
than 30 decades, and is specialized in the
selection/ dimensioning of equipment for mines,
and in cost estimation (CAPEX and OPEX). He
is an excellent professional, always demanded
by major consulting companies in Brazil.

Denis Meja

Farley Figueiredo

Mining Engineer
(2006) graduated
Catlica do Peru,
Denis has a
diploma in
Mining and

Mining Engineer (Faculdades Kennedy, 2013),

Farley was responsible for the long-term
planning of coal mining, as well as the mid-term
planning of iron ore derivatives at Vale-S/A. A
professor of Mining Methods at the
Polytechnic school of Belo Horizonte and a
specialized technical services support agent at
UFMG, Farley has recently graduated. His
demeanor and a willingness to take on new

Systems (2009)
Federal de Ouro
Preto. Has
experience in
Mine Planning
highlighting the
aid of various
softwares in
mining, and held
various projects
leading and
developing drafts
with a scope in
different metals.

Jnatas Mata
Mining Engineer
(UFMG, 1994),
post-graduated in
(UFMG, 2008)
and ongoing
MBA in Project
(FGV, 2014),
possesses a solid
experience in
management of
operation and in
processes of
mineral mining
and processing.
His experience
development and
expertise in
and conception

challenges are remarkable.

of processing
routes for various
types of iron ore.

Development Team
Charles Ferreira
Fabrcio Ceolin
Industrial Electronic Technician
(CEFET, 1998) and
Computational Scientist (UFMG,
2005), Ceolin has considerable
knowledge of solution
development, accumulating years
of experience as a consultant for
large size projects. Ceolin works
with system development and
equipment conception. His
projects are focused on system
integration, automatization and
customization of solutions.

With a Masters degree (2011)

and a Bachelors degree (2008)
in Computer Science (UFMG),
Charles has acted as a
researcher in data mining
dealing with analysis and
characterization of online video
using. As a software engineer,
he deals with analysis, project
and building of web systems
and is also experienced in the
DevOps field. At MiningMath,
Charles works in various fronts
of the SimSched development

Narclio Filho
Henrique Elias
Computing Scientist (UFMG,
2011), Henrique is experienced in
software development, unit
testing, agile development
methodologies, requirements
analysis and definition of systems
architecture. He works as .NET
developer, using Entity
Framework, MVC and WebApi,
as well as Web developer. In the
latter position, he utilizes the main
frameworks, namely Javascripts e
Cloud Computing.

Computing Scientist (PUCMG, 2003), Narclio has

experience in project and
software development, in both
high and low levels, several
architectures, platforms and
languages. He has been
working as a systems architect
for 6 years and has already
built a variety of them, ranging
from small drivers to largescale systems. Narclio is
engaged as a consultant in
MiningMath projects and
integrates the development
team of the SimSched

Rodolfo Ota

Lucas Matias

Rodolfo is a Mining Engineering

student (UFMG), currently on the
8th term. His international
experience encompasses two
exchange programs. Fluent in
English and conversant in
Spanish, Rodolfo's rsum
highlights experience in mine
planning, acquired by means of
mining software related courses.
Responsible for the technical
support of SimSched, he is also in
charge of the production and
revision of courses and tutorials of
the software.

As a Mining Engineering
Student (UFMG), Matias has a
great interest in the mining
field, with experience in mine
planning, acquired by taking
courses in the area during his
Study Abroad Program at The
University of Queensland,
Australia (2014). Nowadays,
he is responsible for working at
the support system, reviews
and material production, such
as courses and tutorials, of the
SimSched software.

Mariane Fernandes
Mariane is currently on an
undergraduate program on
Information Systems (UFMG).
She has worked in a technical
support position in data
processing, dedicating herself to
software maintenance and
networks infrastructure,
enhancing her practice in
dialoguing with the user. In the
MiningMath team, she is
responsible for the execution and
replication of tests related to the
SimSched software, as well as for
the development of their

Samuel Oliveira
Samuel is currently taking
Computer Engineering
(CEFET-MG) and has
experience in web
programming, web design and
data bank modelling. He's
worked as a freelancer with
graphic material creation and
with website development and
streamlining. Nowadays, he's
part of the team in charge of
the development of SimSched.

