Dr. Hooman Askari-Nasab has a PhD in Mining Engineering from University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; a MSc in Mining Engineering from Amir Kabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran; a BSc in Mining Engineering, University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran; and a Course work towards MSc in Information Systems, Athabasca University, Alberta, Canada.
Today, Dr. Askari is an associate professor of mining engineering in the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada. He teaches and conducts research into mine planning and design and simulation of mining systems. He is the director of the industrial research consortium, Mining Optimization Laboratory (MOL) (www.ualberta.ca/MOL) - sponsored by mining companies. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Alberta. He offers consulting services to mining industry through OptiTek Mining Consulting Ltd (www.optitek.ca) in the area of open pit mine planning and design and simulation of mining systems.