Ali Soofastaei is a Data Scientist at Vale and also a Professional Research Fellow at the University of Queensland (UQ) Australia. Vale is a Brazilian multinational corporation engaged in metals and mining and one of the largest logistics operators in Brazil. Vale is the most significant producer of iron ore and nickel in the world.
Dr Soofastaei uses new models based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods to increase productivity, energy efficiency and reduce the total costs of mining operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and has an in-depth understanding of Energy Management (EM) and Equipment Maintenance Solutions (EMS). The extensive research he conducted on AI and Value Engineering (VE) methods while completing his Master of Engineering and PhD also led him to acquire considerable expertise in EM and EMS in mining engineering.
In the past 14 years, Dr Soofastaei has conducted a variety of research studies in academic and industrial environments. He has acquired an in-depth knowledge of Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO), AI, VE and Advanced Data Analysis (ADA).
Dr Soofastaei has been working in the oil, gas and mining industries and he has academic experience as an assistant professor. He has been in School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering at UQ since 2012 involved in many research and industrial projects, and he has been a member of the supervisory team for PhD and Master Students.
Dr Soofastaei has completed many research projects and published their results in a lot of journal and conference papers. He also has developed few patents and five software packages.
More information is available at www.soofastaei.net
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