Lucas Rizzo

Antnio Aldebaran

Computational Mathematician
(UFMG, 2010), with a Master
Degree in Computing Sciences
(UFMG, 2013), Lucas has a large
experience in mathematical
optimization, besides an advanced
knowledge in various
programming languages. Started
working in the field of mining

Student at the Computer

Science program
(UNIFAL/MG), Antnio is
experienced in Computational
Modelling and has advanced
knowledge in development of
software in various languages
and technologies. He has
worked as a web developer and

after his graduation degree,

having worked with the
development of automation
routines as well as data banks for
geologic prospect samples.

Walace Ornelas
Computational Mathematician
(UFMG, 2013) and professional
programmer, Walace has
experience with programming in
various languages, including those
of web, graphic interfaces
development and routines. He is
the creator of the company's
official webpage, as well as its
graphic material and system of
administrative management and
nowadays integrates the team in
charge of the development of the
SimSched software.

development leader at
Australia-based Audaxi. His
professional experience
encompasses research in the
areas of Algorithmic trading,
Deep Learning and Integer
Programming at UNIFAL.

Luciana Rocha
Bachelor's degree in
Computational Mathematics
(UFMG, 2002) with a Master's
Degree in Computational
Modelling (LNCC, 2008) and
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
(UFMG, 2013), Luciana has
experience in Computational
Modelling, acting on the
following subjects:
Computational Intelligence,
Decision Theory, and
Bioinformatics. Currently, she
is a post-doctoral researcher at

Octvio Guimares
Thales Ceolin
With a B.S. degree in Computer
Science (PUC MG, 2008), Thales
is a IT Professional with more
than ten years of experience in
industry, with extensive
experience in Software and
Systems Engineering. He has
worked for a number of national
and international companies,
including Prodemge, Unisys,
Razorfish and Financial Times.
Currently, Thales has been
practicing DevOps and
maintaining the infrastructure
stack for the SimSched.

Mining Engineer (UFMG,

1991), Masters degree in
Sequential Pattern Mining
(UFMG, 2007) and ongoing
Doctors degree at UFRGS,
Octvio has a major interest in
software applications in the
mineral field. He has
developed systems in
topography, statistics and
geostatistics, and studied the
application of optimization
algorithms to the designing of
pits and sequential pattern
mining. Currently, he works in
the development of mining

Thais Diniz
Thais has experience in network
management while she is still a
student in Computing Science
(CEFET-MG). She performed an
8 month internship in the
telecommunication company
Alctel as well as a technical
support tenure. By means of the
latter position, Thais worked in
the Computing Division of the
University itself. She joined the
MiningMath team whereby she
works namely in the development
of SimSched software.

Administrative Team
Ellen Nicoli
Ktia Marinho
Executive Secretary (Newton
Paiva, 1983) and Specialist in
Project Elaboration (UFMG,
2007), Ktia communicates in
English and Spanish. She
worked for more than two
decades in Mendes Jnior,
including its international
sector. Ktia has advanced
abilities in market softwares and
has many leadership qualities.
She is responsible for the
management and commercial
representation of the company.

Public Relations (Newton Paiva,

2008), Ellen has lived abroad for
2 years, period during which she
gained more fluency in the
English language. Having
worked for approximately 8
years in the commercial field and
in events coordination, she is
highly skilled in customer
service, both internal and
external. She is currently in
charge of supporting the
administrative management of
the organisation and of the
commercial rapport with the

Lucas Nicoli

Leonardo Di Pietra

Lucas has experience in

administrative clerking, as well
as sales and IT support.
Throughout 8 years working as
an administrative agent in civil
construction and events'
management and production, his
rsum showcases the alluded

Bachelor's Degree in Law (PUCMG, 1999), he is currently taking

the Master's Degree in Public
Administrattion (ENAP,
Canada). Worked at Mendes
Jnior Trading e Engenharia S.A.
and at J Lacerda Advogados
Associados (MG/Brazil).

to background. Lucas'
experience as technical vendor
for mining-related equipments
also speaks to that. Nowadays,
he holds a management
supporting position at

Established the Legal

Department at Empresa
Brasileira de Pesquisa
Agropecuria (2012) before
moving to Canada. Amongst
other activities, Leonardo is
presently the legal consultant for

Cludio Vasconcelos
Social Communicator (UNI BH,
2004) specialized in Strategic
Management of Marketing
(PUC MG, 2010), Cludio have
experience on a range of
companies with different sizes
and fields, as employee or
consultant. Recently he add to
his professional skills a
qualification on International
Business (ILSC Australia,
2013), making him a more
complete professional prepared
to face different challenges.




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in real clients' cases under the guidance of Prof. technologies produced by our company against
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